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Stormont on brink of collapse

As First Minister Peter Robinson recovers in the Royal Victoria Hospital in West Belfast from a suspected heart attack, his party colleagues will today bring forward a Welfare Bill which could trigger the collapse of the Stormont Executive. Having abandoned talks with Sinn Féin to close the gap between the two big parties on protections […]

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Narrower pavements for new transit system must mean lower speed limits, says urban campaigner

An architect and campaigner has called for a reduction in the speed limit on one of the city’s main roads to reduce safety fears around the new Rapid Transit System. Declan Hill from the Forum for an Alternative Belfast says the narrowing of pavements on the Falls Road represents a danger to pedestrians and has […]

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Murder victim’s brother launches legal action against PSNI over claimed investigation failings

The brother of a Mount Vernon UVF murder victim has launched legal action against the PSNI for failing to properly resource the investigation into the killing. Newtownabbey man Thomas McTasney, whose brother Peter was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in February 1991, is seeking a judicial review of the decision to withdraw resources from the investigation […]

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Terminally ill pregnant mum fights to see her baby

A pregnant West Belfast woman diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer is battling every day to keep alive her unborn baby as she awaits pioneering treatment in a specialist cancer clinic. Currently 33-year-old mother-of-one Margaretlee Hilton from Kerrykeel Gardens in Lenadoon is 16 weeks pregnant. She was diagnosed with stage four cancer in April during surgery […]

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New threat to Assembly as Robinson moves to bring welfare reform crisis to a head

There are fresh fears for the future of the political institutions here after First Minister Peter Robinson moved dramatically yesterday to clear the impasse over welfare reform. The DUP will next Tuesday bring the stalled Welfare Reform Bill back before the Stormont chamber, where the Minister for Social Development, Mervyn Storey, will outline a new […]

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Massacre families call on Prince Charles to apologise for Parachute Regiment killings

The families of those killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre are to hold a protest in Belfast city centre today voicing their opposition to Prince Charles’s visit. The British royal today begins a four-day visit to Ireland where he will meet a number of political figures, including Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams. Relatives of the 11 […]

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Diazepam supply chain must be tightened up says Belfast chemist

A Belfast pharmacist says he believes a noticeable increase in the misuse of Diazepam tablets across the city may be due to a weakness in the supply system. Terry Maguire of Maguire Pharmacy said that he has been made aware of and has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of discarded empty Diazepam boxes […]

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Kelly says controversial Catholic-Protestant headcount leaflet should not have been published

A SINN Féin election leaflet that outlined census figures showing a Catholic majority in North Belfast should not have been used, Gerry Kelly has said. In his first in-depth interview since losing to the DUP’s Nigel Dodds, Mr Kelly said “in retrospect” election literature showing a breakdown of religion in the constituency should have been […]

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Disco Spin

It would appear that last week’s rant worked, no one has cross examined me about my training regime this week […]

Jog Blog, Positive Mental Attitude!

PMA does this really work? I’m an expert at PMT I know how to work that. It’s hard to motivate […]

Jog Blog

Why do we eat so much when we train? Correction, why do I eat so much when I train? My […]

Life got in the way

This week I hit a few snags, it’s very true what they say sometimes ‘life just gets in the way’ […]

The prince, the UDR and ‘failure of the few’

The Duke of York is in the news again with accusations of impropriety coming from USA. A spokesman for Buckingham […]

Jog Blog: Week Three

Well, things are getting better. I’m training more, eating cleaner and sleeping like a log. I’m still no Sonia O’Sullivan, […]