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Murdered man’s partner criticises cops as investigation stalls

  The partner of murdered North Belfast man Kevin Kearney has criticised police for their lack of progress in the hunt to find the killer and their failure to keep her updated. Charlene Whelan, who has two daughters to Kevin, was speaking as the family prepared to mark his two-year anniversary. The 46-year-old was shot […]

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Basset and boxer heroes foil housebreakers

A have-a-go-hero and his trusty dog have been praised for their brave actions after chasing off housebreaking thugs in Lagmore. Local professional boxer Tommy Tolan told Daily Belfast how the criminals could have caused “much more serious damage” if it wasn’t for the barked warnings of his four-year-old Bassett hound Rossa who alerted him to […]

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Sinn Féin’s anger as unionists ignore inflammatory UDA statement

Sinn Féin has hit out angrily at the failure of political unionism to react to the UDA’s statement that it still exists and won’t be going away. In the latest edition of ‘The Loyalist’ magazine, which has strong links to the South Belfast UDA, the paramilitary organization said it would be monitoring the current talks […]

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Exam performance of working-class Protestant pupils falling further behind

Working-class Protestant children are facing growing inequality in education, a new report shows. The Equality Commission say that not only are Protestant boys doing worse than their Catholic counterparts when it comes to exams, the gap between the state and Catholic sector has grown since the last comparable report in 2007. The report also identifies […]

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Fire Service calls for action after firefighter is injured in latest attack on crew

The Fire Service has called on community leaders and parents to use their influence to control young people after a firefighter was injured in the second attack on emergency services in North Belfast in the space of a month. The firefighter received injuries to the foot and leg after his crew were attacked last night […]

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Drug-dealing and prostitution surge in North Belfast – cops doing nothing, say residents

An international crime gang operating openly on the streets of North Belfast are dealing drugs, running prostitutes and brandishing weapons while, according to local residents, the PSNI do nothing to crack down on their activities. Desperate householders who approached Daily Belfast this week say they have witnessed men associated with the gang openly brandishing firearms […]

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Family left baffled and terrified after arson attack on home

A Grosvenor man has told Daily Belfast he and his family are baffled as to why their front door was set alight in an early morning arson attack. Speaking at his Grosvenor Court home, where the fire damage to the door was still clearly visible, Liam Shannon, who has lived in the area for the […]

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Adams says PPS ruling on Jean McConville murder is ‘long overdue’

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says yesterday’s announcement by the Public Prosecution Service that there’s insufficient evidence to prosecute him over the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville is “long overdue”. At a press conference at the PPS Belfast office yesterday, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Pamela Atchison said the evidence against Mr Adams […]

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Squinter: the autumn leaves are falling like flags

SO ANYWAY, there’s Squinter dandering along the Ormeau Road on Monday night, the dog at his side, looking up at […]

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 […]