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Tricolour at dump is ‘inappropriate’

A local Sinn Féin Councillor has met with the Chief Executive of Belfast City Council to discuss the flying of flags at Council property. Jim McVeigh says all flags should be removed from all Council properties and added that he has advised the Chief Executive of his party’s stance. He was speaking after a tricolour […]

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Home attack linked to police meetings

DISSIDENT republicans have been blamed for a weekend attack on the home of an Ardoyne community worker who has been the victim of an ongoing campaign of intimidation. A large crowd of Ardoyne residents and politicians gathered outside Phyllis Doherty’s home last night (Wednesday) in a show of support for the 62-year-old organised by the […]

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Grimley’s boss tells of ordeal

THE Director of Noel Grimley Electrics says the callous actions of thieves who robbed his premises on Monday will not deter him or staff from continuing the business which has served the West Belfast community for 50 years. Speaking to the Andersonstown News, Eamonn Grimley said he and other staff are still “pretty shaken up” […]

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5 pints of blood for mum sent home from A&E

A young West Belfast mum has accused the Royal Victoria Hospital’s A&E department of letting her down after she was sent home and had to return again within an hour suffering from severe internal bleeding. 23-year-old Aisling McGrath was brought by ambulance to A&E at around 5pm last Tuesday after she started to bleed heavily. […]

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Death of man in flat treated as ‘suspicious’

DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man at a flat in the St Mary’s Gardens area of Beechmount on Saturday. Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said that following a post mortem examination, results have indicated that the man may have died in “suspicious circum-stances”.   Suspicious “My […]

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‘Attacked because I’m a Pagan Priest’

A verbal attack on a ‘Shamanic priest’ in a popular West Belfast shopping centre is being treated as a hate incident by police. It’s believed to be the first time that an attack on a victim describing hiimself as “pagan” has been dubbed a hate incident by the PSNI. Patrick Carberry, proprietor of the Silent […]

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Welfare reform could result in spike in suicides

WELFARE reform could have a major impact on the levels of suicide in North Belfast a leading mental health academic has claimed. Professor of Mental Health at the University of Ulster, Siobhan O’Neill, said that mental health problems coincided with the normal ups and downs of life and said that policy decisions made at the […]

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Smokin’ New Lodge fighters aim for US victory

IN A week where North Belfast is still buoyant from the success of boxing ace Carl Frampton, a group of New Lodge youngsters have taken their own fight to the world stage. Ten amateur boxers from the Holy Family Boxing Club this week travelled to America to take on some of the country’s best young […]

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There’s one fine county in Ireland

When you’re a city person, sights like this can really surprise you. Rows upon rows of gnarled, old trees, branches […]

DUP opposed anti-poverty strategy as well as welfare cuts

ON September 1 at a full Council meeting Sinn Féin proposed a motion asking the Council to oppose the Tory […]

Flegforce flatters to deceive as things stay just the way they are

HANDS up who remembers Billy Hutchinson’s cunning plan promise. Okay, now hands up who has ever managed to find out […]

Memory narratives

AT the weekend an event, ‘Armed Forces Jobs and Trades Fair’, was held at the ‘King’s Hall, Belfast, the aim […]

We hate loud music

ALL the news from the beating heart of Ulster loyalism. Camp Twaddell’s latest Twitter news as the battle for civil rights continues… […]

Coffee shop opens on top of the Black Mountain

If someone had said years ago that one day, someone will open a coffee shop at the top of Black […]