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Cops left car for hoods

THE PSNI over their response to a 999 call that led to a family’s stolen car being taken again by thieves. The car, a blue Volkswagen Golf, was stolen from a property in the Brooklands Grange area of Dunmurry in the early hours of Sunday morning. As we went to press last night the vehicle […]

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Suicidal man sent home to noose

A VULNERABLE North Belfast man who twice threatened to take his own life before overdosing on prescription drugs was allowed to return to his home where a noose was hanging, a mental health charity has claimed. PIPS, whose headquarters are on the Antrim Road, slammed the Belfast Trust over what they say are evident failures […]

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Concern over invite to ‘Sons of Kai’ band

The Crumlin Ardoyne Residents’ Association say they are concerned at the Royal Black Institution’s decision include a ‘blood and thunder’ band on their application for a parade past nationalist homes on the Crumlin Road at Ardoyne on Saturday, August 30. Spokesman Joe Marley told the North Belfast News the inclusion of the Rathcoole Sons of […]

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Tracy says she feels vindicated

The mother of a West Belfast man who died in the Belfast City Hospital last year says she feels vindicated that the PSNI are investigating his death. Sean Paul Carnahan passed away last July, five months after he tried to take his own life while under the influence of a legal high. As we reported […]

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Feud death fears

A FEUD at the heart of the Tigers Bay community is escalating to the point where someone may die, a leading loyalist has warned. John Howcroft, a member of the UDA-linked North Belfast UPRG, said that “criminals” and “drug dealers” unhappy at progress within the community are edging closer to killing someone, following the latest […]

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Common sense is needed ahead of judicial review

Local businessman Harry Fitzsimons – who has recently returned home to Andersonstown after being held in Italy as part of a £400m Mafia investigation – has thrown himself into the debate on the future of Casement Park. The Owenvarragh man, a Lámh Dhearg club member who lives in the shadow of the Andersonstown stadium, has […]

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Féile just keeps getting bigger and better

The mud on the wellies has dried in and the curtain has come down on Féile an Phobail’s August festival. This year’s event was by far the biggest and the best. Twitter and Facebook are awash with positivity about not only the variety of events, the performance of the acts and the affordability of the […]

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Fleadh regrets offence caused by sectarian statement

The chair of the Ardoyne Fleadh committee Eddie Copeland today said it regrets any offence caused by a sectarian comment made at a concert on Sunday night.  Eddie Copeland said: “We regret any offence caused by this incident. “It was wrong, regrettable, disappointing and should not have happened. “These comments do not reflect the views […]

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