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Orangeman and republican to debate parades tonight

Two old adversaries in the Orange parades dispute will come face to face for a discussion on Orange Order marches tonight. Rev Mervyn Gibson, a senior Orangeman, and Seán Murray, a senior West Belfast republican and member of a nationalist residents’ group, will come together for a discussion at St Mary’s University College. At the […]

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£10,000 reward to find a killer

The family of a West Belfast man knifed to death 23 years ago have offered a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to a conviction in the murder. Patrick Sullivan, a former member of the French Foreign Legion, was knifed to death at Clonard Court in February 1992 just days after confronting an individual […]

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United Nations call for Finucane inquiry

Relatives For Justice has welcomed the call by the United Nations for an inquiry into the murder of West Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. The United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights has called for the immediate implementation of the Stormont House Agreement by the British Government and called for an inquiry into the 1989 […]

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McGuinness is “wasting his time”: Foster

Stormont Finance Minister Arlene Foster this morning predicted “a real crisis” in the political process if Sinn Féin doesn’t concede on welfare cutbacks. And in a brickbat for deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, the DUP finance minister said he was “wasting his time” on his mission this week to the US. Mrs Foster said her […]

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Villiers denies MI5 warrants requests

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers denied two requests for ‘urgent warrants’ requested by the British Intelligence Service MI5 in 2014, the watchdog overseeing the intelligence services has revealed. No details of the individuals targeted in the warrant are given in Sir Mark Waller’s report. However, it is being speculated that the Secretary of State balked […]

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Vigil for Alan as PSNI confirm involvement

Death inquiry calls by the family of a 21 year old Newtownabbey man found dead in his hotel room in Ibiza, have been heeded after the PSNI confirmed they are to assist the investigation. Alan Drennan’s family were informed of his death on Sunday (July 19), less than 24 hours after he had travelled to […]

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House has lain derelict for 14 years

Investigations are taking place to find the owner of a West Belfast house that locals claim has lain derelict for over a decade and has become a magnet for vermin and anti-social behaviour. A resident living in Earlscourt Street, near the bottom of the Springfield Road, contacted the Andersonstown News this week about the house […]

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Father’s anguish as son dies on dream trip

The father of a young Newtownabbey man found dead in Ibiza less than 24 hours after arriving has described him as a “wee gentleman” who has left a massive hole in their family. An emotional Alan Drennan Snr described his son as a grafter who had worked extremely hard to realise his ambition of visiting […]

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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, […]