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Heartbreaking scenes as mother-of-three laid to rest

THERE were heartbreaking scenes in the Colin area of West Belfast on Monday as mourners gathered for the Requiem Mass for mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong at the Church of Nativity. Mrs Armstrong had been walking her dog in Colin Glen Forest Park last Tuesday evening when she was struck by a scrambler motorcycle. The 35-year-old Café […]

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OT unit opened by Minister at Our Lady’s Home

OCCUPATIONAL Therapists play a vital role in transforming lives of elderly patients. That was the key message from Health Minister Michelle O’Neill as she officially opened the new Occupational Therapy department at Our Lady’s Care Home on the Falls Road. The care home has good links with the local community and will deliver nursing care […]

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Gang of four behind Poleglass shooting

Dissident republicans are being blamed for a paramilitary-style attack that left a man in his 20s needing hospital treatment for gunshot wounds. Around 10pm last night the man was approached by the gang who ordered him into an alleyway in the Laurelbank area of Poleglass where he was told to lie down. He was then […]

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Cops accused of hypocrisy over pallets

THE PSNI in Newtownabbey have been accused of hypocrisy after they stopped nationalist youths stealing pallets and described the culprits as “firebugs”. In a Facebook post, police described as “firebugs” a number of youths they prevented from taking pallets after receiving a call from a Longlands resident who had spotted the youngsters inside the gates […]

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Tributes go out to local community hero Brian

TRIBUTES have been paid to community worker Brian Mullan who passed away this week after losing his battle with cancer. Father-of-six Brian was a well-known face from his work with the Mater Hospital Community Forum, Newington Housing Association, the Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership as well as the Newtownabbey Street Pastors. The retired civil […]

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Mother-of-three hit by scrambler passes away surrounded by her family

Mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong passed away in the Royal Victoria Hospital last night surrounded by her family after being struck by a scrambler in Colin Glen Forest Park on Tuesday evening. The PSNI confirmed the 35-year-old’s death. “Following a recent incident in Colin Glen Forest Park, mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong has passed away peacefully surrounded by her […]

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Woman critical as two arrested over scrambler crash

A woman remains in a critical condition in hospital after she was struck by a scrambler in the Colin Glen Forest Park area of Dunmurry. Two men have been arrested and remain in police custody following the incident on Tuesday evening. It is believed the woman, who is from the Poleglass area of West Belfast, […]

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It’s that Féile time of year again

Féile an Phobail is back this August with a bigger and better programme than ever and a particular emphasis on children and young people. This year there is something for everyone, Conall McCorry, Youth Arts Project Worker at Féile, said. “First off there’s the carnival parade and party in the park, they’re happening on Sunday […]

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