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Early morning arson and paint bomb attack on Sinn Féin’s Connolly House HQ

WEST Belfast MP Paul Maskey said that Sinn Féin “will not be deterred” from the work they are doing within the community following an early morning attack on their Connolly House offices. Between 4.30am and 4.50am this morning (Monday) local residents noticed smoke and flames coming from Sinn Féin’s Andersonstown Road headquarters and rang the […]

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Tribute call for Elisha Scott

THE public vote to name the new road leading to the Olympia Leisure Centre in Belfast is in its final week and SDLP Councillor Donal Lyons is encouraging people to ensure they have their say and to vote for ‘Elisha Scott Boulevard’. Elisha Scott is a Liverpool football legend and was Belfast Celtic’s most successful […]

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Call for calm after fights are arranged

LOCAL SDLP Councillor Paul McCusker has appealed for calm after a number of arranged fights this week in North Belfast. The Oldpark representative was forced to intervene after large groups of youths gathered on the Crumlin Road on Monday night in what he described as an “arranged fight with people from both communities”. On Tuesday […]

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‘Quiet Man’ Ward excited ahead of Windsor clash with Collins

IT’S not just a dream coming true for Carl Frampton on Saturday night at Windsor Park, but Steven Ward is also beyond excited at the prospect of boxing at the stadium when he takes on Steve Collins Jnr for the BUI Celtic Nations light-heavyweight title. ‘Quiet Man’ Ward has enjoyed a steady start to life […]

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At New Life, it’s always been good to talk

NEW Life Counselling has been offering voluntary counselling services in the heart of Ardoyne for over 25 years. The organisation was founded by Passionist Order, who aimed to support the emotional wellbeing of people in an area that was deeply impacted by the Troubles. The charity’s current CEO, Norma Patterson, has been at the helm […]

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Bucket list dream for terminally-ill father

A TERMINALLY ill Belfast father-of-two has penned a bucket list that he’s determined to complete. Ballysillan man Darren Smyth has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma – a rare form of cancer that has spread from his lungs to his spine, adrenal glands, eye and brain. The 33-year-old’s health deteriorated shortly after he suffered an asthma […]

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Reilly ready to rule the world once again

AISLING Reilly has declared herself fit and ready as she aims to successfully defend her World Handball Championship title in Minneapolis. After winning the Ladies Open crown in 2012 and 2015, Reilly will emulate her St Paul’s clubmate, Fiona Shannon if she can retain her title in the American Midwest. Shannon, a pioneer of women’s […]

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