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Funeral for 10-year-old ‘attacked by family pet’

THE funeral of 10-year-old Ryan Busa has taken place from the family home in Queen’s Park this morning. Ryan died on Sunday afternoon following an incident in the home that saw him suffer lacerations to the head. Reports suggest he may have been the victim of a dog attack. He was rushed to the Royal […]

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From prison rooftops to hunger-strikes

THE experience of Irish political prisoners in English jails throughout the conflict has been to a large extent overshadowed by what went on in Long Kesh and the Crumlin Road. Outside of the wrongful convictions of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four, there has been little detailed focus on how the large number of Irishmen […]

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North’s most senior police officer under investigation

THREE of the North’s most senior PSNI officers are under investigation by the Police Ombudsman for alleged misconduct in public office and criminality. The allegations could result in conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Chief Constable George Hamilton along with Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton are all under […]

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Jude ‘braves the shave’ for brother Reece

A SEVEN year-old boy from Glengormley has ‘braved the shave’ in aid of his older brother, who suffers from a rare form of leukemia. Eight-year old Reece Magill was diagnosed with the disease in May and brother Jude was determined to do something for his beloved brother. A total of £400 was raised for the […]

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Four arrested in West Belfast UDA probe

FOUR men have been arrested in North Belfast after a PSNI operation targeting the UDA in West Belfast. The two-day search and arrest operation was carried out by detectives from the PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Taskforce. A total of 13 searches were carried out in North Belfast, Holywood and Portadown. Detective Inspector Heather Whoriskey said: “Police […]

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Minnie (100) celebrates the ton-up with family and pals

A NORTH Belfast care home is celebrating having their first-ever 100-year-old resident. Minnie Wilson, who resides in Abingdon Manor on the Crumlin Road, reached the milestone on October 6 and was joined by family and friends at a party. Originally from Sheridan Street in the New Lodge area, Minnie comes from a family of eight […]

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Ophelia: Clean-up begins after night of storm damage

Schools across Ireland have closed for a second day in a row as the clean-up operation following ex-Hurricane Ophelia swung into action. As the record-breaking storm hit Ireland, offices and businesses closed and staff were sent home early yesterday to avoid the worst of the weather which moved through Belfast between 3pm and 10pm last […]

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Schools and businesses close in anticipation of Ophelia

ALL schools, colleges and universities in Belfast are closed today as Ireland braces itself for ex-Hurricane Ophelia. When it reaches Ireland this morning, the category 3 storm will be at its most severe on Monday and will continue into Tuesday. While it had been forecast that the storm would hit the north of the country […]

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