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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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Heartless thugs torch ill baby’s ‘lifeline’ vehicle

VANDALS who set fire to a specially adapted vehicle used to transport a North Belfast toddler with a devastating genetic disease have been branded “heartless” by the little girl’s parents. 14-months-old Caoilte Fitzsimmons had to be transported by ambulance for her first visit home in over seven months, after the car customised for her needs […]

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McKee fears Ulster Hall appearance by Galloway could see violence on streets

A NORTH Belfast pastor who called for the arrest of George Galloway over “anti-Israeli” comments he made in England has said that he is deeply concerned that a public appearance by the MP could spark further flag violence in Belfast. Pastor Jack McKee, from the New Life City Church in the Shankill, has called on […]

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Car burning is latest attack on UPRG man’s girlfriend

The burning of a car belonging to the partner of a senior member of the UPRG in North Belfast on Wednesday is just the latest incident of intimidation against the interface worker’s girlfriend that he says is aimed at him. John Howcroft said his girlfriend has been targeted a number of times at her Glenbryn […]

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Colour party flanks coffin of veteran republican

Hundreds of people turned out in Lenadoon yesterday (Wednesday) to pay their respects to Tony Catney who passed away at the weekend after a long illness. The lifelong republican, a former Sinn Féin Director of Elections but recently associated with the 1916 Societies, was honoured with a full paramilitary funeral. An eight-strong colour party flanked […]

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Local Primark workers say they won’t take off their Gaza loom bands

A CAMPAIGN waged by loyalists against staff at a major city centre retail outlet who are wearing wristbands in solidarity with the besieged people of Gaza will not deter them from showing their support, a North Belfast worker has said. Some members of staff at Primark in Bank Buildings, Castle Street, said that they had […]

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Only four ambulances covered city on Friday

THE Andersonstown News has learned that only four ambulance crews were covering the whole of Belfast on Friday night. Seven emergency service vehicles should have been covering the city with two services stationed at Broadway, two at Ardoyne, one at Purdysburn and two at The Bridge Station in Templemore. Our source said morale amongst emergency […]

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The long wait for freedom

An Irish politician said recently that Irish people would have got freedom sooner – and better – if the 1916 […]

Master blaster misses the point… again

“That’s terrible,” said Peter Sheehan as he sat in the Bridge Bar and Grill in Glengormley watching the Munster hurling […]

Bring the sweet bird song back to your garden

If only workmen weren’t so damned professional nowadays, our birdlife would be in better shape. When Dúlra was a youngster, […]

Why Dave and Enda must now take action

WITH the obscenities that are happening in Gaza, it’s an effort to wrench attention back to our own tormented situation. […]

Nature bestows its bounty on our birdlife

MAYBE it’s something to do with growing older, with the knowledge incrementally increasing with each day that you’ll not be […]

Why do loyal wee Ulster’s sportsmen get the best and worst of both worlds?

RORY McIlroy – or Rory McIlbhoy as he’s now referred to in the Twaddell caravan – probably thought he had […]