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D-Day for West Belfast sides with league title up for grabs

Willowbank FC v St James’ Swifts; Saturday, 2pm Mallusk Playing Fields WEST Belfast rivals Willowbank and St James’ Swifts will battle it out for the BDFL Premier Division title at Mallusk on Saturday afternoon. The sides have been neck-and-neck all season and Willowbank have edged one point ahead going into the final game of the […]

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Odhrán stars in not-so-ordinary film

AN 18-year-old South Belfast student has taken the first step on the road to fame after starring in a short film. Odhrán Darragh from Moor Park Mews attends St Gerard’s Educational Resource Centre on the Blacks Road. It was through Mencap that Odhrán helped make and star in a short film called My Not So […]

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Teen mobs: Cops issue a warning

A LOCAL rep says that young people in Dunmurry are “playing with their own lives” after crowds of up to 200 youths gathered on Thursday night. The stark warning comes after two young people were arrested in the area, while others were seen endangering their lives by running across the nearby train tracks. Councillor Stephen […]

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Mother speaks of fears after second drug find in a week

A NORTH Belfast woman says  she fears drug gangs are again operating in the streets around her home after finding two bags of white powder lying in the road outside her home. The mother-of-two from the Newington area, who does not want to be identified, said she was worried sick about her children after the […]

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IFI funding boost for North Belfast community projects

  THREE interface projects are to benefit from £2.6m funding by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) for 22 groups across the north. Twaddell Woodvale Residents Association (TWRA) received £229,330 to extend their project for a further two years. This new phase will focus on building links with the nearby nationalist community, developing cross-border linkages […]

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Primary school bomb was ‘an attempt by violent dissident republicans to kill police officers’

POLICE say that a bomb left at the gates of Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School in North Belfast was “viable and capable of substantial harm”. Speaking after the conclusion of the overnight alert in Ardoyne, Belfast District Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Noble said: “The device, which was found at the gates of a local primary […]

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Hyde Park Dam public meeting cancelled

A PLANNED public meeting to discuss the draining of Hyde Park Dam due to take place this evening (Friday, April 21) has now been cancelled. The meeting had been organised by concerned local residents at the Academy Community Hub over the draining of the dam that is now the subject of a number of investigations […]

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Cops issue appeal to find two men on anniversary of Michael McGibbon death

Cops hunting the dissident republican killers of Michael McGibbon have issued an appeal to try and find two men who called to his Ardoyne home the night before he was fatally wounded. Michael, a father of four, died after he was shot in an alleyway close to his home in what is thought to have […]

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