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West Belfast’s only hotel in administration

The future of the only hotel in West Belfast was thrown into doubt at the weekend after administrators were appointed to take over the running of the Balmoral Hotel. The landmark venue, owned by Balmoral Inns, will remain open while attempts are made to find a new buyer. Stuart Irwin from KPMG, who has been […]

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New documents show that British Army claimed massacre killings

Secret files published for the first time have revealed that the British army claimed all of the New Lodge Six killings, four days after police discovered a car allegedly belonging to loyalist assassins in North Belfast. Archived records accessed by Ciarán MacAirt at Kew National Archives and published for the first time on the 43rd […]

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Rossa and St John’s set to clash in Antrim SHC

WEST Belfast rivals St John’s and O’Donovan Rossa will clash in this summer’s Antrim Senior Hurling Championship following Monday night’s draw at the Dunsilly Hotel. In their centenary year, the Premier club will also face a Belfast derby in the Senior Football Championship after being pitted against St Brigid’s while North Belfast rivals Pearse’s and […]

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Community shows its revulsion at brutal attack on Maureen (76)

SEVERAL hundred people turned out to support a community rally last night demanding action on an upsurge in violent robberies and attacks on the elderly on the Falls Road. Families, the young and the old gathered at the Maureen Sheehan Centre in Albert Street to show their support for 76-year-old Maureen Shepherd who was viciously […]

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Knife thieves assault homeowner and steal car in Finaghy

A man has been assaulted after three men armed with a knife raided a house in Finaghy last night. Three males entered the house in Diamond Gardens shortly after 8pm. The couple who live there were on the premises. The man in the house received minor injuries to his finger before the burglars took car […]

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PSNI appeal for shooting witnesses one year on from North shooting

The PSNI have revisited the scene of a shooting in North Belfast that took place a year ago in an appeal for information. A lone gunman confronted Harry ‘O’ McMahon on Friday January 30, 2015 as he sat in a Chinese takeaway restaurant on the Oldpark Road around 5.40pm. The painter and decorator was shot […]

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£300m Northside development in chaos as DSD announces review

The government department funding a multi-million pound redevelopment of North Belfast has been forced into a rethink after outline planning perm-ission for the scheme was refused by Belfast City Council. The Department for Social Development (DSD) is to meet developers Northside Regeneration Ltd, appointed in October 2014 to carry out the £300 million regeneration surrounding […]

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Born four months premature and weighing just a pound, miracle baby Meabh is nearly ready to go home

A BELFAST baby who was given between zero and one per cent chance of surviving after being born four months premature is about to come home with her proud mum. Fionnuala McArdle’s due date was February 2, but little Meabh made her appearance on October 9, weighing just over a pound. The wee fighter has […]

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Eye of the Tiger!!!!!

Ok so we’ve already established one crucial fact regarding this Spar Craic 10k and that is that I detest running. […]

Here we go again…………..

I said I wasn’t doing it, there’s absolutely no way, not a chance of it, zero interest in doing that […]

Squinter: the autumn leaves are falling like flags

SO ANYWAY, there’s Squinter dandering along the Ormeau Road on Monday night, the dog at his side, looking up at […]

Disco Spin

It would appear that last week’s rant worked, no one has cross examined me about my training regime this week […]

Jog Blog, Positive Mental Attitude!

PMA does this really work? I’m an expert at PMT I know how to work that. It’s hard to motivate […]

Jog Blog

Why do we eat so much when we train? Correction, why do I eat so much when I train? My […]