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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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Family call for witnesses to come forward

THE family of a 16-year-old Ballymurphy boy who was shot in the back by a British army sniper 37 years ago have appealed for witnesses to come forward as his anniversary approaches. Paul McWilliams was shot and killed in controversial circumstances on the morning of August 9 1977 near Corry’s timber yard close to the […]

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Barnes fighting the lure of making history in Rio

NORTH Belfast’s gold medal winning boxing ace Paddy Barnes has dropped his biggest hint yet that he may be about to hang up the gloves on his amateur career. Just days after returning from winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Barnes admitted that he would “be away in the morning” if a professional […]

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Republican uniform in Lisburn

An Irish Volunteer uniform has gone on display in the centre of Lisburn for the first time. The item is part of an exhibit titled Lisburn 1912-1914 that is dedicated to the local connection to World War I and is on display at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum. The Museum confirmed it is […]

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Republicans dragged into loyalist pipe bomb feud

A UDA splinter group locked in a power struggle with mainstream members in the Tigers Bay area of North Belfast have been accused of trying to stir up further tension by blaming republicans on their latest attack. On Monday (August 4) a security alert was sparked in the Duncairn Gardens area after a viable pipe […]

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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 […]

A vital change

THEY say it was a peaceful Twelfth. That   children’s faces painted with offensive slogans, marchers breaking the law, verbal and […]