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Twaddell review head says he’ll issue report with or without nationalist input

The head of an ‘independent review’ commissioned by the Orange Order to examine parading in North Belfast has told Daily Belfast a report will be produced regardless of whether or not nationalist residents’ groups engage in the process. Dr James Dingley of the Francis Hutcheson Institute has written to both the Crumlin and Ardoyne Residents’ […]

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Schoolgirl on crutches after being shot twice with pellet gun

A Belfast teenager is on crutches after she was shot in both legs with a pellet gun at the weekend. Karen McCartan, who’s from Laurelbank, was shot on Saturday evening while out walking with her cousin in the area. The 14-year-old was making her way along a local path when without warning she was struck […]

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Vehicle damaged as explosive device is hurled at police in North Belfast

POLICE say a device thrown at a police patrol in North Belfast last night “detonated in the air”. No-one was injured in the attack – believed to have been carried out by dissident republicans – but a parked car belonging to a local resident had its windscreen shattered and was peppered by shrapnel. Chief Superintendent […]

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Top barrister Mansfield will represent families at upcoming Ballymurphy Massacre inquest

Leading human rights barrister Michael Mansfield has been appointed by the Ballymurphy families to represent them at the forthcoming inquest into the killing of 11 people in the 1971 British army massacre. Mr Mansfield has represented clients in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the most controversial legal cases in Ireland and Britain, […]

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SDLP and Sinn Féin welcome parade restriction while the Orange Order fumes

AN SDLP Councillor has welcomed the weekend decision by the Parades Commission not to allow an Orange parade to pass through the centre of Glengormley. The United Orange Districts Committee had planned to parade through the village next week in support of the Twaddell protest. The DUP in backing the parade said last week they […]

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Tories must explain their unionist ‘pact’ in North Belfast

The Conservative Party has been challenged to explain why they are not contesting North Belfast amid accusations they have entered into a pact with the DUP. Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness accused the party of engaging in an “anti-Sinn Féin electoral arrangement” after they announced they would stand in every six county constituency apart from North […]

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ARC of the Casement covenant

The new residents’ group set up in support of the Casement Park redevelopment is hoping to meet with all stakeholders involved in the project over the coming months. The newly formed Andersonstown Regeneration Committee (ARC) is fully behind the redevelopment of Casement Park. Last December a High Court judge quashed the decision to grant planning […]

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Student places cut and jobs lost as Queen’s University budget is slashed

QUEEN’S University has announced a series of swingeing cutbacks after £8m was axed from the funding it receives from the Department of Employment and Learning. The university says 236 jobs will be lost and next year’s student intake cut by 290 places after the north’s leading adademic institution became the latest victim of financial belt-tightening […]

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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 […]

Life got in the way

This week I hit a few snags, it’s very true what they say sometimes ‘life just gets in the way’ […]

The prince, the UDR and ‘failure of the few’

The Duke of York is in the news again with accusations of impropriety coming from USA. A spokesman for Buckingham […]

Jog Blog: Week Three

Well, things are getting better. I’m training more, eating cleaner and sleeping like a log. I’m still no Sonia O’Sullivan, […]