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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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Families unite to battle new drugs scourge

A HEARTBROKEN West Belfast mother who lost her son to drugs has been inundated with messages of support from people who have experienced similar loss, after setting up a Facebook page which attracted thousands of followers in just a few days. Patricia Browne from Lagmore created the page in the wake of her son’s death […]

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Nelia finds help on the road to employment

A NORTH Belfast project is helping people across the city overcome their barriers to secure employment. Based at the Ashton Centre, the Belfast Works LEMIS+ Project seeks to target those without training and education, working collectively to deliver employment opportunities. One such beneficiary, Nelia Goncalves, moved to Belfast from Portugal in 2014 and got involved […]

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Parties react to snap general election

AFTER yesterday’s surprise move by Prime Minister Theresa May to call a general election, political leaders here have been reacting to the prospect of a fourth visit to the polls in just over a year. Talks to save devolution stalled before Easter with hopes of a deal fading and the prospect of a Westminster election […]

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