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Man shot in the face also suffered a number of fractures

A man shot in the face in a gun attack in the north of the city last night is in a serious but stable condition in hospital this morning. Police are treating the attack as attempted murder. Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said in an interview this morning that as well as the gunshot wound […]

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McDonagh’s dark domain as comically bleak as ever

When you realise you’re laughing out loud during talk of child murder, abuse and torture you know you’re well and truly in Martin McDonagh territory. Such was the case on Wednesday night at The Lyric theatre in Stranmillis when McDonagh’s 2003 piece, The Pillowman began a three-week run. Regarded as a seminal work by the […]

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Enda visits Ballymurphy killing ground as families’ quest for justice continues

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny laid a bouquet of flowers at a memorial plaque to victims of the Ballymurphy Massacre on an early morning visit to West Belfast today. Mr Kenny was greeted by Ballymurphy families spokesperson John Teggart as the Taoiseach took time to listen to relatives whose loved ones where shot and killed by the […]

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Brazen daylight theft threatens future of charity shop

A pair of shameless thieves have stolen bags filled with stock from a Belfast charity shop – throwing the future of the business into doubt. The brazen twosome were caught on CCTV driving into the rear area of the What’s In Store charity shop off the Springfield Road on Monday afternoon and making off with […]

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Belfast’s New First Citizen vows he’ll be a ‘Mayor for Communities’

SINN Féin’s Arder Carson was last night elected as first Lord Mayor of the new Belfast ‘super council’. Councillor Carson will take the chair and the chain of First Citizen at the first meeting of the reconfigured Belfast City Council on April 1. The deputy chair of the Council’s influential Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, […]

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New report paints bleak picture of city’s race problem

RACIST ATTACKS in Belfast “show no sign of abating” according to a new report analysing the worrying rise in hate crime. The report – ‘Racism and Racist Attitudes in Northern Ireland – has been published by the trade union-affiliated think-tank Trademark. Belfast has earned the unwelcome title of ‘race hate capital of Europe’ in recent […]

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Concern over progress of university move to Cathedral Quarter

Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey is to seek meetings with fellow Stormont ministers over what he says is a lack of coordination amongst departments regarding the University of Ulster’s move to the Cathedral Quarter. Minister Storey revealed he had sought the meetings when he was quizzed in the Assembly over how the UU move was […]

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British ‘embarrassed’ by Finucane Congress address

TESTIMONY by Geraldine Finuncane to the US Congress this week on behalf of her murdered husband will be ‘a huge source of embarrassment’ to the British Government her son has claimed. The Belfast family took their fight for a public inquiry into Pat Finucane’s murder to New York and Washington DC on Wednesday (March 18) […]

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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, […]