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Cops accused of hypocrisy over pallets

THE PSNI in Newtownabbey have been accused of hypocrisy after they stopped nationalist youths stealing pallets and described the culprits as “firebugs”. In a Facebook post, police described as “firebugs” a number of youths they prevented from taking pallets after receiving a call from a Longlands resident who had spotted the youngsters inside the gates […]

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Tributes go out to local community hero Brian

TRIBUTES have been paid to community worker Brian Mullan who passed away this week after losing his battle with cancer. Father-of-six Brian was a well-known face from his work with the Mater Hospital Community Forum, Newington Housing Association, the Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership as well as the Newtownabbey Street Pastors. The retired civil […]

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Mother-of-three hit by scrambler passes away surrounded by her family

Mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong passed away in the Royal Victoria Hospital last night surrounded by her family after being struck by a scrambler in Colin Glen Forest Park on Tuesday evening. The PSNI confirmed the 35-year-old’s death. “Following a recent incident in Colin Glen Forest Park, mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong has passed away peacefully surrounded by her […]

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Woman critical as two arrested over scrambler crash

A woman remains in a critical condition in hospital after she was struck by a scrambler in the Colin Glen Forest Park area of Dunmurry. Two men have been arrested and remain in police custody following the incident on Tuesday evening. It is believed the woman, who is from the Poleglass area of West Belfast, […]

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It’s that Féile time of year again

Féile an Phobail is back this August with a bigger and better programme than ever and a particular emphasis on children and young people. This year there is something for everyone, Conall McCorry, Youth Arts Project Worker at Féile, said. “First off there’s the carnival parade and party in the park, they’re happening on Sunday […]

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Man arrested after sexual assault on West Belfast teenager

Police investigating the report of a serious sexual assault on a male in the Falls Park area of West Belfast in the early hours of Saturday have arrested a man in his 30s. Detective Inspector Zoe McKee said: “I would like to thank the local community for their continued help and support during this investigation. […]

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Minister promises ‘world class’ health system on visit to centre

NEW Health Minister Michelle O’Neill visited Duncairn Gardens to learn about work being carried out to deal with the mental health crisis in North Belfast. The Minister visited Bridge of Hope, which assists people affected by the legacy of the conflict and encourages better health and wellbeing. The suicide rate in the north of Ireland […]

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Man remains critical after Ardoyne attack

A man remains in a critical condition in hospital this morning after being subjected to a vicious attack in Ardoyne in the early hours of Sunday morning. The man, understood to be a member of the Travelling community who lives locally, was set upon in Flax Street by a number of persons around 5.25am. The […]

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