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Ballymurphy Inquest: Mother tells of how her children narrowly avoided death during gunfire

A MOTHER has told the Ballymurphy Inquest how her two small children narrowly avoided death from British army gunfire. Tuesday was the last scheduled day of evidence in the inquest, which began in November last year to investigate the circumstances of eleven deaths over three days in August 1971. Anne-Marie Young’s statement was read out […]

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Sunrise stroll along the Waterworks

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Soldiers fail to give evidence for a second time as part of the Ballymurphy Massacre inquest

BELFAST Laganside Court will look at its options to encourage two former soldiers to testify as part of the Ballymurphy Massacre inquest after they failed to give evidence for a second time. On Monday, Counsel for the Coroner, Sean Doran QC, explained that neither M57 nor M171 was in court. Both had failed to appear […]

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Nominations get under way for Culture and Arts award

WITH nominations pouring in for the annual Aisling Awards, West Belfast artist Deirdre Mackel, winner of last year’s ‘Culture and Arts’ accolade, says the prestigious awards help to “promote the rich art and culture of Belfast”. Now celebrating its 23rd year, the glittering night, held at the Europa Hotel, will welcome Mayor of Boston Marty […]

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Keep On Running

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Pipe-bomb device found in West Belfast

SINN Féin Councillor Arder Carson has hit out at those responsible for leaving a pipe bomb in a West Belfast street. Homes were evacuated in Falcarragh Drive in Lenadoon and the immediate area cordoned off following the discovery of a pipe bomb-type device on Sunday. The PSNI say the device has now been removed for […]

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Where young and old work in harmony

YOUNG people in today’s society are often criticised or given a bad name through no fault of their own, thanks to the actions of others. Take, the New Lodge for example, a community that has seen more than enough of its problems with a few young people engaged in anti-social behaviour in recent times. But […]

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Leave Them in Peace: Another anti-social weekend at City Cemetery

THERE are calls for CCTV footage to be examined following further desecration of graves at the City Cemetery over the weekend. The Andersonstown News reported last week how ‘appalling’ damage was caused to Commonwealth War Graves – a further five had their headstones broken off on Saturday night and a number of other graves were […]

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