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Caroline gets ready to hop aboard The Holy, Holy Bus

COMING off a four-week stint as the indomitable Maggie Muff in the final installment of the 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue trilogy, actress Caroline Curran tells me she is more than ready to board The Holy, Holy Bus, soon to park up at the Grand Opera House. Written by Lenadoon scribe Pearse Elliott, […]

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26-year-old West Belfast man charged with attempted murder

A West Belfast man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a 23-year-old man in the Whiterock area. 26-year-old Conor Paul Montgomery, from Glenkeen in Poleglass, is accused of stabbing 23-year-old Ryan Conlon close to a children’s playpark at Brittons Parade on Saturday evening. Mr Montgomery faces a single charge of attempted […]

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‘How disability made me an artist’

HE has measured the height of Napoleon’s Nose, painted an anti-dog fouling mural on the wall of his North Belfast house and toured the north in a half-Irish, half-British caravan. Now Belfast-based Japanese conceptual artist Shiro Masuyama is officially launching the fifth Bounce! Arts Festival with his latest exhibition: ‘How Disability Made Me an Artist’, […]

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Man faces attempted murder charge over West Belfast stabbing

A man is due to appear in court this morning charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in the Whiterock area of West Belfast. A 23-year-old man named locally as Ryan Conlon remains in a critical condition in hospital following the attack that took place in Brittons Court around 9pm on Saturday. The 26-year-old was […]

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Paedophile former boxer back in the dock

A FORMER champion boxer from Ardoyne jailed last year for a sex attack on a nine-year-old boy will be sentenced next week after admitting to separate charges of sending naked pictures of himself to a 13-year-old boy via the internet. Ciaran James McAuley, 27, who is serving a two-year sentence in Maghaberry for attacking the […]

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Community rallies to support Caolán

THE Oldpark community in North Belfast has railed around a 16-year-old boy following the death of his mother by raising almost £2,700. Last week, the North Belfast News broke the news of the death of the popular and well-loved mother, Donna O’Halloran following an illness. The 36-year-old suffered an aneurysm which led to a stroke […]

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Bred and buttered in Belfast city

FOODIES along with city historians united under wet skies on Saturday for Kabosh Theatre Company’s Belfast Bred walking tour of the city’s cuisine haunts from past to present. Our band of early morning risers converged outside Belfast’s oldest deli, Fountain Street’s Sawers, were we met with “chef Barney” whose mission was to get our help […]

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Joseph and Mary to be laid to rest together

THE daughter of Ballymurphy Massacre victim Joseph Murphy has spoken of her mixed emotions that her beloved parents will be laid to rest together today (Thursday). Mother-of-12 Mary Ellen Murphy passed away on August 22 – exactly 45 years to the day that her husband Joseph died from gunshot wounds he received during the Ballymurphy […]

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