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Shopkeepers express concerns about large-scale road revamp in West Belfast

PARKING lay-bys will be removed and pedestrian footpaths shortened along the busy Andersonstown Road as part of the plans for the next phase of the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) system. At a presentation given by Department for Regional Development (DRD) officials to elected representatives, proposals A Centre to the top of the Riverdale estate. Fearing […]

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Calls for Wells to apologise for remarks on women as complaint is lodged

Alliance Party MLA Stewart Dickson has submitted a formal complaint to the Assembly Commissioner for Standards about alleged “sexist” comments made by the DUP’s Jim Wells. Mr Dickson submitted the formal complaint after a live recording picked up Mr Wells appearing to make comments during an open session of the Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee on […]

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New food bank highlights growing demand from those in need

BELFAST residents are being asked to help those less fortunate as the cross-community South-West Belfast Food Bank gets up and running. Located at premises within the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project, above the local Costcutter, the food bank is the product of the Colin Glen Christian Fellowship in partnership with the Trussell Trust, who work to […]

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West Belfast’s only hotel in administration

The future of the only hotel in West Belfast was thrown into doubt at the weekend after administrators were appointed to take over the running of the Balmoral Hotel. The landmark venue, owned by Balmoral Inns, will remain open while attempts are made to find a new buyer. Stuart Irwin from KPMG, who has been […]

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New documents show that British Army claimed massacre killings

Secret files published for the first time have revealed that the British army claimed all of the New Lodge Six killings, four days after police discovered a car allegedly belonging to loyalist assassins in North Belfast. Archived records accessed by Ciarán MacAirt at Kew National Archives and published for the first time on the 43rd […]

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Rossa and St John’s set to clash in Antrim SHC

WEST Belfast rivals St John’s and O’Donovan Rossa will clash in this summer’s Antrim Senior Hurling Championship following Monday night’s draw at the Dunsilly Hotel. In their centenary year, the Premier club will also face a Belfast derby in the Senior Football Championship after being pitted against St Brigid’s while North Belfast rivals Pearse’s and […]

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Community shows its revulsion at brutal attack on Maureen (76)

SEVERAL hundred people turned out to support a community rally last night demanding action on an upsurge in violent robberies and attacks on the elderly on the Falls Road. Families, the young and the old gathered at the Maureen Sheehan Centre in Albert Street to show their support for 76-year-old Maureen Shepherd who was viciously […]

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Knife thieves assault homeowner and steal car in Finaghy

A man has been assaulted after three men armed with a knife raided a house in Finaghy last night. Three males entered the house in Diamond Gardens shortly after 8pm. The couple who live there were on the premises. The man in the house received minor injuries to his finger before the burglars took car […]

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Eye of the Tiger!!!!!

Ok so we’ve already established one crucial fact regarding this Spar Craic 10k and that is that I detest running. […]

Here we go again…………..

I said I wasn’t doing it, there’s absolutely no way, not a chance of it, zero interest in doing that […]

Squinter: the autumn leaves are falling like flags

SO ANYWAY, there’s Squinter dandering along the Ormeau Road on Monday night, the dog at his side, looking up at […]

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 […]