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Public told Bishop’s spending is ‘separate’ to parish

A public meeting held last night (Wednesday, November 11) to discuss the financial future of Holy Family Parish was told that spending on the renovation of the Bishop’s Somerton Road residence is a “separate issue” from the parish finances – even though he is officially the Parish Priest. Two weeks ago the North Belfast News […]

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Police make arrests after upsurge in car crime in Divis area

Police in West Belfast have made arrests in the Divis area to tackle the issue of car crime. There have been a number of incidents where vehicles have been taken from properties in areas outside of the area following creeper burglaries and then driven dangerously in Divis. Police have responded to this and have made […]

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Shotgun blast could have killed grandkids

gunmen who blasted a shotgun at the window of a home containing two young children in Ardoyne last night had no regard for life, the victim has said. Gerard Lagan was in his living room with his back to the window when the attack took place in Butler’s Walk at around 9.30pm. Mr Lagan’s head […]

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Joan left to die alone in the dark

The daughter of a woman killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre has spoken of her fresh heartache with news her mother lay alone slowly dying for up to six hours when medical treatment could have saved her life. Mother of eight children Joan Connolly was shot by the British army on August 9, 1971 after leaving […]

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Loyalist murder bid bullet ‘still in victim’s leg’

A BULLET at the centre of an investigation into a failed murder bid by feuding loyalists in Tiger’s Bay is still in the leg of John Boreland, a source close to the former UDA chief has claimed. Boreland was shot during an alleged ambush by up to ten men in the Carr’s Glen area of […]

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Joy and sadness as Brendan is identified

HUMAN remains found in County Meath at the start of October were those of West Belfast man and one of the IRA’s ‘Disappeared’ victims, Brendan Megraw, it was confirmed this week. Brendan’s remains were found in a drainage ditch on Oristown Bog, near Kells, by contractors called in to prepare the site for forensic excavations. […]

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GAA bar closes its doors

TThe bar at Ardoyne Kickhams GAA has has ceased trading with two workers losing their jobs as the club goes into a period of ‘restructuring’ due to a lack of cash. Ardoyne chairman Stephen McVicker said the club was going through restructuring and the bar closure came as part of that. He stressed however that […]

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Ssssh! Too few jobs to mention

THE number of new jobs created in West Belfast by international investors in the past three years is so tiny that Invest NI says it’s unable to release the figures. New stats released by the jobs body show that in East Belfast there were 1,408 new jobs created between 2011 and 2014, 1,020 in South […]

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Justice came late for scapegoat airman

The murder of Patricia Curran (19) in November 1952 sent shockwaves all over Ireland and beyond. By the end of […]

Halloween horror at Camp Twaddell

CONCLUDING PART Big Geordie flexed his pudgy fingers furiously. The pyjama cord that bound his wrists behind his back had […]

Abuse a challenge for all our society

The recent allegations made by Maíria Cahill are of serious concern to myself and Sinn Féin. While I refute completely […]

Who goes there, friend or foe…?

It must be hard for journalists to follow all the wars going on now. Because in these wars today’s enemy […]

From Hardinge to Street Park Lodge

The Christian Brothers were a great organisation for planning ahead. In the late 1950s they looked at the growth of […]

Top Gear’s bottom marks for figures

REGULAR readers of this column will know that Squinter enjoys the occasional punt, so the vagaries of chance are a […]