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Concern greets latest plans for York Street block

REVISED plans for an already huge student apartment development on York Street that will see more units added is causing concern amongst residents living nearby. This week Lacuna Developments and the Wakin Jones Group announced the purchase of a site from another developer who had secured planning permission for an 11-storey building with 354 student […]

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Crackdown: Boney rubbish removed

HOPES have been raised that statutory agencies are finally taking steps to deal with the New Lodge August 9 bonfires after years of standing by and letting thugs destroy the area. This week Housing Executive contractors moved into Victoria Parade and along with Sinn Féin Councillor JJ Magee removed 140 pallets that had been placed […]

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Cemetery ghouls target family plot

A LOCAL councillor has hit out at mindless thugs who are using the City Cemetery as a party area at the weekend. Councillor Stevie Corr has said those responsible for the wanton destruction of graves at the weekend should take a long hard look at themselves. Speaking out after severe damage was caused to some […]

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It’s on yer bike for a sponsored spin cycle for South Africa trip

STAFF and young people from New Lodge Youth Centre recently have taken part in a sponsored spin cycle to raise much-needed funds to support a trip to South Africa later this year. The group are due to travel to Durban for two weeks in November, where they will help build a primary school and a […]

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Police release CCTV footage of missing Dean McIlwaine

POLICE have released CCTV footage of a missing Newtownabbey man who has not been seen since last Thursday. The footage shows 22-year-old Dean McIlwaine in a Spar store in the Jordanstown area of Newtownabbey on the day he went missing. On Monday night, hundreds of people gathered at Belfast City Hall to join in a […]

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Procession tribute to James Moore takes place ahead of funeral

Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of football coach James Moore today as the Beechmount community continues to come to terms with the shock of the popular local man’s death. James was found dead at his Locan Street home on Friday evening after he and his friends had been out for the […]

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Young driver speaks of his devastation after his car is attacked and burned in Carrick Hill

A DEERPARK man says he has no idea why his car was targeted and vandalised in Carrick Hill area of North Belfast. Cormac Connolly returned to his vehicle from work last Thursday night to find his car had been broken into and all the windows smashed. An attempt was also made to set the car […]

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Man found dead at Shaw’s Bridge remains unidentified

Police in South Belfast are appealing for help in identifying the body of a man found close to the Shaws Bridge area of the city on Friday afternoon Sergeant Mike White said: “We believe this gentleman may have gone missing 24 to 48 hours prior to Friday and we are asking the public to think […]

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