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24 jobs lost as linen company closes its operation on the Springfield Road

24 PEOPLE are to lose their jobs at the Springfield Road-based Initial linen and garment company which has confirmed it is to close its operation in West Belfast. Initial said that following a detailed consultation period, the company is unable to identify a viable alternative to closing the loss making operation at the Springfield Road […]

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SDLP’s Claire Hanna tells of her hopes for South Belfast after her Stormont co-option

The new MLA for South Belfast believes her appointment is part of a much-needed process of renewal within the SDLP. Claire Hanna (35) said that she was never going to shy away from the opportunity to represent the area in the Assembly and hopes that the move could see the beginning of a generational shift […]

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Dog owner tells of park attack on her pet by fearsome Japanese Akita

A Belfast woman whose pet dog was savagely attacked by a fearsome Japanese Akita in Alexandra Park has issued a warning to other dog owners and to parents of young children. Susan O’Neill (74) only decided to take her 12-year-old Jack Russell, Billy, and her daughter’s Lhasa Apso to Alexandra Park after hearing reports that […]

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Murdered man’s daughter tells of online death threats in sick troll campaign

The daughter of a man lured to his death by the UVF 40 years ago has said she wishes she had never heard the name of her father’s murderer, after revealing she has been tormented by death threats and vile messages by cyber bullies. Seaneen McErlane (42), who in 2010 discovered that the man convicted […]

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Family of desperately ill little Leo bowled over by generosity

The father of a little Belfast boy born with a life-threatening genetic condition has paid tribute to the community’s support for the family who have been living in a Manchester hospital since January. Mark McKnight’s son Leo, who is 17 months old, has been receiving life-saving treatment in Manchester for a rare genetic condition called […]

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Taxi driver targeted three times by ‘the IRA’ pleads for attacks to stop

A taxi driver attacked by two men claiming to be from ‘the IRA’ has pleaded for the intimidation to stop. The Cliftonville man, who does not want to be identified, says he has been approached on three separate occasions by different individuals, identifying themselves as IRA members and ordering him to cease work. The man […]

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In the search for truth about teen’s murder, a missing checkpoint may hold the key

Members of the public going about their daily business on a busy Thursday night 22 years ago could unwittingly hold key evidence in the murder of a local teenager. Damien Walsh (17) was shot by a UDA/UFF gunman on the evening of March 25, 1993 while working on a youth training scheme at the Dairy […]

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Portuguese mother and daughter terrorised nightly in their home by teen gang

THE neighbour of a Portuguese woman and her daughter living in Belfast is “sickened” at the constant abuse the family gets from a gang of youths who have made them a prisoner in their own home. Maria Joao Santos, 50, who lives with her daughter in Manor Street in the Cliftonville area, has had to […]

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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 […]

Life got in the way

This week I hit a few snags, it’s very true what they say sometimes ‘life just gets in the way’ […]

The prince, the UDR and ‘failure of the few’

The Duke of York is in the news again with accusations of impropriety coming from USA. A spokesman for Buckingham […]

Jog Blog: Week Three

Well, things are getting better. I’m training more, eating cleaner and sleeping like a log. I’m still no Sonia O’Sullivan, […]