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New PIP system is set up to fail

A WHISTLEBLOWER who works on the controversial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments has claimed that the system is set up to fail. The claim was made in a letter which was sent to the office of People Before Profit’s West Belfast MLA, Gerry Carroll. The letter writer makes several other startling claims including: n Managers […]

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Next stop Warrington for ‘The Jackal’ following Jackson win

IT’S time to go back on the road for Carl Frampton as a showdown with IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington was confirmed following The Jackal’s ninth round stoppage win over Luke Jackson at Windsor Park on Saturday, to retain the interim WBO title. In February 2016, the North Belfast man took 15,000 to Manchester for […]

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Early morning arson and paint bomb attack on Sinn Féin’s Connolly House HQ

WEST Belfast MP Paul Maskey said that Sinn Féin “will not be deterred” from the work they are doing within the community following an early morning attack on their Connolly House offices. Between 4.30am and 4.50am this morning (Monday) local residents noticed smoke and flames coming from Sinn Féin’s Andersonstown Road headquarters and rang the […]

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Tribute call for Elisha Scott

THE public vote to name the new road leading to the Olympia Leisure Centre in Belfast is in its final week and SDLP Councillor Donal Lyons is encouraging people to ensure they have their say and to vote for ‘Elisha Scott Boulevard’. Elisha Scott is a Liverpool football legend and was Belfast Celtic’s most successful […]

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Call for calm after fights are arranged

LOCAL SDLP Councillor Paul McCusker has appealed for calm after a number of arranged fights this week in North Belfast. The Oldpark representative was forced to intervene after large groups of youths gathered on the Crumlin Road on Monday night in what he described as an “arranged fight with people from both communities”. On Tuesday […]

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‘Quiet Man’ Ward excited ahead of Windsor clash with Collins

IT’S not just a dream coming true for Carl Frampton on Saturday night at Windsor Park, but Steven Ward is also beyond excited at the prospect of boxing at the stadium when he takes on Steve Collins Jnr for the BUI Celtic Nations light-heavyweight title. ‘Quiet Man’ Ward has enjoyed a steady start to life […]

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At New Life, it’s always been good to talk

NEW Life Counselling has been offering voluntary counselling services in the heart of Ardoyne for over 25 years. The organisation was founded by Passionist Order, who aimed to support the emotional wellbeing of people in an area that was deeply impacted by the Troubles. The charity’s current CEO, Norma Patterson, has been at the helm […]

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