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Sailortown tribute

A TRIBUTE afternoon is to take place in Sailortown this weekend to remember two men who died in a UVF sectarian shooting, 43 years ago. Gerard ‘Coke’ Grogan, 17 and Thomas ‘Tucker’ Osborne, 18 were killed in the shooting at their workplace, Casey’s Bottling Plant in Millfield on October 2, 1975. Marie McGrattan (47) and […]

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Pic of the day, Thursday, October 18

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Ifs and buts and the toss of a coin

THE story of a lorry driver who survived a shooting in his workplace that killed two young men from Sailortown in 1975 is to be told in a new book. By good fortune Frank Tierney was not in the yard of Casey’s Bottling Plant in Millfield on the morning of shooting on Thursday October 2 […]

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Heroin tightening its grip on Falls

RESIDENTS of the lower Falls are “terrified” of leaving their homes due to the increasing drug use which is taking over their streets and communal areas. They claim the problem has escalated since a lock was recently removed from their gated car park at the junction of Hamill Street and John Street. One resident said: […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, October 17

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City Hospital cycle success

A GROUP of friends put their shoulders to the wheel and their feet to the pedal to raise over £10,000 for Friends of the Cancer Centre by cycling from Mizen to Malin along the west coast of Ireland. Finaghy’s Kevin Kelly explained how he talked three of his friends into undertaking the challenge in memory […]

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Two hundred jobs created at Springfield factory in two years

THE Innovation Factory in West Belfast is celebrating the creation of more than 200 jobs on its second anniversary. The business hub on the Springfield Road opened in October 2016 with the aim of encouraging entrepren-eurship, innovation, and helping new high-tech businesses to grow. The 70 businesses located at Innovation Factory are some of the most […]

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Local club hits out at Bone Park vandalism

A COACH of a local football club has hit out at ongoing anti-social behaviour and vandalism at Marrowbone Park. The park and the surrounding Bone Hills have been plagued by anti-social behaviour and vandalism for many years. Conor Stiobhard, a coach of Shamrock Football Club, who use the pitch in the Bone Park for training […]

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