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Pic of the day, Tuesday July 16

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Sinn Féin delegation meets Council over Irish language sign dispute

A SINN Féin delegation has called on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to immediately rescind a legal threat on an Irish language sign. Last month, a pensioner in Randalstown was issued with a warning over an Irish language sign erected on their property. The Council wrote to the occupier of the house in the Ashdale […]

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Uniforms donated for new school term

YOUNG people and youth staff from Glen Parent Community Youth Group have put their shoulders to the wheel as they put every effort into supporting the West Belfast’s foodbank’s free school uniform drive. Members from the youth group have been working in partnership with local primary and post primary schools to collect and parcel up […]

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Businesses leave pallets out for bonfire builders

A LOCAL rep has pleaded with North Belfast businesses to stop providing wooden pallets for bonfire builders. Youths from the New Lodge and other areas were once again spotted collecting bonfire materials after the hard work of local community activists saw the earlier removal of pallets from the Seven Hills. In a worrying development, a […]

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Celebrating the greatest hits of West Belfast

WEST Belfast’s musical sons and daughters are set to come together to celebrate and showcase our ‘greatest hits’ at a gala evening in the Devenish on Saturday, August 31. Brian Kennedy, The Adventures, Rab McCullough and Joby Fox – with more acts to be announced – will perform as part of ‘West Belfast’s Greatest Hits’, […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, July 10

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Reformed London bad guy has local links

ONE of London’s most notorious criminals who’s written a book on his fight to leave his past behind has connections to North Belfast. Michael Maisey was born and raised in Isleworth but spent five years living on the Antrim Road. His mother is a native of Belfast and was raised in Nazareth Lodge in South […]

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MPs back abortion and same-sex marriage moves

MPs have backed an amendment to legalise abortion and extend same-sex marriage to the north if devolution at Stormont is not restored by October 21. The landmark ruling was part of a House of Commons debate aimed at keeping the north running in the absence of a devolved government. Labour’s Conor McGinn, who is originally […]

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