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EXCITING PLANS TO RESURRECT BELFAST CELTIC

  AN international football investment firm has announced exciting plans to resurrect the legendary Belfast Celtic. Founded in 1891, the West Belfast club was one of the most successful in Irish football before it was brutally forced out of the game in 1949. A sectarian riot during a match against rivals Linfield on St Stephen’s […]

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John Leathem is laid to rest

Hundreds of people turned out on the Falls Road on Tuesday for the funeral of community stalwart John Leathem. The 59-year-old passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. John spent most of his life tirelessly working for the people of the lower Falls. As a former chairman of the Divis Tower Residents’ Association […]

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Marie’s high hopes for Belfast

BELFAST is set to be the location for a new urban regeneration concept. The HALO project headed by Marie Macklin, who already have a thriving regeneration site in Kilmarnock, have their sights set on Belfast as a location for their next development. Marie has spent time in Belfast meeting with political, educational, community leaders, business […]

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An Dream Dearg call for meeting with Brokenshire

A DELEGATION from the Irish language community travelled to Hillsborough Castle yesterday (Tuesday) to highlight the call for an Irish Language Act. Over 60 people, a majority of them teenagers and young people from Irish language primary and secondary schools, were in attendance at the official residence of Secretary of State, James Brokenshire. Each person […]

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Belfast based diplomat Ruairi moves on to international aid agency

THE Irish diplomat who has worked as the Dublin government’s man on the ground in Belfast is to be relocated to the capital for a new role with the Department of Foreign Affairs. Ruairi De Búrca was appointed to the role of Joint Secretary of the British Irish Secretariat in 2014 and played a hands-on […]

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New Lodge: Claims that council withdrew services over bonfire

A NORTH Queen Street resident has claimed Belfast City Council cancelled her appointment with pest control on Wednesday because services had been withdrawn following the August 9 bonfire. The woman, who doesn’t want to be identified, lives in the McGurk’s development on the site of the old St Patrick’s Primary School. She says she had […]

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Noreen follows in her daughter’s footsteps

AFTER picking up two first place titles at this year’s World Lyrical Dance Championships it did not seem that things could get much better for Turf Lodge dancer Chloe Montgomery. That was, of course, until her mum Noreen became the mummies world champion that same weekend. Having travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the competition on July […]

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Reader solves the mystery of missing Heron sculpture

AN eagle-eyed reader of the North Belfast News has solved the mystery of the missing Throne Wood heron that had stumped the local PSNI. Last week an appeal was issued by the force after the large sculpture, that had been designed by a local artist along with school children, was removed from its perch in […]

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