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Tiernan’s appeal to thoughtless drivers

A WEST Belfast teenager has appealed for drivers to park on the roads instead of parking over tactile paving that has been installed at junctions for the blind and visually impaired. 13-year-old Norglen lad Tiernan Devine was born at 24 weeks weighing only 1lb 3oz. Throughout his life Tiernan has suffered various medical difficulties and […]

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Malone College lad makes New York debut

A FORMER Malone College pupil is set to make his theatrical debut on the New York stage. 20-year-old Joseph Jones is starring in ‘Christ Detained by the Department of Homelands Security’ at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. Written by Anthony P Pennino as part of the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, the play follows […]

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UVF Flags: New MP visits area

FACING her first controversy after being elected the new MP for South Belfast, the DUP’s Emma Little Pengelly has responded to the erection of UVF flags at a mixed housing estate in the Cregagh/Ravenhill area by saying she has found no demand for them to be removed. The UVF flags and various union flags were […]

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Orange Order refused access to Springfield Road

The Parades Commission decision to refuse permission for an Orange Order parade on Saturday has been hailed by the local residents’ group. The No. 9 District Loyal Orange Lodge Parade has been restricted from walking on the Springfield Road for the second year in a row, after the Cloughfern Young Conquerors band in 2015 broke […]

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Ardoyne directory puts community on the map

A new directory for Ardoyne listing the wide range of community and youth groups has been published to help local people access support and give families ideas of activities available. Drawn up by Ardoyne Youth Enterprise (AYE) and funded by Urban Villages, the directory is described as ‘a guide to what’s on, where and when’ […]

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Calls to end vandalism at St Gemma’s School

VANDALISM to the old St Gemma’s School has resurfaced after a number of windows were smashed. Local youths were spotted on rooftops and inside the derelict building at around 8pm last Monday evening with significant damage caused to windows and the front door. The site on Ardilea Street has been plagued with vandalism ever since […]

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PAY AND YOU’RE OK: TOP DEALERS LEFT OFF LIST OF SHAME

  THE TOP local drug pushers have been left off a threat list circulated in nationalist areas of North Belfast, leading to speculation the kingpins are paying taxes to the shadowy group behind the warnings. The document (right), which demands the people named come forward, was posted on social media and distributed in hard copy […]

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’Murph families’ concern at possibility of ‘dirty deal’ between Foster and May

THE Ballymurphy Massacre families have hit out at the DUP-Tory ‘coalition of chaos’ and expressed their concern at the possibility of any new deal allowing special treatment for British soldiers or policement charged with historic crimes. Calls have been made for legislation to be put in place that would protect state forces from prosecution in […]

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