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Tories must explain their unionist ‘pact’ in North Belfast

The Conservative Party has been challenged to explain why they are not contesting North Belfast amid accusations they have entered into a pact with the DUP. Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness accused the party of engaging in an “anti-Sinn Féin electoral arrangement” after they announced they would stand in every six county constituency apart from North […]

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ARC of the Casement covenant

The new residents’ group set up in support of the Casement Park redevelopment is hoping to meet with all stakeholders involved in the project over the coming months. The newly formed Andersonstown Regeneration Committee (ARC) is fully behind the redevelopment of Casement Park. Last December a High Court judge quashed the decision to grant planning […]

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Student places cut and jobs lost as Queen’s University budget is slashed

QUEEN’S University has announced a series of swingeing cutbacks after £8m was axed from the funding it receives from the Department of Employment and Learning. The university says 236 jobs will be lost and next year’s student intake cut by 290 places after the north’s leading adademic institution became the latest victim of financial belt-tightening […]

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Belfast councillor failed to attend a single meeting of policing partnership in a year

A unionist councillor who failed to show up at a single District Policing and Community Safety Partnership meeting in 2014 says he stayed away because they are a “waste of time”. Veteran North Belfast Ulster Unionist David Browne says he purposely boycotted the 11 meetings because he doesn’t believe the Partnership is effective. Attendance figures […]

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Young people from republican areas are joining the UUP, says West Belfast candidate

The Ulster Unionist Party candidate running for the West Belfast parliamentary seat says young people from Andersonstown are joining the party. Bill Manwaring said it is not just in unionist areas where the party is attracting new members but in nationalist areas too. Speaking to Daily Belfast, the Shankill man said the party is finding […]

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A mother’s anguish as sick internet troll targets terminally-ill child

An internet troll has targeted the social media account of a terminally-ill Belfast toddler just one week after the 22-month-old suffered a cardiac arrest. The parents of Caoilte Fitzsimons, who suffers from the rare genetic muscle wasting condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), received the sick message on Easter Sunday as they were preparing to take […]

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An Englishman in New Barnsley: Tory West Belfast candidate visits Easter parade and tells us he’ll canvass everywhere

The Conservative Party candidate running for the West Belfast Westminster seat says he is prepared to canvass the whole of the district and will be “sensitive” to historic anti-Tory feeling in the area. Paul Shea, one of 11 candidates the party is running across the north, also rejected claims that the decision not to field […]

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Recovery? What recovery? Belfast businessman says traders are struggling to soak up water charge hike

A Belfast business owner has dismissed Tory electioneering claims that the economy is in recovery and accused the government of putting the squeeze on small traders. Chairman of the Antrim Road Traders Association Paul Carlin said that small businesses were still feeling the strain of reduced spending and hit out any additional forms of “taxation”. […]

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Disco Spin

It would appear that last week’s rant worked, no one has cross examined me about my training regime this week […]

Jog Blog, Positive Mental Attitude!

PMA does this really work? I’m an expert at PMT I know how to work that. It’s hard to motivate […]

Jog Blog

Why do we eat so much when we train? Correction, why do I eat so much when I train? My […]

Life got in the way

This week I hit a few snags, it’s very true what they say sometimes ‘life just gets in the way’ […]

The prince, the UDR and ‘failure of the few’

The Duke of York is in the news again with accusations of impropriety coming from USA. A spokesman for Buckingham […]

Jog Blog: Week Three

Well, things are getting better. I’m training more, eating cleaner and sleeping like a log. I’m still no Sonia O’Sullivan, […]