Archive | April, 2012

No Argie Bargy with the master of the whistle

It doesn’t matter which sport is being played the quality of the game depends as much on the ability of the referee as the level of performance of the players. Having done a stint with the whistle myself I tend to observe the referee as much as the players while watching football games, soccer or Gaelic.

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Group repair scheme complaints

North Belfast homeowners who had a group repair scheme carried out by the Housing Executive in 2007 said their homes have had damp and flooding problems since the work was done. Residents living in Newington were part of a HE group repair scheme that was done on homes in the area five years ago. Under the scheme homes that are privately owned have work done including replacement of roofs, rebuilding of chimneys, replacement of doors and windows and replacement of guttering in order to improve neighbourhoods.

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Two years on and still no drug charges

NoT ONE person has been arrested or charged in relation to drug dealing in a Newtownabbey estate despite parents handing over the names of known dealers in the area to police almost three years ago. Over the past number of weeks the North Belfast News has been inundated with texts, calls and letters regarding the levels of drug dealing in Longlands. Residents claim everyone in the area is aware of who the main dealers are but they continue to freely ply their deadly trade.

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Daughter’s tragic death inspires mum’s charitable efforts

A MOTHER whose daughter died after contracting swine flu while on holiday has raised almost £20,000 towards organ donation.

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Giving power back to the community

The latest initiative to tackle suicide is to take place next month in the form of two conferences aimed at both urban and rural areas.

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Business as usual at Botanic Inn bars

PUNTERS can expect business as usual at some of South Belfast’s most popular bars despite the fact that the venues are up for sale.

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