Archive | September, 2013

There’s a chill in the air as autumn blows in

You know summer’s over when there’s a clear, blue sky and the sun is beaming down – but there’s no heat. And that’s the way it always is as September turns into October – it gives us days that look great but don’t deliver. In fact, they can be bad for our health. We look […]

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Irish Army patrolling West Belfast

A West Belfast man has acquired a vehicle that has literally been thorough the wars. This Nissan Patrol 4×4 is the latest addition to Jim Smith’s impressive fleet of military vehicles and is the only one of its kind left. The Dunmurry man, Chairman of the Military Vehicle Club Ireland, an all island club with […]

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SF urges ‘tick the NI box’

A Sinn Féin MLA is calling on would-be voters to tick a controversial part of the new electoral registration forms or else they will be left without a vote in the next election. It’s emerged that  thousands of forms have been returned to the Electoral Office without part of the form being filled in. The […]

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Joelle aims to make those Dublin finals

A West Belfast beauty has secured a place representing the city at the Miss Bikini Ireland finals. Joelle Curoe, from Fallswater Street, took the Miss Bikini Belfast title last week and is eagerly looking forward to the Dublin finals in November. “I am really proud to represent Belfast,” said the 19-year-old who, remarkably, is not […]

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Local delegates tell of opening talks with Haass

Politicians in the North have dealt with bigger issues and reached an agreement, Sinn Féin’s lead negotiator Gerry Kelly said, after his first meeting with US diplomat Richard Haass on Tuesday night. The North Belfast MLA was joined by deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, West Belfast MLA Jennifer McCann, and veteran Clonard republican Seán Murray at […]

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NEW ‘IV’ GROUP BEHIND ATTACK

A gang operating out of Turf Lodge was behind last week’s pipe bomb find in Twinbook. The members of the gang are known criminals who were closely aligned to a former CIRA man who is now locked up in Maghaberry. They’re masquerading under the name ‘Irish Volunteers’. Since their leader – also a well-known West […]

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