Archive | October, 2014

Birthday Greetings 1st November

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Funeral of tragic teen takes place

By david whelan d.whelan@belfastmediagroup.com THE funeral has taken place of A North Belfast teenager killed in a car accident in the South of the city. Conal Daly (18), a former Edmund Rice College pupil, was killed when the ‘runaround’ Jaguar he was travelling in collided with a Volkswagen Polo being driven by a 74-year-old nun […]

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Green light for 3G pitch in the park

By Ciara Quinn c.quinn@belfastmediagroup.com THE controversial new 3G pitch in the Falls Park has been given the go-ahead. The recommendation to proceed with the new pitch was made at a Belfast City Council Parks and Leisure Committee meeting held last Thursday night. Despite opposition to the plans from the Love Falls Park Group, Sinn Féin […]

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OAP foils knife gang by throwing sweets

ARMED thugs fled a North Belfast convenience store empty-handed after a plucky pensioner fought back by hurling sweets at the would-be robbers. The drama unfolded at around 7am on Sunday when three hooded men – one of them brandishing a fearsome nine-inch blade – entered Marshalls news-agents on the Oldpark Road. They threatened the 72-year-old shop […]

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It’s all change for Sinn Féin

At a special election con-vention in the Felons last night (Wednesday) Sinn Féin big-hitters Alex Maskey and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir were expected to be nominated unopposed as new MLAs for West and South Belfast respectively. The changes have been brought about by the resignation of former West Belfast MLA Sue Ramsey. Two weeks ago we […]

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Who goes there, friend or foe…?

It must be hard for journalists to follow all the wars going on now. Because in these wars today’s enemy may be yesterday’s friend and you’d hardly know who was fighting whom and for what. A government arming and training the Kurds in one country, while refusing to help them in another across the border, […]

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