Archive | August, 2015

New Brassneck show at the Lyric packs a powerful punch

FRESH from entertaining the masses at the recent Féile an Phobail with The Holy Holy Bus, Brassneck Theatre Company show no signs of slowing down as they prepare to stage their latest show, Lemonade Sandwich. Running at the Lyric Theatre from Tuesday September 15 until Sunday September 20, the play finds local actor and The […]

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OAP who spoke out against thugs suffers nervous breakdown

elderly North Belfast man whose house was attacked after he spoke out against local thugs has suffered a nervous breakdown. Joe Deans, 69, says he’s being targeted by anti-social elements in Ligoniel because he has protested about the shocking behaviour of local individuals who are making life hell for the residents. A brick was hurled […]

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How our photographer painfully made history at Belfast’s new A&E

Daily Belfast lensman and part-time daredevil Thomas McMullan found himself making the news when he was officially the first patient to be treated at the new casualty unit in the Royal Victoria Hospital. The keen motorcyclist came a cropper on his bike last week at Mallusk during heavy rain, breaking his collarbone and suffering bruised […]

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After sparking political crisis with comments on Kevin McGuigan murder, PSNI remains silent about AAD and shooting of Danny McKay

The PSNI has again refused to comment on whether they are investigating the criminal gang Action Against Drugs (AAD) for the murder of Danny McKay despite being able to state publicly that they are investigating its involvement in the murder of Kevin McGuigan. Danny McKay, 36, was cut down in a hail of bullets in […]

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Luncthime at Ashers – praise the Lord and pass the firecracker sub

LUNCHTIME on Thursday and Squinter finds himself in town on a mission so pointless and banal that its details need not detain us here. Plenty of options for a tightener, of course, with countless establishments offering quick and convenient fare for the city’s workers, who are out in their numbers on a balmy late summer […]

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98 crimes prove Council crime strategy for Divis has failed

NINETY- eight criminal acts have been carried out in the lower Falls area from April through to June. The upsurge in crime is concentrated in the small residential cluster of Hamill Street, College Street and Galway Street close to the city centre. Statistics from the Police UK website record 46 criminal acts ranging from anti-social […]

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