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Archive | November, 2016

Youcef (11) dances up a storm in top event

COMPETITORS from around the globe are gathering this week at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall for the 2016 Oireachtas Rince na h-Éireann/All Ireland Irish Dance Championships. The week-long Irish dance event, which is the highlight of the Irish dancing community, is organised by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha and is expected to bring in excess of 1,600 […]

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West Belfast singer Bap Kennedy dies

WEST Belfast singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, aged 54. Heartfelt tributes have poured in for the former Energy Orchard frontman, who passed away on Tuesday evening. A notice on his Facebook page read: “We are devastated to announce that Bap passed away this evening. Bap was extremely brave until […]

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Lady Dixon in line for top park award

A South Belfast Park has been nominated for the Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park award. Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park and Waterworks in North Belfast are going head to head in the awards. Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in South Belfast is one of our most popular parks. It is home to […]

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Five-year-old girl mistakes ecstasy pills for sweets

A five-year-old girl from West Belfast had a narrow escape after mistaking a bag of suspected class A ecstasy tablets for sweets. The incident happened on Monday morning in Norglen Parade when the young girl was out playing close to her Turf Lodge home. The girl’s mother noticed her daughter trying to open the bag […]

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