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Archive | December, 2017

Bobby’s fundraising secures iPad for RVH

MONEY raised by a grateful New Lodge father has helped purchase an iPad for the immunology unit in the Royal Victoria Hospital. Bobby Fields’ son Robert suffers from anaphylaxis, a disease which leaves him vulnerable to allergic reactions and can be life-threatening. Robert first suffered an allergic reaction to nuts when he was just two […]

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Record Christmas for North Belfast food bank

MORE individuals and families received a helping hand this Christmas thanks to a record-breaking year of donations to the North Belfast food bank. This year the annual drive by North Belfast Advice Partnership and Ligoniel Improvement Association delivered the most hampers since the service was established in 2014. A total of 200 Christmas hampers were […]

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Going cold turkey at the Roddy’s in January

FOLLOWING a sell-out run at the Roddy McCorley’s and The Mac Theatre, the duo behind The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey will bring their hit show back to its Glen Road haunt for a string of dates in January. Gerard Jordan and Ciarán Nolan, the comedic partnership behind ’Em Two Balloons Theatre Company, told […]

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5,000 tablets collected from drugs bin

THE BATTLE against prescription drug abuse in West Belfast claimed a small victory this week when over 5,000 tablets were collected from the drug bin in the Kennedy Centre. The RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) bin in the Kennedy Centre has proved a great success with Centre manager John Jones calling it a […]

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Newington and Crumlin Star chase Christmas silverware

NORTH Belfast soccer fans are in for a festive treat this Christmas with two top local teams battling it out for prestigious trophies. On Christmas morning Newington FC will take to the pitch against Linfield Swifts in the Steel and Sons Cup final at Seaview, while two days later, on Wednesday, December 27, Crumlin Star […]

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Simple act of kindness exploited by cruel thief

POLICE in North Belfast are appealing for information after an opportunist thief stole an iPad from suicide prevention charity PIPS at the weekend. The North Belfast News understands a lone male entered the charity’s premises on the Antrim Road on Saturday afternoon asking to use the toilet. The individual was shown upstairs but when he […]

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