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Hard border fears return as DUP wield veto over Tories

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have again told British government and EU negotiators that a hard border in Ireland would not be acceptable after a deal fell through at the last minute yesterday. Amid claims that Theresa May had agreed that the north should not have any regulatory difference with the south post-Brexit, a hard […]

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Oldpark GP smashes charity target

A NORTH Belfast GP and doctor to the Belfast Giants has smashed his marathon fundraising target for charity. Dr Mark McCrory was hoping to raise £2,000 for aid agency Concern Worldwide after running the London Marathon earlier this year. But so far he has topped the £2,800 mark – with donations still coming in. Mark […]

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Big-hearted Felix raises £1,260 for the NI Hospice

THIS year the NI Hospice launched an urgent appeal asking the public for help to raise £16,000 for urgently needed specialist medical equipment for their patients. Step forward Poleglass man Felix Crudden. Felix lost his beloved wife Una following her brave battle against Ovarian Cancer in December 2014 and since then he fundraised tirelessly for […]

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Mother and son’s fight to remain

A SOUTH Belfast mother and son are facing deportation as Home Office officials prepare to send them to Nigeria. Favour Egbomeade and her son Osareuse (10) have made a home and lives for themselves in the Ormeau area. Osareuse was born in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin in August 2006 – mother and son then […]

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Local singer releases new album for Christmas

WHEN Michael Cunningham was cutting his teeth as a musician busking on the streets of Belfast he had little idea that he would eventually end up making a living as a musician. Ahead of the launch of his new album, Michael said his diverse career behind the mic has been leading up to this point. […]

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Family’s relief after Joseph’s name is cleared nearly 50 years after shooting

THE sister of an Ardoyne man shot dead by the British army in 1971 says there’s “relief” in the family after a coroner ruled the shooting was “not justified”. Joseph Parker (25) was attending a Christmas dance at Toby’s Hall in Ardoyne when he was fatally shot. He suffered injuries to both thighs and died […]

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