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Pic of the Day, Monday, September 23

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Transatlantic and back for local couple

A LOCAL couple are preparing to embark on a trans-Atlantic voyage of a life-time. Leonard Nugent (59) from North Belfast and Mary McBride (57) from Beechmount, first met up in Malta eight years ago. Over the past 12 months they have been putting their plan in place including preparing their boat for the massive trip […]

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Mental health waiting times dispute

LOCAL mental health campaigners have disputed a Public Health Agency (PHA) claim that people suffering from mental health issues are not “waiting months” for counselling services that it funds. Last week, the Andersonstown News published criticisms of the PHA by local People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll, who said that people “are waiting months to […]

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Hands off our Gruffalo, say families after Colin Glen vandalism

PARENTS and day-care service providers say ongoing vandalism at Colin Glen Forest Park’s popular Gruffalo Trail is upsetting families who are coming to visit the attraction. Two of the sculptures from the popular Julia Donaldson-penned Gruffalo tale were completely destroyed after they were set ablaze while others were defaced. Colin Glen Forest Park is home […]

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The Hard Road

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It could pay to back the Boks in Japan

World rankings are a funny thing. Apparently, Belgium are the top-rated team in world football, ahead of Brazil and the actual world champions France writes our rugby tipster Paddy Tierney. In golf, Englishman Justin Rose moved to world number one ahead of the US Masters despite his one and only major victory coming at the […]

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