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Giving it the gutty goes out of fashion

SQUINTER’S driving slowly through one of Riverdale’s tight little streets when he spots a couple of boys ahead playing Kribbie. Inevitably, as he sedately passes, the lad with the ball loops one over the roof of the passing vehicle – Squinter seems to remember if the player had hit the kerb with that shot he’d […]

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Nominations flood in for Best of the West 2019

IT’S that special time of year again when you get to nominate your picks for the Best of the West 2019. This initiative is all about celebrating excellence in our local service community and business sectors here in the West of the city. We’re urging our loyal readers to fill out a nomination form for […]

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That battered can is kicked again

IN 2006 the intense focus of many in the policing debates in our community was the lack of progress on legacy matters. It was deeply contentious that a new police service could be established without a wider societal process to deal with the harms of the conflict, especially violations by the RUC, including their involvement […]

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Stix & Stones, Balmoral Hotel

BASED on the extraordinary popularity of Stix & Stones restaurant in the city centre, there was already plenty of excitement when the eminent eatery announced the opening of its second branch in the Balmoral Hotel in 2017. Establishing a new restaurant in an already thriving hotel was, of course, a clever move, but while the […]

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Pic of the day, Friday, February 22

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SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood quits politics

SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood has said he is leaving electoral politics after more than 20 years on Belfast City Council. His announcement comes just weeks after the West Belfast representative told the Andersonstown News about misgivings over his party’s partnership with Fianna Fáil. Revealing his decision to withdraw from electoral politics, he said last night […]

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