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Parties react to snap general election

AFTER yesterday’s surprise move by Prime Minister Theresa May to call a general election, political leaders here have been reacting to the prospect of a fourth visit to the polls in just over a year. Talks to save devolution stalled before Easter with hopes of a deal fading and the prospect of a Westminster election […]

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Tributes paid to West Belfast dad

TRIBUTES have been paid to a West Belfast father who died after his car collided with a lorry in Crumlin yesterday (Monday) morning. Manuel Caddell had been driving around 10.50am when his Audi collided with the back of a lorry at the junction of Nutts Corner Road and Manse Road. The lorry driver was unharmed […]

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Gold Cup form could be the National key

THE world’s greatest betting race takes place this weekend. Yes, folks, we can only be talking about the Grand National. A total of 40 runners will go to post at 5.15pm on Saturday for the most exciting race in the world. Everybody and their granny has a bet in the National and our usual sound […]

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Oldpark collision: police say car had been stolen

THE PSNI say they still don’t know if a car involved in a serious crash on the Oldpark Road on Saturday morning was stolen. The main road had to be closed by police after the collision that left a number of people needing hospital treatment. An eyewitness told the North Belfast News that they saw […]

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Dancers raise funds for vital treatment

BIG-HEARTED punters dug deep on St Patrick’s day to help raise an astounding £1,000 to go towards the treatment for Lagmore woman Kellie McConville. Kellie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bowel cancer in July last year, just months after her mother died of lung cancer. The 42-year-old mum-of-one has been undergoing innovative alternative […]

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His was a life of ‘endurance and resolve’

The 19th century Donegal poet, lamenting his drowned son, comes closest to capturing our devastation at the news that Martin McGuinness is gone. An chéad Mháirt de fhómhair ba brónach tuirseach mo scéal. Lámh thapa a bhí cróga ag gabháil rohmam ar leaba na n-éag. On the First Tuesday of autumn, sorry and tired was […]

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