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Boxing clubs score a knock-out win

FUNDING for the Belfast Boxing Strategy was reinstated on Monday night by Belfast City Council after members reversed cuts to amateur boxing. Funding in the region of £45,000 over the next four months was thrown into doubt at last month’s Strategic Policy and Resource Committee after members voted against continuing financial support. Before Monday’s meeting, […]

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Tiarnan’s appeal to thoughtless drivers

A BELFAST teenager has appealed for drivers to park on the roads instead of parking over tactile paving that has been installed at junctions for the blind and visually impaired. 13-year-old Tiernan Devine was born at 24 weeks weighing only 1lb 3oz. Throughout his life Tiernan has suffered various medical difficulties and has had to […]

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’Murph families’ concern at possibility of ‘dirty deal’ between Foster and May

THE Ballymurphy Massacre families have hit out at the DUP-Tory ‘coalition of chaos’ and expressed their concern at the possibility of any new deal allowing special treatment for British soldiers or policement charged with historic crimes. Calls have been made for legislation to be put in place that would protect state forces from prosecution in […]

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Citizen Nobody making waves on music scene

HAVING released their debut album just over a month ago, Belfast rockers Citizen Nobody – who hail from the north and west of the city – have increasingly been appearing on the radar of music aficionados across the city. Glencairn’s David Cosby (vocalist/guitarist) and Beechmount lads Al Ó Donnghaile (drummer) and John McCann (bass guitarist), met […]

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Sensational Burnett defies early injury to claim IBF bantamweight crown

BELFAST toasted its latest world boxing champion at the SSE Arena on Saturday night as Ryan Burnett defeated Lee Haskins to claim the IBF bantamweight title. The North Belfast man produced a sensational performance to dominate the defending champion from start to finish although this seemingly didn’t win the approval of American judge, Clark Sammartino, […]

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Army knew of loyalist bombing suspects

A shocking discovery from the British military archives proves that the British army knew that names of two loyalists suspected of involvement in the bombing of Kelly’s Bar. On the 13th of May 1972, a car bomb detonated without warning outside the Springfield Road bar and resulted in the death of three people. John Moran […]

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