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Celebrating the greatest hits of West Belfast

WEST Belfast’s musical sons and daughters are set to come together to celebrate and showcase our ‘greatest hits’ at a gala evening in the Devenish on Saturday, August 31. Brian Kennedy, The Adventures, Rab McCullough and Joby Fox – with more acts to be announced – will perform as part of ‘West Belfast’s Greatest Hits’, […]

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Reformed London bad guy has local links

ONE of London’s most notorious criminals who’s written a book on his fight to leave his past behind has connections to North Belfast. Michael Maisey was born and raised in Isleworth but spent five years living on the Antrim Road. His mother is a native of Belfast and was raised in Nazareth Lodge in South […]

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MPs back abortion and same-sex marriage moves

MPs have backed an amendment to legalise abortion and extend same-sex marriage to the north if devolution at Stormont is not restored by October 21. The landmark ruling was part of a House of Commons debate aimed at keeping the north running in the absence of a devolved government. Labour’s Conor McGinn, who is originally […]

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Pic of the day, Tuesday July 9

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Tyres removed from bonfires at Avoniel and Connswater sites

BONFIRE builders who removed tyres from two sites in East Belfast on Monday have now said there is no need for Belfast City Council staff to take action. At a special meeting yesterday, Belfast City Council announced they would “remove materials” from both sites due to environmental concerns. Shortly after the announcement, those that built […]

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Young people getting ready for summer fun

SCHOOL’S out for summer – rejoice, celebrate and, of course, contemplate the familiar dilemma of what to do with your young ones during their long two months off. If you or a young person you know is faced with the habitual struggle to fill those days with excitement, then look no further than the New […]

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