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Meet West Belfast’s Daddy Christmas

This is West Belfast’s very own Daddy Christmas. Tony Devlin has been making toys for children in his garage and giving them away for free for the past seven years.

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Housing inequality

WE report today that over 1,000 West Belfast families in housing stress have applied for the 71 new social housing units being built at present in the Clonavogie Gardens development on the Donegall Road. The news is particularly concerning as it comes at a time of year when our thoughts inevitably turn to family and home.

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A sign of the times in City Hall frontage

Although the Continental Market played its part in drawing Christmas crowds into the city centre, there’s now a new attraction in town that is leading families down to City Hall from Turf Lodge to the New Lodge – the Nollaig Shona Duit sign on the side of our civic building.

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Referees to discuss options after Rasharkin appeal

REFEREES in Antrim will discuss what action – if any – to take following the re-instatement of Rasharkin’s adult teams into Antrim competitions in 2012, according to Antrim Referees Committee chairman Tommy McIntyre.

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1,000 in race for 71 homes

A SOCIAL housing development in the St James’ area of West Belfast has received over 1,000 applications for just 71 units of housing, the Andersonstown News has learned.

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As you were at the top of the league

Last weekend’s round of games saw both main Glasgow clubs pitted against their Edinburgh counterparts with Rangers travelling to Easter Road in the early kick-off before Celtic welcomed Hearts to Parkhead a few hours later.

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