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Shooting ‘achieved nothing’

A LOCAL MLA has said those responsible for a weekend paramilitary-style shooting in Twinbrook have no support in the local community. At around 9.10am on Sunday, March 4, a 20-year-old man received a gunshot wound to the leg in the Glasvey Close area and required hospital treatment.

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Terry and Oorlagh bring Oscar home

TWINBROOK Oscar-winner Terry George made a return visit to his native West Belfast this week after picking up the coveted award for his short film ‘The Shore’. Terry and daughter Oorlagh, who produced the film, braved the heights of Divis Tower with the Andersonstown News to give their Oscar statuettes a panoramic view of the place where it all began.

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Things are looking up on both fronts

If Antrim followers have been delighted by the unbeaten start our footballers have made to this season’s National Football League, they were on cloud nine after the hurlers began their campaign by beating Wexford in their opening game on Sunday last at Casement Park.

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All-Ireland gold for our Ed

The Belfast Media Group’s very own Ed McGinley, of Annadale Striders, had the race of his life in Dublin on Sunday to take the Irish InterClub Cross Country title at Santry. The 29 year-old, who is sports editor of the South Belfast News and the North Belfast News, led from the start to finish first in the 12 kilometre event, but had a trio of Clonliffe Harriers runners in attendance from early on.

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‘Find carjackers before tragedy strikes’

These are the faces of the men the PSNI are seeking to speak to in relation to a spate of carjackings in the city. At a press conference held at Woodbourne police station, a PSNI team, along with members of Families Bereaved Through Car Crime, launched a dedicated phone line for the community to offer information on those depicted in the photo-fits – and anyone else suspected to be involved in the crime wave.

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Grandmum won’t leave after shots are fired at local home

A WEST Belfast grandmother said she will not be intimidated out of her home after a number of shots were fired through her front door and kitchen window on Saturday night. Julia Stokes, a settled member of the Travelling community from Mill Race off the Monagh By-Pass, told the Andersonstown News that the attack wasn’t linked, as has been claimed, to any feud between her family and any other Traveller family.

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