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Local runners set for 32 marathon challenge

THE training is done and the itinerary set for a number of local runners who are about to take on a mammoth challenge in aid of the Children’s Cancer Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital. On Thursday at the headquarters of sponsor Manfreight in Portadown, Paul Tyrell, Noel McNally and Niall Farquharson will set off […]

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Over 40 bus lanes fines issued as roll out of Glider heads East

OVER 40 warnings were issued to West Belfast drivers who were caught using the new 12-hour bus lanes brought in to accommodate the new Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) Glider system. The bus lanes, which became operational last Monday, operate from 7am until 7pm and were extended to East Belfast yesterday, running from the city centre […]

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A new fellowship of the rings is born

UNTIL three months ago, local environmental champion Aidan Crean had never seen a barn owl – which is why he looks so ecstatic this week in this photograph. Aidan is holding a baby owl in what was the culmination of a project that is breathing new life into the fortunes of this spectacular and incredibly […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, July 25

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Internet sensation set to go on stage

A WEST Belfast comedian whose parody of chart hits from the likes of Ed Sheeran – which has seen him go ‘viral’ on the internet – is about to headline his own show such is the demand to see him live. Brooke’s Paddy Rafferty, known to fans as Paddy Raff, will perform at the Foundry […]

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MP Ian Paisley suspended for 30 days

DUP MP Ian Paisley has been suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days – his party immediately also suspended him for an unspecified period pending its own investigation. The North Antrim MP’s punishment follows his failure to declare two lavish family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government, following which he […]

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