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Paisley’s judgement day

WHAT was it that prompted Ian Paisley to say the words he said in Monday’s BBC programme during which the former First Minister and former Free Presbyterian Moderator spoke to Eamonn Mallie about his long life and political career? Was it intimations of his mortality, in the wake of a lengthy bout of serious illness? […]

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Another drug death

THE death of 42-year-old Gerard Mulholland is another grim reminder of the devastating toll that drugs are taking on society. And it’s a reminder, too, that it is not just the young and impressionable who are at risk from the lethal substances being sold by ruthless and unscrupulous dealers. There has been much speculation about […]

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New dawn as Dunville Park opens

  ONE of the oldest public parks in West Belfast is set to open to the public after a £2 million renovation fund. Dunville Park on the Falls Road will boast a 3G pitch, adventure playground, running track and senior play area. The extensive upgrade got under way last year after Belfast City Council provided […]

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Bungling counterfeiters hit wrong note

THE bad news for local shops and businesses? West Belfast has been hard-hit by the biggest influx of counterfeit notes seen in the city in ten years. The good news? The dud £20 notes are easy to spot. Many local shops, pubs and clubs have been hit in the pocket in recent weeks by the […]

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DUMPING HINDERING SEARCH FOR GRAVES

HEARTLESS dumpers who are illegally depositing waste over the location of Milltown Cemetery burial grounds are badly hampering the search for the grave sites of the poor – including babies. In a special feature for the Andersonstown News today ahead of Milltown Cemetery Sunday which is due to take place at the weekend, an archaeologist […]

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New foundation at the City Hall

We’re not sure who first said, “I have seen the past and it doesn’t work” but we suspect the author knew a thing or two

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