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Primary school bomb was ‘an attempt by violent dissident republicans to kill police officers’

POLICE say that a bomb left at the gates of Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School in North Belfast was “viable and capable of substantial harm”. Speaking after the conclusion of the overnight alert in Ardoyne, Belfast District Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Noble said: “The device, which was found at the gates of a local primary […]

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Nelia finds help on the road to employment

A NORTH Belfast project is helping people across the city overcome their barriers to secure employment. Based at the Ashton Centre, the Belfast Works LEMIS+ Project seeks to target those without training and education, working collectively to deliver employment opportunities. One such beneficiary, Nelia Goncalves, moved to Belfast from Portugal in 2014 and got involved […]

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Parties react to snap general election

AFTER yesterday’s surprise move by Prime Minister Theresa May to call a general election, political leaders here have been reacting to the prospect of a fourth visit to the polls in just over a year. Talks to save devolution stalled before Easter with hopes of a deal fading and the prospect of a Westminster election […]

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‘I KNOW THE DEALER WHO KILLED MY SON’

THE heartbroken mother of a man who died from a suspected drugs related death in West Belfast last week has said her life will never be the same again. 26-year-old Christopher Lavery was discovered dead in the Riverdale Park North home of his grandparents last Monday morning. His devastated mother Patricia Browne from Lagmore said […]

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Suicide support charity set to benefit from recycling cash

NORTH Belfast mental health charity Pips is to benefit from a new scheme by a local social enterprise that will see them receive £1 for every tonne of material recycled. The ‘Recycling Rewards’ are operated by Bryson Recycling and for every tonne of glass, paper and plastic collected through kerbside boxes, £1 will be donated […]

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Tributes paid to West Belfast dad

TRIBUTES have been paid to a West Belfast father who died after his car collided with a lorry in Crumlin yesterday (Monday) morning. Manuel Caddell had been driving around 10.50am when his Audi collided with the back of a lorry at the junction of Nutts Corner Road and Manse Road. The lorry driver was unharmed […]

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