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Four arrested in West Belfast UDA probe

FOUR men have been arrested in North Belfast after a PSNI operation targeting the UDA in West Belfast. The two-day search and arrest operation was carried out by detectives from the PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Taskforce. A total of 13 searches were carried out in North Belfast, Holywood and Portadown. Detective Inspector Heather Whoriskey said: “Police […]

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Schools and businesses close in anticipation of Ophelia

ALL schools, colleges and universities in Belfast are closed today as Ireland braces itself for ex-Hurricane Ophelia. When it reaches Ireland this morning, the category 3 storm will be at its most severe on Monday and will continue into Tuesday. While it had been forecast that the storm would hit the north of the country […]

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Cliftonville youngsters’ tribute to tragic Conan

YOUNG football players from Cliftonville Football Club have donated a signed Reds jersey to the family of popular Short Strand football coach, Conan Anderson. The 22-year-old died after suffering a head injury on a night out in Belfast city centre in February. Conan was a popular football coach, who worked with kids from Doyle FC, […]

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Police appeal after rocket launch and gun discovery in Dundrod

DETECTIVES from Serious Crime Branch are appealing for information following the discovery of an improvised rocket launcher and other terrorist-related articles at Budore Road in Dundrod. Police were made aware of a suspicious object in the area at around 5.30pm on Sunday (October 8) and an operation was immediately put in place to locate its […]

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Another weekend of mindless destruction in the Falls Park

THE FALLS Park was once again targeted by mindless thugs over the weekend causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. The outdoor gym area in the park was set alight on Friday night while the children’s play park was set ablaze last night (Sunday) causing extensive damage yet again to one of Belfast’s most beautiful […]

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Mercy College boys are still on the ball

THE link between education and good health is key – and one North Belfast school is going that extra mile to increase participation in sport. Mercy College earlier this month accepted Year 8 boys for the first time and to celebrate the news, the school is investing further in a unique sport project. First introduced […]

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