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Council ‘breaks housing pledge’

SOUTH BELFAST Councillor Deirdre Hargey has accused Belfast City Council of breaking a pledge to allow social homes to be built on the Gasworks site at Ormeau. Councillor Hargey was speaking following a vote by the Planning Committee of Belfast City Council to make land earmarked for social housing on the Gasworks site available for […]

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Fears over home care services in Belfast

THE MANAGEMENT of Colin Care – who provide assistance and personal care needs to people in their homes – have claimed that Belfast Trust’s tender process is “badly flawed”. The Trust decided to put their domiciliary care contract out to tender last August but dramatically reduced the number of providers from 45 to just nine […]

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Marie’s high hopes for Belfast

BELFAST is set to be the location for a new urban regeneration concept. The HALO project headed by Marie Macklin, who already have a thriving regeneration site in Kilmarnock, have their sights set on Belfast as a location for their next development. Marie has spent time in Belfast meeting with political, educational, community leaders, business […]

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An Dream Dearg call for meeting with Brokenshire

A DELEGATION from the Irish language community travelled to Hillsborough Castle yesterday (Tuesday) to highlight the call for an Irish Language Act. Over 60 people, a majority of them teenagers and young people from Irish language primary and secondary schools, were in attendance at the official residence of Secretary of State, James Brokenshire. Each person […]

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Noreen follows in her daughter’s footsteps

AFTER picking up two first place titles at this year’s World Lyrical Dance Championships it did not seem that things could get much better for Turf Lodge dancer Chloe Montgomery. That was, of course, until her mum Noreen became the mummies world champion that same weekend. Having travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the competition on July […]

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Reader solves the mystery of missing Heron sculpture

AN eagle-eyed reader of the North Belfast News has solved the mystery of the missing Throne Wood heron that had stumped the local PSNI. Last week an appeal was issued by the force after the large sculpture, that had been designed by a local artist along with school children, was removed from its perch in […]

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