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Orange Order slammed for new Ardoyne parade bid

A new bid by the Orange Order to march along the Crumlin Road later his month has been slammed by nationalist politicians and the local residents group, CARA. Notification was sent to the Parades Commission this week by No. 1 District Loyal Orange Lodge for the parade – involving three bands and up to 350 […]

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U17 team attacked by sectarian mob

A NORTH Belfast football team has said they will no longer use a new £500,000 cross-community sports complex after their teenage players and supporters were attacked at the council-owned facility. St Patrick’s Young Men Football Club are to stop all seven of their teams playing at the Hammer Complex on the Shankill after one of […]

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Father and child hurt in fun fair attack

A NORTH Belfast father has spoken of his disgust after he and his 10 month old son were injured during an attack at a Belfast ‘fun fair’. The man (24), who sustained a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs and was examined for concussion and a possible broken jaw, had taken his seven-year-old daughter and 10-month old […]

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‘There was no help for my brother’

A North Belfast woman has criticised the PSNI and the NHS following the publication of a report into her brother’s suicide. Julie Magee has said the police handling of her brother’s case was unacceptable and that the NHS failed to provide him with the help he needed. Jonathan Magee, who had a history of mental […]

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Mum and baby in firing line in gun attack

A LONE gunman opened fire on a mother and her baby during a terrifying attack on a house in Ardoyne last night (Wednesday). The woman, believed to be in her thirties, opened the door carrying her baby after an attack on the household’s car, thought to have been carried out in a bid to lure […]

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Road closures hurting local business

BUSINESSES on the New Lodge road are being left high and dry due to a severe drop in footfall caused by ongoing road works, shop owners have claimed. Michael O’Kane of O’Kane’s butchers and Barry Saunders of Saunder’s Vivo said that their businesses have been brought to their knees since work by Northern Ireland Water […]

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Flegforce flatters to deceive as things stay just the way they are

HANDS up who remembers Billy Hutchinson’s cunning plan promise. Okay, now hands up who has ever managed to find out […]

Memory narratives

AT the weekend an event, ‘Armed Forces Jobs and Trades Fair’, was held at the ‘King’s Hall, Belfast, the aim […]

We hate loud music

ALL the news from the beating heart of Ulster loyalism. Camp Twaddell’s latest Twitter news as the battle for civil rights continues… […]

Coffee shop opens on top of the Black Mountain

If someone had said years ago that one day, someone will open a coffee shop at the top of Black […]

The Poor Old Woman left a very rich legacy

Having been relieved of the editorship of The Northern Patriot after just three issues in December 1895, it might have […]

The long wait for freedom

An Irish politician said recently that Irish people would have got freedom sooner – and better – if the 1916 […]