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Plans kick off for major Solitude redevelopment

Plans for a multi million pound redevelopment of Solitude that could see the main stand torn down and replaced got underway this week with the first in a series of planned meetings with local residents. People living in the three streets used by the club for access were invited to a meeting on Tuesday evening […]

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Gran’s plea to ‘distressed’ Leontia

THE grandmother of a North Belfast woman who left a family centre in a “distressed state” has made an emotional plea for her to get in touch with the family. Leontia Teague (20) who went missing two weeks ago today (Thursday), was staying at Thorndale Family Centre on Duncairn Avenue but was last seen visiting […]

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Public told Bishop’s spending is ‘separate’ to parish

A public meeting held last night (Wednesday, November 11) to discuss the financial future of Holy Family Parish was told that spending on the renovation of the Bishop’s Somerton Road residence is a “separate issue” from the parish finances – even though he is officially the Parish Priest. Two weeks ago the North Belfast News […]

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Shotgun blast could have killed grandkids

gunmen who blasted a shotgun at the window of a home containing two young children in Ardoyne last night had no regard for life, the victim has said. Gerard Lagan was in his living room with his back to the window when the attack took place in Butler’s Walk at around 9.30pm. Mr Lagan’s head […]

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Loyalist murder bid bullet ‘still in victim’s leg’

A BULLET at the centre of an investigation into a failed murder bid by feuding loyalists in Tiger’s Bay is still in the leg of John Boreland, a source close to the former UDA chief has claimed. Boreland was shot during an alleged ambush by up to ten men in the Carr’s Glen area of […]

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GAA bar closes its doors

TThe bar at Ardoyne Kickhams GAA has has ceased trading with two workers losing their jobs as the club goes into a period of ‘restructuring’ due to a lack of cash. Ardoyne chairman Stephen McVicker said the club was going through restructuring and the bar closure came as part of that. He stressed however that […]

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Mass warfare

AT the end of a year when the start of the First World War was remembered there is one puzzle […]

Count your starling blessings

It’s a bird that many people have in their gardens, but to be truthful, few appreciate. Starlings are noisy, aggressive […]

Now it’s curry my Gregory after years of quotable fun

GREGORY Campbell’s ‘Curry my yoghurt’ outburst in the Assembly was as unsurprising as it was unfunny. The line was spoken […]

Justice came late for scapegoat airman

The murder of Patricia Curran (19) in November 1952 sent shockwaves all over Ireland and beyond. By the end of […]

Halloween horror at Camp Twaddell

CONCLUDING PART Big Geordie flexed his pudgy fingers furiously. The pyjama cord that bound his wrists behind his back had […]

Abuse a challenge for all our society

The recent allegations made by Maíria Cahill are of serious concern to myself and Sinn Féin. While I refute completely […]