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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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Abuse victim urges others to speak out

BY Evan Short e.short@belfastmediagroup.com An Ardoyne man who gave evidence to the Historical Abuse Inquiry on his rape and beatings while resident in one of the North’s most notorious homes says he is breaking his silence in the hope that other victims will come forward. Gabriel McCormick spent time during the 1960s at Rubane House on […]

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Joby’s sister pulls no punches in support for charity

The sister of a Glengormley man who lost his life when he drowned in the River Lagan three years ago will take to the ring on Saturday night to help raise cash for the team of volunteers that recovered his body. Fiona Murphy’s brother Joby, 20, died after falling into the Lagan after a night […]

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Distressed man threatens to set himself alight at Newtownabbey B&Q store

A shopper who witnessed a man threaten to set himself alight in a Newtownabbey hardware store on Wednesday evening (October 29) has told the North Belfast News of his horror at what he saw. Carnmoney man Patrick Taggart said he was entering the store around 7pm yesterday when he witnessed the man, who was in […]

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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 […]

Who goes there, friend or foe…?

It must be hard for journalists to follow all the wars going on now. Because in these wars today’s enemy […]

From Hardinge to Street Park Lodge

The Christian Brothers were a great organisation for planning ahead. In the late 1950s they looked at the growth of […]

Top Gear’s bottom marks for figures

REGULAR readers of this column will know that Squinter enjoys the occasional punt, so the vagaries of chance are a […]