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Cowardly thugs target Alice (91) in her home

The daughter of a 91-year-old Whitewell woman who was subjected to a horrifying ordeal by a gang of burglars has branded the culprits “absolute scumbags”. Catrina McKernon said her mother, Alice McGreevy, is still badly shaken after her ordeal. At least two men were involved in the ransacking of her home on Thursday last. “My […]

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Further disruption to local community

By david whelan       d.whelan@belfastmediagroup.com A LEADING PSNI officer has said that he does not believe the latest spike in security incidents, which have caused serious disruption in nationalist areas of North Belfast, is an upscaling of dissident republican activity but warned that it is ‘a stark reminder of the situation’. Chief Superindent Nigel Grimshaw, was […]

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Why no charges over son’s brutal murder?

THE mother of a man murdered in cold blood and dumped in a North Belfast park has made an emotional appeal for information on his one-year anniversary. Rosaleen Kearney spoke publicly for the first time since her son Kevin’s brutal murder as family and friends gathered at the spot where his body was found on […]

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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 the Catholic population in Belfast. They were aware that the Redemptorist Order had purchased Ben Eadan, the large estate of Major Addley, and had built St Gerard’s church, with the official opening by Dr Mageean, […]

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Local woman’s support for far-right EDL group

A FORMER North Belfast Catholic schoolgirl who travels to England to take part in mass anti-Muslim marches organised by the extreme right wing group the English Defence League (EDL) has been exposed by her former fiancé. Margaret Brophy, who attended Little Flower Girls’ school and who lives in the Cliftonville area, regularly travels to England […]

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Open warfare in Tigers Bay

Two families have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigers Bay area after a week of serious trouble which has seen opposing gangs of masked men attacking vehicles and property in a battle to control the area. On Monday night (September 29) a gang of up to 30 masked men armed with cudgels, […]

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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 […]

The numbers game

PICK a number – any number… That’s normally the line of a TV magician about to pull off a card trick, […]

Axing camouflages real target

Under Dr Maguire’s approach and restructuring of historic investigations, post-Al Hutchinson, the Office of the Police Ombudsman now enjoys the […]

Meeting goes downhill very quickly

THERE’S a car half-blocking the entrance to the Andytown News. It’s a black Fiesta with a southern registration and there’s […]

There’s one fine county in Ireland

When you’re a city person, sights like this can really surprise you. Rows upon rows of gnarled, old trees, branches […]