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Suicidal man sent home to noose

A VULNERABLE North Belfast man who twice threatened to take his own life before overdosing on prescription drugs was allowed to return to his home where a noose was hanging, a mental health charity has claimed. PIPS, whose headquarters are on the Antrim Road, slammed the Belfast Trust over what they say are evident failures […]

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Concern over invite to ‘Sons of Kai’ band

The Crumlin Ardoyne Residents’ Association say they are concerned at the Royal Black Institution’s decision include a ‘blood and thunder’ band on their application for a parade past nationalist homes on the Crumlin Road at Ardoyne on Saturday, August 30. Spokesman Joe Marley told the North Belfast News the inclusion of the Rathcoole Sons of […]

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Feud death fears

A FEUD at the heart of the Tigers Bay community is escalating to the point where someone may die, a leading loyalist has warned. John Howcroft, a member of the UDA-linked North Belfast UPRG, said that “criminals” and “drug dealers” unhappy at progress within the community are edging closer to killing someone, following the latest […]

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Fleadh regrets offence caused by sectarian statement

The chair of the Ardoyne Fleadh committee Eddie Copeland today said it regrets any offence caused by a sectarian comment made at a concert on Sunday night.  Eddie Copeland said: “We regret any offence caused by this incident. “It was wrong, regrettable, disappointing and should not have happened. “These comments do not reflect the views […]

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Heartless thugs torch ill baby’s ‘lifeline’ vehicle

VANDALS who set fire to a specially adapted vehicle used to transport a North Belfast toddler with a devastating genetic disease have been branded “heartless” by the little girl’s parents. 14-months-old Caoilte Fitzsimmons had to be transported by ambulance for her first visit home in over seven months, after the car customised for her needs […]

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McKee fears Ulster Hall appearance by Galloway could see violence on streets

A NORTH Belfast pastor who called for the arrest of George Galloway over “anti-Israeli” comments he made in England has said that he is deeply concerned that a public appearance by the MP could spark further flag violence in Belfast. Pastor Jack McKee, from the New Life City Church in the Shankill, has called on […]

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