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Suspect tortured by the past urged to come forward

The family of a newlywed couple and their baby who were burnt to death in a loyalist petrol bomb attack in 1976 have launched a new appeal for a suspect to come forward and tell what he knows about the murders. Joseph (22), Jeanette (19) and Brigeen Dempsey (10 months) were killed as they slept […]

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New massacre movie to be seen across the world

A film documentary by an Oscar winning director is set to bring the story of the state’s role in the 1994 Loughinisland massacre to a world audience and enhance the families’ quest for justice. ‘No Stone Left Unturned’ will be released next year and is based on the work of former North Belfast News journalist […]

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Boreland getaway car details in new appeal

The detective investigating the murder of UDA man John ‘Bonzer’ Boreland has again appealed for witnesses to the killing to come forward, a week after the loyalist hard man was gunned down. Boreland, 46, was murdered last Sunday evening (August 7) outside his flat on Sunningdale Gardens in the Ballysillan area of north Belfast. The […]

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Loyalist residents and representatives reject deadline for interfaces

A government deadline to remove peace lines by 2023 should be removed and the interfaces given over to the community, according to a loyalist representative who described the walls as being “part of who they are.” Julie Ann Corr Johnston was speaking at a Greater New Lodge Community Festival Event on Tuesday discussing plans by […]

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Heartbroken parents demand residential drugs unit

THE parents of a Ligoniel schoolboy who took his own life after bravely battling a drug addiction say they will honour his legacy by campaigning for a secure unit for teens suffering from addiction and mental health problems. Paul and Sarah Fox’s son Aaron passed away in April this year aged just 16. The St […]

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Feared UDA gunman shot dead

A FEARED UDA gunman who built up a lucrative criminal empire in the wake of the Troubles, was shot dead last night in North Belfast. John ‘Bonzer’ Boreland was gunned down in Sunningdale Gardens near Ballysillan shortly before 10pm with speculation on who carried out the hit focusing on other UDA factions or members of […]

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