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Parish priest asked to observe PSNI raid

Sacred Heart Parish Priest Fr Martin Magill has confirmed he was asked to act as an observer during a PSNI house raid in Ardoyne before Christmas and was present in a house while searches were carried out. The North Belfast News has learned that anti-agreement republicans contacted Fr Magill over their concerns at raids being […]

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Callous thieves target 86-year-old’s home as she attends funeral of only sister

An 84-year-old woman who left her home for an hour to attend the funeral mass of her only sister has spoken of her trauma after heartless thieves targeted her home, stealing pension money and ransacking every room in the house. Collette McKibbin who lives with her husband Jim (85) in their Glenard home said she […]

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Brother and sister oaps burgled by bogus caller

A 76 year old disabled man who lives with his 86 year old sister has told how a bogus caller forced him to kneel in pain for five minutes while an accomplice searched his home before the pair made off with a sum of cash. The man, who does not want to be identified, was […]

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Oldpark cut victim blames loyalists

An Oldpark man hospitalised after being beaten and cut as he visited his daughter on the Shore Road for Christmas claims loyalists were behind the unprovoked attack. Patrick Rooney, 34, said he had called to see his daughter, who lives with her mother, on Christmas Eve when a man and a woman set upon him […]

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Kevin disappeared at New Year 2006: still his family have hope

The family of a man who went missing in North Belfast on New Year’s Day nine years ago have issued a fresh appeal for information on the eve of his anniversary. Martin Kelly, who was 21 at the time, was last seen leaving a bar in the Docks area at around 7.10pm and has never […]

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Leisure centre changes

THE SINN Féin leader on Belfast City Council says his party is insisting the not-for-profit operator that will run the city’s leisure centres from January 1 guarantees to maintain and improve current service provision. London-based Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) will take over the facilities this week, with 60 of the existing leisure centre staff taking […]

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Jog Blog, Positive Mental Attitude!

PMA does this really work? I’m an expert at PMT I know how to work that. It’s hard to motivate […]

Jog Blog

Why do we eat so much when we train? Correction, why do I eat so much when I train? My […]

Life got in the way

This week I hit a few snags, it’s very true what they say sometimes ‘life just gets in the way’ […]

The prince, the UDR and ‘failure of the few’

The Duke of York is in the news again with accusations of impropriety coming from USA. A spokesman for Buckingham […]

Jog Blog: Week Three

Well, things are getting better. I’m training more, eating cleaner and sleeping like a log. I’m still no Sonia O’Sullivan, […]

Jog Blog: Week Two

Every morning for the past week I’ve set my alarm for 6am to get up and go for a run. […]