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Cops accused of hypocrisy over pallets

THE PSNI in Newtownabbey have been accused of hypocrisy after they stopped nationalist youths stealing pallets and described the culprits as “firebugs”. In a Facebook post, police described as “firebugs” a number of youths they prevented from taking pallets after receiving a call from a Longlands resident who had spotted the youngsters inside the gates […]

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Tributes go out to local community hero Brian

TRIBUTES have been paid to community worker Brian Mullan who passed away this week after losing his battle with cancer. Father-of-six Brian was a well-known face from his work with the Mater Hospital Community Forum, Newington Housing Association, the Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership as well as the Newtownabbey Street Pastors. The retired civil […]

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Minister promises ‘world class’ health system on visit to centre

NEW Health Minister Michelle O’Neill visited Duncairn Gardens to learn about work being carried out to deal with the mental health crisis in North Belfast. The Minister visited Bridge of Hope, which assists people affected by the legacy of the conflict and encourages better health and wellbeing. The suicide rate in the north of Ireland […]

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Man remains critical after Ardoyne attack

A man remains in a critical condition in hospital this morning after being subjected to a vicious attack in Ardoyne in the early hours of Sunday morning. The man, understood to be a member of the Travelling community who lives locally, was set upon in Flax Street by a number of persons around 5.25am. The […]

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Tributes paid after British Army shooting victim dies

THE family of an Ardoyne man who survived being shot in the head by British soldiers during internment swoops in 1972 have paid tribute to him following his death. Thomas ‘Tucker’ McAuley, a much-loved character in Ardoyne, passed away yesterday (Wednesday), aged 70 at the Ambassador Nursing Home following a period of ill-health. On August […]

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The cop, the box of booze and the Biro

THE PSNI have been accused of unprofessionalism after an officer issued proof of a stop and search on a box of beer. Political activist Fra Hughes was stopped by police near Ladbrook Drive as he made his way back from a parades meeting in the nearby Houben Centre. Fra asked for official proof of the […]

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