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HE ‘throwing money down the drain’ over shower

A disabled North Belfast woman with no washing facilities in her flat since she moved in eight weeks ago said the Housing Executive is “throwing money down the drain” by having her assessed by an Occupational Therapist. Housing campaigner Angie McManus moved into her Carlisle Parade flat two months ago after being rehoused from her home in the New Lodge Seven Towers.

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Website launch for language group

Irish language group Glór an Tuaiscirt is launching its website and three-year operational plan tonight (Thursday) as part of this year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The site, is being launched after the group’s AGM, which is being held in the minor rooms of Ardoyne Kickhams GAC, tonight, March 8.

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‘Terrified to go out’ after knifepoint assault by teen thugs

An Indian man who was held up at knifepoint by three youths as he walked to his North Belfast home last Saturday (March 3) says he is terrified to leave the house after the vicious attack. Santosh Chowdhury, who is co-ordinator of the North Belfast Bengali Cultural Association, was walking from the Sikh Temple on Duncairn Gardens to his Brookvale Fold home at around 11pm when he was physically assaulted and racially abused by three youths between 14 and 15-years-old.

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Will these sportsmen leave their hats on or will they strip for PIPS?

The women of North Belfast are in for a treat this weekend when four local sports stars do the ‘full Monty’ in aid of a local suicide prevention charity. The four brave males will be baring all at McGrath’s Bar on the Cliftonville Road on Saturday night in aid of PIPS suicide awareness.

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Michael D follows in Mary’s footsteps

North Belfast political representatives met with President Michael D Higgins last week during his first official visit to the North. Sinn Féin MLAs Gerry Kelly and Carál Ní Chuilín met with the president in south Belfast’s Crescent Arts Centre. He also paid a visit to the Wave Trauma Centre just off the Antrim Road to see how victims of the Troubles are being supported.

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Fr Casimir ‘gravely ill’

Popular Ardoyne priest Fr Casimir Haran is seriously ill in hospital today after suffering a suspected stroke whilst celebrating a funeral mass yesterday (Wednesday). The much loved Holy Cross curate took ill whilst celebrating Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning and remains in a serious condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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