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Work begins on sculpture to commemorate McGurk’s dead

Work has begun on a sculpted relief recreation of McGurk’s Bar at the site of the UVF bomb which killed fifteen innocent people forty years ago.December 4 marks the fortieth anniversary of the bombing of the North Queen Street bar and to mark the occasion some of the families who lost loved ones have formed the McGurk’s Memorial Fund for a series of memorials.

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Shining a light on safer streets

Vulnerable residents in the New Lodge are to receive plug timers for their lights in an effort to deter burglars in the run-up to Christmas.Over the coming weeks 72 plug timers, which can be set to turn on lamps at a designated time, will be distributed to residents.

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Counselling group still listening 18 years on

In 1991 a Passionist priest was tasked with developing a project that would respond to the needs of young people in Ardoyne who had been brought up in the midst of sectarian conflict.As a result of Fr John Friel’s investigations New Life Counselling was set up in November 1993 and last Saturday celebrated its 18th birthday.

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Cancer survivor’s message of hope to disease sufferers

BEING told you have cancer is one of the hardest messages a person has to come to terms with, and for North Belfast nurse Carol Ann Creagh this was certainly the case. Many deal with this traumatic period of their life in different ways, and sadly, for many this period is also the last stretch of their life. However Carol decided to write a journal of her cancer experience, which has recently been published as the emotional memoir ‘Angels Under My Bed’.

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Smokin’s affinity with local boxers

A North Belfast boxing coach has paid tribute to his close friend and legend of the ring, ‘Smokin’’ Joe Frazier who passed away earlier this week.

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Knifed teenagers ‘lucky to be alive’

In what appears to be a random attack the pair were stabbed a total of seven times before Pádraig managed to escape and run to his Atlantic Avenue home to raise the alarm.

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