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Former prisoner approached by MI5

A former republican prisoner has said British intelligence officers tried to recruit him as an informer during a two-day break to Amsterdam at the weekend.

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Playpark’s refurb hit by vandals

A North Belfast play park that is in the process of being refurbished has been attacked by vandals.On Tuesday night (November 15) vandals broke into the fencing around the play park at Alexandra Park and damaged new surfacing, which is currently a building site.

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Shoukri ‘trying to destabilise’ North

The return of ousted UDA leader Andre Shoukri to Tigers Bay during a loyalist parade last weekend has heightened already raised tensions in the area.Shoukri was attending a parade last Friday night in memory of 16-year-old Glen Branagh who was killed as he prepared to throw a pipe bomb across to the New Lodge side of the interface on November 11 2001.

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TERMINAL CANCER PATIENT’S WARNING TO OTHER SUFFERERS

A North Belfast woman who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer after two years in remission has called on the Health Service to provide regular body scans for patients in recovery from the disease.Glengormley mother of four Catherine Carmichael was recently told the breast cancer she beat two years ago has returned and spread to her organs and that the disease will claim her life.

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Teen attackers dance on child’s head in vicious sectarian assault

The mother of a North Belfast child has been describing how a gang ‘danced on her son’s head’ during a sectarian attack that left him with footprints embedded in his forehead.

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Be nice to each other at charity Mr and Mrs

A charity night will be held in a North Belfast bar later this month in aid of a local suicide awareness charity.The Mr and Mrs competition at the Chester has been organised by local group Laura’s Legacy, set up in memory of Whitewell Road 22-year old Laura Hughes who took her own life in May 2008.

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