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Uni move plans take a step closer

Plans to relocate the University Of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus to North Belfast have taken a step forward as the university began their consultation process last week. The proposal to move the campus to North Belfast has been in the pipeline for a number of years.

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RAAD took no action against ‘drinker dealer’

A dissident republican group has warned more people will be targeted for drug dealing after a quantity of cannabis was seized from a house in North Belfast last week.

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Thieves steal alleygates

Vulnerable peoples’ homes in Ardoyne are now more at risk after large steel gates were stolen from a community group this week. That’s the view of a leading community worker after thieves broke a padlock to gain entrance to the back yard of the Ardoyne Association’s offices on Enta Drive and stole six of the alley gates valued at around £6,000 in total.

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Council waives fee for pro-Israeli lobby group

A pro-Israeli lobby group will hold an event at Newtownabbey Borough Council headquarters next month free of charge after the council voted to waive the fee normally charged to outside groups. The Friends of Israel group had applied to the council to hold a showcase event in March and show a film on the history of the Jewish people in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Boxers still waiting for police to appear after arson attack on bus

A North Belfast boxing coach whose club minibus was burnt out by vandals at the weekend said he has still had no contact from the PSNI to investigate the incident. Dockers coach Paddy Fitzsimmons was speaking after the mini bus used to transport 14 young boxers, coaches

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‘Too early to speculate’

It is too early to speculate which North Belfast schools may face closure or merger as a result of the recommendations published this week, a leading figure in the Catholic Council for Maintained Schools (CCMS) has said.

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