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Campaigner calls for review of mental health treatment

CAMPAIGNER Phillip McTaggart has called for a review into how people with mental health issues are treated. The Mindskills founder spoke out this week following several reports that people in crisis are being refused treatment at local hospitals. In recent weeks, the North Belfast News has reported a number cases where people at risk of […]

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Voting now open for the Urban Villages Aisling Award

VOTING has begun online to find the recipient of a new Aisling Award aimed at identifying the best community project based in an Urban Village area. An initiative of the Stormont Executive championed by the late Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson, Urban Villages were set up in some of the most underserved areas in Belfast […]

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RFJ release report into the murder of Joseph McCrystal

RELATIVES for Justice has published a comprehensive new report into the killing of a North Belfast man – believed to have been murdered by the UDA in 1972. Joseph McCrystal was shot dead while walking home along Arthur Road, Newtownabbey, around 11pm on Sunday November 12th of that year. Work colleagues who shared the car-ride […]

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Play tells story of Shaws Gaeltacht

A new play that tells the incredible story of the establishment of the Shaws Road Gaeltacht is set for the stage later this month. Written by Nuala Ní Neill, ‘Is Iomaí Rud a Tharla’ was specially commissioned by Irish language theatre company Aisling Ghéar to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the urban […]

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St Vincent de Paul start No Borders campaign

A LOCAL charity shop is using a politically-themed message to front a new fundraising campaign with a deeper meaning. Society of St Vincent de Paul on the Antrim Road have launched their window display of ‘No Borders’ as part of the ‘Gift of Hope’ campaign. With Brexit and the debate around borders at the front […]

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Council grants approval for Bank Buildings restoration

APPROVAL has been given for a historic restoration of the Bank Buildings by Belfast City Council’s planning committee. The application seeks to restore the grade B1-listed landmark to its totality after it was destroyed in the devastating Primark blaze in August last year. Proposed conservation-led works include the reinstatement of the upper floor structures on […]

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