Archive | News RSS feed for this section

Chief Constable will not attend McGurk’s memorial lecture tonight

THE Chief Constable will not attend a memorial lecture marking the 45th year of the McGurk’s bar atrocity to be held in West Belfast tonight. A spokesperson for the PSNI said Chief Constable George Hamilton would not be attending the event “due to other commitments” but that Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, who is in […]

Read More Comments Off on Chief Constable will not attend McGurk’s memorial lecture tonight

Stormont hosts pancreatic cancer event

DUP MLA Paula Bradley is encouraging people in North Belfast to know the symptoms of pancreatic cancer, and is supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK’s drive to improve the care of local people with the disease. The North Belfast MLA recently attended Pancreatic Cancer UK’s parliamentary event at Stormont, when the charity launched its Patient Charter, which […]

Read More Comments Off on Stormont hosts pancreatic cancer event

Police probe suspected city centre drugs death

AN investigation has been launched by the PSNI after the death of a man in Belfast city centre. The 27-year-old was found at premises in Victoria Street yesterday with Detective Inspector Paul Rowland saying they believe it was linked to an incident on Friday evening. “Police received the report of a suspected drugs incident on […]

Read More Comments Off on Police probe suspected city centre drugs death

Castro had great admiration for hunger strikers

SINN Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has spoken of his meeting with Fidel Castro and how the late Cuban leader spoke of his admiration for the hunger strikers. Gerry Kelly accompanied Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams to Cuba in 2001 for the official unveiling of a memorial to the 10 men who died in 1981 and […]

Read More Comments Off on Castro had great admiration for hunger strikers

Polish mother left shocked in wake of racist home attack

A POLISH mother-of-two who has lived in Belfast for ten years has been left shaken after her North Belfast home was targeted in a racist attack. Sylwia Rossa-Orlowska, who lives in Downview Gardens with her husband, was putting her eight-year-old and nine-month -old sons to bed when she heard glass smashing. The front door glass […]

Read More Comments Off on Polish mother left shocked in wake of racist home attack

Órlaithí Flynn set to become new MLA

A 28-year-old who has worked as a political advisor to three Sinn Féin MLAs is expected to be ratified as the party’s new MLA for West Belfast at a selection convention in the Felons tonight (Thursday). The Andersonstown News understands that nominations closed yesterday to replace Jennifer McCann, who announced last month that she was […]

Read More Comments Off on Órlaithí Flynn set to become new MLA