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Nine years on, Winnie talks about Colin Glen rape

WINNIE M Li is a Harvard graduate, an author, a producer and an activist. She is also a rape survivor. In April 2008 while hiking through Colin Glen Forest on the outskirts of Lenadoon the American woman was viciously assaulted and raped – twice. Her attacker 15-year-old Edward Connors approached her as she made her […]

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Tiernan’s appeal to thoughtless drivers

A WEST Belfast teenager has appealed for drivers to park on the roads instead of parking over tactile paving that has been installed at junctions for the blind and visually impaired. 13-year-old Norglen lad Tiernan Devine was born at 24 weeks weighing only 1lb 3oz. Throughout his life Tiernan has suffered various medical difficulties and […]

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Malone College lad makes New York debut

A FORMER Malone College pupil is set to make his theatrical debut on the New York stage. 20-year-old Joseph Jones is starring in ‘Christ Detained by the Department of Homelands Security’ at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. Written by Anthony P Pennino as part of the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, the play follows […]

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UVF Flags: New MP visits area

FACING her first controversy after being elected the new MP for South Belfast, the DUP’s Emma Little Pengelly has responded to the erection of UVF flags at a mixed housing estate in the Cregagh/Ravenhill area by saying she has found no demand for them to be removed. The UVF flags and various union flags were […]

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Orange Order refused access to Springfield Road

The Parades Commission decision to refuse permission for an Orange Order parade on Saturday has been hailed by the local residents’ group. The No. 9 District Loyal Orange Lodge Parade has been restricted from walking on the Springfield Road for the second year in a row, after the Cloughfern Young Conquerors band in 2015 broke […]

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Ardoyne directory puts community on the map

A new directory for Ardoyne listing the wide range of community and youth groups has been published to help local people access support and give families ideas of activities available. Drawn up by Ardoyne Youth Enterprise (AYE) and funded by Urban Villages, the directory is described as ‘a guide to what’s on, where and when’ […]

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