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We’re doing this for Joe

THE still heartbroken family of Chester doorman Joe Burns, who passed away three years ago from a rare heart condition, are to run Monday’s Belfast Marathon on behalf of the British Heart Foundation to raise cash to help others like them. Popular Whitewell man Joe died in July 2014 after collapsing at his parents’ home […]

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D-Day for West Belfast sides with league title up for grabs

Willowbank FC v St James’ Swifts; Saturday, 2pm Mallusk Playing Fields WEST Belfast rivals Willowbank and St James’ Swifts will battle it out for the BDFL Premier Division title at Mallusk on Saturday afternoon. The sides have been neck-and-neck all season and Willowbank have edged one point ahead going into the final game of the […]

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Odhrán stars in not-so-ordinary film

AN 18-year-old South Belfast student has taken the first step on the road to fame after starring in a short film. Odhrán Darragh from Moor Park Mews attends St Gerard’s Educational Resource Centre on the Blacks Road. It was through Mencap that Odhrán helped make and star in a short film called My Not So […]

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Teen mobs: Cops issue a warning

A LOCAL rep says that young people in Dunmurry are “playing with their own lives” after crowds of up to 200 youths gathered on Thursday night. The stark warning comes after two young people were arrested in the area, while others were seen endangering their lives by running across the nearby train tracks. Councillor Stephen […]

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Mother speaks of fears after second drug find in a week

A NORTH Belfast woman says  she fears drug gangs are again operating in the streets around her home after finding two bags of white powder lying in the road outside her home. The mother-of-two from the Newington area, who does not want to be identified, said she was worried sick about her children after the […]

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IFI funding boost for North Belfast community projects

  THREE interface projects are to benefit from £2.6m funding by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) for 22 groups across the north. Twaddell Woodvale Residents Association (TWRA) received £229,330 to extend their project for a further two years. This new phase will focus on building links with the nearby nationalist community, developing cross-border linkages […]

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