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Minnie (100) celebrates the ton-up with family and pals

A NORTH Belfast care home is celebrating having their first-ever 100-year-old resident. Minnie Wilson, who resides in Abingdon Manor on the Crumlin Road, reached the milestone on October 6 and was joined by family and friends at a party. Originally from Sheridan Street in the New Lodge area, Minnie comes from a family of eight […]

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Ophelia: Clean-up begins after night of storm damage

Schools across Ireland have closed for a second day in a row as the clean-up operation following ex-Hurricane Ophelia swung into action. As the record-breaking storm hit Ireland, offices and businesses closed and staff were sent home early yesterday to avoid the worst of the weather which moved through Belfast between 3pm and 10pm last […]

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Schools and businesses close in anticipation of Ophelia

ALL schools, colleges and universities in Belfast are closed today as Ireland braces itself for ex-Hurricane Ophelia. When it reaches Ireland this morning, the category 3 storm will be at its most severe on Monday and will continue into Tuesday. While it had been forecast that the storm would hit the north of the country […]

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Murder investigation launched after woman’s body found

A MURDER INVESTIGATION has been launched after the discovery of a woman’s body on the Suffolk road last Friday – the body may have lain undiscovered for over two years ago, say police. 68-year-old Marie Conlon was discovered dead in her bed on Friday, October 6. Police announced on Wednesday night that they have launched […]

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Park Madness: Emergency City Hall meetings

SINN FÉIN representatives are preparing to call an emergency Belfast City Council meeting around the ongoing anti-social behaviour in the Falls Park. It comes after months of wanton destruction at the West Belfast beauty spot, which has seen drunken and drugged teenagers running amok in the park. A fortnight ago we reported that passengers were […]

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Cliftonville youngsters’ tribute to tragic Conan

YOUNG football players from Cliftonville Football Club have donated a signed Reds jersey to the family of popular Short Strand football coach, Conan Anderson. The 22-year-old died after suffering a head injury on a night out in Belfast city centre in February. Conan was a popular football coach, who worked with kids from Doyle FC, […]

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