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Sport and Leisure chairman confident of name change before new season

THE chairman of Sport and Leisure Swifts remains confident that the club will be known as Belfast Celtic ahead of the new season. However, Jim Gillen acknowledges that a number of stumbling blocks remain following last Thursday’s surprise announcement. In a statement posted on the club’s Twitter page, Sport and Leisure Swifts detailed their intention […]

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Man dies in police custody

THE Police Ombudsman is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man who died at Musgrave police station. The man died in the station’s custody suite after an incident at the Chester bar on the Antrim Road on Sunday evening. He was arrested at around 9.30pm on Sunday evening following a brawl that […]

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Máiría Cahill joins SDLP

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA said he is delighted Máiría Cahill has decided to make the SDLP her political home. The West Belfast woman, a former Labour politician and Republican Network for Unity (RNU) member has been co-opted onto Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to represent the Killultagh DEA, she will replace former councilor Christine […]

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Three charged over major crash

A TEENAGE woman and two men have been charged in relation to a six car crash in North Belfast. 22-year old Ciaran Ferguson with an address in Oldpark Road, and 20-year-old Caolam Diver of the Antrim Road, face charges connected to the crash on the Crumlin Road on Tuesday. They appeared in Belfast Magistrates Court […]

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Pic of the day, Thursday, July 5

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‘Substantial’ payout for defamatory online post

BELFAST Councillor Ciaran Beattie has been awarded a substantial five-figure sum after “offensive” and “unfounded” comments online by a fellow Council member. The Sinn Féin representative said he hopes it will serve as a warning to people to be mindful of what they post online. Alderman Chris McGimpsey posted a false claim about how Cllr […]

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