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Oldpark Massacre: Son of victim remembers ‘horror’ after UDA gun and grenade attack

THE son of a man murdered in the Oldpark bookies massacre has spoken for the first time of the “complete horror” of the scene in the aftermath of the UDA attack that took place 25 years ago on November 14 1992. Pat Burns, who now works in the same building where his father Francis was […]

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BLACKSPOT: ANOTHER CRASH AT DEATH SCENE

A WARNING for drivers to exercise extreme caution has been issued following another crash yards from where a young father-of-two lost his life just six weeks ago. Police received a report of a road traffic collision around 9.30am on Wednesday morning involving a car and a lorry on the Tornagrough Road near Hannahstown. Temperatures fell […]

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The long lost townland of Ballycranocke

Last year I started looking into the history of the area I grew up in at the bottom of the Glen Road. My initial interest was naming and tracing the dirty old river that flows under Miller’s Grove (formerly MacErlean’s bakery) at the top of Upton Cottages. Turf Lodge Stream, as I would soon learn […]

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Revealed: how the new St Joseph’s church will look

AN artist’s impression has been unveiled showing the future plans to restore a former church in the heart of Sailortown. St Joseph’s church was closed in 2001 after the Catholic Church decided there was no longer a sustainable local population in the Docks area of North Belfast. The North Belfast News revealed earlier this year […]

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‘Open House’ events for public views on proposed Gasworks Masterplan

TWO public drop-in events are to be held in a community consultation on proposals for a Masterplan for the Gasworks site in South Belfast. The first of the “Open House” events will take place this Friday (November, 10) from 1pm to 7pm at Cromac Regeneration Initiative on Donegall Pass. A second will take place on […]

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RHI inquiry begins at Stormont

An inquiry ordered by former Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir into the RHI scheme gets underway this morning at Stormont. The inquiry’s chairman, retired judge Patrick Coghlin, will commence proceedings with a short opening address which will be followed with an opening statement from David Scoffield QC, Senior Counsel to the Inquiry. He will […]

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