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Party leaders clash over identity

THE two biggest party leaders in the North have clashed over identity and the north’s future role in Europe. Sinn Fein’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster were on stage together at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester when the war of words erupted. “The north isn’t British,” Mrs O’Neill responded when […]

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Politicians unite to condemn loyalist threat at mixed housing development

Sinn Féin and the DUP have united to condemn the intimidation of Catholic families from a shared housing estate in East Belfast. In a joint statement, also signed by the SDLP, Alliance and the Green Party, the parties called on the threat that saw four families Cantrell Close development to be lifted. The statement was […]

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Council under fire after admitting it does control Longlands boney land

ANTRIM and Newtownabbey Borough Council have confirmed they are in possession of the Longlands internment bonfire site after previously believing the land to be unregistered. Following a Freedom of Information request from the North Belfast News, the Council says they conducted investigations and found that they are responsible for the site – news which has […]

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Family move furniture from home after threats

LOYALIST paramilitaries will not turn the clock back to 1969. That’s the message from Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir after a Catholic family returned to their home on the Ravenhill Road on Saturday to move furniture out after threats from the UVF. Last week the family, along with three other Catholic families […]

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Catholic families flee the Ravenhill

CATHOLIC families have been forced to flee their homes in the dead of night and present themselves as homeless to the Housing Executive after being ordered out of their South Belfast ‘shared’ neighbourhood under sectarian threat. Police visited the residents in Cantrell Close off the Ravenhill Road around midnight on Tuesday and informed them of […]

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Cops look into Facebook ‘drug dealer’ claims

THE PSNI says it’s currently investigating a West Belfast social media page that has published the names and images of alleged drug dealers. The Communities Against Death Dealers (CADD) group, which popped up on Facebook on Sunday, describes itself as a “cross community-based organisation focused on the exposure and prevention of death dealers”. At the […]

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