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200 jobs ‘under threat’ in Schlumberger closure

AROUND 200 gas and oil jobs are under threat with the closure of Schlumberger in Newtownabbey. Trade union, Unite say the oil firm is closing the plant, despite attempts from management to retain it. In November, the company at the time said that no decision had been made as a consultation was taking place with […]

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Glengormley unites to tackle the village’s anti-social problems

CONCERNED groups and politicians united this week in their bid to tackle anti-social behaviour in Glengormley. The town was plagued with problems over the weekend of 5-6 January after an ‘unprecedented’ number of young people gathered in the O’Neill Road and V36 Valley Park areas. At a meeting organised by the NI Youth Forum, representatives […]

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Finucane backs Time for Truth march at New Lodge Six commemoration

SINN Féin’s John Finucane has called for people to support the Time for Truth march which will take place in Belfast on February 25. Mr Finucane was speaking on Saturday evening at the 45th anniversary commemoration of the British Army’s killing of six unarmed men in the New Lodge in 1973. He said: “As a […]

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Ratepayers hit with higher bills

HOUSEHOLDS across the city will be hit with higher rates bill after Belfast City Council agreed to implement a district rate increase of almost two per cent at their monthly meeting on Thursday night. The Council increase, of 1.98%, will cost domestic ratepayers an average of less than £1 per month or less than £10 […]

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Cave Hill exhibition to open at Easter

THE Cave Hill Conservation Campaign group are appealing to the public for items as part of a new exhibition on the North Belfast historic landscape. An idea first discussed about a year ago by volunteers of the group, Belfast Castle has now granted space for an exhibition to be installed in the basement, which is […]

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Man shot in ankles in Ballymurphy as spate of paramilitary-style attacks continues

SINN Féin West Belfast MLA Pat Sheehan has condemned the shooting of a man in the Divismore area of Ballymurphy last night (Tuesday). The 38 year-old was shot in both ankles in Glenalina Gardens shortly after 9.30pm. The victim is understood to be in a stable condition in hospital. The latest shooting in the upper […]

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