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Teen attackers dance on child’s head in vicious sectarian assault

The mother of a North Belfast child has been describing how a gang ‘danced on her son’s head’ during a sectarian attack that left him with footprints embedded in his forehead.

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Be nice to each other at charity Mr and Mrs

A charity night will be held in a North Belfast bar later this month in aid of a local suicide awareness charity.The Mr and Mrs competition at the Chester has been organised by local group Laura’s Legacy, set up in memory of Whitewell Road 22-year old Laura Hughes who took her own life in May 2008.

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UVF victims’ families launch Ombudsman petition

North Belfast families whose loved ones were the victims of a UVF murder gang are amongst those who have organised a petition calling for the Police Ombudsman to resign immediately.

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Work begins on sculpture to commemorate McGurk’s dead

Work has begun on a sculpted relief recreation of McGurk’s Bar at the site of the UVF bomb which killed fifteen innocent people forty years ago.December 4 marks the fortieth anniversary of the bombing of the North Queen Street bar and to mark the occasion some of the families who lost loved ones have formed the McGurk’s Memorial Fund for a series of memorials.

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Shining a light on safer streets

Vulnerable residents in the New Lodge are to receive plug timers for their lights in an effort to deter burglars in the run-up to Christmas.Over the coming weeks 72 plug timers, which can be set to turn on lamps at a designated time, will be distributed to residents.

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Counselling group still listening 18 years on

In 1991 a Passionist priest was tasked with developing a project that would respond to the needs of young people in Ardoyne who had been brought up in the midst of sectarian conflict.As a result of Fr John Friel’s investigations New Life Counselling was set up in November 1993 and last Saturday celebrated its 18th birthday.

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