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President kicks off Ashton celebrations

In WHAT was her last official visit to North Belfast as the President of Ireland Mary McAleese this week paid tribute to an award winning charity as it celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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New Bone Hills sports facilities move a step closer

Plans for sports facilities in the Bone Hills area of North Belfast have moved a step closer after a meeting between three Stormont ministers on the proposals.

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McGuinness candidacy ‘lights up race’

A North Belfast Sinn Féin MLA said his party colleague Martin McGuinness’s bid to run for president has provoked predictable hostile reaction from the “usual suspects”.

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Barrier erected after 1988 shooting to be reopened

Residents of a North Belfast street have tentatively welcomed the proposed reopening of an interface barrier that has blocked access to their street for over 20 years. It was announced on Friday (September 16) that the barrier at Newington Street would be reopened during the day after traffic calming measures were put in place. Justice […]

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Council to gauge local opinion on Girdwood ‘community hub’ plans

The proposed new ‘community hub’ at the former Girdwood barracks site should be part of a wide-ranging development to address housing and leisure inequalities, a local councillor has said. Belfast City Council last week announced plans to create a multi-use building on part of the Crumlin Road site with leisure facilities, a café, community garden […]

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Children flee scene after attacks on firefighters

Children as young as ten years old are risking people’s lives by attacking fire crews called to emergencies, a local fire chief has warned.

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