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OAP gets wise to burglar and throws him out of his house

A North Belfast pensioner has described how he bravely confronted a man attempting to rob him in his flat last week posing as a member of staff from the Water Service.Bawnmore 69-year-old Anthony Doonan was in his flat on Thursday morning when a man came to his door claiming to be from the Water Board and wearing a high visibility vest.

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Dissident republican group admits attempted shooting and makes claims against family

A dissident republican group has leafleted homes in the Oldpark this week warning that a local woman and her three sons have 48 hours to leave Ireland or “face the consequences of their actions”.

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Former prisoner approached by MI5

A former republican prisoner has said British intelligence officers tried to recruit him as an informer during a two-day break to Amsterdam at the weekend.

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Playpark’s refurb hit by vandals

A North Belfast play park that is in the process of being refurbished has been attacked by vandals.On Tuesday night (November 15) vandals broke into the fencing around the play park at Alexandra Park and damaged new surfacing, which is currently a building site.

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Shoukri ‘trying to destabilise’ North

The return of ousted UDA leader Andre Shoukri to Tigers Bay during a loyalist parade last weekend has heightened already raised tensions in the area.Shoukri was attending a parade last Friday night in memory of 16-year-old Glen Branagh who was killed as he prepared to throw a pipe bomb across to the New Lodge side of the interface on November 11 2001.

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A North Belfast woman who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer after two years in remission has called on the Health Service to provide regular body scans for patients in recovery from the disease.Glengormley mother of four Catherine Carmichael was recently told the breast cancer she beat two years ago has returned and spread to her organs and that the disease will claim her life.

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