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Mum speaks of son’s drug death ahead of anniversary

A heartbroken North Belfast mother says that almost one year on since a coroner ruled that her son died from a drug overdose she still cannot accept the findings.

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Newtownabbey DUP keeps SF off policing body

A DUP decision to shut republicans out from the Newtownabbey policing partnership is simply a return to the dark days of gerrymandering, Sinn Féin said this week.

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Bird in the hand worth a restored faith in people

A bird-loving pensioner who had two of her pet cockatiels stolen last month says her faith in humanity has been restored after a kind-hearted North Belfast woman gave her two new birds after reading about the theft in the North Belfast News.

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Only girl in the world in the New Lodge

As pop superstar Rihanna brought the New Lodge area to a standstill this week the local man who allowed the singer to use his home to have her hair and make up done was taking it all in his strid

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Bless me! Father meets Father’s father

It was a case of friends reunited when two of Ardoyne’s most respected and well-loved clerics had a chance meeting at the All-Ireland football final earlier this month.

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Campaign for BT14 school could be hampered by review

Fears that deprived areas of North Belfast will fail to secure a new all-ability post-primary school arose this week after the education minister announced an audit of all schools in the North which could lead to school closures.

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