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A taste of Italy right on your doorstep

IF you have ever been to Italy before, you will know just how good the local food can be. From pizza to pasta, Italian food is right up there with so many people’s tastebuds. As a lover of all things Italian, I was hugely excited when the Balmoral Hotel recently started their ‘Italian Night’, available […]

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Pic of the day, Friday, March 22

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History man Joe’s lifetime in community

HAVING been involved in community development for the best part of three decades, Joe Baker is a familiar face to many in North Belfast, but he is probably most recognised as one of the city’s leading resident historians. Joe has been involved with the Ashton Community Trust virtually since its inception in the early-90s and […]

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Book of condolence opens in City Hall for Cookstown tragedy

A BOOK of condolence for those who lost their lives in Sunday’s tragic events in Cookstown has been opened at Belfast City Hall. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, joined representatives from all the political parties on Belfast City Council to open the book on Tuesday afternoon. It will be available for signing in the […]

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Pic of the day, Tuesday March 19

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Man identified as shop robber on Facebook jailed for four years

A gunman arrested after being identified on Facebook as a shop robber has been jailed for four years. 23-year-old Gerard Bracken, of Fruithill Park, had taken heroin before an “impulsive decision” to rob the Mace convenience shop on Caffrey Avenue in West Belfast, armed with a shotgun and a hammer. A young shop assistant had […]

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