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Hard border fears return as DUP wield veto over Tories

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have again told British government and EU negotiators that a hard border in Ireland would not be acceptable after a deal fell through at the last minute yesterday. Amid claims that Theresa May had agreed that the north should not have any regulatory difference with the south post-Brexit, a hard […]

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Oldpark GP smashes charity target

A NORTH Belfast GP and doctor to the Belfast Giants has smashed his marathon fundraising target for charity. Dr Mark McCrory was hoping to raise £2,000 for aid agency Concern Worldwide after running the London Marathon earlier this year. But so far he has topped the £2,800 mark – with donations still coming in. Mark […]

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Mother and son’s fight to remain

A SOUTH Belfast mother and son are facing deportation as Home Office officials prepare to send them to Nigeria. Favour Egbomeade and her son Osareuse (10) have made a home and lives for themselves in the Ormeau area. Osareuse was born in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin in August 2006 – mother and son then […]

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Local singer releases new album for Christmas

WHEN Michael Cunningham was cutting his teeth as a musician busking on the streets of Belfast he had little idea that he would eventually end up making a living as a musician. Ahead of the launch of his new album, Michael said his diverse career behind the mic has been leading up to this point. […]

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Family’s relief after Joseph’s name is cleared nearly 50 years after shooting

THE sister of an Ardoyne man shot dead by the British army in 1971 says there’s “relief” in the family after a coroner ruled the shooting was “not justified”. Joseph Parker (25) was attending a Christmas dance at Toby’s Hall in Ardoyne when he was fatally shot. He suffered injuries to both thighs and died […]

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Great response to Irish career survey

THERE has been a great response to the research being carried out on the career paths taken by ex-pupils from Irish medium schools in Belfast, according to Pobal. The independent advocacy organisation for the Irish speaking community has been touring Belfast Irish medium schools in recent week as part of its unique research project, to […]

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£10,000 Aisling gift for Joby’s charity

WEST Belfast singer songwriter Joby Fox says he is “completely over the moon” after the big-hearted founder of a local jewellery chain store donated £10,000 towards his Refugee Rescue charity. The magnificent contribution from Argento founder Pete Boyle came after the prominent businessman learned about Joby’s relief efforts to help Syrian refugees fleeing from their […]

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Police re-issue appeal over fatal city centre collsion

POLICE have re-issued their appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Belfast city centre last week. 48-year-old Lorraine Burrows died as a result of the one-vehicle collision that occurred in the Great Victoria Street/Wellwood Street area at around 8am on Tuesday, November 21. Inspector David Gibson said: “I would appeal to anyone […]

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