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Yellow warning as Storm Eleanor heads for Ireland

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for the north ahead of the arrival of Storm Eleanor. Strong winds measuring up to 80mph are expected and gales with gusts of 60 to 70mph are likely. The Met Office warning is in place from 6pm tonight (Tuesday) until 8am on Wednesday. Paul Gundersen, Met Office Chief […]

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Record Christmas for North Belfast food bank

MORE individuals and families received a helping hand this Christmas thanks to a record-breaking year of donations to the North Belfast food bank. This year the annual drive by North Belfast Advice Partnership and Ligoniel Improvement Association delivered the most hampers since the service was established in 2014. A total of 200 Christmas hampers were […]

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Going cold turkey at the Roddy’s in January

FOLLOWING a sell-out run at the Roddy McCorley’s and The Mac Theatre, the duo behind The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey will bring their hit show back to its Glen Road haunt for a string of dates in January. Gerard Jordan and Ciarán Nolan, the comedic partnership behind ’Em Two Balloons Theatre Company, told […]

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5,000 tablets collected from drugs bin

THE BATTLE against prescription drug abuse in West Belfast claimed a small victory this week when over 5,000 tablets were collected from the drug bin in the Kennedy Centre. The RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) bin in the Kennedy Centre has proved a great success with Centre manager John Jones calling it a […]

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Simple act of kindness exploited by cruel thief

POLICE in North Belfast are appealing for information after an opportunist thief stole an iPad from suicide prevention charity PIPS at the weekend. The North Belfast News understands a lone male entered the charity’s premises on the Antrim Road on Saturday afternoon asking to use the toilet. The individual was shown upstairs but when he […]

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MY FIRST DRUG– FREE CHRISTMAS IN SEVEN YEARS

Twenty-year-old Jack Brennan says this is the first Christmas since he was 13 that his mum “won’t have to worry about me”. When the Andersonstown News last spoke to the young Glen Road man back in May, he had been kicked out of rehab in England after only eleven days, and in a moving cry […]

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Girdwood to host Christmas concert for homeless

AN international orchestra made up of musicians from across Europe will hold a special concert at the Girdwood Hub to raise money for a local homeless charity. The Belfast based Laganside Sinfonia will perform their Star Wars and Mars from composer Holst’s The Planets concert on Saturday December 30 evening in aid of The Welcome […]

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Report advises Brokenshire to cut MLAs’ salaries

A FORMER Northern Ireland Assembly Chief Executive has advised Secretary of State James Brokenshire to cut MLAs’ salaries. The cut of £13,612 is one of 18 proposals by Trevor Reaney – who is urging Brokenshire to introduce the reduction in two stages. The recommendations come after Brokenshire asked Reaney for his advice on MLA salaries […]

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