Tag Archives: anti-social behaviour

Pitch battles at the Bone

VANDALS have left a local football pitch “unplayable” by causing fire damage, before throwing stones

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DSD and church asked to secure trouble hot-spot

A HOMEOWNER whose perimeter wall is used by young people to access waste ground that has become a hotspot for anti-social

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Action is planned in ‘crisis’ street

FEAR and tension in a West Belfast Street have reached “breaking point” because of rising levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, according to residents and local community workers

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Services called out 19 times since April

The lives of people living near an interface building site are being put at risk after an escalation

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Family is forced to flee home

A LAGMORE family who fled their home of 17 years to escape anti-social behaviour say they’ve been left “high and dry” by the police and by the Housing Executive.The Blake family have left their Altan Gardens home to restart their lives in Scotland after what that say were three years of threatening and intimidating behaviour directed against them and their neighbours, including verbal and physical abuse, intimidation, the death of a family pet and the delivery of a funeral wreath to their home.

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Mum forced to leave dying tot

A heartbroken mum who was forced to leave her dying baby to let paramedics in to her New Lodge apartment complex has said the newborn could have been saved had emergency services been able to access their home sooner.

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Soul of a nation captured in many beautiful songs

I listened to young Cathal Clarke in the Bridge Grill Bar last Sunday night. Cathal, from Ardoyne, is an accomplished […]

FAI embroiled in a sing-song pub ding-dong

THE New York Times rang Squinter to find out more about the most recent controversy to engulf Irish soccer. Here’s […]

Columbanus and Patrick

St Columbanus (he lived from about 550 until 615 a.d.) should never have got on the wrong side of Queen […]

West Belfast is on the road to nowhere now

WEST Belfast has traffic, Squinter’s pretty sure it does. The Glen Road is a nightmare much of the time – […]

‘Monster snake’ terror on the Cave Hill Road

The Belfast Zoological Gardens known as Bellevue Zoo opened in 1934. I haven’t visited it for a long time but […]

Mass warfare

AT the end of a year when the start of the First World War was remembered there is one puzzle […]