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Council under fire after admitting it does control Longlands boney land

ANTRIM and Newtownabbey Borough Council have confirmed they are in possession of the Longlands internment bonfire site after previously believing the land to be unregistered. Following a Freedom of Information request from the North Belfast News, the Council says they conducted investigations and found that they are responsible for the site – news which has […]

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Bonfire youths go on the rampage

Youths building so-called anti-internment bonfires clashed with police in a number of nationalist areas of Belfast last night. In the most shocking incident, a former credit union building in the Divis area of west Belfast was gutted in a blaze deliberately started by the anti social elements. Trouble began early yesterday evening when Belfast City […]

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Bonfire builders issue complaint to pallet firm

Incensed Longlands August 9 bonfire builders were so angry at a business taking back stolen pallets that they phoned the firm’s head office to complain. Around five workers with a lorry moved onto the site to take back a number of pallets that had been stolen the previous evening. A worker told the North Belfast […]

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Rev Bill sees bonfire role as aiding discussion and dialogue on crucial issue

THE North Belfast community leader appointed to City Hall’s independent bonfire panel has said his aim is to facilitate dialogue and discussion between the people and officials. Rev Bill Shaw, director of the 174 Trust, will take up an official role to judge whether bonfire events comply with Council guidelines under which grants are awarded. […]

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