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Local parks experience big rise in booze and nuisance

SOUTH Belfast’s parks continue to have a “significant” problem with public boozing and other anti-social behaviour, the Council has warned. New figures show a stark rise in incidents right across Belfast city parks and leisure facilities, with Botanic Gardens topping the city list of problem parks in the period between February and May.

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Pupils learn job-hunting lesson

Pupils from a North Belfast secondary school received an important lesson in job hunting at a special event at their school this week. On Monday (February 20) Year 13 and 14 pupils at Our Lady of Mercy Girls School Girls’ school went head-to-head in a realistic recruitment drive.

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Prison, Protests and Hunger Strikes

One hundred years ago parts of North Belfast were being targeted by a small dissident group intent on spreading ‘the cause’ by violent means. Those burning down stately mansion houses and pouring acid on golf courses were doing so with one demand – the right to vote.

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Disabled man back on track after therapist’s visit

A disabled North Belfast man who hit out the health services for the length of time he has had to wait to see an occupational therapist said he is seeing light at the end of the tunnel after an OT visited his home this week. As reported in last week’s North Belfast News, Cavehill man […]

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Partially sighted man faces housebound nine weeks

A North Belfast man who has been confined to a wheelchair has hit out at the length of time he has to wait to see an occupational therapist. Cavehill man Malcolm McCormick has recently been discharged from hospital after being diagnosed with arthritis and gout in his leg, a situation that has left him wheelchair bound. The Evelyn Gardens, resident, who is also registered partially blind, has been confined to his flat because the wheelchair he was given by the hospital is too small for his needs.

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Third armed robbery on store in two months

A North Belfast shop owner has vowed she will not be put out of business after the third armed robbery of her store in just two months. On Friday (January 20) four male youths, one armed with a hammer, entered the Your Store at the corner of the Cavehill Road and Willowbank Gardens. They threatened the terrified assistant before making off with a sum of money.

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