EIGHT arrests were made after violence erupted at a bonfire in West Belfast. A number of police officers were injured, two requiring hospital treatment, during trouble at what was billed as an ‘anti-internment bonfire’ in the Divis area on Thursday night. The arrests were made after the police came under attack with missiles, including paint […]
SEVERAL areas across West Belfast have become dumping grounds in recent weeks as youths gather wood and other debris for bonfires. The August 9 bonfires, once popular across nationalist areas to mark the anniversary of internment, have all but disappeared in recent times but there are still those intent on staging blazes despite community opposition […]
Beleagured residents of the lower Falls say they feel helpless as hoods continue to rampage through the district in stolen cars
THE owners of a much-loved puppy that was mauled to death on Divis Mountain at the weekend have spoken of their heartache – and issued a warning to others. On Sunday, the owner, who does not wish to be named, took the family’s beloved Jack Russell, Sheila, for a walk along the popular Divis path. The two-year-old pup was attacked by a greyhound which wandering freely off its leash.
UPPER Springfield father-of-one Gerard Burleigh was finally allocated a Housing Executive flat in the Divis area last week after being on the housing waiting list for three years. Gerard said he could only be granted access to his six-year-old daughter if he had two-bedroom accommodation