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One man and his school: a life in education

CHALLENGED with writing a history of Edmund Rice College, it would be hard for an outsider to know where to begin. But for anyone who knows the school there can only be one starting point – and that is at the door of Paddy McMeekin. In many ways Paddy’s personal story is the story of North […]

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Hyde Park Dam public meeting cancelled

A PLANNED public meeting to discuss the draining of Hyde Park Dam due to take place this evening (Friday, April 21) has now been cancelled. The meeting had been organised by concerned local residents at the Academy Community Hub over the draining of the dam that is now the subject of a number of investigations […]

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From Hightown’s hills to the Andes

A FORMER Belfast Media Group paperboy who quit his job to take on the journey of a lifetime through South America says that over halfway through his trip he’s glad to have taken a leap into the unknown. Chris Baird from Glengormley has spent the last seven months cycling the length of the Andes mountain […]

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Stormont Trafficking Law: Don’t criminalise me says Glengormley man

A disabled man from Glengormley is to start a campaign to overturn legislation that criminalises men and women who pay for sex. Martin McGurk, 33, says anti-trafficking legislation brought in last year fails to recognise the needs of people who use sex workers because of their unique circum-stances. Martin was born with cerebral palsy and […]

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Criminal gang behind latest attack on businessman

The victim of a vicious attack this week in Glengormley was the target of a pipe bomb attack in June in what the North Belfast News understands is an ongoing campaign of intimidation. The Belfast business owner was hospitalised on Tuesday evening (August 6) when three men burst into his house in the Mayfield Estate […]

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Loyalist violence in town centre

A GLENGORMLEY community worker has spoken of the terror inflicted by loyalist thugs as they ran riot through the town at the weekend. Around 100 people threw bottles and bottles at police on Friday night (March 8) and attacked the offices of Alliance Party MLA David Ford. The windows of a health and safety consultancy […]

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