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New Lodge: Claims that council withdrew services over bonfire

A NORTH Queen Street resident has claimed Belfast City Council cancelled her appointment with pest control on Wednesday because services had been withdrawn following the August 9 bonfire. The woman, who doesn’t want to be identified, lives in the McGurk’s development on the site of the old St Patrick’s Primary School. She says she had […]

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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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Kiln it softly at Duncairn Centre for Arts

IN the wide world of artistic endeavour ceramics would be one of the lesser known disciplines, but one Antrim Road based artist is making a name for herself with her groundbreaking designs. Eimear Ó Caoilte is resident in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts where she teaches courses in ceramics as well as developing […]

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New Lodge Six families seek new inquests

THE families of six men killed by British soldiers over two days in the New Lodge in 1973 have applied for a fresh inquest into their deaths. Backed by Relatives for Justice, the families of James McCann, James Sloan, Tony Campbell, Brendan Maguire, John Loughran and Ambrose Hardy are to petition Attorney General John Larkin […]

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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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Rihanna’s bathroom a hopeless place for New Lodge resident

A LEAK and ceiling collapse in  a flat used in the making of a Rihanna music video has left a New Lodge resident without use of a bathroom for five weeks. Paul Taggart, a resident of Oisin House tower block, contacted the North Belfast News after numerous attempts to get the problem fixed came to […]

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