Tag Archives: North Belfast News

LOCAL NUNS REBURIED AFTER EXHUMATIONS

The bodies of nuns who have served the North Belfast community over the better part of a century have been

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BIG dig begins

Work on the water mains on the Cliftonville Road that was due to start last Monday will begin

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coke and heroin abuse on the rise

The massive haul of Class A drugs seized by police in Newtownabbey over the past year is an indication of their increased use on local streets, a leading substance abuse worker has said. Director of Services at Forum for Action on Substance Abuse and Suicide Awareness (FASA) Jim Weir was speaking after new figures show large increases in seizures of hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin in Newtownabbey…

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Healing of a Wounded City

THE annual Belfast Film Festival is returning this month, and with it comes a brand new Irish language documentary charting the history of the city over the last 100 years. The new film, titled ‘Cathair Ghonta’ (Wounded City), is produced by Bóthar Ard, the filmmaking arm of the Belfast Media Group, publishers of the South Belfast News, and sister publications the Andersonstown News and North Belfast News.

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Weapons find ‘a blow to dissidents’

Police have recovered what they described as two ‘dissident republican’ firearms during a security alert in North Belfast this week. A 2.2 rifle that had been cut down and a 2.2 pistol were removed from a hedgerow at the back of homes in Etna Drive in Ardoyne. A number of houses were evacuated while the security alert was ongoing on Tuesday afternoon.

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Group repair scheme complaints

North Belfast homeowners who had a group repair scheme carried out by the Housing Executive in 2007 said their homes have had damp and flooding problems since the work was done. Residents living in Newington were part of a HE group repair scheme that was done on homes in the area five years ago. Under the scheme homes that are privately owned have work done including replacement of roofs, rebuilding of chimneys, replacement of doors and windows and replacement of guttering in order to improve neighbourhoods.

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Soul of a nation captured in many beautiful songs

I listened to young Cathal Clarke in the Bridge Grill Bar last Sunday night. Cathal, from Ardoyne, is an accomplished […]

FAI embroiled in a sing-song pub ding-dong

THE New York Times rang Squinter to find out more about the most recent controversy to engulf Irish soccer. Here’s […]

Columbanus and Patrick

St Columbanus (he lived from about 550 until 615 a.d.) should never have got on the wrong side of Queen […]

West Belfast is on the road to nowhere now

WEST Belfast has traffic, Squinter’s pretty sure it does. The Glen Road is a nightmare much of the time – […]

‘Monster snake’ terror on the Cave Hill Road

The Belfast Zoological Gardens known as Bellevue Zoo opened in 1934. I haven’t visited it for a long time but […]

Mass warfare

AT the end of a year when the start of the First World War was remembered there is one puzzle […]