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Minnie (100) celebrates the ton-up with family and pals

A NORTH Belfast care home is celebrating having their first-ever 100-year-old resident. Minnie Wilson, who resides in Abingdon Manor on the Crumlin Road, reached the milestone on October 6 and was joined by family and friends at a party. Originally from Sheridan Street in the New Lodge area, Minnie comes from a family of eight […]

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Family seeks papers on 1993 UFF murder

THE son of a Newington man murdered by the UFF in a sectarian killing is to go to the High Court to try and obtain documents from the PSNI on his father’s killing. Patrick McMahon was 23 when he was gunned down as he returned home from work in October 1993. The killer opend fire […]

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Council under fire after admitting it does control Longlands boney land

ANTRIM and Newtownabbey Borough Council have confirmed they are in possession of the Longlands internment bonfire site after previously believing the land to be unregistered. Following a Freedom of Information request from the North Belfast News, the Council says they conducted investigations and found that they are responsible for the site – news which has […]

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Garda shows up to Belfast robbery with PSNI officers

A NORTH Belfast businessman who phoned the PSNI after his premises were robbed has spoken of his shock at seeing a Garda officer arrive to take details. Joe Rothsbottom who managers the Cornerhouse Bar on the Oldpark Road said the southern policeman stood out despite being on patrol with the PSNI. “He had a wee […]

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AAD: Pipe bomb target threatened previously by INLA

THE man targeted in a pipe bomb attack in the early hours of last Tuesday had been threatened by the INLA in the past, the North Belfast News has learned. However, the bomb attack that saw a car damaged is understood to have been the work of vigilante group Action Against Drugs (AAD). It is […]

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Debt crisis casts doubt on future of church in Oldpark

A LANDMARK North Belfast church could close for good after it was revealed Sacred Heart parish is over a million pounds in debt. Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Deanby, has seen its future cast into doubt after a survey revealed it needs over 700k worth of repairs to remain open. But according to Parish Priest […]

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