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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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UPRG-linked Solinas won’t take no for answer on guns

A UPRG-linked member of the North Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership who sought to gain detailed knowledge of police firearms capability through written questions to the PSNI says he will go to the Chief Constable after the answers did not meet his satisfaction. In a series of questions obtained by the North Belfast News […]

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INLA-New IRA row over building site

THE New IRA has had to back off ‘protecting’ a North Belfast building site after the INLA moved in, the North Belfast News has learned. We understand the builder was surprised to see a new ‘security guard’ turn up at the site and he was later told there had been a change of arrangement. That […]

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Father John praises his parishioners as he prepares to move on

THE Parish Priest of St Mary’s on the Hill, Fr John Forsythe, says he is very sad to be leaving Glengormley after six years at St Bernard’s. Fr Forsythe, who moved from Christ the Redeemer parish, will now take up the parish priest role in Randalstown. Also moving from St Mary’s on the Hill parish […]

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Cave Hill features in new geological journey

A NEW walking book, published by the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), highlights Cave Hill Country Park in North Belfast. ‘Rambling on the Rocks: Walking Northern Ireland’s Natural Landscape’ aims to take walkers on an epic geological journey across all of the north’s well-known, and a few less well-known, natural landscapes. One of the […]

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