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Oldpark Massacre: Son of victim remembers ‘horror’ after UDA gun and grenade attack

THE son of a man murdered in the Oldpark bookies massacre has spoken for the first time of the “complete horror” of the scene in the aftermath of the UDA attack that took place 25 years ago on November 14 1992. Pat Burns, who now works in the same building where his father Francis was […]

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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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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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Primary position as part of the IT crowd

A NORTH Belfast primary school has won a prestigious award for its use of digital technology in its teaching.

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Families afraid to Sleep in their Beds

An Oldpark woman whose husband passed away last year says she is terrified sleeping in her own home after youths broke

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Zoo day for Ben Magidan kids

Over 2,000 pre-school children, including kids from North Belfast, descended on Belfast Zoo last week for an annual educational visit for early years pupils. The Zoo Days event, organised by young children’s organisation Early Years, included kids from Ben Madigan prep school and Avoca Playgroup in the Oldpark area.

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