THE PRINCIPAL of a primary school in Poleglass says he and his staff are fighting a “tough battle” after vandals
Óglaigh na hÉireann (ONH) are being blamed after a hoax call lured six police officers into a pipe bomb attack on the outskirts of West Belfast
YES, folks, it’s that time of year again. The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Azerbaijan this weekend and the, ah, most talented twins in Ireland – Jedward – will be representing us for the second year in a row.
Never mind the Bridge Over The River Kwai, people in Poleglass are calling this the Bridge Over The River, Why? Shocked residents of Poleglass awoke this week to find a large metal bridge dumped in a field near their homes. Situated at Woodside Hill, the dumped half-ton bridge has left local people scratching their heads.
TWO West Belfast girls are among 26 from across the North competing for the title of Miss Northern Ireland next week – putting the West of the city firmly at the top of the Irish beauty league. Elpitha Lyssary, 19, from Kestrel Green near Poleglass, and Rebecca McMahon, 18, from Dunmurry, will be taking to the stage for the Open + Direct Miss NI 2012 final at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Monday night.
Teams from the Poleglass cross-community organisation Youth Initiatives are running the Belfast Marathon on Monday in a bid to raise £10,000. Two teams of young people and the Youth Initiatives management team will take part in the marathon to raise money for a new youth centre in Poleglass and a trip to Romania where the Colin area’s young people will build houses for families in need.