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‘I can’t believe they said I killed my son’

A West Belfast mother has spoken of her heartbreak at losing her baby son to cot death – just a year after her daughter narrowly escaped death from meningitis.

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Factory staff’s anger at an extra day off for the queen

WORKERS at the FG Wilson Springfield Road plant have hit out at their bosses who they say have given them an extra day off for the queen of England’s diamond jubilee – out of their annual leave. An extra Bank Holiday has been declared for Tuesday, June 5, to mark the jubilee, forcing many businesses to shut up shop for the day.

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81-year-old woman dies in blaze

A pensioner has died after a fire broke out at a local residential home. The 81-year-old woman died yesterday (Wednesday) after she suffered extensive burns in Tuesday night’s blaze at Owenvale Court.

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Billy (74) pools his talents with charity to give something back

A FAMILIAR face to shoppers on the Springfield Road is preparing to do his bit for Marie Curie Cancer Care today (Thursday) at Whiterock Leisure Centre. 74-year-old Billy Clarke, co-owner of Clarke Bros fruit shop, will swim 62 lengths – the equivalent of one mile – to raise much-needed funds for the cancer charity.

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Offie thieves are caught on camera

This is the cowardly duo who robbed the same West Belfast business for the second time in a fortnight. The pair were caught on camera as they raided the Wineflair off-licence at the top of the Suffolk Road on Friday night. In the first shot they’re pictured rushing into the shop in the wake of a customer who has just been buzzed in.

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Someone will be killed if this keeps up, says injured cabbie

A LOCAL taxi driver is warning other drivers to be on their guard after he came under attack on the Springfield Road. Kevin Gillespie, a driver with Bell

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