Conor McParland joined Belfast Media in the summer of 2014 working as a freelance journalist at the sportsdesk and later the Andersonstown News as a reporter. Since May 2016, he works as a news journalist for the North Belfast News and contributes weekly to both the Andersonstown News and South Belfast News.
A NORTH Belfast mother-of-three says she has “never been so glad” to move out of a home in the New Lodge due to its "horrendous" living conditions.
FAMILIES of those killed and injured in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre have initiated legal proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman.
RESIDENTS living in Kinnaird Close in North Belfast have raised their concerns over health and safety risks due to overflowing bins and unsanitary conditions.
A WEST Belfast mother-of-two who died from Covid-19 has been described as “amazing” by her youngest sister.
MARITIME Belfast Trust is committed to connecting everyone in the city to Belfast’s historic waterfront. And to that end, over the past ten years the Trust has engaged with over 470,000 people from 364 community groups and schools.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a wife and “truly superb mother” whose “number one priority in life” was her children. Mother-of-four Lisa Mooney (41) passed away in the early hours of Monday morning after a short battle with Covid-19.
A NORTH Belfast mental health and suicide prevention charity has been chosen as one of the charity partners of Belfast’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Paul McCusker.
WORK has begun this week to remove interface barriers at houses in the New Lodge.
LIFE on the Isle of Man has largely returned to normal, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic.
ADULT carers of patients with heart failure are being invited to participate in a PhD study at Queen's University Belfast.
THERE were only 57 new positive cases of Covid-19 recorded in South Belfast in the past week, according to the latest figures. The latest statistics on the Department of Health’s dashboard show the number of positive cases in each postcode as well the number of people tested and the incidence rate per 100,000 population over the last seven days (February 8-14).
SOUTH Belfast Alliance MLA Paula Bradhsaw says there needs to be a a greater sense of urgency in tackling anti-social behaviour in the Holyland, especially given that St Patrick’s Day is now only a month away. The student area has seen a number of incidents and breaches of the Health Protection Regulations have been reported to the police throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.Ms Bradshaw fears that a lack of preparation ahead of St Patrick’s Day could put Holyland residents at risk. “As recently as Tuesday there were reports of students drinking alcohol in their front gardens, on top of bay windows, playing loud music throughout the streets, and although there were no breaches of the restrictions because households weren't mixing, this behaviour can still act as a considerable disturbance for neighbours,” she explained.“Parties were taken inside when police requested, but many local residents were met with verbal abuse prior to police involvement when they asked for loud music to be turned down.
SINN Féin councillor Nichola Bradley has welcomed the start of work on a new hurling wall at Fennell Park.
A YOUNG North Belfast man has opened up about his mental health battle, five years on after he almost lost his life after taking an overdose.
THE 174 Trust at the Duncairn Centre on the Antrim Road has received a grant of £90,900 from the Heritage Recovery Fund to help build back services impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic