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Alarm as spies are linked with killer

The families of two men brutally murdered five years ago in Belfast say they are alarmed at reports surfacing this week that indicate British Intelligence services may be protecting the murderers. Eddie Burns was found shot dead at the Bog Meadows on March 12, 2007. A short time later Joe Jones was found in an alleyway off Elmfield Street in North Belfast

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Francis flown home and then rushed to RVH

WEST Belfast man Francis McDonald is back home after an horrific six-week ordeal in Thailand. Last week we reported how the Springfield man was left languishing in a Bangkok high-rise flat after he took ill and his family were unable to pay the spiralling costs of his hospital treatment.

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Investigation after bus strike

THE Unite union said they are helping Translink authorities with an internal investigation into why a bus driver was suspended after carrying out routine work on a Metro bus. The suspension of the driver, who works in Translink’s Short Strand depot, led to a mass walk-out by over 100 drivers on Friday morning in solidarity with their colleague.

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Olympic torch passes along the Falls

The Olympic torch was in West Belfast this week. The Sports Council selected St Dominic’s Grammar School for Girls as the venue to welcome the torch to this part of the city. The torch arrived at St Dominic’s on Tuesday morning to proceed through a guard of honour before representatives from the Sports Council addressed staff, pupils and invited guests.

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Mother and brothers took their own lives

Vincey Donaldson lost his mother and two of his brothers to suicide. The local family’s unfathomable loss confirms that suicide does not discriminate according to sex or age. The triple tragedy also indicates that suicide, while certainly more prevalent nowadays, is not a new concern.

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8 months for burglar

A LENADOON man whose son walked in on a burglar in the middle of robbing the family home has welcomed the eight-month jail sentence handed down to the culprit. Christopher ‘Cricky’ Reid, 18, with an address at Hannahglen Heights, was found guilty of burglary with intent to steal at a home in the Carrigart Avenue area of Lenadoon on January 8.

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