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Forget Halloween, it’s time for Christmas

THE first signs of Christmas were visible in Andersonstown this week after the first house was spotted with its Christmas decoration up… on Halloween night!Readers contacted the Andersonstown News on Monday after spotting the home in the Edenmore Drive area with Santa Claus ornaments in its windows and over-sized Christmas tree baubles hanging outside – all while fireworks explosed and local trick-or-treaters were still making their yearly house calls.

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It’s time to let the music begin

BELFAST is set to put on its brightest colours when the MTV Europe Music Awards come to town on Sunday.On the go since 1994, and having visited Madrid, London and Stockholm, this is the first time that the event has come to Ireland.

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Disabled man’s ‘LIFELINE’ taken from him by fire

A DISABLED Poleglass man said “I’ve lost my independence” after a firework ignited a fierce blaze at his home destroying his vital mobility scooter.56-year-old Michael Bailey from Laurelbank, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, stored his mobility scooter in an outdoor shed that was reduced to just a blackened shell by the devastating Halloween night fire.

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Crawford death: CCTV images shown in court

A BEECHMOUNT pensioner who died after trying to prevent a thief from fleeing a robbery at his local corner shop was suffering from severe heart difficulties at the time of his death, a court has heard.

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Johnnies at the Championship double

Like Whiterock Road buses, you wait a long time, then two come along at once.That was the feeling for the St John’s club this summer when they bridged a seven-year gap between All-County minor titles to land the top prize in both codes.

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Iveagh make history with second Irish Cup win

Iveagh United booked their place in the third round of the Irish Cup for the first time in their history with an emphatic 5-2 home victory over Mid-Ulster Intermediate side Broomhedge.

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