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Doorstep deficit dilemma

THE  big guy, ever a magnet for trouble, steps in dog dirt. At the front door Squinter carefully removes his trainers and puts them in a plastic shopping bag, intending to return the next day and scrape off the mess when it’s dry (or at least drier). Leaving for work on Tuesday morning, the shoes […]

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Stale bread and City Hall circuses

SQUINTER still doesn’t know the age of the British army cadet at the centre of the controversy involving the Lord Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile. Is she 14, is she 15, is she 16, is she 17? Whatever the truth, the child is clanking unseen around a crowded, noisy stage, like Banquo’s ghost; her parents have similarly refused, for whatever reason, to join the doltish drama.

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Whistleblower tells the truth about soccer

SOCCER is a deeply boring game. It’s true – and that comes from someone who watches his fair share of it; who pays Rupert Murdoch, indeed, in order to watch his fair share of it.

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Get Granny a new goat for Christmas in the name of social justice

What a world, eh? People being laid off, shops shutting up shop, the air thick with the crunch of bankruptcy. Even the Christmas trees are looking smaller and sadder this year. But if it’s bad here in the north it’s worse in the south. When a government has to break the budget bad news into bite-size chunks and feed it to the public in instalments, you know things are bad, bad, bad.

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Three wins on the bounce for improving Blues

Linfield extended their winning streak to three matches with a routine 4-0 win away to struggling Carrick Rangers on Saturday.

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Coming up for air after breathtaking performance by DUP leader

Sometimes radio can simply suck your breath away – leave you gasping over breakfast or in the car. I had two such moments already today; at this rate I’ll be hyperventilating by tea-time.

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