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Derby glory beckons for Dawn Approach

THE INVESTEC DERBY It’s Oaks and Derby weekend, folks, and we start with the big one on Saturday. Favourite Dawn Approach will face a maximum of 13 opponents in the Investec Derby at Epsom. Jim Bolger’s unbeaten QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner has stamina questions to answer, having never run competitively further than a mile, but that […]

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CRIMINAL GANG CLAIM MURDER

The criminal gang behind the murder of Whitewell man Danny McKay has this week claimed responsibility for his killing, four months after the North Belfast News revealed its role in the attack. Now labelling themselves Action Against Drugs rather than Correct Action Against Drugs, the gang which shot dead the 36-year-old in his Longlands home […]

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Nationalist majority is inevitable for North Belfast

NORTH Belfast is changing dramatically and will soon boast a nationalist political majority despite the “state of denial” in which unionists are existing. That’s the opinion of leading political commentator Brian Feeney who was speaking this week during a debate about sectarianism in the north of the city. The North Belfast man also accused unionist […]

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Loyalist violence in town centre

A GLENGORMLEY community worker has spoken of the terror inflicted by loyalist thugs as they ran riot through the town at the weekend. Around 100 people threw bottles and bottles at police on Friday night (March 8) and attacked the offices of Alliance Party MLA David Ford. The windows of a health and safety consultancy […]

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Paedophile jailed over indecent images

A PAEDOPHILE from North Belfast has been jailed for nine months for possessing nearly 4,000 indecent images and videos of children. 52-year-old Samuel Lawther, of Ashfield Gardens, pled guilty to having child porn stored on his computer. Belfast Crown Court heard that police seized two laptops and a hard drive when they carried out a […]

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COMMUNITY SLAMS INCINERATOR PLANS

COMMUNITY groups, residents and a local school principal have vowed to resist plans to construct a massive incinerator near homes and schools at Hightown. The concerted community reaction comes after the North Belfast News last week revealed proposals to construct one of the largest waste facilities in Ireland. Detailed plans of what the project will […]

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