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Husband and wife on murder charge

A husband and wife have been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a West Belfast man.Charles Stephen Valliday, 40, and Julie-Ann Valliday, 35, of Powerscourt Place in South Belfast, are charged with murdering Christopher Mackin, who was shot dead near the city centre a week ago.

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Shooting ‘achieved nothing’

A LOCAL MLA has said those responsible for a weekend paramilitary-style shooting in Twinbrook have no support in the local community. At around 9.10am on Sunday, March 4, a 20-year-old man received a gunshot wound to the leg in the Glasvey Close area and required hospital treatment.

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Terry and Oorlagh bring Oscar home

TWINBROOK Oscar-winner Terry George made a return visit to his native West Belfast this week after picking up the coveted award for his short film ‘The Shore’. Terry and daughter Oorlagh, who produced the film, braved the heights of Divis Tower with the Andersonstown News to give their Oscar statuettes a panoramic view of the place where it all began.

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A merry dance over teen disco

AN ONGOING row over a teenage disco in a busy South Belfast nightspot saw the local Area Commander clash with DPP member and councillor Chris Stalford.

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Brakes put on clearways plan

SOUTH Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has expressed frustration with Roads Minister Danny Kennedy after he ruled out a relaxation of the Urban Clearway restrictions on the busy Lisburn Road.

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PSNI target on booze related crime fails dismally

A PSNI target of reducing violent, drink related crime by three per cent has been blown out of the water by a shocking increase of almost 18 per cent.

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