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Former prisoner approached by MI5

A former republican prisoner has said British intelligence officers tried to recruit him as an informer during a two-day break to Amsterdam at the weekend.

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Playpark’s refurb hit by vandals

A North Belfast play park that is in the process of being refurbished has been attacked by vandals.On Tuesday night (November 15) vandals broke into the fencing around the play park at Alexandra Park and damaged new surfacing, which is currently a building site.

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Shoukri ‘trying to destabilise’ North

The return of ousted UDA leader Andre Shoukri to Tigers Bay during a loyalist parade last weekend has heightened already raised tensions in the area.Shoukri was attending a parade last Friday night in memory of 16-year-old Glen Branagh who was killed as he prepared to throw a pipe bomb across to the New Lodge side of the interface on November 11 2001.

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A North Belfast woman who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer after two years in remission has called on the Health Service to provide regular body scans for patients in recovery from the disease.Glengormley mother of four Catherine Carmichael was recently told the breast cancer she beat two years ago has returned and spread to her organs and that the disease will claim her life.

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Families’ joy as inquest is ordered

THE reopened inquests into the deaths of 10 of those who died in the Ballymurphy Massacre will “blow the entire case clean out of the water”, says the daughter of one of the victims.

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Timeline of the Ballymurphy Massacre between August 9 and 11 1971

Fr Hugh Mullan Corpus Christi Parish Priest, who was shot and killed by British paratroopers on the first day of the Massacre (August 9) as he tended to the injured in Springfield Park.

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