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Politicians unite to condemn loyalist threat at mixed housing development

Sinn Féin and the DUP have united to condemn the intimidation of Catholic families from a shared housing estate in East Belfast. In a joint statement, also signed by the SDLP, Alliance and the Green Party, the parties called on the threat that saw four families Cantrell Close development to be lifted. The statement was […]

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Pilot project a lifeline for at-risk kids

CHILDREN reported as being at risk of sexual exploitation in South Belfast could be the “tip of the iceberg” according to staff working

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Cops defend presence on Road

THE PSNI have defended their “visibility” record on the Lisburn Road, following the latest armed robbery in which shop staff were threatened with a knife. Traders have called for more foot patrols to curb the number of shop robberies on the road, following the recent incident, in which a Co-Op store was raided.

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Can Ireland top the Euro charts?

YES, folks, it’s that time of year again. The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Azerbaijan this weekend and the, ah, most talented twins in Ireland – Jedward – will be representing us for the second year in a row.

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Emptiness beside the happy memories

Mary Enright and her husband Terry are cheerful people. When I visit them, Mary chats about the weather, Terry has a little laugh at how different my head looks when I take my cap off. Then he leaves and I sit down with Mary. It’s January 12, 2012; the day before, January 11, was the fourteenth anniversary of the death of their son Terry, who was shot dead by the LVF.

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‘Big House’ attitude scorns the workers

The different approach of nationalists and unionists to the public service workers’ strike yesterday reveals that the political divisions in our land go way beyond Orange and Green.

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