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Tag Archives: Falls Road

Gun victim was taken from the house where his dad was murdered

The INLA were behind the shooting of a 28-year-old whose dad was murdered 16 years ago in the same street. At around 10.25pm on Tuesday night the victim received gunshot wounds to his legs and injuries to his head at Thames Court off the Falls Road after he was dragged from his home.

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Speak with one voice

On Sunday, May 27 a march will take place on the Falls Road highlighting the continuing and unjust imprisonment of veteran republican Marian Price. The outcome of this march should not be dictated by those who have chosen to turn a blind eye, but rather by those who believe what is happening to Marian is totally wrong and therefore feel compelled to come out of their homes in support of her plight.

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Cafés up in arms over proposed street licence

ENJOYING your cup of tea or coffee outside on a pavement café as you watch the world go by could soon be a thing of the past if new legislation is introduced. Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has confirmed that legislation will be introduced to allow district councils to promote street cafés, but businesses will have to cough up for the privilege.

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Ban angers sunbed salon owners

The owner of a local tanning salon has described new legislation on the use of sunbeds as “draconian”. The legislation, which bans people under the age of 18 from using, hiring or buying sunbeds, came into effect this week. As of Tuesday, any business found to be permitting under-18s to use, buy or hire sunbeds may be prosecuted.

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Bus driver battered by taxi man

POLICE are hunting a private taxi driver after a bus driver was brutally beaten in a shocking broad daylight road rage attack after he was pursued into the Falls Road Translink depot. The employee needed hospital treatment following the weekend assault which we’ve been told was carried out by a driver working for a non-local firm.

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Mother and brothers took their own lives

Vincey Donaldson lost his mother and two of his brothers to suicide. The local family’s unfathomable loss confirms that suicide does not discriminate according to sex or age. The triple tragedy also indicates that suicide, while certainly more prevalent nowadays, is not a new concern.

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