Monthly Archives: April 2013

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POLICE WARN OF ANTI-SOCIAL GANGS IN NORTH BELFAST

POLICE have asked the public to be on the alert for gangs gathering in north Belfast. It follows incidents last Friday and Saturday when groups of youths met at the junction of Merston Gardens and the Serpentine Road. The PSNI believe the gangs planned to get...more

SDLP’S KEENAN WELCOMES CASH TO TACKLE CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

A two-year £240,000 cash injection across Belfast to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and strengthen community safety and confidence in policing has been welcomed by the SDLP. Lower Falls councillor Colin Keenan said he believed the investment will make Belfast...more

PSNI ARSON PROBE OVER CAR FIRE

DETECTIVES are investigating after a car was gutted in a suspicious fire in the Town Parks area of Antrim. The car was set alight in The Meadow in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police are appealing for information on the fire and have asked anyone who witnessed...more

PINK PILLOW CASE ROBBER WAS FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND DURING HOLD-UP

A MAN who robbed an off-licence wearing a pink pillowcase as a mask was so drunk he had trouble making a safe getaway, a court has heard. And Michael Thomas Cassidy was so intoxicated he couldn't open the shop door without dropping a baseball bat used in the raid and...more

MAN RELEASED OVER £200,000 NI DRUG DISTRIBUTION PLOT AFTER ‘MR BIG’ ARRESTED

A CRIME gang drug boss suspected of flooding Northern Ireland with drugs is behind bars. And a court has heard that as a result of the 'Mr Big' losing his liberty, his suspected gang of drug dealers could well be in disarray. A co-accused on Tuesday was granted...more

IRISH GOVERNMENT TO DECIDE ON ABORTION BILL

THE Republic's cabinet is expected to decide on a controversial bill on abortion later. The bill will include the credible threat of suicide as grounds for a termination. But a number of Fine Gael TDs have publicly stated they would have problems supporting such a...more

ATOM SMASHER BELFAST BOUND

THE world's most powerful atom smasher is to be re-created in Belfast. It is part of a major new public exhibition to be held in the city this week. Visitors will be able to walk through a full-size replica of a section of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) when it goes...more

NEWTOWNABBEY MAN SENTENCED OVER UNION FLAG RIOT

A MAN who was involved in street disorder over the Union flag protests has been sentenced to four months in jail. Jamie Robert Colgan admitted a charge of riotous behaviour which happend in Newtownabbey just days after the demonstrations began. He was given the...more

JOBS BOOST FOR BELFAST AS BOSTON FIRM CREATES 70 NEW POSTS

BELFAST got a shot in the arm today when a Boston company announced it was creating 70 new jobs. Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has revealed that Merchant Warehouse is to set up a Technology Development and Customer Support Centre in Belfast city centre. The firm...more

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