News

  • NHS staff in 4 hour walkout

    Mon 24th Nov 2014

    Thousands of NHS workers have walked out in a bitter row with the government over pay in Northern Ireland and England. Nurses, midwives, doctors and cleaners are taking part, after the government refused to grant a 1% pay rise for staff. It’s the second time in a month they’ve taken industrial action over wage disputes. […]
  • Fire bomb attack on police station

    Sun 23rd Nov 2014

    A police station has been targeted in an overnight petrol bomb attack in Northern Ireland. Officers from the Warrenpoint station in Co Down who were out on patrol in the early hours of the morning discovered the device when they returned around 3.30am. The petrol bomb was thrown over the perimeter wall into the station […]
  • Legal bid over UVF shootings probe

    Sun 23rd Nov 2014

    A man who claims loyalist gunmen colluded with the security forces to murder his parents has launched a legal challenge over the state’s handling of the historic investigation. Charlie and Tess Fox were gunned down in the kitchen of their isolated home in Moy, Co Tyrone, in September 1992 by a UVF gang. Anthony Fox, […]
  • NHS staff to stage fresh pay strike

    Sun 23rd Nov 2014

    Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers, ranging from nurses and midwives to porters and cleaners, are to stage a fresh strike in the bitter row with the Government over pay. Members of several unions in England and Northern Ireland will walk out for four hours on Monday morning and take action short of a strike […]
  • DUP: Election prize ‘never greater’

    Sun 23rd Nov 2014

    Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has declared his Democratic Unionists are on the verge of holding the balance of power at Westminster after next year’s general election. In a rally-the-troops speech to his party faithful, the DUP leader said they would be not be seeking places in Cabinet under any deal, but would “sustain” […]
  • Four held in ‘dissidents’ probe

    Fri 21st Nov 2014

    Detectives investigating dissident republican activity have arrested four men in west Belfast and recovered a firearm and ammunition. A suspect aged 29 was detained on the Grosvenor Road last night after a vehicle was stopped. An assault rifle is being examined. In a follow-up operation three men aged 27, 29 and 46 were arrested in […]
  • 24 Ulster Bank branches to close

    Fri 21st Nov 2014

    Twenty-four Ulster Bank branches across Ireland are to close early next year as consumer champions warned large areas risked becoming “financially forgotten”. Ten offices in counties Antrim, Down, Tyrone and Derry will shut but no staff in Northern Ireland are likely to be made redundant, a spokesman for the business said. Another 14 will go […]
  • 24 Ulster Bank branches to close

    Fri 21st Nov 2014

    Twenty-four Ulster Bank branches across Ireland are to close early next year as consumer champions warned large areas risked becoming “financially forgotten”. Ten offices in counties Antrim, Down, Tyrone and Derry will shut but no staff in Northern Ireland are likely to be made redundant, a spokesman for the business said. Another 14 will go […]
  • Health service cuts ‘unpalatable’

    Fri 21st Nov 2014

    Health service savings already proposed are unpalatable and next year will be even more demanding, minister Jim Wells said. The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has to find £70 million to break even by April. Regulators have expressed concern about long waiting times at the Royal Victoria Hospital emergency department in Belfast […]
  • Three stabbed after bar brawl

    Fri 21st Nov 2014

    Three men in their 20s have been stabbed during a brawl outside a Belfast bar. Two of the men aged 21 and 26-years-old were arrested and are assisting police with their enquiries. A third man, aged 23 is in a stable condition in hospital. The fight happened in the Cliftonville Road area of north Belfast […]
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