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  • Chinawhite nightclub Belfast bound

    Thu 18th Sep 2014

    A nightclub that’s proved a hit with celebrities is bound for Belfast. Chinawhite, which already has bars in London and Dubai, is opening in the city’s Linen Quarter next month. It’s part of a one-million pound redevelopment that includes restaurant Shiro. Chinawhite’s creating 60 new jobs in the venue and the new development represents a […]
  • New ISIL video of a British Hostage

    Thu 18th Sep 2014

    A new video has emerged of a British journalist being held hostage by Islamic State. The man appears before a black background which gives no clues as to where he is. In the video, the journalist says he’s “been abandoned by the British government”.
  • West Belfast man died ‘in suspicious circumstances’

    Thu 18th Sep 2014

    Police have issued an appeal following the death of a 31-year-old man at a flat in the St Mary’s Gardens area of west Belfast on Saturday 13th September. A post-mortem on Sean Corrigan found he may have died in suspicious circumstances. Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: “I am keen to establish his last movements […]
  • Lagan search as man ‘may have entered water’

    Thu 18th Sep 2014

    Emergency services are scouring the Lagan after reports a man may have entered the water at the Ormeau Bridge in Belfast on Thursday. Police, ambulance and fire crews are at the scene – with a specially trained rescue team using specialist equipment on the river. A spokesman says it’s the usual response to a call […]
  • Man stabbed in north Belfast

    Thu 18th Sep 2014

    A man has been stabbed by muggers in north Belfast. The 35-year-old was attacked by two men in the Brookhill Avenue area shortly before 4.30am on Thursday. The victim was stabbed in the arm and thigh, as the robbers made off with his wallet. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
  • US philantopist investing £25 million in Northern Ireland

    Wed 17th Sep 2014

    An American billionaire is donating £25 million pounds to Northern Ireland. Philanthropist Chuck Feeney is providing grants for shared education, dementia care and their carers. Executive departments are also matching the funding which brings a total investment of nearly £60 million pounds. Padraic Quirk from Atlantic Philantropies says the joint initiative is helping to bring […]
  • All patients ‘to get refusal right’

    Wed 17th Sep 2014

    Northern Ireland could become the first place in the world to give everyone – with or without mental health problems – the right to refuse treatment. It’s part a draft bill that will be the first piece of legislation to give everybody equal decision-making powers over their care. There are around 1,000 admissions to psychiatric […]
  • House fire victim dies

    Wed 17th Sep 2014

    A woman in her 50s has died in hospital after a house fire in County Tyrone. She suffered serious burns and body injuries in the blaze at a home in Coalisland early on Tuesday morning. Police are investigating how the fire started.
  • Surge in city paramilitary attacks

    Wed 17th Sep 2014

    Londonderry has seen a dramatic spike in the number of so-called paramilitary punishment attacks, a senior police officer has warned. There have been 25 incidents so far this year in Derry – a four-fold increase on the same period last year – with dissident republicans being blamed for most. As well as 13 shootings – […]
  • Woman ‘critical’ after house fire

    Tue 16th Sep 2014

    A woman is critically ill after escaping through the bedroom window of a burning house in County Tyrone. The home, in the Mayollan Terrace area of Coalisland caught fire just after midnight on Tuesday morning. The victim, aged in her 50s, was taken to hospital with serious burns and body injuries. A man in his […]
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