19/10/2018

South Belfast Burglary Suspect Arrested Thanks To Neighbour

A burglary suspect has been arrested after an eagle-eyed neighbour spotted suspicious activity in a neighbour's garden.
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Police in south Belfast have detained a 20-year-old man "on suspicion of burglary and going equipped" in the Diamond Gardens area of Finaghy.

They say officers moved in after they received a call from a worried neighbour.

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19 October 2018
South Belfast Burglary Suspect Arrested Thanks To Neighbour
A burglary suspect has been arrested after an eagle-eyed neighbour spotted suspicious activity in a neighbour's garden. Police in south Belfast have detained a 20-year-old man "on suspicion of burglary and going equipped" in the Diamond Gardens area of Finaghy. They say officers moved in after they received a call from a worried neighbour.
19 October 2018
Major Investment To Boost Belfast Footfall
A major investment package has been announced to help Belfast city centre get back on it's feet, with a host of attractions, improvements and a possible extension to the Christmas Market. Belfast City Council agreed the £1.69million funding boost to bring in attractions like a ferris wheel, ski slope, amusements and family zones.
19 October 2018
Sammy Wilson: Varadkar's Behaviour 'Despicable, Low And Rotten'
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19 October 2018
Appeal After Aggravated Burglary In South Belfast
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19 October 2018
DUP Candidate Claims Victory In Carrick-Castle By-Election
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Man Dies After Being Hit By Train In Lurgan
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Stena Line Warns A No-Deal Brexit Will Hit Food Supplies
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19 October 2018
Ashers Bakery To Close City Centre Branch Due To Primark Fire
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19 October 2018
Potential Growth In Modern Slavery In NI
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19 October 2018
Other News In Brief
Flu Vaccine Delays For Over 65's The flu vaccine for those older than 65 will be delayed this year, the chief medical officer has said. Dr Michael McBride said that "manufacturing constraints" mean the jab won't be available until the end of next month.