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Woman Convicted Over Benefit Fraud

A woman has been convicted of benefit fraud at Belfast Crown court. 60-year-old Hannah Ward of Colinwell Grove, Belfast claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £40,663 while failing to declare capital. She was given an 18-month prison sentence suspended for three years.

She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.

New Works To Begin On Rathlin

£100,000 of new works are to begin on Rathlin Island off the Antrim coast.

The majority of the work will involve resurfacing, but include plans to carry out some road drainage improvements, to eliminate carriageway flooding at the sea front near the harbour and road strengthening patching works on the Western Spine.

Work is to commence on 3 November with the surfacing of the Southern Spine Road near Ushet Lough.

Surfacing works are expected to be substantially completed by 14 November, with drainage works expected to end by New Year and road patching before Spring 2015.

Sports Bodies Share £12k Development Grants

Eight governing sports bodies have shared £12,000 in development grants from Belfast City Council.

Each of the sporting bodies received £1,500, including Ulster Rugby, Ulster Tabletennis, Ulster Tennis, Athletics NI, Cricket Ireland, Basketball NI, Ulster Hockey and Ulster Squash.


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08 August 2019
Game Of Thrones Belfast Exhibition Extended
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02 March 2018
Schools Closures Across NI
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15 August 2019
West Belfast Shop Targeted In Armed Robbery
A sum of money has been stolen during an armed robbery of a shop in west Belfast. Two men, one armed with a suspected firearm, entered a shop in the Jasmine End area of Dunmurry at around 6.25am this morning, 15 August. The pair made off with the money in a red Renault Megan which was found burnt out in Beechmount Grove a short time later.
15 August 2019
Man Attacked With Baseball Bats In North Belfast
A man has been left with a suspected broken leg after he was attacked with baseball bats in north Belfast. Police are investigating the incident, which occurred in the Hartwell Place area this morning, 15 August, as a suspected paramilitary style attack. Two masked men armed with baseball bats approached a man in his 30's at around 2.25am.