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Bronze Star Greeted

Olympic star, Boxer and bronze medal winner Paddy Barnes has received a hero's welcome as he arrived home in Belfast. Hundreds of fans turned out to greet the boxer as he paraded through north Belfast on an open-top bus.

There was also a special reception for the light-flyweight medallist at his gym on North Queen Street as he returned after a two-day journey from Beijing, his mother, Ellen, said the support he received in his native city had been incredible.

Rapist Jailed
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A 21-year-old who attacked a young woman and raped her as she slept in her bed last November has been jailed for 11 years and ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for the rest of his life. Anthony West, from Knockwood Crescent in Belfast had been rejected when he made advances to the woman who phoned him a taxi, but he returned and got into the house before committing the offence.

Trouble In Derry

Children as young as 13 have been throwing stones - and even petrol bombs - at police in Londonderry. The incident was on Wednesday night, with officers attacked as they arrived at the scene of a hit-and-run traffic incident in Carranbane Walk in Shantallow at about 8pm. The car involved was abandoned and set alight, and a recovery vehicle also had a window smashed.


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23 July 2003
One dies and another injured in house fire
Police believe the fire which killed a man in his north Belfast home early this morning was started deliberately. The house at Woodvale Avenue was well alight by the time police and fire crews arrived at the scene at around 12.30am on Wednesday.
22 January 2013
Heavy Snow Closes Over 80 Schools
Over 80 schools across Northern Ireland have been closed as the heavy snow continues to cause disruption on Tuesday morning. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, as the snow is continuing to affect many roads. Areas which have been majorly disrupted include Lisburn, Castlereagh and Carryduff.
27 March 2006
Woman treated in hospital after attempted car jacking
A 43-year-old woman has been treated in hospital after suffering injuries to her face and head, during an attempted car jacking in east Belfast, at around 1.30pm yesterday.
15 November 2016
Woman Attacked In House With Young Child In South Belfast
Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in a house with a young child in south Belfast. The incident happened at a property in the Cooke Place area on Monday, 14 November, at around 9am. The woman had to be treated in hospital for her injuries.
11 January 2007
Campaign launched to save Belfast festival
Whilst Belfast Festival at Queen's has repeatedly broken all box office records in recent years bringing international acts from all around the world to Belfast, the festival is in grave danger of ending due to continued funding cuts.