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Whiterock parade passes off peacefully

The parade took place in west Belfast on Saturday. Credit: Pacemaker

The Whiterock parade has passed off peacefully in west Belfast.

A number of bands along with hundreds of supporters took part in the procession on Saturday afternoon.

It was banned by the Parades Commission from passing through peace line gates at Workman Avenue onto the Springfield Road in west Belfast.

Nationalist residents cancelled a planned protest in light of the commission's ruling.


Bangor marks Armed Forces Day

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Events have been taking place in Bangor to mark Armed Forces Day.

A parade was held through the town on Saturday morning, as people gathered to celebrate the work of the Army, Navy and Air Force, and remember those who have served.

Visitors got the chance to experience a spitfire display and view specialised military vehicles up close, as well as to enjoy musical performances and street theatre.

The event was held on the same weekend as Bangor’s popular maritime festival.


Donegal chef lauded for 'world's best seafood chowder'

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A chef from a tiny village in Donegal has beaten some of best cooks from across the Globe to be crowned World Seafood Chowder Champion.

Kieran Doherty wowed the taste buds of judges in New York with a recipe painstakingly created in the little kitchen of his Ballyliffen restaurant, to bring the title to Ireland for the first time.

UTV's Gareth Wilkinson has the story.

Man shot in the ankle in west Belfast

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A man in his 30's has been shot in the ankle in west Belfast.

Police were called to a property in the Iris Court area of the city at around 2.20pm.

The man was taken for hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detective Sergeant Sam McCallum has appealed to anyone who was in the area and who noticed any suspicious activity or anyone with any information to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 705 23/06/17.

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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