The funeral is due to be held today of Margaret McAlorum, the campaigning west Belfast mother of murdered schoolgirl Megan, after the 63-year-old died in hospital. Mrs McAlorum was waiting for a liver transplant for a rare condition when she passed away earlier this week. Hundreds of mourners are expected to turn out today to say a final farewell to the mother-of-seven at St Oliver Plunkett Church at Requiem Mass at 10am.
A team of prosecutors is being set up in New York to deal with animal abusers after a case in which an Omagh man allegedly subjected his flatmate's cat to a litany of torture. Declan Garrity (25) left the United States shortly after being charged with animal cruelty at New York's supreme court last year. He is accused of ripping out the cat's claws, breaking bones in its face, pelvis and legs and burning it during a three-month period.
A grieving family yesterday attended the funeral of the "monster" once suspected of murdering three girlfriends to ensure Leslie Ross was "gone for good". One of Michelle Bickerstaff's sisters, Yvette Sparks, and three of her nieces sat through the 'Celebration of the Life' of Ross before he was cremated. The funeral for the 70-year-old pensioner from Co Down was held yesterday morning following a service lasting less than 20 minutes.
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Selecting a term
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