The East Belfast Herald is a defunct paid for weekly newspaper which circulated across Belfast, Castlereagh, Dundonald and parts of the Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland. It was launched on 16th January 2009. The paper closed in October 2009.
It was officially launched by northern Irish author Colin Bateman at Belfast Metropolitan College, along with Ulster Unionist Party leader Sir Reg Empey and UTV continuity announcer Aidan Browne.
The paper was owned and edited by former County Down Spectator deputy editor Fiona Rutherford.
Regular columnists included Roy 'Couch Grouch' Redburn, Simon Little and Paul Reilly.
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