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A flag is unveiled by the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. From left Jim Wilson, Winston Irvine, David Campbell, Jackie McDonald. 
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Ringland wrong about loyalists

Trevor Ringland does an injustice to Loyalists and the soldiers of the 36th (Ulster) Division in his letter (May 23).

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Epilepsy awards were a huge success

I was proud to host the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards this week (18th may) and celebrate the achievements of those living with epilepsy, their families, carers, teachers and support networks.

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EU cannot protect environment more than Stormont can

So James Orr, Northern Ireland Director of the Friends of the Earth, supports a Remain vote in the EU referendum (May 22).

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Would you want to join EU if you were not a member?

For those of you struggling with next month’s vote on whether to remain in or leave the European Union, I think I have found an easy way to help you decide: imagine instead that you were being asked to vote to join the EU next month, what would your answer be?

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Sammy Wilson: Govt bottles out of tackling the BBC

No doubt champagne corks will be popping in the staff rooms of the BBC as they, well known for wasting licence fee money splashing out on celebratory drinks, welcome the government climbdown on getting to grips with this out of control organisation.

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A long-awaited day arrives for the Kingsmills families

An inquest into the deaths that resulted from the crime against humanity at Kingsmills in 1976 got under way yesterday.

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We are slowly heading towards a cashless future

It does not seem long ago that people in a supermarket queue often used a cheque to pay for their groceries.

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We need cross-party agreement that the UK is now full

One of the biggest challenges facing the United Kingdom since the Second World War has been the immigration of the last 20 years.

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Stormont now has a real Opposition which is good for democracy

One of the most significant developments in the political history of Northern Ireland happened yesterday.

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Mobile devices boost learning but come with major drawbacks

The march of technology has been so fast that few people feel that they have got to grips with what it means.

Nostalgia rss

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Reported in the News Letter during this week in 1916

Here are some of the stories reported in the News Letter 100 years ago:

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Reported in the News Letter during this week in 1916

Here are some of the stories reported in the News Letter 100 years ago:

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Reported in the News Letter during this week in 1916: The Easter Rising

A selection of stories showing how the week of the Easter Rising was reported in the News Letter 100 years ago

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Reported in the News Letter during this week in 1916: The Easter Rising

Here’s a selection of stories showing how the Easter Rising was reported in the News Letter 100 years ago:

Churches rss

Rev John Chalmers said the decision was simply tidying up and making the law of the church consistent with Scots law

Church of Scotland allows ministers to be in same-sex marriages

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages.

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2016

Three fire appliances attended an incident at Rathfriland Baptist Church last night after smoke was spotted rising from the roof and doors.
Tyres were set against the building which sustained damage to the inside and windows.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Pastor: Ten minutes later and we would have lost church building

If the arson attack at Rathfriland Baptist Church “had been spotted ten minutes later we would have lost the building”, Pastor Ian Wilson has revealed.

The Hobby Horse Playgroups playground is used by children from both the Shankill and Falls communities in west Belfast.

Pastor slams playground use for ‘sectarian politics’

A new playground on the west Belfast peace-line used by both sides of the community is an example to those naming a Newry play park after an IRA man, a pastor has said.

Paul Malcolmson has written and published three books about the loyal orders

Northern Ireland’s loyal orders ‘mirror freemasonry’

A Co Down man whose book fuelled Church of Ireland doubts about the Royal Black Institution has welcomed the denomination’s controversial report on the matter.

The Rt Rev Harold Miller, Bishop of Down and Dromore, who spole at the Synod

CoI General Synod expresses its solidarity with persecuted Christians

The Church of Ireland has unanimously adopted a motion at its General Synod in Dublin expressing solidarity with persecuted Christians across the world.

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Conleth Hill as Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Game of Thrones: Betting begins on who will die in Season 6

Ahead of the epic Season Six premiere of Game of Thrones speculation is rife about who is bound to be killed off in what has been promised by the show’s insiders to be the most seriously epic season yet.

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Game of Thrones: A Bluffer’s Guide

If you haven’t heard of Game of Thrones, then some questions seriously have to be asked where you’ve been living for the last few years.

Pictured: Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. : PA Photo/BSKYB/Macall B. Polay/HBO.

Game of Thrones: What Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark has to say about season 6

As Games Of Thrones returns for a gory sixth season, Maisie Williams, aka sword-wielding Arya Stark, talks to Ella Walker about her character’s future, as well as her own, and how landing the role has given her the confidence to say no

Announcements rss

: Acknowledgement

Published in the News Letter Group on 12 November 2013

: Obituary

Published in the News Letter Group on 12 November 2013

: Obituary

Published in the News Letter Group on 11 November 2013

: Obituary

Published in the News Letter Group on 09 November 2013

: Memorial

Published in the News Letter Group on 09 November 2013

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