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First Minister Arlene Foster pictured in her office at Parliament Buildings, Stormont for a News Letter interview. 
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Democrats should take an oath to abide for good of society

The admission by our first minister (February 6) that Sinn Fein are there and we have to work with them because of their mandate was not, if I remember correctly, a key value espoused by anti-agreement activists during the battles over the Belfast Agreement and the promised Better Deal.

First Minister Arlene Foster pictured in her office at Parliament Buildings, Stormont for a News Letter interview. 
Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Disabled drivers will lose out because control of DLA is too lax

It is sad that some disabled drivers will, despite being genuinely in need of independent transport, suffer the loss of their Motability cars under the government’s current review of claimants’ eligibility.

First Minister Arlene Foster pictured in her office at Parliament Buildings, Stormont for a News Letter interview. 
Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

It is the gay lobby that cherry picks

Having read Harold Ohayon’s letter (February 5), could I be permitted to make the following observations?

Opposition to same-sex marriage is based on a Biblically deep-rooted teaching

Belfast parties wrong on rates

I am writing in response to the article in your paper of February 2, regarding the below inflation increase in Domestic Rates voted on in Belfast City Council this week.

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Morning View rss

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Yet another milestone in the reign of the Queen

The royal records keep tumbling.

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EU debate is still getting little attention in Northern Ireland

There was a heightened sense this week that David Cameron’s European Union renegotiation bid has spun out of his control.

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McCrea social media provisions do not strike the right balance

There have been signs that nothing has been learned from the prosecution of James McConnell.

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London must show sympathy with ex Troubles soldiers

A backlash against republican distortion of history is finally beginning to emerge.

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Endless reports used to push ideological change in schools

We were told on Monday that students from Northern Ireland have some of the worst numeracy and literacy skills in the developed world.

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

Nostalgia

Reported in the News Letter during this week in 1916

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

Nostalgia

Reported in the News Letter during this week in 1916

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

Nostalgia

Reported in the News Letter on January 16, 1929: Sea tragedy in Connemara leaves six dead

Three men and three girls from Comus, Connemara, missing since Sunday night [January 13], are now reported to have been drowned.

Churches rss

The Orange Order has been protesting at Drumcree since their parade was banned in 1998

Orange Order dismisses claim of end to Drumcree protests

Orange Order sources have poured scorn on a report that the Drumcree protest could be over after 20 years.

Belfast Islamic Centre on Wellington Park in the south of the city opened its doors to the public along with more than 90 mosques across the UK to

Islamic Centre among UK sites opening doors amid weekend of anti-Muslim demonstrations

Belfast Islamic Centre was among a wave of Muslim places of worship which have opened their doors across the UK, on he same weekend that anti-Islamic demonstrations have been taking place.

The Rev Frank Sellar

Moderator very proud to be an Ulster-Scot

The democratic structures of Irish Presbyterianism went into top gear this week with the election of a new Moderator and, paradoxically, the result was so conclusive and overwhelming that church historians pondered when last did all but one presbytery vote for a single candidate.

New Presbyterian Moderator the Rev Frank Sellar has experienced ministerial life on both sides of the Irish border

New Presbyterian moderator has capacity to reach out

New Presbyterian Moderator the Rev Frank Sellar may be a conservative evangelical in church terms, but as a minister who has served on both sides of the irish border he has shown the capacity to reach oput across the religious divide.

Gareth Lee and Dr Wardlow arriving at court on Wednesday morning

VIDEO: Equality Commission claim Ashers case ‘not about curbing Christian expression’ video

The Equality Commission has claimed that the media have been distributing ‘misinformation’ by airing claims that the Ashers case amounts to the curbing of religious people’s freedoms.

What's On rss

John Murphy Aurora PA

Sir Kenneth Branagh in plea for black and ethnic actor recognition

Sir Kenneth Branagh believes the film industry “has to do something” about the lack of recognition for black or ethnic minority actors.

A man holds David Bowie's album Aladdin Sane in front of a mural of Bowie on the wall of a Morley's store in Brixton, London, the singers birthplace, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 11, 2016. See PA story DEATH Bowie. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Album review: David Bowie, Blackstar

David Bowie’s final farewell is as enigmatic as the man himself.

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David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69 video

Rock star David Bowie has died after suffering cancer for 18 months.

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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