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‘Viable device’ found near Belfast police station

A viable explosive device has been found near a police station in Belfast.

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Bob Stronge, CEO of Advice NI

Calls for suspension of benefits shake-up plan

A charity has called for planned changes to the benefit system in Northern Ireland to be halted until the Province’s current political crisis can be resolved.

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Gary Murray holding a photo of his 13-year-old sister Leanne

Brother of Shankill bomb victim: ‘I have flashbacks of Leanne daily’

A Shankill Road man whose sister was killed in the 1993 IRA bomb attack on the road says he still suffers daily flashbacks about her death – but is looking forward to the unveiling of a memorial quilt bearing a patch in her name.

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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January  and it lasted just 46 minutes

Still no Assembly, but MLAs in line for £500 pay rise

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster was enterprise minister at the time

Foster hailed fund run by firm Invest NI ended up suing

Hints of problems in how some of the Access to Finance funds were operating emerged in 2014 when Invest NI and one of the fund managers sued and counter-sued each other in the High Court.

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Invest NI headquarters

Taxpayers to lose £30m after firms incentivised to hand out cash

Taxpayers are on course to lose almost £30 million from a Stormont loan fund which incentivised those contracted to invest the money to spend it within a set time frame.

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The decision needs to be ratified by the Belfast council at its next meeting

Irish language post ‘waste of ratepayers’ money’

A DUP councillor has slammed Belfast City Council’s decision to hire a dedicated Irish language officer, branding the move a “waste of ratepayers’ money”.

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Carleton St Orange hall tour guides (from left) Cardwell McClure, project organiser, Billy McClean, and Bill Partridge

Cross-community invite for tour of Orange hall

The nationalist community has been invited to take a comprehensive tour of the largest Orange hall in Portadown.

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Jordan McConomy, who died today (Sunday September 24) after a fatal assault in William Street, Londonderry. Undated pic sent in Sep 24 by  
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Talented Londonderry assault victim ‘had so much to live for’

A teenager who died following an assault in Londonderry city centre at the weekend was a “brilliant young fella” who had “so much to live for.”

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A security alert in Horn Drive in west Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.
Picture by Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

West Belfast security alert ends

The security alert in Horn Drive in west Belfast has now ended and a viable device will be sent for forensic examination.

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Kainos Group plc is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Londonderry base with the announcement that 15 high value jobs will be created.

Pictured L-R are Kainos employees Melanie Hutton, Data Consultant, Lisa Gibney, Head of Operations for Kainos Worksmart and Steven McDevitt, HCM Consultant.

Kainos announces new jobs in Londonderry on anniversary

Kainos has announced the creation of 15 new jobs to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the foundation of its Londonderry base.

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A security alert in Horn Drive in west Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.
Picture by Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Security alert causing ‘significant disruption’ in west Belfast

SDLP West Belfast Councillor Tim Attwood has said that the discovery of a suspicious object in the Horn Drive area is causing significant disruption for local people.

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Some of the IRA-related t-shirts for sale online

Google should ban sale of all IRA t-shirts: victims’ group

Google should ban the online sale of all IRA-related merchandise as that name is claimed by terror organisations, a leading victims’ group has said.

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Black market for illegal medicines in Northern Ireland blitzed by Interpol operation

Black market for illegal medicines in Northern Ireland blitzed by Interpol operation

The Department of Health has revealed that tens of thousands of illicit drugs were seized in Northern Ireland this month as part of a worldwide operation to disrupt the sale and importation of illegal medicines.

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The Royal Oak bar in Carrickfergus. Picture: PressEye

Three accused of Carrick bouncer attack won’t face attempted murder charge

Three Carrickfergus men accused of attacking a pub bouncer as part of a suspected loyalist feud are no longer to be charged with his attempted murder, a court heard on Monday.

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Victims commissioner Judith Thompson at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick, following a meeting with Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire, as the Government has vowed to press ahead with a public consultation on new mechanisms to deal with the legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles, with or without the restoration of Stormont powersharing.

Troubles legacy to be tackled with public consultation even without powersharing

The Government has vowed to press ahead with a public consultation on new mechanisms to deal with the legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles, with or without the restoration of Stormont powersharing.
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PSNI attending the scene

Homes evacuated in west Belfast security alert

Police are currently attending a security alert in Horn Drive in west Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.
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Police have been granted extra time to question and 18 year-old man suspected of the murder of Derry teenager, Jordan McConomy. (Photo: Presseye)

NEWS | Police granted more time to question murder suspect

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch have been granted extra time to question a man suspected of the murder of Londonderry teenager, Jordan McConomy.

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Cannabis worth £400,000 recovered in Co Tyrone

Cannabis worth £400,000 recovered in Co Tyrone

Detectives from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch have today recovered cannabis with an estimated street value of £400,000.

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Translink Group chief executive Chris Conway

Translink pleased at independent review of bus and train services

Translink has said that an independent study of its services has provided a set of “positive” results.

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