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SDLP leadership backs rally for release of dissident paramilitary

A statement criticising the detention of a violent dissident republican has been issued on behalf of the SDLP leadership, ahead of a rally in support of him this weekend.

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The Peace Bridge in Londonderry links the overwhelmingly nationalist Cityside area with the more mixed Waterside area

‘Sectarian gang’ filmed brutal Londonderry park attack on phones, says victim

A “sectarian mob” inflicted a brutal assault on three men in Londonderry on Tuesday, after they had gone to the aid of a teenager being intimidated for wearing a Northern Ireland jersey.

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Sammy Wilson speaking in the House of Commons

Wilson: ‘Sinn Fein happy to stall on £1bn funding injection’

Sammy Wilson has called on a “naive” secretary of state to be wary of Sinn Fein stalling on a new Executive, in the hope of scuppering the distribution of the government’s £1 billion funding boost.

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DUP MLA Edwin Poots addressed a gathering in Glenties, Co Donegal in Irish

Irish campaigners warn against ‘paper exercise’ over language act

Any plans to introduce legislative protection for the Irish language will be “merely a paper exercise” unless measures such as bilingual road signs, a public sector quota for Irish speakers and an Irish language commissioner are addressed.

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A computer generated image of the new Paper Exchange office building

Wirefox unveils plans for £45m Grade A offices

A £45 million development planned for Belfast city centre will bring Grade A office capacity for around 2,000 offie workers the firm behind the scheme has claimed.

Business
Outside of the Middle East, visitors from Russia and the US were the biggest spenders the report says

Weak pound could bring in £2.4bn in visitor spending

Overseas tourists could spend as much as £2.4 billion on the UK high street this summer as the pound’s slump continues to attract visitors “in their droves”, figures suggest.

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Mass produced, cheap, easily accessed Bibles meant everyone could read for themselves, without relying on what priests, the church and kings told them

I call on Christians to repent of all forms of bigotry

The church in Northern Ireland needs to repent.

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District Commander, Superintendent Emma Bond, with missing man Dean McIlwaines family  father Rodney, brother Glen and mother Karen

Family’s emotive appeal for missing Dean McIlwaine to come home

Close relatives of a Newtownabbey man missing since last Thursday have made an emotional appeal for him to come home.

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Danny Kinahan (second left) with relatives the Hyde Park bomb victims at a memorial stone

Event marks 35th anniversary of Hyde Park IRA bomb

A memorial service took place today marking 35 years since an IRA bomb detonated in central London, resulting in the deaths of four soldiers.

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Danske economist Conor Lambe

Services sector buoys stumbling economic growth

The Northern Ireland economy continued to expand in the first quarter of 2017 but at a lower level than the end of laet year.

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Deutsche Bank plans for Brexit ‘worst outcome’

Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan has warned UK staff that roles may be shifted to Frankfurt as it prepares for a Brexit outcome that is “worse than people can imagine”.

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The airline has regained momentum says outgoing CEO Caroln McCall

EasyJet boost as strong Easter brings sales surge

EasyJet has upgraded its annual profit forecast after a strong Easter helped boost third- quarter revenues.

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Riot police on the field follwing the Linfield and Celtic game at Windsor Park.

Linfield and Celtic fined by UEFA over Windsor Park incidents

Linfield have been fined €10,000 and Celtic €4,500 following the clubs’ Champions League match in Belfast on July 14.

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Former UFU president Ian Marshall

UFU seeks second judicial review over cross compliance penalty

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is seeking a second judicial review (JR) of a decision by DAERA to impose cross compliance penalties over an accidental water pollution incident involving former president Ian Marshall.

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Woman aged 70 arrested in Belfast over fraud linked to PPI scam victim

A 70-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and money offences.

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Stormont

Abuse victims call for compensation if devolved government is not restored

Compensation should be paid without delay if devolved government is not restored at Stormont after the summer, child abuse victims said.

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Construction

DUP's Tory deal funds 'need to be quickly translated into construction projects'

Money from the DUP's Tory deal needs to be quickly translated into construction projects in Northern Ireland, a senior economist said.

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Kincora Boys home

Report into RUC's handling of alleged abuse at Kincora home to finish in 2017

The Police Ombudsman's investigation into child sex abuse at the notorious Kincora Boys' Home in Northern Ireland is to conclude this year.

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WATCH: Charles and Camilla share school pudding memories on custard factory visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall reminisced about school puddings during a visit to a custard factory - revealing opposing opinions.

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The banners which were displayed during Wednesday nights game will be investigated by Uefa

Celtic face Uefa charge over ‘paramilitary’ banners

Celtic fans’ display of ‘paramiltary’ banners during the Champions League match against Linfield has prompted a call for the club to “lance the boil” in respect of fans who celebrate terrorists.

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