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Lying Lochte fully deserved to lose his main sponsors

As Team GB and NI returned to the UK yesterday, their Olympic triumph was still in our thoughts.

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Proving that we’ve still cot what it takes to make sporting history

Proving that we’ve still cot what it takes to make sporting history

The Rio Olympics drew to a spectacular close at the weekend, another historic sporting event was being celebrated in Co Fermanagh.

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Irish president avoids the black and white view of the past

Most unionists will have problems with President Michael D Higgins’ view of Irish history.

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Brexit ministers are behaving like quarrelsome schoolboys

Brexit ministers are behaving like quarrelsome schoolboys

The Tories’ leading Brexiteers urgently need a full-time nanny to wag an accusing finger and reprimand them: “Now, children, please will you stop this squabbling...”

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DUP MP for East Antrim Sammy Wilson at a Vote Leave talk in Co Antrim. Picture Matt Bohill

Sammy Wilson: If other parties let SF off hook they will damage Stormont

No doubt Sinn Fein will be hoping that the consequences of last week’s damning revelations about their use of their stooge to corrupt the Assembly process will fade into the background and soon be forgotten.

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IDS is wrong: the UK should take its time over Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith has urged Theresa May to get on with Brexit negotiations as soon as possible.

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An Olympic Games to savour despite all the controversy

This month’s Olympic Games in Rio have taken place against a backdrop of controversy.

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Anjem Choudary (centre) who is facing jail after he was convicted at the Old Bailey of drumming up support for the Islamic State terror group, seen addressing a crowd in 2011. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ben Lowry: Hate preacher Choudary had to be prosecuted but our liberty is suffering

The conviction of the fanatical preacher Anjem Choudary is a welcome milestone in the long and torturous process of countering Islamic extremism in Britain.

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The Adrian Ismay murder scene. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Ben Lowry: Meanwhile, there is no getting tough on NI terror

Even before 911 America would not have tolerated terror against its citizens. It certainly has not done so since.

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Model / actress Christie Brinkley, who at the age of 62 looks as youthful as ever

great expectations of women and so-called crime of ageing

Upon hitting my half century, I’m finding this ageing malarkey isn’t easy.

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SDLP MP: ‘DUP made a good case for Remain in its joint letter to PM’

SDLP MP: ‘DUP made a good case for Remain in its joint letter to PM’

Leaving the EU will lead to “difficult issues relating to the border”, potentially creating a “catalyst” for criminality and an “incentive for those who would wish to undermine the peace process”.

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Even SF saw that prior contact with hearing witness was wrong

In Northern Ireland we have been long used to a dysfunctional Assembly.

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The Moneynick Road on the A6, which is being upgraded

FTA: The A6 has long been a source of frustration for our lorry drivers

The confirmation of £160m funding for improvements to the A6 between Londonderry and Belfast will have huge economic and safety benefits for businesses and local residents.

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The upgrade of the A6 road to Londonderry has been painfully slow

There is some discussion about the extent to which the latest announcement of a partial A6 road upgrade is actually ‘new’.

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DUP MLA for Belfast South, Christopher Stalford, wearing a Leave badge at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, for the counting of votes cast in the EU referendum in June. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Now is the time to pull together and get the best Brexit deal for NI

In the recent European Union referendum, the people of the United Kingdom from Londonderry to London from the Shetland Islands to Lands’ End were given their opportunity in a free and fair vote to decide wither or not the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.

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A tragic spate of attacks by people who are unwell

The knife attack on a train in Austria in which two people have been badly injured follows the attack on a Swiss train in which two people died.

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Anyone involved in terrorism that could kill must be jailed

A man convicted in relation to a dissident republican bomb attempt escaped prison yesterday.

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A child beauty pageant winner in England aged 10 holds victory banner

In beauty pageants, girls are paraded as if it’s a human Crufts competition

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

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IF WOMEN WASH AND GO THEY COULD BE LOSING DOUGH!

IF WOMEN WASH AND GO THEY COULD BE LOSING DOUGH!

I was doing a spot of internet shopping when an article caught my eye, it read; ‘Fairly Shocking Pictures of Celebrities without make-up’’.

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Tories look content as Labour tears itself apart with the relish of a lion

Tories look content as Labour tears itself apart with the relish of a lion

While some of its members seem hell-bent on tearing the Labour Party apart with the grim relish of a ravenous lion, gorging on the corpse of a zebra, the Tories, by contrast, appear relatively content, so far, with their new leader Theresa May.

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