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Case against A6 has had multiple hearings. Now it needs built

The A6 road between Belfast and Londonderry is the route between the two biggest cities in Northern Ireland.

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Upper Bann MLA Doug Beattie of the UUP, after he was elected to Stormont in March. 
Photo by Tony Hendron/Press Eye

Irish language act a political tool that could Balkanise NI

I deplore the fact that some feel because I don’t believe there is the need for an Irish Language Act (ILA), I should somehow be labelled as anti-Irish or lack the capacity to deliver equality.

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Belfast Senior Library Staff Behind Central Library in 1909. Thomas Coulson and John B. Goldsbrough are 2nd and 3rd from left, front row.

Eleven men swapped the silence of the library for the horrors of war

Harrowing, hastily-written and often heart-breaking letters from the front lines make hugely poignant paragraphs in the annals of war.

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Donaldson right to dismiss Eastwood’s joint proposal idea

Jeffrey Donaldson has responded unambiguously to the proposal from Colum Eastwood that Dublin publish proposals for breaking the talks deadline.

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Boris must have known his 4,000-word Brexit ‘manifesto’ would look like a power grab

Boris must have known his 4,000-word Brexit ‘manifesto’ would look like a power grab

Is Boris Johnson determined to sweep Theresa May off her perch?

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Paula Bradshaw MLA, centre, with others including Gerry Adams at a photoshoot in support of a stand-alone Irish-language act at The MAC, Belfast. 

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Alliance say an ILA based on cost and compulsion will fail, yet MLA stood smiling beside Adams for whom cost and compulsion is no problem

I have read the petulant and rather desperate response (‘UUP is all over the place on Irish language,’ Sep 15) to the highlighting of Paula Bradshaw of Alliance being photographed alongside Gerry Adams and happily holding a thumbs up banner in support of the Sinn Fein red line of an Irish language act (ILA).

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LGBT report is not just about bullying but has an agenda

LGBT report is not just about bullying but has an agenda

Everyone wants to see an end to bullying but Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn’s call for legislation making things “illegal” off the back of last week’s report entitled ‘Post-Primary School Experiences of People who are LGBT’ is concerning.

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Alex Kane

Loyalism needs a voice, but it mustn’t be those linked to paramilitary past

‘The past,’ wrote L.P. Hartley, ‘is a foreign country, they do things differently there.’

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We’ve covered events for 280 years, and will do far into the future too

The birthday that the Belfast News Letter celebrated yesterday, its 280th, is one that no English language daily newspaper has ever celebrated before, anywhere on earth.

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A Belfast mural of Gerry Adams, that appears in the new book on the Sinn Fein president by Malachi ODoherty

Alex Kane: This new book on Gerry Adams is essential reading

A review of Malachi O’Doherty’s book on Gerry Adams:

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The remains of the Austin 1100 used in the IRA car bomb attack outside Harrods Store, in London in December 1983. The terrorist attack, using Libyan semtex, left three police officers and three members of the public dead. Photo: PA/PA Wire

Lord Empey: Libya fought a proxy war against the UK via the IRA, yet the victims have been failed once again

The government’s rejection of a fund to provide compensation for victims of Libyan sponsored IRA violence is sadly a continuation of the aloof and indifferent approach adopted by successive governments.

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Firemen and other public servants do fine work and deserve good pay  and they do get very generous pensions

Ben Lowry: There will be resentment one day when private sector workers see how much more the public sector get in their pensions

The Grenfell tower horror was a reminder of the bravery of firefighters and the critical role they play in keeping people safe.

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The earliest surviving copy of the world's oldest English language daily, the Belfast News Letter from October 1738. The paper was founded a year earlier, in September 1737, but all the editions from the first 13 months are lost

Ben Lowry: Thank you to our readers who help keep our 280-year newspaper alive and vibrant

The News Letter, the world’s oldest English language daily newspaper, keeps marching on.

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Maintaining a normal society shows attackers they cannot prevail

Hardly anyone will be surprised that there has been another terrorist attack in London.

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Roger Scruton, the academic and philosopher

Owen Polley: The core priorities of unionism are conservative in nature

A review of the latest book by the philosopher Roger Scruton:

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Sandra Chapman

Perils for young and old alike in our fast-moving digital age

Technology isn’t my strong point so when anything goes wrong with my computer, mobile or printer I really have no idea where to start to fix them.

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Do I need to use an agent to sell my house?

Do I need to use an agent to sell my house?

Q. I am selling my first home, do I need to use an estate agent or can I sell the home myself?

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The IRA bomb at Canary Wharf in 1996, which caused devastation, using Libyan semtex

Lawyer: The government has been weak and hypocritical about the defence of Libya-IRA victims

Victims and survivors of Libyan sponsored IRA terrorism are disgusted and dismayed at Her Majesty’s Government’s refusal to ensure that Libya accounts for its role in the maiming and murder of an estimated 3,500 British citizens.

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Greenway is a key project in the renewal of Belfast

The Connswater Community Greenway is one of the most significant urban renewal projects in the history of Belfast.

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