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Brutal Manson died in jail, as all such crazed killers should

You only have to read the briefest summary of Charles Manson’s life and his terrible deeds to conclude that he was crazed.

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Chris Moncrieff

Chancellor faces daunting balancing act on budget day

It will be like a day at the circus for chancellor Philip Hammond when he delivers his Budget on Wednesday. But it will certainly not be a fun day out for him; more likely it’ll be as pleasurable as balancing on a high-wire on a wobbly unicycle.

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Alex Kane

Even after he’s gone, shadow cast by Adams could mean problems for SF

Will Gerry Adams’ departure make much of a difference to the peace/political process in Northern Ireland?

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Morning View

Adams gave succour to an IRA that greatly divided the island

There has been a sharp divergence in the reaction of unionists towards the departure from politics (and then death) of Martin McGuinness and the announcement by Gerry Adams that he will stand down.

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The abortion debate should be blunt and it is legitimate to use shock tactics that show the horror

Ben Lowry: The real debate is over abortion on demand, but is yet to be had

The Sinn Fein motion today on abortion is highly significant.

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Trains never leave the main stations even 10 seconds early but they can make up time en route and leave the mid point stations early by a minute or more

Ben Lowry: Last minute people like me can’t bear it when trains leave early

A Japanese train company apologised for leaving a station 20 seconds early this week.

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Morning View

Wedding anniversary is yet another major royal milestone

The records involving the Queen keep tumbling.

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Raymond Gleug

AN OCCASIONAL TIPPLE: Sumptuous suppers with lovely low-calorie wine

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... Please put all your pennies in my Panama Hat! For only Raymond Gleug can tell you where the best wine’s at. And since I’m actually feeling quite flahulach at the minute, you can even hold on to your pennies.

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Sandra Chapman

Ireland and the UK share obesity problem

The UK has a lot more in common with the south of Ireland than you think.

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Dejected Northern Ireland players Jamie Ward and Steve Davis  after the game against Switzerland on Sunday at the St Jakob-Park Stadium, Base in which their World Cup hopes were dashed. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

As a proud Northern Ireland fan, I would not endorse any move to an all-Ireland team

The end of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with neither Northern Ireland nor the Republic qualifying for Russia has led to predictable calls from the usual quarters for an all-Ireland team.

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Republic of Ireland fans in the stands during the national anthem before the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off second leg match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. But when commentators expect Northern Ireland fans to support the Republic they are asking them to do something that is blatantly detrimental to their team. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Only irrational Green and White Army fans would support the Republic

Losing the World Cup play-off to a disputed penalty goal was a gut-wrenching experience for Northern Ireland fans.

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Morning View

Lessons from the Grenfell disaster and the Dunmurry fire

Six months after the Grenfell tower disaster, there is now a definitive death toll for the tragedy.

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Gregory Campbell MP

Gregory Campbell: We held a forthright meeting with the Parades Commission in Limavady

With George Robinson MLA, Maurice Bradley and councillor Alan Robinson, I went along to meet the Parades Commission last week when it came to (PC) Limavady.

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Morning View

Mugabe is out but Zimbabwe could remain a failed state

The vile nature of Robert Mugabe’s regime has been obvious for the best part of two decades.

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Morning View

Carrick-A-Rede has growing popularity among visitors

Eighteen years after the world’s oldest English language daily, the News Letter, was founded in 1737, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge was first erected.

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The aftermath of the large van bomb detonated in the centre of Coleraine by the IRA on Novembe 13 1992

The IRA bombed the heart of Coleraine town 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago this week the centre of Coleraine was ravaged in a massive IRA bomb attack.

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Last year Michael Gove and Boris Johnson fell out, but now they have conspired together to put pressure on PM

Last year Michael Gove and Boris Johnson fell out, but now they have conspired together to put pressure on PM

Another day, another Cabinet calamity.

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Morning View

First major step towards direct rule is necessary given SF tactics

The setting of the budget for Northern Ireland this week is the most significant act of direct rule yet.

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David McNarry

Unionism must stand firm and press for voluntary coalition

Unionism is in no mood to find itself sidelined from representative politics and sliding toward a democratic deficit all because of a republican exclusion order to wind up the Assembly.

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Alex Kane

Four years from NI’s centenary, there is no sign of unionism upping its game

In the News Letter on November 2, the journalist and author Walter Ellis wrote: “History, which is never just about the past, is coming down in favour of unity ... a unity in which Protestants and unionists within a generation will have found their place.

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