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TUV Councillor Jolene Bunting resigns from party

Belfast City Councillor Jolene Bunting has resigned from the TUV.
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TUV candidate Alex Elliott (right) with Jim Allister, TUV leader, in Enniskillen.

TUV’s South Tyrone candidate hits out at support for ‘sodomy’

The TUV’s candidate in Fermanagh and South Tyrone has spoken out against support for “sodomy” in a hard-hitting statement aimed squarely at what he called “right-thinking Christians”.

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DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has called for an audit over funding for the Irish language

£171m public funds for Irish in past five years, says DUP

The DUP has demanded a detailed audit into funding for the Irish language, claiming it has received more than £171m in public money in five years.

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(Left to right) Caral Ni Chuilin, Michelle O'Neill, Pearse Doherty and Gerry Adams at a Sinn Fein press conference in An Chulturlann on the Falls Road in Belfast.

Gerry Adams urges unionist voters to reject 'Operation Fear' tactics

Gerry Adams has said he hopes unionist voters will not buy concerted attempts by the Democratic Unionists to demonise him in the Assembly election campaign.

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The road leading to the Stormont's Parliament Buildings, east Belfast. This election will determine which 90 MLAs will sit in the sixth Assembly since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement (down from 108 MLAs previously).

Election 2017: The full list of candidates and stats for your area

The News Letter has produced a series of detailed breakdowns of each of the 18 constituencies in the Province ahead of the March 2 Assembly election.

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Copeland shows that Labour face general election disaster

Copeland shows that Labour face general election disaster

The astonishing Tory victory at Copeland probably represents Labour’s worst by-election disaster for more than a century.

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UUP's Steve Aiken elected for South Antrim.

Aiken makes bold ‘biggest party’ prediction

The UUP’s Steve Aiken made some particularly bold predictions during a radio interview with the BBC yesterday morning, including the claim that his party would win the most seats, despite only fielding 24 candidates.

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Robert McCartney in 2009

Combined transfer test like ‘mixing oil and vinegar’

A pro-grammar school advocate has called into question efforts to create a single unified transfer test for Northern Irish pupils.

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Presenter Noel Thompson pictured ahead of last year's BBC leaders' debate

Election Diary: Might bigger TV politics audience point to an increased turnout?

Tonight will see the final televised leaders’ debate of the campaign, less than 48 hours before polling booths open on Thursday morning.

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Richard Pengelly

Backlash over health chief’s ‘don’t tweet about politics’ edict

Northern Ireland’s most senior health official last night declined to comment after his warning that health staff should not tweet about the election led to a backlash.

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Peter Hain. Photo Credit: Fiona Hanson/ PA Wire

Brexit could cause ‘profound damage’ to peace process, warns Hain

Brexit could cause “profound damage” to the Northern Ireland peace process, a former Cabinet minister has said.

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Ulster Unionist peer Lord Empey said the DUP has a dreadful record in government

UUP peer calls on voters to reject DUP’s ‘politics of fear’

The Ulster Unionist Party has accused the DUP of resorting to scare tactics as polling day approaches in a bid to deflect from its “dreadful” record in government.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster

Arrogance claims are political 'smears': Foster

Arlene Foster has branded claims she is arrogant as political "smears", insisting she would rather the electorate judge her character.
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The Metro advert paid for by the DUP during the Brexit campaign

SDLP and SF refuse to say when names of their donors will be published

Both the SDLP and Sinn Fein have failed to say when – if ever – they are planning to release the full list of their own party donors, after strongly criticising the DUP over the issue of donations.

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Daniel McCrossan says he is confident he will retain his seat in West Tyrone

West Tyrone SDLP candidate ‘facing intimidation’

The sole SDLP candidate in West Tyrone says he is running a gauntlet of intimidation in his election campaign.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster

Foster: Sinn Fein win would increase pressure for Irish unity poll

Northern Ireland's constitutional future would be thrown up in the air if Sinn Fein was to emerge from the Assembly election as the largest party, Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has warned.
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A still from Twitter video posted by SFs Eoin McShane showing members dressed as crocodiles. It is seen as a comeback to DUP Irish language comments

Sinn Fein ‘jokers’ blasted for dancing crocodiles fundraiser

A victims’ campaigner has hit out at Sinn Fein as being a party of “jokers” after members took part in a Strictly Come Dancing-style event with an election looming.

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It is hard to find unionists who have no truck whatsoever with loyalist paramilitaries, even though they might follow Christian views on abortion and same sex marriage, says Rev Brian Kennaway. Picture Pacemaker

Rev Kennaway: It’s hard to find a unionist who is anti abortion, gay marriage and fully anti paramilitary

In preparation for the upcoming election on March 2 the media have given a voice to the views of all those who are seeking election.

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood speaks at the fifth and final event of the '5 Leaders, 5 Days' series - a programme of events organised by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) at which the party leader from five main political parties outlined their plans for jobs, growth and the economy. 

Today's event took at place at the Mount Charles Group in Belfast. 
 Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

SDLP leader urges traditional non-voters to help topple DUP and SF

Northern Ireland’s devolved government is in danger if the election does not produce change, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said.

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Richard Pengelly

Election diary: Health chief unhappy at medics’ DUP-SF criticism

Stormont’s most senior health official has highlighted two doctors’ tweets criticising the DUP and Sinn Fein.

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