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It’s time that sentences were enforced for animal cruelty

It is dismaying that animal cruelty in its worst form continues to regularly take place in Northern Ireland. There have been appalling stories of animals being starved, attacked and used to fight one another.

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Thousands of school pupils are awaiting exam results

Our education system is failing working class Protestant boys

This year, yet again, Northern Ireland’s A-level students performed better than their counterparts in England and Wales, both in terms of pass rates and A* and A grades. As 42% of our post-primary children attend grammar schools, this local success is being used as an argument for the rebirth of grammar schools in Great Britain currently being championed by the Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Two damaging myths about education in NI

Two damaging myths about education in NI

Bertrand Russell noted that: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubt.”

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PM should ignore this OECD critic of academic selection

PM should ignore this OECD critic of academic selection

The head of OECD Education, Andreas Schleicher, involved his organization in attacking the UK’s grammar schools by suggesting that they only benefit the rich but do not contribute to raising standards.

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Protestants also lived in slums

Protestants also lived in slums

Reading what Tom Cooper from Dublin has written (September 13) about Mike Nesbitt MLA, all unionist MLAs, unionists, the Orange Order, the British government, army, and police – that we are all to blame for all the murders of the innocent people he has named in this newspaper.

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The Scales of Justice

The one-sided approach to the past

The one-sided inquiries into the past needs to be called to a halt.

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The world has rejected the Bible for its own wisdom

God is not dead, but the church nearly is

“Is God Dead?”

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McGuinness will not be implicated over alleged activities

McGuinness will not be implicated over alleged activities

While East Londonderry DUP MP Gregory Campbell has complained to the Police Ombudsman about what he alleges is a PSNI failure to act over the IRA activity of Deputy First Minister over matters linked to the period surrounding “Bloody Sunday,” many unionists will find themselves reluctantly in agreement with the comments of Sinn/Fein MLA Raymond McCartney when he states that “Mr Campbell’s latest outburst is indicative of him striving to make himself relevant from his retirement home at Westminster”.

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Nesbitt entrenched in his illiberal views

Nesbitt entrenched in his illiberal views

With boring predictability the animated Ulster Unionist MLA Mike Nesbitt (SF cannot meet challenge on past, September 12) expressing reservations about proposals on dealing with the past accuses nationalists who seek justice for state-sponsored violence perpetrated against them of taking a disproportionately unfair, imbalanced and partial position.

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Fed up with Amnesty’s pronouncements on abortion

Fed up with Amnesty’s pronouncements on abortion

I have no doubt that many readers of the News Letter are fed up with the almost daily pronouncements on abortion by Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International.

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Constable Stephen Carroll, who was mudered by dissident republicans in 2009. Pacemaker Press

SF man’s concern for murderers

The chairman of Sinn Féin Declan Kearney has said he has “serious concerns” over the conviction of two men for the murder of Stephen Carroll.

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Rangers fans were intimidated by Celtic fans on flight back to Belfast

Rangers fans were intimidated by Celtic fans on flight back to Belfast

On Saturday myself and two other Rangers fans were travelling back on an Easyjet flight after the old firm match.

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LCC flag stance is basis for progress

LCC flag stance is basis for progress

The recent stance taken by the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) calling for flags commemorating the Somme to be taken down at the end of a specified period offers at least a basis for a way forward on ensuring flags and emblems become symbols of commemoration and, where appropriate, celebration, rather than intimidation.

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Late motherhood is not a matter for others to pass judgement upon

Late motherhood is not a matter for others to pass judgement upon

I was extremely disappointed to read a highly judgmental and cruel column on later motherhood by Sandra Chapman in your paper, ‘Motherhood cannot be left to chance’ (September 10).

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A puzzle booklet should not be used to decide the future of a child aged 11

A puzzle booklet should not be used to decide the future of a child aged 11

Why do we continue to rely on a puzzle booklet to determine the future of little children as young as eleven years of age?

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Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness pictured with masked IRA men at the funeral of Brendan Burns in 1988. Pacemaker Belfast

Mike Nesbitt: SF cannot meet challenge on past

The Ulster Unionist Party welcomes the weekend remarks from Secretary of State, James Brokenshire MP, in Oxford,

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