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Twelfth review: Brethren remember fallen of Great War

The bravery and sacrifice of Orange Order brethren who served in the First World War was remembered at the annual Triangle combine Twelfth parade.

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Philip Capper. Pic by John Kelly

Tractor crash death: Police renew appeal for witnesses

Police investigating the death of Dromore man Philip Capper have renewed their appeal for information about the road traffic collision that claimed his life.

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Ex-Ireland rugby captain, Dubliner Brian O'Driscoll, beating a Lambeg drum on the Twelfth, 2018, at Loughgall. (Still image taken from BBC footage)

Rugby legend drops in at ‘world’s largest’ Twelfth parade

More than 20,000 people flocked to the conservation village of Loughgall to witness the sights and sounds of the colourful Co Armagh Twelfth parade, which this year had an unexpected visitor.

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W/Bro Rev Norman Hutton, son Philip and granddaughter Chloe Irwin �Paul Byrne Photography INNL1829-009PB

Deputy grand master’s message: Northern Ireland is not for sale

Holding a border poll on the future of Northern Ireland would only give nationalists false hope, the Orange Order’s deputy grand master has said.

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A large turn out watched the Newcastle parade

Orange Institution of today needs to be fit for purpose, says Gibson

The Orange Institution wants to see a prosperous and peaceful Northern Ireland where all traditions and cultures are valued and respected.

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One of the young men who built the bonfire at Ballymacash in Lisburn keeps watch at the site ahead of the Eleventh Night celebrations

Massive Eleventh Night bonfire draws visitors from around world

The organisers of one of Northern Ireland’s biggest Eleventh Night bonfires are expecting thousands of people – some who’ve travelled from overseas – to attend today’s celebrations.

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Philip Capper pictured playing the bass drum for Battlehill Pipe Band in August last year. Pic: John Kelly

Families mourning loss of crash victims

Families across Northern Ireland are mourning the loss of loved ones following a spate of fatal road traffic collisions.

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William Dunlop with Bill Kennedy

William Dunlop an ‘absolutely perfect gentleman’

The chairman of Armoy Motorcycling Road Racing Club has said William Dunlop was “a very talented racer” and “a perfect gentleman” who will never be forgotten.

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Philip Capper, 29, was a popular member of Battlehill Pipe Band. Pic: John Kelly

Tractor crash victim Philip Capper ‘a much-loved character’

Tributes have been paid to a young Dromore man who was killed in a road traffic collision on Friday night.

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Orange Order brethren on parade outside Drumcree Parish Church on Sunday. Pic by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Orangemen call for ‘urgent discussions’ in bid to resolve long-running Drumcree dispute

A senior Portadown Orangeman has called on the Secretary of State to convene “urgent and meaningful discussions” in a bid to resolve the long-running Drumcree dispute.

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Alderman William Leathem, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council; Richard Rogers, Alpha Programme; Mairs Stevenson, Chaplain of Stoneyford Orange Lodge; Andrew Wright, Lodge Treasurer and John Farr, Minister of Stoneyford Parish Church.

Orange hall to get £10k upgrade

Repair and refurbishment work is to get under way at on Orange hall in Co Antrim in a bid to bring the building back into use for the local community.

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The first green at the Hilton Templepatrick Golf & Country Club, Co Antrim, is among those affected

Top golf course battling to fix its ‘scorched earth’ greens

Staff at one of Northern Ireland’s top golf courses say they are working hard to try to repair damaged greens that were “scorched” following the application of a “growth regulator” chemical.

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Ben Lawson and Matthew Calvert from Durham enjoying the sunny weather outside Belfast city hall.

Tourists loving NI’s weather... yes, you read that right!

As the exceptional weather continued yesterday, the News Letter took to the streets of Belfast to see how tourists were enjoying the summer sunshine.

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The crumpled wreck of the Audi car that crashed on the Crumlin Road near the Ardoyne shops on Tuesday evening. Pic by Pacemaker

‘If we’d driven out a second before we’d have been killed’

A north Belfast man says he, his partner and their friend are lucky to be alive after they were almost hit by a stolen car as it careered down the Crumlin Road shortly before crashing.

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Young Grace Wall enjoys an ice cream at  Cafe Mauds on Belfast's Lisburn Road. Pic: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Ice cream sales are ‘through the roof’ across NI

Northern Ireland has gone ice cream crazy, with the sizzling summer sunshine and soaring temperatures sparking a huge surge in sales of creamy cones and dairy desserts.

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The water level has fallen considerably at Spelga Dam, Co Down. Pic courtesy of www.newcastle-county-down.com

Hottest NI June on record – and sun looks set to continue

Northern Ireland enjoyed its hottest June since records began in 1910, and the Met Office has said that the sunny weather looks set to continue.

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Organist Elise Crean and husband Dessie Moorcroft prepare for a 270-mile dash playing 12 organ recitals in 12 cathedrals across Northern Ireland. Pic by Liam McArdle

Church organist tuning up for 12 cathedrals fundraising challenge

A motorcycle-loving church organist from Co Armagh is getting ready to take to the roads in a race against the clock as she bids to perform 12 concerts in 12 cathedrals in just one day.

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John Blair, Alliance.

Foster’s attendance at LGBT event welcomed as ‘a small but significant step towards equality’

Northern Ireland’s first openly gay MLA has described DUP leader Arlene Foster’s attendance at an LGBT event as “a small but significant step towards equality for all our people”.

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Jolene Burns enjoying the sunny weather in Hazelbank Park, Newtownabbey. Pic by Arthur Allison, Pacemaker

Temperatures fall just shy of NI’s record high

Today was indeed hotter than yesterday, as forecasters had predicted, but the temperature in Northern Ireland still fell just shy of the record, 30.8C.

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Lorenzo Rogers Camarena, aged 1, Karla Rogers Camarena and Domnic Corra enjoying the sunshine at Botanic Gardens. Pic by Declan Roughan.

Temperatures could hit record high tomorrow, says Met Office

Northern Ireland could be set to set to experience its hottest day on record tomorrow, with the Met Office predicting it’ll be even warmer than today.

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