Simon Thomas: losing my wife to cancer 'biggest test' of my faith

TV presenter Simon Thomas has said losing his wife to cancer was "the biggest test" his faith has ever had.


Manchester Arena bombing: Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message one year on from tragedy

Pop star Ariana Grande has said her thoughts remain with all those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing one year on from the atrocity.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day

Royal wedding: A tender kiss for newlyweds Harry and Meghan

Newlyweds Harry and Meghan shared a tender kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel after pledging their love to one another at their fairytale wedding.

The legacy consultation is a step in trying to establish the structures for dealing with the past that were agreed in outline at the Stormont House talks, which concluded above in December 2014. Photo Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Government launches consultation on Troubles legacy

The Government has formally unveiled a long-delayed consultation on proposals to deal with the toxic legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles, amid a political row over the exclusion of an amnesty for security force members.

Colin Archibald

Town left numbed after teenager killed in road crash

A community has been left numbed after a teenager was killed in a fatal road traffic collision at the weekend, a local councillor has said.


Man's body recovered from river - PSNI

The body of a man has been recovered from the River Foyle this morning, police have confirmed.

Nadine Coyle: former Girls Aloud singer cancels tour

Northern Ireland singing sensation Nadine Coyle has cancelled her latest tour.
Steven Davis.

NI captain Davis signs for 'MEA United'

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has given his support to a Co Antrim council's very own 'Match of the Day'.
Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding contracts "revoked" by Irish Rugby Football Union

Two Ulster and Ireland rugby stars who were acquitted of raping the same woman have been sacked.
'Significant' police operation underway across greater Belfast.

'Significant police operation' involving hundreds of officers is focused on Belfast INLA

More than 200 police officers have carried out searches of 12 properties across greater Belfast today in what police have described as a a 'significant' operation.

Immigration Enforcement

Takeaway faces fine for employing illegal workers

A takeaway is facing a potential penalty of £100,000 after five immigration offenders from China were found working at its premises. I
Police have appealed for information

Man suffers fractured skull after masked men attack him with metal bars in 'brutal' incident

Police have appealed for information following a paramilitary-style assault on a man who was beaten with metal bars by masked men.

Police seized the drugs after a search today

Man arrested after police search turns up £100k of suspected drugs

One man has been arrested after a police search turned up suspected drugs worth over £100,000.


Facebook asks users if they think the social network is 'good for the world'

Facebook is asking users whether they think it is "good for the world" in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people.


Man dies after early-morning lorry crash on motorway

A man has died after an early-morning lorry crash on the M5 near Birmingham.

Michelle O'Neill addresses Easter commemoration in west Belfast.'Picture by Arthur Allison, Pacemaker

O’Neill call for Irish unity poll within five years

Michelle O’Neill has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years.

People take part in a protest in Dublin on Saturday, in support of the woman at the centre of a rape trial after two Ireland ruby players were acquitted. Photo: Tom Honan/PA Wire

Huge demonstrations continue in wake of jury’s verdict in rape trial

Thousands of people have continued to attend rallies to demonstrate following the outcome of the rape trial where a jury acquitted two international rugby players of all charges.

Stormont set to be ploughed for potatoes

Stormont set to be ploughed for potatoes

With no sign of a political deal being brokered, the grounds at the front of Stormont are set to be ploughed and prepared for growing potatoes.
Robbers armed with hammer, pick axe and electric saw leave shop staff 'extremely shaken'

Robbers armed with hammer, pick axe and electric saw leave shop staff 'extremely shaken'

Police are appealing for information after three men armed with a hammer, a pick axe and an electric saw robbed a shop last night.

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