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Ex-paramilitaries from both sides show ‘better way’

Ex-paramilitaries from both sides are walking the streets of west Belfast to demonstrate “a better way” - and praying together for a political breakthrough.

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Heather Neill died after a road traffic accident near Randalstown on Sunday

Crash victim Heather Neill ‘vivacious and fun loving’

A Lisburn woman who died in a road traffic accident has been described as a “vivacious, fun loving and extremely caring member of staff” at the school where she taught.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster says progress has been made.

DUP and SF: ‘body language has improved’

The DUP and Sinn Fein agreed last night that progress has been made towards restoring power-sharing as talks between the two largest parties continued into the evening.

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Sex Worker rights Campaigner , Laura Lee at Belfast High Court. Photo Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Tributes paid to ‘fearless’ Laura Lee

Friends and supporters have paid tribute to “fearless” high profile sex trade campaigner Laura Lee, who died on Wednesday aged 39.

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Orange Order Grand Secretary Mervyn Gibson refused to comment on the political talks

Orange Order won’t be drawn on hybrid Irish language/Ulster-Scots act

A senior Orange Order leader has declined to offer any comment on the possibility of a political deal involving a hybrid Irish language/Ulster-Scots culture act.

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Prof Jim Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies, at Keene State College, New Hampshire and Director of Academic Programs at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.'He gave a talk at Belfast City Hall on 30 January 2018.'

Troubles killers will never admit they were wrong - genocide expert

An academic who studies how ordinary people carry out evil says Troubles killers will forever engage in ‘mental gymnastics’ in order to justify their bloodshed and reconcile it with a positive image of themselves.

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Birmingham pub bombing campaigner Julie Hambleton outside the Priory Court in Birmingham last Friday after the High Court ruling

Birmingham ruling may see terror suspects named in legacy inquests

A ruling about the Birmingham bombing inquest could see both terrorists and even more members of the security forces named in forthcoming legacy inquests, it has been claimed.

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A schoolgirl adds to the floral tributes left outside the home of murder victim Robert Flowerday on Mill Road Road in Crumlin

Ex-teacher Robert Flowerday ‘spent his life figuring out how to help people’

A 64-year-old teacher who was murdered at the weekend was an unbelievably generous man who “spent his life trying to figure out how to help people”, his pastor has said.

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Caoimhin Hynes now carries a large scar after his attack

Only cowards carry knives, says stabbed boxer Caoimhin Hynes

Knife crime is a major concern in mainland Britain. In Northern Ireland, it is relatively low level, but the effects can still be horrific. Here, boxer Caoimhin Hynes talks to PHILIP BRADFIELD about how a knife attack almost claimed his life, and the battle to reclaim his full mental strength.

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GB sees 61% rise in child knife crime

GB sees 61% rise in child knife crime

Thousands of children were found by police to have been carrying knives in England and Wales last year as the number of under 18s caught with blades rose for the fourth consecutive year.

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Knife crime: why is it absent from Ulster schools?

Knife crime: why is it absent from Ulster schools?

In yesterday’s News Letter the Johnston Press Investigations Team revealed that knife crime is growing rapidly in mainland Britain schools – but that the problem is virtually non-existent in the Northern Ireland education sector.

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Knife crime: ticking time bomb in GB schools

Knife crime: ticking time bomb in GB schools

Children as young as four have been caught in English, Scottish and Welsh schools with knives and other lethal weapons on average once a day, the Johnston Press Investigations Team can reveal.

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Penny Holloway pictured at her home in Belfast. Her son Thomas Devlin was stabbed to death in 2005. 'Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Knife crime: ‘We were denied chance of life with Thomas’

Knife crime is a major concern in mainland Britain. In Northern Ireland, it is relatively low level, but the effects can still be horrific. Here, PHILIP BRADFIELD talks to the family of one of the most callous knife crimes in recent times – the murder of Catholic schoolboy Thomas Devlin in 2005

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Knife crime: major difference between NI and GB schools

Knife crime: major difference between NI and GB schools

The Johnston Press Investigations Team today reveals that knife crime is growing rapidly in schools across mainland Britain - but that the problem is virtually non-existent in the Northern Ireland education sector.

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A former IRA bomber says republicans will not give up Capt Robert Nairac's body until they are clear they will not be prosecuted for their crimes

SF slammed over lack of leads on Nairac body

A former soldier and an ex-IRA bomber have both slammed republicans for failing to offer any information to help retrieve the body of Captain Robert Nairac.

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Former Justice Minister Claire Sugden says officials were nowhere near ready to launch the review of sentencing when she was advised to announce it. ''Photo by Lorcan Doherty / Press Eye.

Ex-minister ‘frustated’ by year long delay on sentencing review

A former justice minister has expressed ‘frustration’ on behalf of a family bereaved by a drunk driver after she found that a review covering lenient sentencing began a full year after she had announced it.

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Oliver McAfee from Dromore was last seen on November 21

NI Jews using Israeli contacts in search for missing Co Down man Oliver McAfee

The Jewish community in Northern Ireland has launched a campaign to raise awareness in Israel about a Co Down tourist who has gone missing there.

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Oliver McAfee from Dromore in Co Down has gone missing while on a cycling trip around Israel.

Israeli police: Dromore man Oliver McAfee is ‘still alive’

Israeli police say a missing Northern Ireland man who had been cycling in the southern Israeli desert is still alive.

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Friends of Oliver McAfee lost contact with him in November

Trail of Bible pages found in search for Dromore man missing in Israel

A man from Co Down who went missing in an Israeli desert left a trail of Bible pages and may be suffering from ‘Jerusalem Syndrome’ it has been reported.

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Three Three Scottish Soldiers who were murdered in Belfast by the IRA in 1971. From left: Joseph McCaig, Dougald McCaughey and John McCaig.

Scottish Tory tables motion for release of IRA murder files

A conservative member of the Scottish assembly is pressing Holyrood to give its full backing to a campaign for justice for three soldiers murdered by the IRA in Belfast.

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