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Man hospitalised after being knocked down on Ballysillan Road

A man has been taken to hospital with severe head injuries following an early-morning crash on the Ballysillan Road in north Belfast.

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Sean McGlinchey

IRA bomber will not vote against memorial to his victims

A Sinn Fein councillor and convicted IRA bomber has said he will not vote against a proposed permanent memorial to the six people who were killed by a device he planted in Coleraine.

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A police forensic officer at the scene

Pair released on bail after man’s murder in north Belfast

Two men being questioned on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Belfast have been released on bail.

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A fundraising campiagn is under way to repair the spire on the historic Donegal Parish Church

Campaign launched to raise £131,000 to save iconic Donegal church spire

A fundraising campaign has been launched to save an iconic Donegal church spire that was badly damaged by a Christmas Day lightning strike two years ago.

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Sally Martin

Urgent appeal to find missing 97-year-old woman with dementia

Police have made an urgent appeal for information about a missing 97-year-old woman with dementia who has gone missing in Co Down.

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A man and woman have been assaulted during an attack on a bus lane camera vehicle in west Belfast.

Police probe bus lane camera car daylight attack

A man and woman have been assaulted during an attack on a bus lane camera vehicle in west Belfast.

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Sinn Fein MEP's Martina Anderson, Liadh N� Riada and Lynn Boylan hold a protest in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Unionists accuse SF of ‘hypocrisy’ following Syria bombing protest

A Sinn Fein protest over Theresa May’s decision to join air strikes in Syria has been branded “utter hypocrisy” by unionists.

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Julie Flaherty and her husband Wayne with their son Jake

Councillor who lost infant son wants children’s funeral fees waived

A councillor who lost her only son is campaigning for children’s funeral fees to be scrapped in Northern Ireland.

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UUP leader Robin Swann

Rural funding withdrawal would be ‘devastating blow’

Rural unionist communities are being damaged by the continued political impasse at Stormont, UUP leader Robin Swann has warned.

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Unionists have requested a 'call-in' of Mid Ulster Council's bonfire licensing scheme

Legal challenge over bonfire permit scheme

Unionists are to mount a legal challenge over a nationalist controlled council’s decision to implement a licensing system for bonfires.

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Patrick Kielty presents the new BBC documentary 'My Dad. the Peace Deal and Me'

Patrick Kielty: I cannot forgive my dad’s killers

Patrick Kielty has said he cannot forgive the loyalist gunmen who murdered his father 30 years ago.

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Police were attacked with petrol bombs and projectiles at an illegal dissident republican march in Londonderry. Picture Press Eye

Unionists call for courts to crack down on illegal demonstrations

Courts must impose tougher sentences in a bid to deter people from taking part in illegal republican parades, unionists have said.

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Arlene Foster

Unionists unite over Irish act

Leaders of political unionism in Northern Ireland have reiterated their opposition to a mooted Irish language act.

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A rally was held in Belfast on Thursday following the rape trial verdict

Protesters to gather at City Hall

Further demonstrations are set to take place across the island of Ireland today by protestors dissatisfied with the acquittals of Ireland rugby stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson outside court after his acquittal on Wednesday

Sexually explicit language ‘not exclusive to young men’ says Beattie

Sexually explicit language such as that used by Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding is “reflective of wider society and is not exclusive to young men”, an Ulster Unionist MLA has claimed.

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Protestors at Laganside court on Thursday after rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were acquitted of rape

Protests over Jackson and Olding verdict will ‘increase tension’

Demonstrations against the not guilty verdicts in the rugby rape trial are “unhelpful” and will only serve to “increase tension”, a DUP MP has claimed.

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Man dies in farm accident

A pensioner has died following an accident on a farm in Co Armagh.

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The old dark blue passport

‘No U-turn on passport decision’, says DUP MP

The decision to award a £490m printing contract for UK passports to a French company should not be reversed, a DUP MP has said.

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Owen Smith was sacked after calling for a second Brexit referendum

Labour’s Owen Smith was ‘no friend to unionists,’ says Sammy Wilson

DUP MP Sammy Wilson has said he hopes Northern Ireland’s new shadow secretary of state will be “less biased” towards unionists than his predecessor.

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Irish border ‘priority’ for new shadow SoS

Northern Ireland’s newly appointed shadow secretary of state Tony Lloyd has said the issue of the Irish border post-Brexit is at the top of his agenda.

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