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Show us proof of deal on legacy cash: Wilson

A DUP MP said the party has been given “firm assurances” from the Secretary of State that no side deal was struck between the UK Government and Sinn Fein regarding Troubles-related killings.

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Arrest after man’s nose broken in attack

Arrest after man’s nose broken in attack

A 59-year-old man has been arrested following a serious assault in Co Tyrone earlier this week.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster

No one in DUP knew of mooted legacy deal: Foster

No one in the DUP was aware of any deal between Sinn Fein and the UK Government to release funding for legacy inquests, the party leader has said.

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Father and son assaulted by masked men armed with hammer

A father and son have been injured after a trio of masked men entered a house armed with a hammer in Co Down.

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Trio to appear in court after gang of masked men enter Belfast bar

Trio to appear in court after gang of masked men enter Belfast bar

Three men have been charged with affray and unlawful assembly, following an altercation at a north Belfast bar,

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Failure to agree on an Irish language act is one of the issues preventing the restoration of devolution

‘Weak and ill-advised’ legislation proposals would raise tensions: Irish group

Mooted plans between the DUP and Sinn Fein to legislate for protection of Irish have been branded “weak and ill-advised” by a language campaigner.

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Feeling blue

Agoraphobic woman awarded £5.5k damages by health trust

The Belfast Health Trust has paid out £5,500 to an agoraphobic woman after it admitted breaching disability discrimination laws.

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Queen's University

Queen’s and Ulster universities disrupted by strike action

Students at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University are facing major disruption as the most severe strike action ever taken by lectureres begins today.

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Sinn Fein's Irish language campaign is 'built on a deception' said DUP MP Gregory Campbell

£190m spent on Irish language in just seven years

Sinn Fein’s demands for legislation to protect Irish have been labelled “a complete fallacy”, after it emerged that almost £200m has been spent on the language over the past seven years.

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Fire at old Belfast Telegraph building

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the old Belfast Telegraph building this morning.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster

Leaked ‘draft deal’ between DUP and Sinn Fein published

A leaked copy of the mooted draft agreement between the DUP and Sinn Fein to restore devolution has been published.

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Sir Reg Empey

Direct rule could put GFA at risk, says Empey

The implementation of direct rule in Northern Ireland could jeopardise the Belfast Agreement and undermine the principle of consent, the chairman of the UUP has warned.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP

Sinn Fein ‘in for a surprise’ on direct rule issue, says DUP MP

DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald is “about to get a surprise”, after she proclaimed direct rule for NI was not an option.

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Hundreds of jobs in Lagan Construction Group under threat

Hundreds of jobs in Lagan Construction Group under threat

Up to 200 jobs are at risk after a major construction firm announced it was putting four companies into administration.

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Masked burglars tie up woman and set fire to house

Masked burglars tie up woman and set fire to house

A woman in her 50s has escaped injury after masked men tied her up, robbed her and started a fire during a break-in.

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At present, a court translator is provided only when it is required when a witness cannot speak and understand English.'''So it is a nonsense to suggest that a witness who can speak English perfectly well should have their evidence translated from Irish," said Mr Allister

Allister: Repeal of ban on Irish in courts would only hinder justice

The mooted lifting of a ban on Irish in Northern Ireland courts would be a retrograde step that would hinder the delivery of justice, TUV leader Jim Allister has warned.

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Ulster Unionist peer Sir Reg Empey

Mooted deal may set dangerous precedent: UUP

The unionist community will have been left “stunned” by claims that the DUP was contemplating signing up to an Irish language act, a former UUP leader has said.

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Jamie Bryson

Alliance ‘intolerant’ after snubbing NI affairs committee over Jamie Bryson

Loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson has accused the Alliance Party of “losing the run of themselves” after they refused to appear alongside him at a NI Affairs Committee meeting.

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Orange men make the annual march to Drumcree road.  Picture Mark Marlow/Pacemaker press

Orange Order calls for parading ‘fresh start’

The Orange Order has reaffirmed its opposition to the Parades Commission and called for it to be replaced with a “fair and equitable” system.

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Lord Empey wondered if the DUP has 'lost the plot altogether'

Empey slams claim May’s talks visit was a ‘distraction’

Former Ulster Unionist leader Lord Empey has slammed the DUP after the party suggested Theresa May’s intervention in the Stormont talks process was a “distraction”.

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