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Unionists praise SDLP councillors for removing AK47 IRA sign

Unionists have welcomed a move by SDLP councillors to take down a contentious IRA sign near the entrance to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn answered questions from students at Queen's University

Failure to condemn IRA shows Corbyn not worthy of support: unionists

Unionists have slammed Jeremy Corbyn for failing to condemn the IRA’s campaign of violence during his visit to Belfast.

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Les Matheson (centre) CEO, Personal Banking at RBS launches Ulster Bank's newly designed bank notes at the bank's Andersonstown Road branch with Collete O'Hare, branch manager and Terry Robb, head of personal banking at Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland.

Straight up, your new ‘vertical’ bank notes

The UK’s first ‘vertical’ bank notes are to enter circulation in Northern Ireland next year, it has been revealed.

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Tributes to road crash victim Karl Heaney

A GAA player who died in road crash last night has been hailed as a “true gentleman” who “epitomised all that is good” in the organisation.

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Police said Jamie Bryson (pictured) committed no crime with his tweet about a controversial bonfire licensing scheme

‘No offences committed’ by Bryson over bonfire tweet

Police have confirmed no crime was committed by prominent loyalist Jamie Bryson following remarks he made on social media over a bonfire row.

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Inga Maria Hauser's nephew Viktor Leibl with BBC Spotlight reporter Conor Spackman

Inga Maria Hauser family: help us to be free of curse of her death

The nephew of murdered German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser has said his family will only be free of the “curse” of his aunt’s death once her killer is caught.

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Naomi Long, Colum Eastwood, Michelle O'Neill and Steven Agnew in the Great Hall, Stormont on Tuesday

Dodds fires back at demands over single market and customs union

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has warned that “catastrophic damage” would be caused to NI if it was separated economically from the rest of the UK after Brexit.

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Secretary of State Karen Bradley meets representatives from Quinn Building Products in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, to discuss a range of issues including Brexit and its impact on border businesses. Also pictured is Damien McManus, Claire Crawford, Aidan McManus, Kevin McManus and David Brown, Deputy President of the Ulster Farmers Union.  Picture by Jonathan Porter / Press eye

Bradley urged to restart Stormont talks and take decisions

The NI Affairs Committee has called on Karen Bradley to redouble her efforts to restart the failed political talks process at Stormont.

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The ICM poll found that 61% in NI are in favour of the UK staying in the EU single market and customs union

Poll backing Union ‘little comfort’ for Sinn Fein

A new opinion poll which showed strong support for the Union among people in Northern Ireland will provide “little comfort” for republicans, a DUP MP has said.

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The Scottish Parliament

Devolution ‘subverted’ over fear of Sinn Fein: MSP Mike Russell

The UK Government is resisting devolving powers from Brussels to the Scottish Parliament over fears of what Sinn Fein might do in a future NI Assembly, it has been claimed.

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Sinn Fein MEP Martin Anderson

Anderson confrontation with Bradley ‘crass and ill-mannered’

Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson’s exchange with NI Secretary Karen Bradley at the Balmoral Show yesterday has been branded “crass and ill-mannered” by a former DUP MLA.

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NI to be as hot as Barcelona on Saturday

Northern Ireland is set to bask in temperatures as hot as Barcelona on Saturday.

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland published its annual crime statistics

NI sees 17% rise in rape reports

Police dealt with a record number of sexual and drug offences in Northern Ireland over the past year, new figures have shown.

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The funeral of Aaron Henderson who died on holiday in Magaluf leaves his home in Coleraine. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Aaron Henderson funeral: Life will never be same again

The heartbroken father of a Northern Ireland man who died on the Spanish island of Majorca has said “life will never be the same again” as he buried his son yesterday.

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Extra police officers, supported by armed units, are patrolling the streets of London in a bid to combat the bank holiday violence.

Man charged with murder of Polish national

Detectives have charged a 36-year-old man with the murder of a Polish national in Co Antrim.

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Brexit customs partnership option crazy and unworkable: DUP

A senior DUP figure has challenged the secretary of state’s claims that a customs partnership would make it easier to deal with the Irish border question after Brexit.

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Aaron Henderson: ‘Life will never be the same’

The heartbroken father of tragic Northern Ireland man Aaron Henderson has said “life will never be the same again” as he prepares to bury his son today.

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Funeral for tragic Aaron Henderson who died in Magaluf

A Northern Ireland man who died following an alleged assault on the Spanish island of Majorca is to be laid to rest in his home town today.

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Sammy Wilson said a border poll would be destabilising

No evidence public opinion has changed on Irish unity: DUP MP

Sammy Wilson has said he is “confident” that a majority of people in Northern Ireland would vote in favour of retaining the Province’s constitutional status within the UK.

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Campaigners against the incinerator and politicians celebrate Monday's victory in the High Court

Court ruling leaves no alternative to direct rule: Wilson

A DUP MP has said there is “no alternative” to the UK government taking direct control over Northern Ireland in the absence of devolution at Stormont.

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