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Lisa Gow’s family ‘overwhelmed’ by community support after ‘terrible tragedy’

The family of Lisa Gow have said they are “overwhelmed” by support from across the community since the Belfast woman died after being knocked down by a car on Thursday,

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Three-year-old dies after swimming pool incident

A three-year-old boy has died after an incident at a swimming pool.
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Police

Men injured and vehicles damaged in post-match incident

Two mem were injured and several vehicles damaged following last night’s football match between Newry City AFC and Portadown FC.

Crime
Fire engine

Man, woman and two children in Bangor house when suspicious fire breaks out

Two young children were inside a house in Bangor when a suspicious fire broke out in the early hours of Friday morning (April 20).

Crime
Chris Bennett, who is chaplain for the Titanic Quarter and also works as a tour guide on board the 'Wee Tram'

Bringing life to Titanic Quarter as both minister and tour guide

Chris Bennett had never visited the site where the great ship that gives the area its name was built until 2007, but now admits he is a “complete nerd” when it comes to the history of the newly-developed city region.

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Court

Two to appear on drugs charges

A 40-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman are due to appear at Newry Magistrates Court today (Saturday) on a number of drugs offences.

Crime
Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE, Her Majestys Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Antrim.

Freedom of the Borough to be conferred on Lord Lieutenant

Mid and East Antrim Council is set to confer the Honorary Freedom of the Borough on Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim, Joan Christie.
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Frampton v Donaire: Frank Warren promises Windsor Park date for The Jackal

Promoter Frank Warren will make Carl Frampton’s dream of fighting at Windsor Park a reality if he wins at the SSE Arena in Belfast tonight.

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Barry McElduff of Sinn Fein makes a 'joke' by balancing a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head on the anniversary of the sectarian IRA massacre of Protestants at Kingsmill in 1976

Ben Lowry: A huge missed opportunity to challenge SF in West Tyrone

It is a reflection of defeatism in the face of an unapologetic, triumphalist and growing pro IRA narrative that it was not possible to coalesce behind a victims’ candidate in West Tyrone.

Opinion
How can unionists now engage in Stormont talks with Simon Coveney when he is at the helm of an Dublin-Brussels refusal to accept UK proposals on the Irish border, which will result in outcomes ranging from the collapse of the Brexit negotiations to a border in the Irish Sea

Ben Lowry: The threat of a border in the Irish Sea has still not been put to bed

If, as the seasoned Daily Telegraph journalist Peter Foster reports (see story link below), the EU has rejected UK proposals for a frictionless border in the event of regulatory and customs divergence, it means one of four things.

Opinion
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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Retired Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, is Grand Secretary of GAFCOM

Launch of traditionalist Church of Ireland group is ‘not about schism’

The launch today of a Church of Ireland group opposed to what it sees as growing secularisation in Anglican churches is “not about schism”, a Belfast rector has insisted.

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EU’s ‘hardball’ tactics slammed by DUP

DUP politicians have blasted EU negotiators amid reports that Brussels has rejected all proposals put forward by Downing Street for keeping the Irish border open after Brexit.

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Police at the scene after a serious crash on the Ballysillan Road in north Belfast on Thursday. Pic: Pacemaker

Police car ‘seconds behind’ stolen vehicle in fatal crash

A police pursuit car was “a matter of seconds” behind a stolen car which crashed in north Belfast, killing a mother-of-two, according to the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Crime

Plane crash investigators to remove wreckage

Investigators are to remove wreckage from a fatal plane crash that claimed two lives in Co Antrim and bring it to a site in Farnborough, England, for closer examination.

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Arsene Wenger: Pat Jennings heaps praise on departing Arsenal boss

Former Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Pat Jennings, an FA Cup winner with Arsenal, has heaped praise on the departing Gunners boss Arsène Wenger.

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Contesting alleged theft of over £1,000 from Masonic Centre

Contesting alleged theft of over £1,000 from Masonic Centre

A Larne man accused of breaking into the town’s Masonic Centre and allegedly stealing over £1,000 is contesting his case, Ballymena Magistrates Court heard on Thursday.

Crime
Cookstown town centre. (Archive pic)

Work to resume on Cookstown bypass project

Mid Ulster District Council has secured a commitment that plans for the long-awaited A29 Cookstown bypass are finally to be progressed.

Transport
Justice system

Man who pleaded guilty to east Belfast murders set to appeal

A man jailed for murdering two friends is set to give evidence as part of a bid to overturn his convictions.

Crime
Released on bail over Carnlough shop robbery charges

Released on bail over Carnlough shop robbery charges

A man has appeared in court accused of having a sawn-off, double-barrelled, shotgun, or an imitation, with intent to cause fear during a hold-up when thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes and cash were allegedly taken from a shop in Carnlough.

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