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Why is Sammy’s call for direct rule not being heeded?

In a Nolan Show discussion last week of the Northern Ireland Audit report on the Social Investment Fund, Stephen Nolan (with the Renewable Heat Incentive in mind) frustratedly put the rhetorical question: “Does anyone (apart from the politicians) want a return to government at Stormont?”

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Anthony Mancinelli, the world's oldest barber in New York

World war horrors were not that far back in time

On October 7, there was an article, by Corey Kilgannon, in the New York Times, about an amazing barber, Mr Anthony Mancinelli near the great city of New York in the US, who is aged 107 years (in 2007, then aged 96 years, he was recognised by the Guinness World records as the oldest working barber).

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Presbyterian moderator the Reverend Charles McMullen. The 57-year-old, who was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, is currently minister of West Church in Bangor, County Down. He is pictured here by a window commemorating 350 years of Irish Presbyterianism

Why did Presbyterian leader not answer on gay sin question?

As a Christian I would like to say how disappointed I was with the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Dr Charles McMullen, when he was asked in a daily newspaper did he think it was a sin to practice homosexuality, and he refused to declare whether it was a sin [when asked the question directly in a Belfast Telegraph interview in late October, he said he was “not going to answer that question specifically here”].

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Letter to the editor

Jail for no TV licence? It just ain’t so

In a letter published in the News Letter on November 3, 2018, Peter McEvoy, Banbridge, writes: “All citizens of Northern Ireland are forced by law under threat of imprisonment to purchase of a TV licence if they own a TV regardless if they watch BBC or not.”

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