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Rea shrugs off Suzuki MotoGP talk, says 'my heart is in Superbike'

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has talked down rumours that he could be in line to switch to the MotoGP World Championship next year with Suzuki.

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Man is given community service for church break-in

Man is given community service for church break-in

A man who broke into a church hall and damaged a safe escaped jail on Tuesday after he agreed to complete 120 hours of community service.

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Marion Millican  and  Fred McClenaghan

Laundrette shotgun killer Fred McClenaghan finally admits Marion Millican murder

In a dramatic turn of events this afternoon, Co Londonderry man Fred McClenaghan finally admitted his guilt and was jailed for life for the shotgun murder of his former lover 51-year-old Marion Millican.

Crime

VIDEO: Podgy Pooch - 10 stone dog too fat to play fetch loses half its body weight

A 10 stone dog which refused to go on walks and was too fat to play fetch has a new lease of life - after shedding almost HALF its bodyweight.

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‘Young Frankenstein’ at Downhill Demesne

‘Young Frankenstein’ at Downhill Demesne

Fancy a fright this Saturday night at the movies?

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The Happy Little Helpers scheme, which encourages young children to get involved with shopping, is being introduced into Asda stores next week. This picture shows Asda colleague Jenny Barnett who came up with the idea of the list with her five-year-old son Charlie.

Asda rollout ‘Happy Little Helpers’ initiative in Coleraine to support autistic children

An Asda colleague, who came up with the idea of the Happy Little Helpers initiative, has seen the scheme rolled out to more than 300 stores across the UK, including the retailer’s stores in Northern Ireland, following a huge success in the store she works in up in Middlesbrough.

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WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

Grab your stetson and your best jiving boots...the biggest country music dance ever is coming to Belfast!

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This 1 coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker. (Photo: Johnston Press)

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.
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Bottle thrown by drunk narrowly missed child

Bottle thrown by drunk narrowly missed child

A drunk who threw a bottle which narrowly missed a child on a street during a July 12 parade this year in Coleraine had been drinking since 6.30am, a court heard.

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Drenched but determined - all ready for Ballymoney Rotary Club's Dragon Boat races.

Dragons spotted at Drumaheglis Marina...but all for a good cause!

Dragons were spotted on the River Bann at Drumaheglis Marina earlier this month - or dragon boats, to be more accurate.

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Passerby fined £500 after ‘let it f--king burn’ comment to police

Passerby fined £500 after ‘let it f--king burn’ comment to police

Firefighters were tackling a huge blaze at a ‘listed’ former hospital building in Coleraine when a passer-by told police: “Let it burn,” a court heard on Monday.

Crime
Local Society launch their year with Family History Conference

Local Society launch their year with Family History Conference

The Causeway Coast and Glens Branch of NIFHS will open their year with a talk from Valerie Adams, librarian of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Ireland and former Principal Record Keeper at the Public Records Office in Belfast.

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New ITV game show is looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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Ballymena Courthouse.

Attempted to buy gun-accused teen granted internet access for exams

A schoolboy accused of using the “dark web” and going out at break time to meet a person in Coleraine about buying a Russian sub-machine gun and ammunition has had a bail ban on using computers relaxed so he can access the internet for his GCSE exams, a court heard.

Crime
Man in boxer shorts shone laser at police search helicopter

Man in boxer shorts shone laser at police search helicopter

A camera on a police helicopter recorded a man, wearing only boxer shorts, shining a laser from a bedroom at the aircraft as it searched for a vulnerable missing person at Portrush.

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tap water

NI Water warns customers to 'beware bogus callers'

NI Water is calling on customers across Northern Ireland to be extra vigilant and beware of bogus callers.

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Jason Lynn leads Eunan McGlinchey at Bishopscourt.

Jason Lynn wins David Wood Memorial Trophy for first time

Jason Lynn won the David Wood Memorial Trophy for the first time at Bishopscourt in Co Down at the weekend.
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Action from year's record-breaking MCE Ulster Grand Prix, where Dean Harrison raised the outright lap record to 134.369mph.

ULSTER GP: Organisers planning changes to schedule in 2018

A number of changes will be introduced to the schedule at next year’s MCE Ulster Grand Prix.
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WATCH: Prize day at Ballycastle High School

The principal of Ballycastle High School has praised the school community for their hard work and resilience throughout the year.

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Cyber bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are 'significantly' more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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