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SF mayor ‘must condemn’ Coleraine bombing by IRA

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has called on the new Sinn Fein mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens to publicly condemn an IRA bomb attack as the 45th anniversary of the atrocity approaches.

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Sinn Fein councillor Brenda Chivers was elected mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council on Monday night

New Sinn Fein mayor to attend service for Coleraine IRA bomb victims

The new Sinn Fein mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens is to attend a memorial service for those who died in an IRA bomb attack 45 years ago.

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Nationalists object to council’s RAF freedom of borough award

A council has agreed to award the freedom of the borough to the RAF to mark its centenary year, despite opposition from nationalists.

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The aftermath of the IRA bomb that devastated Coleraine town centre on June 12, 1973 killing six pensioners

Former RUC officer: why I abstained in council vote over bomb memorial

An Alliance councillor and former long-serving RUC officer has said he would rather people “remembered victims in their prayers” than engage in “point-scoring exercises” in council chambers.

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Distribution of police stations in 1999. Compiled by Adam Kula

Revealed: two-thirds of all police stations shut in two decades

The number of police stations in Northern Ireland has been cut by two-thirds over the last two decades, new figures obtained by the News Letter reveal.

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North Antrim MP Ian Paisley

Paisley says sorry over ‘Ramadan’ retweet

Ian Paisley has apologised after retweeting a message from right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins which said: “London has a higher murder rate than New York...and Ramadan’s not yet begun.”

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Public has right of way at Giant’s Causeway

Causeway Coast and Glens Council is to act to ensure the public is fully aware of rights of way, particularly at the Giant’s Causeway.

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The Auld Lamas Fair is almost 400 year old, the oldest and largest horse fair in Ireland. The fair started in 1612 and has grown considerably in recent years, featuring about 400 stalls for over 30,000 visitors to sample.

Car parking decision farcial: DUP

MLA Maurice Bradley has described a call in from the Ulster Unionist Party in relation to car parking charges in tourist areas as farcical.

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Baroness Paisley says DUP ‘hiding from the truth’ of Stormont crisis

Baroness Paisley has claimed the current political deadlock at Stormont would not have happened if her husband and the late deputy First Minster Martin McGuiness were in power.

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Reports have suggested the government could pay �50bn to leave the EU

Zero percent rate increase in Causeway Coast & Glens

Councillors have agreed to a zero percent change to rates in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

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Angela Mulholland, second from right, with SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, deputy leader Nichola Mallon and John Dallat MLA.

Mullholland selected to succeed Hickey on Causeway Coast and Glens Council

A community sector worker has been selected to fill the vacancy on Causeway Coast and Glens Council following the resignation of Maura Hickey earlier this month.

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Ian Paisley

Paisley: Sinn Fein talks a ‘waste of time’

A DUP MP has called for direct rule from Westminster rather than “wasting time” by continuing “dead end” talks with Sinn Féin.

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The Felden shared scheme has repeatedly seen Irish flags and anti-Protestant graffiti outside it

Mixed Protestant-Catholic housing developments set to grow

Plans to dramatically increase the size of a housing programme aimed at creating religiously mixed communities are soon to be unveiled.

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Arlene Foster mistakenly congratulated the wrong prince and misspelled Miss Markle's Christian name.

Arlene Foster congratulates wrong prince on engagement to Meghan Markle

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, caused a bit of a stir on social media on Monday when she mistakenly congratulated Prince William instead of Prince Harry on the news of his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle.
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RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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WATCH: Ian Paisley sings GAWA classic 'Sweet Caroline' at Tory Party Conference

WATCH: Ian Paisley sings GAWA classic 'Sweet Caroline' at Tory Party Conference

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has been captured on social media singing Sweet Caroline.
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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January ' and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

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Rathlin Island.

North-South co-operation committee to visit the Glens and Belfast

Members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will visit Northern Ireland next week.

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A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

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Ian Paisley said Labour were 'all over the place' on Brexit

Republic will be “jealous” of NI once it leaves EU Customs Union, Paisley claims

A senior DUP MP has said that increased calls for passport and customs controls between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have not made him waver in his support for quitting the EU customs union and the single market.

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