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Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

There are only hours left to register to vote in the upcoming Assembly elections.
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The general public in Coleraine town centre gave a mixed but largely negative response to Mike Nesbitt's comments on transferring votes to the SDLP

Coleraine (mostly) says no to Nesbitt plan to transfer vote to SDLP

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt’s comments on transferring votes to the SDLP drew a mixed but largely negative response from the general public in the unionist heartland of Coleraine.

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Postal vote reminder ahead of March 2 poll

Postal vote reminder ahead of March 2 poll

East Londonderry postal voters are reminded they have just over a week to ensure they are registered to have a say in the Assembly election.

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NW 200 Supersport Race 1

Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki - Kawasaki)

Motorsport Taskforce established, Sports Minister reveals

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced the establishment of a Motorsport Taskforce.
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What do you think?

POLL - Should Northern Ireland be consulted before Article 50 is triggered?

The Supreme Court ruled that Northern Ireland does not need be consulted before Article 50 is triggered.

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William McCandless has called on parties in the forthcoming Assembly Election in East Londonderry to voluntarily agree to ban election posters

UUP councillor calls for ban on election posters

Coleraine Ulster Unionist councillor William McCandless has called on parties in the forthcoming Assembly Election in East Londonderry to voluntarily agree to ban election posters.

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Voters will go to the polls on March 2.

Political parties canvass Roe Valley for snap election votes

Political parties were swiftly into their canvassing stride in Roe Valley this week after a snap Assembly election was called.

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Teenage blogger Hannah Ruth Gibson who has written 'An Open Letter to the Northern Ireland Assembly'

Northern Ireland teenager vents her frustration at politicians after Stormont collapse

A teenager from Northern Ireland has used her blog to express her disillusionment at the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

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Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Wondering what steps you need to take to vote in the forthcoming Assembly election? Look no further.

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Philip McGuigan MLA with Sinn Fein colleague Martina Anderson MEP. INBM 03-709-CON

Sinn Fein quick out of the blocks with McGuigan in North Antrim

Sinn Féin in North Antrim have selected sitting MLA Philip McGuigan to be their candidate in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

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The Guildhall.

Future of land border with Republic of Ireland brings MPs to Guildhall

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee will take public evidence at The Guildhall for its inquiry into the future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland.

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Martin McGuinness: Why I’m stepping down

The former deputy First Minister explains why it’s time to go.

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Arlene Foster addressing DUP colleagues only in the Assembly on the RHI scandal, about noon on 19-12-16 (all other parties had walked out).
Taken from BBC live feed of proceedings.

Crucial RHI email proves Arlene Foster was told of abuse in 2013

A crucial whistle-blowing letter has emerged which disproves a claim repeatedly made by the DUP, Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds - that she was never personally warned about the RHI disaster in 2013.

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Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell

Foster: Bell has crossed the line with DUP

Arlene Foster has defended her credibility in the wake of the renewable heat scandal, and said that senior colleague Jonathan Bell has “stepped outside” the party’s boundaries by giving an interview on the subject.

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The DUP's Jonathan Bell

Top DUP man breaks ranks over renewable heat scandal

A senior member of the DUP has spoken out over the handling of the botched and costly Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) – and has indicated that his political career could now be at an end as a result.

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Hebron Free Presbyterian Church stands to get a quarter of a million pounds under the RHI scheme

Co Antrim church will give ‘surplus’ RHI cash to charity

A Free Presbyterian Church has said it is giving any “surplus” money it receives from the RHI scheme to charity.

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The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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A huge, long-standing UVF display at Mount Vernon, north Belfast. It is among those included in the Housing Executive list of murals on its properties.

Revealed: Huge number of paramilitary murals on public housing

The extent to which Housing Executive property is being used to glorify groups responsible for mass murder can now be revealed – at least in part.

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Education Minister Peter Weir.

Irish medium unit at St Brigid’s College rejected

A development proposal for the establishment of an Irish medium unit at St Brigid’s College, Londonderry, has been turned down.

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