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Almost full steam ahead for Londonderry railway station revamp

Translink has declared itself “delighted” that councillors on the Derry City and Strabane local authority have approved proposals to redevelop the train station for the city.

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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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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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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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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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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 has asked Colum Eastwood 'how many more assurances he needs' about the nature of border arrangements, post-Brexit

Eastwood accused of U-turn on Brexit link to Irish unity

Ian Paisley has accused the leader of the SDLP of performing a dramatic U-turn over his linking of Brexit with the nationalist cause.

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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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DUP MLA Jim Wells and part of the letter written by Ms. Somers.

Christian mother of two gay sons writes open letter to DUP MLA

A Northern Ireland mother has written a heartfelt letter to DUP MLA Jim Wells about her two sons who are both gay.
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DUP councillor, Tom Smith.

There’s nothing wrong with being gay, says DUP councillor

A DUP councillor has broken ranks to step away from the party’s historic opposition to homosexuality by stating that “there is nothing wrong with being gay”.

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Alan McQuillan

Gay Pride row: Ex-top PSNI man says officers should not parade with Orange

A former senior police officer has said it would be inappropriate for PSNI officers in uniform to parade with the Orange Order because of what he called the order’s “chequered history” in relation to violence.

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UTV news presenter and journalist, Paul Clark.

Support for UTV’s Clark after Sinn Fein criticism

UUP MLA Doug Beattie has voiced support for UTV’s Paul Clark after the presenter faced Sinn Fein criticism over a news feature on the Royal Irish Regiment in Afghanistan.
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Twelfth 2017: Welsh lodge causes a stir as it completes look...with daffodils

The spectacle of Orangemen sporting daffodils proved a talking point at the Twelfth demonstrations in Cloughmills.

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Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton address media as talks wound up at Stormont Castle, Belfast, as Foster has said she is disappointed an agreement to restore powersharing has not been reached in Northern Ireland, suggesting a deal will now have to wait until at least the autumn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 4, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: David Young/PA Wire

MLAs deserve salaries ‘because they are still working hard’

The leaders of Stormont’s two main parties have defended the continued payment of Assembly member salaries while devolution is in cold storage.

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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann

No reasonable person can back Irish language act: Swann

The leader of the UUP has condemned the idea of a pre-set quota of Irish speakers in the public sector as “totally unacceptable”.

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