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Election 2017: South Antrim’s David Ford among those facing tough fight

For a brief while during the election count last May, it looked as if Alliance leader David Ford could lose his seat.

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Carrickfergus Castle, east Co Antrim

Election 2017: East Antrim will see DUP defend trio of seats

East Antrim has been a triple-seat stronghold of the DUP ever since 2003.

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The Waterworks in North Belfast. The constituency includes loyalist strongholds like Tiger's Bay which sit cheeck-by-jowl with areas like the deeply-republican New Lodge.

Election 2017: North Belfast may have united Ireland majority

North Belfast was dominated four-to-two by unionists in 1998, but since 2003 there has been an equal split between unionist MLAs and pro-united Ireland ones.

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Wynnland Park. Pic by Google.

Armed robbery condemned

Elected representatives have expressed disgust in the wake of an armed robbery in Carnmoney and resulting security alert in New Mossley.

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The event will be held in Ballyclare Town Hall.

ELECTION 2017: Hustings to be held in Ballyclare

A political debate involving a number of the South Antrim Assembly election candidates is set to be staged in Ballyclare tomorrow.

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Mossley Mill.

Branding of May Fair discussed by council

A call for the branding of council sponsored events to be made more prominent was made during a meeting at Mossley Mill on February 13.

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Cllr Stephen Ross.

Pipe bomb attack condemned

Local Assembly election candidates have hit out at those responsible for a pipe bomb attack in the Mill Road area on Saturday, February 18.

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A photo of a west Belfast Black Taxi and the advert which the dissident group RNU opposed.

Dissident republicans slammed for attacking public safety campaign

The husband of a woman killed by a scrambler motorbike has hit out at republicans who have pressed to have PSNI posters about the issue removed from west Belfast taxis.

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Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

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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Mossley Mill.

Good news for local residents as council strikes District Rate

At a special meeting at Mossley Mill on Monday, February 13, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council agreed its District Rate, which will come into effect on Saturday, April 1 2017.

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Mark Logan.

ELECTION 2017: Logan to contest South Antrim

Mark Logan has been selected to contest the South Antrim constituency for the NI Conservatives.

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Alliance Party representatives are calling for anyone with information to contact the PSNI.

Candidates condemn election poster vandalism

For once, politicians in South Antrim are united - against the tearing down and defacement of election posters!

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Alliance Party representatives are calling for anyone with information to contact the PSNI.

Alliance Party posters removed from lampposts

A number of Alliance Party election posters have been removed from lampposts in Glengormley.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised for comments about the IRA by one of her party's MSPs.

Nicola Sturgeon ‘sorry’ over IRA ‘freedom fighter’ Tweet

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to relatives of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA in Belfast after one of her party members described the terror group as “Irish freedom fighters”.

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The memorial to Fusiliers John McCaig, his brother Joseph and Dougald McCaughey at White Brae on the outskirts of north Belfast where they were shot in 1971

Families of murdered Scottish soldiers query MSP’s IRA apology

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered in Belfast have questioned the sincerity of an apology from a Member of the Scottish Parliament for pro-IRA comments – claiming an internal party email revealed a political motivation for the climbdown.

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Attorney General John Larkin

Attorney Challenge makes dramatic intervention over RHI scheme

Northern Ireland’s top law officer is considering mounting a challenge to the legality of the entire Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, he revealed today.

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Ald Pamela Barr. Archive pic.

DUP councillor supports Jonathan Bell ‘100%’

A local DUP councillor sent messages of support to suspended party member Jonathan Bell as he announced that he is to stand as an independent in the upcoming Assembly election.

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John Mason SNP

SNP’s John Mason apologises for IRA ‘freedom fighter’ comments

Scottish National Party MSP John Mason has issued a formal apology after comparing the IRA killers of three Scottish soldiers in Northern Ireland to “Freedom Fighters”.

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David McCaughey (cousin of Dougald McCaughey) at the monument for the three Scottish soldiers murdered in the IRA honeytrap attack in 1971.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

£10k target reached for landmark civil action against PIRA

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA have praised the role of the News Letter in hitting a £10k fund-raising target to launch a civil action against their killers.

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