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Cameron issues ‘apology’ over Assembly collapse

Outgoing South Antrim MLA Pam Cameron has spoken following Tuesday’s Stormont debate on the Assembly crisis.

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Cllr Roisin Lynch.

Roisin Lynch to contest South Antrim

Following a South Antrim SDLP constituency meeting, it was announced that the local Antrim Town councillor and current SDLP Vice Chair, Cllr Roisin Lynch, will contest the upcoming election on March 2 as the SDLP candidate for South Antrim.

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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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Jean Caldwell (far right) whose husband Cecil was killled at Teebane, stands arm in arm with family members at the service to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity.

PSNI decline to release mugshot 25 years after Teebane Massacre

A woman whose husband was killed in the Teebane massacre has slammed the PSNI for still refusing to release images of a key suspect - 25 years today after the attack.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions, Barra McGrory QC

‘McGrory must call PSNI to reopen Teebane file’

A relative of one of the men killed at Teebane has expressed anger at what he sees as a one-sided investigation of Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

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Conor Sheridan.

Conor Sherdian to stand for Alternative Labour Party

Labour Alternative’s Conor Sheridan has announced that he will contest the snap Assembly election in East Antrim to offer “real change from the dead-end politics of sectarianism, inequality and austerity.”

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Stewart Dickson hosting  Work Experience student David Balmer.Contributed

Local pupil gets first hand glimpse into the role of a local politician

A local pupil received fascinating insight into the world of Northern Ireland politics during his recent work experience placement.

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Danny Kinahan.

Workshop for local sports clubs to be held

On Friday, February 10, Danny Kinahan MP and Sports Marketing Expert, Geoff Wilson are co-hosting a workshop and discussion event for local sports groups and associations.

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Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson.

Tenants may be spared ‘bedroom tax’

Housing tenants may still escape a controversial “bedroom” tax, it has emerged, despite fears that the Assembly faces collapse.

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Bruslee Recycling and Civic Amenity Site already operates on a Sunday.

Sunday opening debate over council facilities

A Glengormley-based councillor said the days of “chaining up the swings” would be back if some of the arguments from members of the council’s Operations Committee were carried through to their logical conclusion.

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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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Cars were parked on the footpaths around Ballyclare High School. INNT 02-823CON

School ‘understands residents’ frustration’ after parking problems

A local principal has responded to claims made by a political representative who described parking issues close to two school open nights as ‘absolute mayhem.’

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Cllr Paul Michael

More patrols needed to combat the ‘crime lords’

A call has been made for more visible policing on the ground following a spate of burglaries and a hate crime in the region in recent days.

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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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Nigel Dodds MP supporting Electrical Safety First Campaign

Electrical bargains are not all they seem

Research by leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, found that one in six consumers in the UK have bought a fake electrical item as a Christmas gift.

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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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Ballyclare Town Hall.

TUV man slams Orange Lodge’s alcohol licence request

A TUV councillor has criticised a local Orange Lodge after a request was made for an alcohol licence.

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Finance Minister, M�irt�n O' Muilleoir MLA is joined by Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr John Scott; Jacqui Dixon, Chief Executive for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, MLAs, elected representatives and staff at Mossley Mill. INNT 49-807CON

Finance Minister meets with local representatives

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr John Scott hosted a meeting with the Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA last week to discuss a number of strategic economic development and regeneration projects in Ballyclare, Glengormley and Antrim.

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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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