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Stormont civil servants in disarray, say waste plant opponents

Civil servants are in “disarray” over the extent of their powers in the absence of ministers at Stormont, the High Court has heard.

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Brian Duffin.

Councillor charged with sexual assault resigns from SDLP

A Co Antrim councillor has resigned from the SDLP after appearing in court charged with sexual assault.

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Trevor Clarke MLA, Gary Logan, Pam Cameron MLA and Paul Girvan MP.

New Chairman selected for South Antrim DUP Association

The South Antrim Association of the Democratic Unionist Party has elected a new leadership team for 2018 at its recent annual general meeting.

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Robin Swann MLA (Ulster Unionist Leader), Cllr Robert Foster and Ald Mark Cosgrove (Ulster Unionist Group Leader on Antrim and Newtownabbey Council).

Foster selected for UUP position

The Ulster Unionist Party has co-opted Robert Foster to succeed John Scott on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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Cllr Lindsay Millar.

Councils clash over Greenway scheme

A dispute has developed between councillors on two local authorities regarding the creation of a walking and cycling route on a disused railway line in Co Antrim.

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John pictured with his wife Audrey.

John Scott retires from political life

A former mayor has been praised following his last meeting as an elected member of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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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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Sammy Wilson MP

‘Arrogant’ Dublin has damaged relations: Wilson

Relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic are at their lowest ebb in 25 years thanks to Dublin’s “arrogant” approach to the Brexit talks, a senior DUP MP has warned.

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DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA pictured with Cllr John Scott.

Councillor to retire from politics

A local elected representative is set to step down from the political arena, just weeks after joining the DUP.

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Cllr Scott pictured during his time as Mayor with Arlene Foster MLA.

DUP man keeps liberal stance on abortion laws

A councillor who recently joined the DUP has confirmed he still holds previously voiced liberal views on equal marriage and abortion.

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Bombardier.

Call for PM to protect jobs

Local political and union representatives have called on the Prime Minister to fight to save jobs across the Bombardier sites in Northern Ireland.

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DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA pictured with Cllr John Scott.

Former UUP mayor John Scott joins DUP

A former mayor who left the UUP earlier this year has joined the DUP.

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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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Malachai OHara.

Green Party representative ‘victim of homophobic incident’

A 2017 General Election candidate has claimed he was the victim of homophobic harassment in Belfast today.

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Cllr McCarthy (centre) pictured with UUP leader Robin Swann MLA, Ald Mark Cosgrove and Ald Fraser Agnew.

UUP man thanks council colleagues

A local politician has thanked elected members at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for their warm welcome following his first full council meeting.

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RHI

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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Cllr McCarthy (centre) pictured with UUP leader Robin Swann MLA, Ald Mark Cosgrove and Ald Fraser Agnew.

New councillor takes up role on local authority

The Ulster Unionist Party has announced that Stephen McCarthy will replace Ben Kelso on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, representing Threemilewater DEA.

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Cllr Noreen McClelland.

Politicians vote for incinerator meeting

Local councillors have called for a meeting with the head of the Civil Service to discuss the decision to approve plans for the Hightown waste incinerator.

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Brexit

Feedback sought on impact of Brexit for older people

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote.

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Ben Kelso.

Tributes paid to outgoing politician

Elected representatives wished a councillor well during his last meeting as a member of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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