This week’s paper

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Protests across borough as unionists hit out at decision to remove Union flag from Belfast City Hall

Widespread condemnation after loyalist mob lays siege to council headquarters and others attack police near Rathcoole

Nine in court after serious public disorder at O’Neill Road

Politicians tells unionists to turn out to vote if they want to protect British identity

Paramilitary groups deny orchestrating flag protest violence

Alliance councillor refuses to apologise for branding protesters ‘rabble’

Asda pushing ahead with £25million superstore development plan near Monkstown

Success for budding filmmakers from Ballyclare High and Belfast High

Public urged to have say on future of local healthcare services before consultation period deadline

School principals welcome Board’s merger proposals for Monkstown, Newtownabbey High and Rosstulla

Roads official offers assurances over A2 widening scheme amid fears of traffic gridlock

Ballyclare woman wins Volunteer of the Year award

Council takes steps to halt Knotweed invasion

Glengormley teen receives top award for volunteer work

Clergyman urges people to make sure they have Christ in their Christmas

Rathcoole poet returns to Ulster to put estate in verse

In pictures: Rotary Club 50th anniversary dinner

In pictures: Glengormley High School and Edmund Rice College awards

And in sport...

Golfer Tom targets Stateside success

Comrades boss homes in on Irish Cup draw

Wins for Nortel, Grange, Rathfern and 18th Newtownabbey

Ballyclare RFC enjoy comprehensive derby win over Carrick

Belfast High draw Banbridge Academy in Schools’ Cup

Ballyclare Ladies progress in Irish Hockey Trophy

Ballyclare Secondary boys target cup triumph