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Sinn Fein to run two candidates in hotly contested Upper Bann race

Sinn Fein have announced the names of the two candidates who will run in what is sure to be a hotly contested Assembly race in Upper Bann.

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Teenage blogger Hannah Ruth Gibson who has written 'An Open Letter to the Northern Ireland Assembly'

Northern Ireland teenager vents her frustration at politicians after Stormont collapse

A teenager from Northern Ireland has used her blog to express her disillusionment at the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

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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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David Trimble

Parties do not want to walk away: Trimble

Former first minister David Trimble has said he is confident that none of the political parties in Northern Ireland will want to walk away permanently from the Assembly following the election on March 2.

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Dolores Kelly to stand in election

Dolores Kelly to stand in election

Former SDLP Deputy Leader and Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly is set to stand in the next NI Assembly elections, she has revealed.

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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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Jo-Anne Dobson, MLA.

MLA Dobson looking to the year ahead

In her annual New Year message Upper Bann MLA Jo-Anne Dobson focuses on the year ahead.

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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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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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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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Parking

Unionists put brakes on dual currency parking meters

Unionists have put the brakes on plans to explore if parking meters here may accept Euro coins.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

For some, having Trump at the helm of the USA is a frightening thought.
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It's decision day for America

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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US ELECTION - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

How to watch the US Presidential election

Millions of people around the world will be tuning in to watch the US Presidential election unfold on Tuesday.

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Planning issues are highlighted

Planning issues are highlighted

An internal audit has uncovered ‘significant issues’ in the planning process at Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council since it took over the reins.

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HMS Duncan.

NATO warships on way to Belfast after monitoring Russian navy vessels

Four NATO warships – including Belfast affiliated HMS DUNCAN – will arrive in Northern Ireland this weekend after being stood down from monitoring the movement of a Russian aircraft carrier through the English channel and to the Mediterranean.

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David Ford is to step down as Alliance leader

David Ford to step down as Alliance leader

David Ford is to step down as Alliance leader, effective from noon on Thursday (October 6).
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John Paul Whearty founded LAD.
Picture: Arthur Allison.

Despite denying it, LAD got money from Basil McCrea

Two years after the ‘Loyalists Against Democracy (LAD)’ parody website denied that it had ever taken a penny from a political party, the group’s founder has admitted that he received money from Basil McCrea.

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Brendan McConville

Row erupts over Sinn Féin ‘Craigavon Two’ 
prison visit

A political row has erupted over a visit by a Sinn Fein delegation with Brendan McConville, one of two men convicted of the murder of police constable Stephen Carroll.

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