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Boys reverse gender gap as number of students accepted on degree courses drops

The proportion of A-levels scoring the highest grades has risen for the first time in six years, although figures suggest a major government overhaul of exams is having an impact on results.

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Stormont officials begin scoping exercise to explore spending cut options

Stormont officials have commenced a scoping exercise to assess how looming spending cuts can be absorbed in the public sector.

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Councils 'should be handed extra powers while Stormont is suspended'

The organisation which represents local government in Northern Ireland has called for extra powers to be granted to councils while Stormont is suspended.

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Girls outperform boys across all grades

Girls have strongly outperformed boys in the latest A-level results in Northern Ireland.

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Handgun and ammunition found buried in Londonderry

A suspected dissident republican weapon stash has been discovered in Londonderry.

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Soft border will harden by stealth, landowner says

A soft border between Northern Ireland and the Republic will harden by stealth, a landowner on the front line said.

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We don't see a return to hard Irish border, says Government in post-Brexit plan

The UK Government has set out its vision of a free-flowing and unmonitored Irish border post-Brexit, with the majority of local businesses avoiding customs tariffs.

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Exam results worries lead increasing numbers of young to look for help

Rising numbers of young people are seeking help due to worries about getting their exam results.

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Judge who dismissed same sex marriage challenges says courts cannot change law

A judge who dismissed two landmark challenges against Northern Ireland's same sex marriage ban has made clear it is for politicians, not the courts, to change the law.

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Post-Brexit free trade deals on hold until customs transition ends, Davis admits

Britain will not be able to enact post-Brexit free trade deals with countries like the United States until proposed temporary customs arrangements with the European Union end, David Davis has admitted.

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Poppy wreaths burned on bonfire in Londonderry's Bogside

Poppy wreaths were burned during a republican bonfire in Londonderry on Tuesday night.

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Prosecutors consider appeal bid over pensioner killer's sentence

Prosecutors in Northern Ireland are to examine whether there is a legal basis to appeal the length of sentence handed down to a mother-of-two who killed a pensioner.

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London urged to guarantee rights for Ireland's gaelic speakers

Irish language activists have called on the UK government to ensure the introduction of legislative protections for gaelic speakers amid an ongoing Stormont stalemate on the issue.

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House prices increase by nearly 5% since last year as growth slows

House prices are around £10,000 higher on average than a year ago but the annual pace of growth is slowing , official figures show.

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Government officials 'confident' of Brexit trade talks in autumn

UK Government officials remain "confident" they will make sufficient progress by October to ensure Brexit trade talks begin, amid reports Cabinet ministers believe they could be delayed.

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Poppy wreaths burned on bonfire in Londonderry's Bogside

Poppy wreaths were burned during a republican bonfire in Londonderry on Tuesday night.

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Britain could keep EU customs arrangements for interim period, Davis says

Britain could keep the same customs arrangements with the European Union for an interim period in order to avoid "unnecessary disruption" for UK businesses, David Davis has said.

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Millions of older people suffer from poor oral health, report suggests

At least 1.8 million people aged 65 and over could have an urgent dental condition, according to a new report.

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Places still available at leading universities for coming year

Last-minute places are set to be available at some of the UK's top universities this week, with some actively recruiting students.

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Sinn Fein demand 'real solution' to Irish border issues after Brexit

The imposition of a customs frontier on the Irish border would "play fast and loose" with both the economy and peace process, Sinn Fein has warned.

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