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Londonderry youngsters carry out 'disgusting act of evil' says Gary Middleton

A DUP MLA has accused Londonderry young people who placed a poppy wreath on a bonfire of a "disgusting act of evil".

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DUP MLA Jim Wells and part of the letter written by Ms. Somers.

Christian mother of two gay sons writes open letter to DUP MLA

A Northern Ireland mother has written a heartfelt letter to DUP MLA Jim Wells about her two sons who are both gay.
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DUP councillor, Tom Smith.

There’s nothing wrong with being gay, says DUP councillor

A DUP councillor has broken ranks to step away from the party’s historic opposition to homosexuality by stating that “there is nothing wrong with being gay”.

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Alan McQuillan

Gay Pride row: Ex-top PSNI man says officers should not parade with Orange

A former senior police officer has said it would be inappropriate for PSNI officers in uniform to parade with the Orange Order because of what he called the order’s “chequered history” in relation to violence.

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East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell.

Gregory Campbell labels Londonderry community festival 'Gasyard failure'

East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell, has described a Londonderry community festival as the 'Gasyard failure.

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DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley

Family members still employed by DUP MPs

Four DUP MPs still employ family members using taxpayers’ money, the latest records revealed.

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Police in Londonderry say the graffiti was painted sometime overnight between Saturday and Sunday

IRA graffiti on Londonderry houses a ‘hate crime’

Police are treating IRA graffiti on houses and murals in a mixed area of Londonderry as a hate crime.

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Richard Neal (left) with Gerry Adams in 2006 in Massachusetts, where Mr Neal is a congressional representative

US politician ‘spinning a McGuinness myth’

A Belfast woman who came to international attention for her efforts to highlight her brother’s murder has described a tribute to Martin McGuinness by a US politician as an exercise in “myth-making”.

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UTV news presenter and journalist, Paul Clark.

Support for UTV’s Clark after Sinn Fein criticism

UUP MLA Doug Beattie has voiced support for UTV’s Paul Clark after the presenter faced Sinn Fein criticism over a news feature on the Royal Irish Regiment in Afghanistan.
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Londonderry map name row ‘insulting’ to unionists

Londonderry map name row ‘insulting’ to unionists

The “over-reaction” of Fianna Fail senators to the use of the place name ‘Londonderry’ on a map produced by a government body in the Irish Republic is “insulting” to unionists, a DUP MLA has said.

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SDLP's Claire Hanna says a new film about John Hume will help correct revivision in which Sinn Fein claims credit for his work. 
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Film on life of John Hume ‘corrects revisionism of SF as peacemakers’

A new film about former SDLP leader John Hume corrects “quite a lot of revisionism” which sees Sinn Fein pitching themselves as the peacemakers of the Troubles, an MLA has said.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

POLL: Should MLAs continue to receive salaries?

Northern Ireland has been without a government since January.
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Rev Jesse Jackson pictured at Martin McGuinness' graveside with his widow, Bernie.

Jesse Jackson’s ‘one sided’ visit to Londonderry queried

A former IRA bomber and an MP have challenged US civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson for spending so much time with republicans in Londonderry yesterday while ignoring their victims.

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Elisha McCallion's tweet appears to have been deleted

New Foyle MP criticised for ‘embarrassing’ hotel tweet

A newly elected Sinn Fein MP has been criticised for an “embarrassing” tweet about the small size of her London hotel room.

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The opening of the first ballot box at the count centre for the Foyle constituency on Thursday night

Foyle MLA to raise concerns over ‘stolen votes’ with election chief

Serious concerns have been raised about “stolen votes” in the Foyle constituency whereby people have turned up to polling stations only to be told they have already voted.

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One of the recent Communities United St. Patricks Day celebrations with the then Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock.

‘Does Galliagh not deserve equality?’- GSCA

Greater Shantallow Community Arts has hit out over a lack of response from politicians following a 64 per cent cut to their Executive Office’s ‘Central Good Relations Fund’ grant.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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Gregory Campbell: ‘We will not be NI branch of Conservatives in a Hung Parliament’

Gregory Campbell: ‘We will not be NI branch of Conservatives in a Hung Parliament’

East Londonderry DUP candidate Gregory Campbell has vowed that the DUP will negotiate “strong and hard” for Northern Ireland in the event of a hung parliament but warned that his party will not be “the Northern Ireland branch of the Conservative Party”.

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‘The Union is at stake’-Middleton’s poll warning

‘The Union is at stake’-Middleton’s poll warning

DUP Westminster candidate Gary Middleton says the future of the union is the most important factor for unionists in tomorrow’s general election.

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