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Eamonn McCann: ‘I’m wearing Bambi’

People Before Profit Assembly candidate Eamonn McCann has said he wears a jacket made of antelope skin.

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Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

There are only hours left to register to vote in the upcoming Assembly elections.
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Gary Middleton (DUP) and Julia Kee (UUP).

Foyle election candidates get into row on Twitter

Two candidates seeking election in the Foyle constituency on March 2 had a very public row on Twitter on Monday.

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Veterans call off planned Londonderry parade

Veterans call off planned Londonderry parade

Plans by Army veterans to parade through Londonderry next month have been postponed.

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Attorney General John Larkin

Attorney Challenge makes dramatic intervention over RHI scheme

Northern Ireland’s top law officer is considering mounting a challenge to the legality of the entire Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, he revealed today.

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Gerry Mullan said the SDLP is no longer the party I supported for 20 years

Outgoing SDLP MLA quits party to stand as independent

Outgoing East Londonderry MLA Gerry Mullan is to stand as an independent in the forthcoming Assembly elections following a bitter dispute with the SDLP.

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President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

SDLP MP: ‘We shouldn’t fear offending Trump’s narcissism’

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has made an impassioned call in the House of Commons for the invitation to US President Donald Trump to make a state visit to the UK to be withdrawn.

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Postal vote reminder ahead of March 2 poll

Postal vote reminder ahead of March 2 poll

East Londonderry postal voters are reminded they have just over a week to ensure they are registered to have a say in the Assembly election.

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Adams: ‘Zero tolerance’ for disrespect post-elections

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has said there will be “zero tolerance” for those who refuse to sign up to respect and equality for all in any new administration post-elections.

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Independent Unionist Alderman Maurice Devenney. INLS1216-126KM

Sinn Fein accused of using Irish language ‘like bullets in fight for Independence’

A Unionist Councillor in Londonderry has claimed every word spoken in the Irish language by Sinn Fein is the same as “a bullet being fired in the fight for Irish independence”.

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Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki - Kawasaki)

Motorsport Taskforce established, Sports Minister reveals

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced the establishment of a Motorsport Taskforce.
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What do you think?

POLL - Should Northern Ireland be consulted before Article 50 is triggered?

The Supreme Court ruled that Northern Ireland does not need be consulted before Article 50 is triggered.

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Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong will host the meeting outlining the Private Members Bill.

Local MLA hosts public meeting for integrated education

A public meeting is set to be held in response to the forthcoming Integrated Education Bill in the new NI Assembly.

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William McCandless has called on parties in the forthcoming Assembly Election in East Londonderry to voluntarily agree to ban election posters

UUP councillor calls for ban on election posters

Coleraine Ulster Unionist councillor William McCandless has called on parties in the forthcoming Assembly Election in East Londonderry to voluntarily agree to ban election posters.

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Bloody Sunday mural, inner-west Londonderry

Protest for soldiers ahead of Bloody Sunday anniversary

A former SAS man is promoting a protest in support of ex-soldiers in the run-up to the 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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Shane and Lowry Mathers

‘Why did the IRA murder my wife the census worker, Mr McGuinness?’

Lowry Mathers, whose wife Joanne, 29, was shot dead by the IRA when collecting census forms in Londonderry in 1981, has called on Martin McGuinness to reveal what he knows about the murder.

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John McCourt is confident the report will vindicate his story

HIA inquiry report ‘will vindicate claims of abuse’

A man who says he went crazy after suffering abuse in a Londonderry children’s home is confident that a report on institutional abuse will vindicate his claims.

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Voters will go to the polls on March 2.

Political parties canvass Roe Valley for snap election votes

Political parties were swiftly into their canvassing stride in Roe Valley this week after a snap Assembly election was called.

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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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