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Executive spends £600,000 on half acre of land for access road

The UUP has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for paying £600,000 on land for a new access road to their new, relocated headquarters in Co Londonderry.

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Education Minister Peter Weir.

Irish medium unit at St Brigid’s College rejected

A development proposal for the establishment of an Irish medium unit at St Brigid’s College, Londonderry, has been turned down.

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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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Gerry Adams speaking at the international wall, Belfast, on Saturday, November 26

Gerry Adams: Fidel Castro sent Christmas card every year

Gerry Adams has offered his condolences after the death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

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Councillor Padraig McShane

Councillor suspended for three months over flags display

Independent councillor Padraig McShane has been excluded from Causeway Coast and Glens Council for three months.

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East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell met with guide dog owners at Westminster. INLS 48-705-CON

MP supports Access All Areas campaign for guide dog owners

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has pledged his backing at Westminster for Access all Areas for guide dogs.

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The annual airshow draws thousands of people.

‘Tremendous’ Roe Valley assets must be in strategy - MLA

The Northern Ireland Executive must ensure Roe Valley’s “tremendous tourism package” is developed for the benefit of the people and economy.

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A call for reduced parking fines has been turned down.  Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

‘Many’ in East Londonderry irate at parking ticket price

Provision for on-street parking is to be reviewed by the Department for Infrastructure.

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Gary Middleton MLA backing the Dogs Trust campaign at Stormont. INLS 47-701-CON

Middleton backs call for dog ‘shock collars’ ban

A leading dog welfare charity has called for a ban on the sale of ‘electronic shock collars’.

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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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Councillor  Padraig McShane.

Coleraine hearing into alleged breach of Councillor Code of Conduct

A Public Adjudication Hearing is to be held into alleged breaches of the Councillor Code of Conduct by Independent representative Padraig McShane.

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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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Callan switch first of three UUP defections

A Causeway Coast and Glens councillor claims he has switched allegiance from the UUP to DUP to be part of “mainstream” unionism.

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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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East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell (left) and Republic of Ireland international, James McClean.

Gregory Campbell lambasts James McClean for not wearing remembrance poppy

DUP politician, Gregory Campbell, has publicly criticised Republic of Ireland international, James McClean, for deciding not to wear a remembrance poppy during West Bromwich Albion’s game against Manchester City on Saturday.

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Foster predicts further Ulster Unionist defections to DUP

Foster predicts further Ulster Unionist defections to DUP

DUP leader Arlene Foster is predicting further defections from the UUP to her party after welcoming former Ulster Unionist councillor Aaron Callan into the fold.

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A section of the crowd from a previous Christmas Lights Switch On in Derry. (PIc Inpresspics.com.)

Derry Christmas celebrations revealed

Animations returning to Austins’ windows, a Christmas forest, robotic elfs and the return of the Sound of Light Procession will be among the highlights in Derry this festive season, it has been revealed.

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Alan Laird, Worshipful Master of Thiepval Memorial LOL 1005, Convoy at the new hall, which was officially opened on Saturday.

Orange hall rises from ashes ‘for lodge and community’

An Orange hall in Co Donegal has re-opened its doors – two years after being destroyed in an arson attack.

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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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