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1 hr ago | Irish Republican News

DUP sees 'no role' for Hart

Former US Senator Gary Hart this week met with politicians in the North and representatives from the Dublin and London governments as part of a new US peace effort in Ireland.

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Ireland Travel, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

4 hrs ago | Newsday

VIDEO: The changing face of a border city

The border city of Newry is one of the most visible examples of how Northern Ireland has changed in the past two decades.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Armagh County, Northern Ireland

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Ballycastle Today

Mother covered for her son after road crash

Through 'misguided loyalty' a mother covered up for her son after he had been involved in an accident and then drove off.

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Related Topix: Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News, United Kingdom,

JD Journal

Northern Ireland Chosen as Site for Second Legal Services Center of Baker & McKenzie

Summary: The law firm of Baker & McKenzie has announced that it has chosen Belfast, Northern Ireland as the location for its newest legal services center.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

UTV

RUC chief's frustration over parades

Official state papers from 1985 have revealed the frustrations of Northern Ireland's most senior police officer over the Orange Order's "insistence" on walking through nationalist areas, something he described as an "unreasonableness" and an "injustice" to those communities.

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Related Topix: Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News, United Kingdom, Irish Republican Army,

Dromore Today

Call for meeting to discuss Crozier House

Councillor Joan Baird has called for a special health meeting at Banbridge Council to discuss the future of Crozier House.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom

Fermanagh Today

Donal Donnelly when he returned to visit the Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.

An IRA man who escaped prison more than 50 years ago was given a Royal pardon after the intervention of Margaret Thatcher's government, a government file has revealed.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Fermanagh Today

Former US senator Gary Hart meets Stormont parties

A former US senator tasked by Washington to assess the state of the peace process in Northern Ireland has met politicians in Belfast.

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Tyne and Wear County, England, Bill Clinton, History in the News

BBC News

Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns

Margaret Thatcher and Dr Garret Fitzgerald signed the Anglo Irish Agreement which gave Ireland a say in the affairs of Northern Ireland on 15 November 1985 at Hillsborough Castle, County Down The Northern Ireland Office had concerns about Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, previously confidential files have revealed.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom

Fermanagh Today

Probation for mother who set fire to home with children inside

A Co Antrim mother high on drink and solvents who set fire to her home while her two sons slept upstairs was today spared a prison sentence after a judge decided to release her on probation.

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Related Topix: Fire, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Banbridge Today

Paramedics heading for India to give vital training and save lives

As a nation accustomed to dialling 999 and summoning an ambulance, it may seem incredible that a country with as vast a population as India doesn't have a proper ambulance service.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News

Banbridge Today

Last Saturday parade to be held

Police in Banbridge are warning motorists of traffic delays around the Rathfriland area on Saturday, 30 August as the RBP Last Saturday demonstration takes place.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom,

Ballycastle Today

Woman dies just hours after hospital appointment

In this week's Portadown Times we report that questions are being asked about the death of a 51-year-old Annaghmore woman, just hours after she had been for an appointment at Craigavon Area Hospital.

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Related Topix: Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News, United Kingdom,

UTV

Shots that blinded man's eye 'justified'

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was justified in firing two shots at a stolen car in Dundonald seven years ago - which resulted in one of its occupants being blinded in one eye.

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Dromore Today

Local students celebrate their 'impressive' GCSE results

Kirsty Walker, Emma-Louise Adamson, Principal Andrew Bell, Jenny WIlson and Chloe Russell i 1 2 Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-235EB Banbridge pupils were celebrating GCSE success last Thursday, with young people in the local district once again impressing in their examinations.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, World News, United Kingdom, Education Etc.

Kidderminster Shuttle

Irish singer-songwriter to play town hall

A DOUBLE platinum selling singer-songwriter will be performing in Kidderminster as part of his UK tour later next month.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Johnny Cash, Country, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Folk

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Newtownabbey Today

Johnny to launch debut album with live show in former gaol

The Rathcoole rapper, who has lived in Manchester since 1996, is heading for Belfast this Saturday to launch 'The Troubles'.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, World News, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

Fermanagh Today

Narrow Water terror attack remembered

A commemoration took place for the 18 soldiers killed by the IRA at Narrow Water near Warrenpoint, 35 years ago to the day.

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Related Topix: Irish Republican Army, United Kingdom, Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News,

Fermanagh Today

Don't give us more power at Stormont, says Sammy Wilson

Mr Wilson suggested to Glasgow newspaper The Herald that Stormont was unable to handle the powers which it already has.

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UTV

Cliftonville keeper guilty of assault

Top Irish League goalkeeper Conor Devlin has been convicted of an assault on a rival player at a Belfast nightclub.

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