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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.

Transport
Cllr Liam Mackle

DUP accused of being ‘spendthrift’ after £200k spend on Queen’s birthday and Somme

DUP councillors are accused of being spendthrifts after £200k was ‘splurged’ on ‘pro-unionist’ events such as the Queen’s birthday.

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An impression of the new leisure centre, proposed for the area close to the Watersports Centre at Craigavon

Forum on new leisure centre may be set up

A new forum for stakeholders of the new £30m leisure centre at Craigavon is to be set up after intense lobbying by local clubs.

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Cllr Liam Mackle

Political row over free swims

Free swimming for the disabled and unemployed has pitted nationalist against unionist on Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

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Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Upper Bann MLA Catherine Seeley has voiced concern at the lack of social housing locally.

Environment
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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Demesne Avenue resident condemns ‘abhorrent’ murals

Demesne Avenue resident condemns ‘abhorrent’ murals

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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.

Politics
A loyalist mural in Lurgan has caused fear amongst local residents

Wall with loyalist mural is owned by Housing Executive

The wall where loyalists have erected a huge mural to the UDA is owned by the NI Housing Executive.

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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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Church groups urged to seek new funding

Church groups urged to seek new funding

Local church and community halls may be in line for a financial boost after funds were released by Stormont.

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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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A loyalist mural in Lurgan has caused fear amongst local residents

Loyalist paramilitary mural described as ‘sick’

A loyalist paramilitary mural erected in Lurgan has been described as ‘sick’ by a local resident.

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John Paul Whearty founded LAD.
Picture: Arthur Allison.

Despite denying it, LAD got money from Basil McCrea

Two years after the ‘Loyalists Against Democracy (LAD)’ parody website denied that it had ever taken a penny from a political party, the group’s founder has admitted that he received money from Basil McCrea.

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Brendan McConville

Row erupts over Sinn Féin ‘Craigavon Two’ 
prison visit

A political row has erupted over a visit by a Sinn Fein delegation with Brendan McConville, one of two men convicted of the murder of police constable Stephen Carroll.

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Ian Paisley’s widow boycotts film about him and Martin McGuinness

Ian Paisley’s widow is to boycott the major film about how he came to strike a political deal to work with Martin McGuinness.

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Like Manuel from Fawlty Towers, Martin McGuinness claimed to know nothing, said Sammy Wilson

Martin McGuinness ‘like Manuel from Fawlty Towers’

DUP veteran Sammy Wilson likened Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuiness to a dim-witted comedy character at the weekend, as the unionist stalwart sought to maintain pressure on the party over the Daithi McKay affair.

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DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said that he will not be apologising for the joke

Campbell stands over joke linking Celtic and IRA men

Gregory Campbell has firmly stood over a joke which linked dead IRA men, Gibraltar and Celtic Football Club.

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MLA Sydney Anderson

Anderson supports Age NI

DUP MLA Sydney Anderson recently supported Age NI during an event held at Stormont.

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