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Catney calls for increased free childcare provision

Representatives of Lisburn-based Employers For Childcare joined Pat Catney MLA at a public meeting recently to discuss the issue of childcare provision.

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Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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Cllr Aaron McIntyre, Alliance

‘DUP needs to reveal full details of Brexit funding’ - McIntyre

The Alliance Party’s Lagan Valley Westminster election candidate, Cllr Aaron McIntyre, has called on the DUP to fully explain the funding arrangements it agreed for the Brexit campaign.

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The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
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Karyn Wilson

Former DUP MLA mourns ‘big-hearted’ sister

A DUP councillor has paid tribute to his “big-hearted” sister, who has died suddenly.

Health
Appeal judges ruled that Stormont departments had taken an impermissible step in efforts to secure a John Lewis store

New legal twist in Sprucefield John Lewis saga

Two Stormont departments took an “impermissible” step in securing a court order which boosted attempts to secure Northern Ireland’s first John Lewis store, appeal judges have ruled.

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General election candidate Jonny Orr.

WATCH: Election candidate criticised for rape comment speaks out about being sexually assaulted

Lagan Valley general election candidate Jonny Orr has been praised for his “honesty” and “bravery” after openly speaking about how he was sexually abused in the past.

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The allegations have been under investigation for more than four months

Whistleblower allegations prompt inquiry into £80m health contracts

The Civil Service is investigating a whistleblower’s allegations of a potential conflict of interest in an £80 million health project, it has confirmed.

Health
Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
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Pictured (l-r) are Brian Dornan (election agent), Cllr Aaron McIntyre (Alliance Lagan Valley candidate), Alison Gawith (Alliance Association Secretary) and new member Mark McCormick.

Alliance candidate offering ‘strong pro-EU view’ for NI

The Lagan Valley Alliance Association has officially confirmed Councillor Aaron McIntyre as its candidate for next month’s Westminster election.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson pictured with DUP colleagues as he handed in his nomination papers for the general election on June 8. Pic by Philip Magowan, PressEye

Plea for unionists to unite behind the DUP

Outgoing MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has called on the people of Lagan Valley to “unite behind the DUP” in next month’s general election.

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Arlene Foster discussed the issue with staff at the Electoral Office

Sam McBride: DUP is now choosing its words very carefully

Implicit in everything it did yesterday was the message that the DUP has learnt major lessons from its disastrous Assembly election campaign in February and March.

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Prince Philip will retire from royal duties later this year.

Social Media reacts to Duke of Edinburgh retirement

People are using social media to share their reaction to the news Prince Philip is to retire from Royal duties in the Autumn.
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Cllr Alexander Redpath (left) with Stephanie McVicker, Scott Garfield and Ross McClernon at the voter registration clinic held in Stoneyford.

Councillor helps Stoneyford residents make sure they’re registered to vote

Ulster Unionist Councillor Alexander Redpath recently held a successful voter registration clinic and constituency surgery in Stoneyford.

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Cllr Aaron McIntyre (back left) on the election trail with Alliance Party colleagues including leader Naomi Long (centre) and Trevor Lunn MLA (right).

Use of campaign posters ‘disappointing’

The Alliance Party’s Lagan Valley general election hopeful, Cllr Aaron McIntyre, has said he’s disappointed that there’s been no agreement among local candidates not to erect campaign posters on lampposts in the run up to the June 8 poll.

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Cllr Aaron McIntyre (back left) on the election trail with Alliance Party colleagues including leader Naomi Long (centre) and Trevor Lunn MLA (right).

McIntyre to stand for Alliance in Lagan Valley

Lisburn Councillor Aaron McIntyre is to contest the upcoming Westminster election in Lagan Valley, the Alliance Party has announced.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

‘We need an experienced voice at Westminster’

It is more important than ever to have an experienced voice speaking on behalf of the people of Lagan Valley and Northern Ireland, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has said.

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UUP Alderman Jim Dillon (left) and DUP Councillor Andrew Ewing.

UUP man issues apology for using ‘offensive and inappropriate language’ towards council colleague

A veteran UUP councillor has made a public apology to a fellow Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council member for using “offensive and inappropriate language” towards him during an altercation at an official council-run function.

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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann speaks during the party's annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast.  Photo credit: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

UUP leader hits out at Foster’s ‘arrogance’ ahead of pact talks

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann has branded comments from his DUP counterpart, Arlene Foster, as “arrogant” ahead of talks between the two later today on electoral pacts.

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Details of first RHI inquiry hearing

The public inquiry into the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) will hold a preliminary hearing on Thursday 27 April at Stormont.

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