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Parties agree not to erect election posters

The Alliance, DUP, SDLP and UUP Lagan Valley Constituency Parties have agreed not to erect campaign posters in the run up to the Assembly election on March 2.

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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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Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Wondering what steps you need to take to vote in the forthcoming Assembly election? Look no further.

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David Trimble

Parties do not want to walk away: Trimble

Former first minister David Trimble has said he is confident that none of the political parties in Northern Ireland will want to walk away permanently from the Assembly following the election on March 2.

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DUP MLA Edwin Poots

Tony Blair did ‘side deal’ with Gerry Adams over Irish language, says DUP MLA

The DUP never agreed to introduce an Irish Language Act at St Andrews, a senior party member has claimed.

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‘We are in for a prolonged period of direct rule’

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson says Northern Ireland could be facing “a prolonged period of direct rule”, if the Secretary of State is forced to call an Assembly election.

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Former local man elected in Miami

Former local man elected in Miami

A former Lisburn resident is now one of Miami’s foremost politicians.

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Robbie Butler MLA

Not the right time for an election, says MLA

The resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is likely to lead to an Assembly election in the coming weeks.

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Martin McGuinness: Why I’m stepping down

The former deputy First Minister explains why it’s time to go.

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Damien Joseph McLaughlin in December 2012

Disappearance of David Black suspect ‘utterly outrageous’

Disgust and outrage have been voiced after it emerged that it has been seven weeks since police last saw an on-bail terror suspect who is accused of helping kill David Black.

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Ulster Unionist Party MLA Jenny Palmer.  Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.

UUP MLA who quit DUP urges old party colleagues to break ranks

An Ulster Unionist MLA who joined the party after quitting the DUP after claiming she had been bullied has issued an extraordinary appeal to the “good, honest people” in her old party to break ranks over the RHI scandal.

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Arlene Foster addressing DUP colleagues only in the Assembly on the RHI scandal, about noon on 19-12-16 (all other parties had walked out).
Taken from BBC live feed of proceedings.

Crucial RHI email proves Arlene Foster was told of abuse in 2013

A crucial whistle-blowing letter has emerged which disproves a claim repeatedly made by the DUP, Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds - that she was never personally warned about the RHI disaster in 2013.

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Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell

Foster: Bell has crossed the line with DUP

Arlene Foster has defended her credibility in the wake of the renewable heat scandal, and said that senior colleague Jonathan Bell has “stepped outside” the party’s boundaries by giving an interview on the subject.

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The DUP's Jonathan Bell

Top DUP man breaks ranks over renewable heat scandal

A senior member of the DUP has spoken out over the handling of the botched and costly Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) – and has indicated that his political career could now be at an end as a result.

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Local MP is knighted by Prince William

Local MP is knighted by Prince William

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson was in Buckingham Palace recently for his Investiture following the award of a Knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen in her 90th Birthday Honours List.

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The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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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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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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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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