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‘No pressure’ on David Simpson to resign as DUP MP, says party

Controversy-hit MP David Simpson is not facing any pressure from within the DUP to resign his seat, the party has said.

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New Mayor elected for Lisburn

DUP Councillor Uel Mackin has been elected as the new first citizen of Lisburn.

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Cllr Uel Mackin and Cllr Amanda Grehan.

DUP councillor confirmed as city's new mayor

DUP councillor Uel Mackin has been elected mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh.

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Sinn Fein MLA Pat Sheehan said the DUP was 'giving credibility' to a regime that was killing Palestinians

Donaldson defends DUP trip to Israel from Sinn Fein critic

The DUP has robustly defended an ongoing trade and ‘peace’ mission to Israel from Sinn Fein criticism.

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Chief Executive of the Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson

Council chief announces her resignation

The Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson, has announced she resigning.

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Backlash against Varadkar as he ‘waltzes’ into NI

The Irish prime minister has been accused of more “disrespect” for the constitutional position of Northern Ireland by “waltzing” into the Province on Monday and his approach to Brexit.

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Edwin Poots MLA and son Luke Poots

Poots under investigation: MLA insists his son has done nothing wrong

Lagan Valley DUP MLA Edwin Poots insists his son, Councillor Luke Poots, has always fulfilled his duties as chairman of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s planning committee “in an honourable way”.

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Distribution of police stations in 1999. Compiled by Adam Kula

Revealed: two-thirds of all police stations shut in two decades

The number of police stations in Northern Ireland has been cut by two-thirds over the last two decades, new figures obtained by the News Letter reveal.

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Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has donated a kidney to her son Mark

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and son doing well after kidney transplant

Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark are both recovering well after she gave him the gift of new life in the form of one of her kidneys.

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Cecil Calvert

Tributes after former DUP mayor passes away

Tributes have been paid to long-serving Lisburn councillor Cecil Calvert who passed away on Friday.

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Councillor Amanda Grehen (Alliance Party) and Alderman James Tinsley (DUP).

Council split over possibility of appointing independent member to audit committee

A row has erupted over a council decision not to proceed with a process which could have led to the appointment an independent member to the Governance and Audit Committee.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP

Lagan Valley constituency could be axed under boundaries shake-up

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has declined to comment on speculation that his parliamentary constituency could be abolished under proposals to redraw electoral boundaries here.

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A screenshot from the offensive video

Resignation of Barry McElduff - Sinn Fein statement in full

Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff, who caused controversy after posed with a Kingsmill branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre, has resigned.
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DUP MLA Edwin Poots

Edwin Poots considering leaving politics

Former DUP Stormont Minister Edwin Poots says he is considering leaving politics because there is little sign of devolution returning to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Young people to stand for election

Young people to stand for election

The Lagan Valley member of the Youth Parliament, Ben Sharkey, is encouraging other local young people to run in the upcoming elections.

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UDA leader John McMichael in the old UDA HQ in Gawn Street in east Belfast. He was killed 30 years ago today by the IRA

Shirley McMichael: My husband was a UDA brigadier but he wanted a political solution

Today marks 30 years since the IRA murdered UDA brigadier John McMichael – a leading figure through many years of the organisation’s bloodshed who was cut down as he was turning his attention wholeheartedly towards political solutions.

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Edwin Poots

Poots sparks backlash after calling taoiseach ‘Little Leo’

A DUP MLA has been slammed for engaging in “playground discourse”, after he described the taoiseach as ‘Little Leo’.

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Arlene Foster mistakenly congratulated the wrong prince and misspelled Miss Markle's Christian name.

Arlene Foster congratulates wrong prince on engagement to Meghan Markle

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, caused a bit of a stir on social media on Monday when she mistakenly congratulated Prince William instead of Prince Harry on the news of his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle.
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Ald Allan Ewart MBE, DUP leader Arlene Foster, Cllr Vasundhara Kamble, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and local group leader Alderman James Tinsley.

Former Alliance councillor who backed SDLP man for Assembly joins DUP

The leader of the DUP group on Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has officially welcomed Cllr Vasundhara Kamble into the party.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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