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A cyclist who represented Northern Ireland at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this month has spoken of how a driver forced him off the road and into a barbed wire fence. Xeno Young, aged 18 and from Lisburn, was left with lacerations on his arms as a result of the incident, which happened ...
UNITED Kingdom they stand – the proudest boobs from across the land. Yesterday in our Bust In Britain contest we marked St George's Day by showing you some of the English roses among our hopefuls. So here it is the turn of the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish to display their form. 12. Our annual ...

"Today I started what promises to be a busy week in Northern Ireland. "As we leave the EU it's essential both the UK and EU do what it takes to keep the border, which I saw this morning, free from physical infrastructure. "We are determined to get this agreed by October." Sinn Fein MP Newry and Armagh ...
The News Letter leads with the report that Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has come in for criticism over remarks about a stolen car crash last week in which a young mother was killed. Lisa Gow was knocked down in Belfast on Thursday and police had initially said their pursuit of the stolen car that ...
What would have been unthinkable 100 years ago in Northern Ireland will likely soon become a reality - Catholics will outnumber Protestants. Historically in Ireland, Catholics have desired independence for Ireland, while Protestants, who congregated in Northern Ireland, have wanted to maintain political ...
The popular TV show, Game of Thrones is filmed in Northern Ireland – a story of walls & threats from the “other” beyond the wall(I say this having never watched an episode). Game of Thrones used the ominous title WINTER IS COMING on many a billboard to promote the show. When we look at the political ...

A simulation exercise to test the government's contingency plans for Foot and Mouth disease is to be carried out in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture has linked up with its counterparts across the UK and the Animal and Plant Health Agency. The assessments will be held on 25 ...
"Finally drivers in Northern Ireland have had some good news with the end of rising car insurance costs in sight," she said. "However, it's clear that many motorists are not seeing these savings reflected in their renewal letters, so it's more important than ever to shop around if they want to get a better deal.".
The Titanic Belfast tourist attraction recorded its busiest year to date for 2017/2018. There were 841,563 visitors through it's doors, marking an increase of 13% year-on-year. The rise is reflective of increasing visitors numbers to Northern Ireland. One million people visited the Giant's Causeway in 2017 with ...
"Almost all regions of the UK experienced a slowdown last month, driven at least in part by the weather conditions, with Northern Ireland output and new orders easing to eight-month and 17-month lows respectively, with the services sector the worst hit," he said. "However, the one-off weather factor makes it ...
Aodhan Connolly, director of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium, said NI's relatively low rate of decline compared to the UK as a whole was “hardly a cause for celebration”. “For 11 out of the past 12 months we have seen a continued decline in footfall in our retail destinations and it's notable that even ...
Ulster rugby fans' dismay at the departure of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding is the story dominating Northern Ireland's newspapers on Monday. The Belfast Telegraph kicks off five pages of coverage of the decision to revoke the players' contracts with the front-page headline: "Now angry Ulster fans plan ...
The border issue has once again become a hot topic in Northern Ireland. The small village of Strabane is located right on the border. The hills are equally green on both sides of the River Foyle, but on one side the speed limit road signs are in kilometres per hour, on the other in miles per hour. On one side ...
The minister for digital has said she is concerned that the £150m pledged for ultra-fast broadband in Northern Ireland under the DUP-Conservative pact may not be spent within the intended two-year timeframe. Margot James also told BBC NI's Inside Business programme that the lack of a Stormont ...
Frustration is growing among motorists about the number of potholes which are not being repaired across Northern Ireland. In the last year almost £150,000 has been paid out in compensation for damaged vehicles. The Department for Infrastructure say the worst affected area is the west of Northern Ireland ...
The leading Tory Brexiteer condemned what he called the “cynical approach” of critics warning the threat of a new hard border could bring a return of the Troubles. “Once you start proposing that violence may be a consequence of something, you're almost encouraging violence,” Mr Rees-Mogg said.
A major new study has confirmed what many of us already suspected – that our basic financial skills are in tatters. One in three adults in England and Northern Ireland (NI) can't work out the correct change from a shopping trip and four in ten are unable to apply a simple discount on products they'd consider ...

More snow on the way for Northern Ireland as Met Office issues yellow warning for weekend ... Just when you thought spring was around the corner, the Met Office has today issued a yellow snow and ice warning for Northern Ireland this weekend. Video: 10 dos and don'ts for driving in freezing ...
The couple want to secure a declaration that their marriage remains fully constituted throughout the United Kingdom. But under current laws they can only be classified as civil partners in their native Northern Ireland, an alleged reduction in relationship status violating their human rights. In August last year a ...
But Ms McKenzie said that the "current absence of an Executive is a negative, both for potential investors and for FSB members back home, although there is still a tremendous amount of goodwill from people in the US". "I have had some really good meetings, emphasising that Northern Ireland has a great ...
"I follow Northern Ireland wherever they go and friends from all over the world were saying that they would miss me," Alan explained. "That's when my son said: 'My dad's still going'." Determined to ensure he would still be a part of the trip, the graphic designer made a two-dimensional 'Mobile Mackers', ...
But the members of the Northern Ireland affairs committee, comprising Conservative, Labour and Democratic Unionist (DUP) MPs, said the government had so far failed to find any technical means to avoid a hard border with customs checks, and there was “no evidence to suggest that right now an invisible ...
If border posts return to Northern Ireland they will be attacked, according to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Mr Varadkar says they will become natural targets for people if they have to be re-established post-Brexit. But he believes there will not be a return to the violence of the past in Northern Ireland.
He believes that people with homosexual feelings are being made to feel it is "mandatory to identify as gay" and wants to screen the film across Northern Ireland. "The film is saying some people can choose not to live out their homosexuality and can deal with their feelings to the point that they can have a ...
Rovers midfielder Corry Evans has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for an upcoming friendly. The 27-year-old has been included in a 24-man squad for the international challenge match against Korea Republic on Saturday March 24th. The game at Windsor Park, which will be the first ever meeting between the ...
“Further to that, I am minded to reduce pay in line with the Reaney Review recommendation, but I would welcome full and final representations from the Northern Ireland parties before I make a final decision,” she said. Mrs Bradley said her powers as Secretary of State remained limited, as was the scope of ...
Mr Mitchell ignited a war of words after he urged teenage stars to declare for Northern Ireland rather than the Republic. Former Sinn Fein senator O Donnghaile claimed the broadcaster had adopted "a partisan position running contrary to the Good Friday Agreement," in a tweet over the weekend.
David McGimpsey bakes sweet, creamy soda breads that stay true to the ones of Northern Ireland, where he grew up. He was raised in Belfast and learned how to bake as an apprentice at local bakeries. He makes airy brown breads with coarse whole-wheat flour with distinct flavor and eye appeal.
ANT and Dec have left fans confused over the status of Northern Ireland after telling their prime time Saturday night TV audience the region was not a part of Britain. The comments on Saturday Night Takeaway, which is fronted by popular tell duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, sparked an online ...
Paramilitary-style “punishment” shootings and beatings have surged again across Northern Ireland, with a 60% increase in such attacks over the past four years, according to the latest police figures obtained by the Guardian. News of the rise in dissident republican and Ulster loyalist assaults on people ...
Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed in County Antrim, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said. The PSNI said: “Police can confirm two people have died after a light aircraft crash near Nutts Corner, Crumlin, on Thursday 19 April.” The small plane, thought to be a Cessna, came down ...
More than 40 arts organisations have had their annual funding cut by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The 43 are among 100 arts groups who receive the bulk of their yearly budget from the council. It said the money available through their annual funding programme had been reduced by 4.7% in ...
The Met Office has also warned much of Northern Ireland will be affected. Heavy snow showers are expected during Wednesday. Amber warnings are in force for areas considered most likely to see medium impacts. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and ...
Toys R Us operate four stores Northern Ireland: Belfast city centre, Newtownabbey, Londonderry and Lisburn. In December, a last-minute restructuring saved the company from collapse - however some 25% of stores were to be shuttered at part of the deal. Outlets in Londonderry and Newtownabbey were ...
Caroline Lee-Davey, chief executive of Bliss, said: “Neonatal services in Northern Ireland are facing a number of serious challenges which are severely affecting the care of the 1,800 babies born premature or sick in the country every year. The Department of Health must invest in neonatal care so that ...
Northern Ireland would remain subject to EU restrictions restricting state aid for companies, in respect of measures affecting trade between the territory and the EU. But the arrangements for the common regulatory area would cease to apply if and when alternative solutions are agreed to “address the unique ...
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three people died in a house fire in Northern Ireland, police said. Fire crews were called shortly after 7am to a "well-developed" blaze at a bungalow in Derrylin, County Fermanagh. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service tweeted two ...
A weather warning for snow has come into force across in Northern Ireland from now until midnight on Saturday. Scattered showers coming in on a chilly easterly wind on Wednesday are expected to cause some disruption, but not everywhere will get them all the time. Translink said its Londonderry to ...
The EU has proposed a "common regulatory area" on the island of Ireland if solutions cannot be found for the post-Brexit border. Unveiling a draft legal agreement, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said this would be a "backstop" option and called on the UK to come up with alternatives. He said the text was "no ...
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by more than 62% since 2007, according to newly released figures. The analysis by Diabetes UK shows that there are more than 90,000 people diagnosed with the condition in NI. The charity is calling for prevention ...
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May still believes a deal can be reached to restore Northern Ireland's power-sharing government, her ... On Brexit, May reaffirmed her commitment to avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland or between Northern Ireland and the rest of ...
Freezing air from Russia has begun to drag temperatures in Northern Ireland down to below average for this time of year, and they are set to drop further. While temperatures are struggling to just 3C or 4C on Monday, a chilly easterly wind will make it feel even colder. Wednesday and Thursday are set to be ...
The number of cars being abandoned at the roadside rather than being disposed of properly in Northern Ireland has increased nearly six-fold in four years. A total of 2,594 cars were reported as abandoned throughout 2016 and 2017, research by the insurance price comparison website Confused.com has ...
Also appearing next week are Paul Braithwaite, programme leader, Building Change Trust; Derek McCallan, chief executive, Northern Ireland Local Government Association, Ruth Taillon, director, Centre for Cross-Border Studies, Naomi Long MLA, leader of the Alliance Party, Colum Eastwood MLA, leader ...
Traffic wardens issued more than 150,000 parking tickets in Northern Ireland last year, new Department for Infrastructure (DfI) figures show. More than 94,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) were issued in 2017 for on-street parking offences. A further 57,000 were issued for off-street and bus lane offences.
The collapse of 13-month-long talks overnight Wednesday to restore a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland might force the British government to seek emergency powers and rule the province directly from London for the first time since 2007, acknowledge British officials. The move, which ...
It's thought there are around 13 pages of Northern Ireland groups on social media and up to 10 of those actively involved in confronting people. Some of those involved in the groups already themselves have criminal convictions, police said. In recent confrontations, there have been cases of mistaken ...
More than 20,000 children of public sector workers in Northern Ireland will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions have warned. The claim came as a study said the region had seen one of the biggest rises in cases in the UK. The TUC found the number of children of public sector workers ...
LONDON — DUP leader Arlene Foster has blamed Theresa May's recent visit to Northern Ireland as one of the reason for the collapse of talks on forming a government breaking down. The DUP and Sinn Fein have this week been locked in negotiations in an attempt to form a government in Northern Ireland after over a year ...
The cheapest place in Northern Ireland to buy a new home is in the Derry and Strabane District Council area, according to new figures. ... to the latest Land and Property Services report from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, it's in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.


 

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