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Soldier shooting of civilian at 1971 Christmas dance unjustified, coroner rules

A killing of a man who was shot by a soldier at a Christmas dance in Belfast in 1971 was not justified, a coroner has ruled.

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Northern Ireland party pleads 'special case' in European Capital of Culture row

News that the UK can no longer host the 2023 European Capital of Culture because of Brexit has been described as a "bitter blow" to Belfast and Londonderry, which had submitted a joint bid for the title.

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Belfast contains half of Northern Ireland's most deprived areas, say figures

Half of Northern Ireland's 100 most deprived areas are in Belfast, new figures have revealed.

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Women and boy shaken after threat by masked gang

Two women and a vulnerable young boy have been left shaken after being threatened by a masked gang in Londonderry.

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Pair arrested after six emerge unhurt from aggravated burglary

Six people including a baby have escaped injury after an aggravated burglary in south Belfast.

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N Ireland political donors set to be named as legislation put before Parliament

The Government has pressed ahead with legislation to publish the names of major political donors in Northern Ireland - hours after the Electoral Commission criticised a delay.

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Delay in revealing political donors in Northern Ireland 'disappointing'

The Electoral Commission has criticised the Government for failing to pass promised legislation to enable the names of major political donors in Northern Ireland to be made public.

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Bereaved mother sends heartfelt letter to James Brokenshire

A mother bereaved in the Northern Ireland Troubles has penned a heartfelt open letter to the Government claiming victims are being forgotten amid the delay addressing the legacy of the conflict.

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'Local people' urged to take control of Budget pot for Northern Ireland

The extra £660 million allocated to Northern Ireland in the Budget would be much better being spent by devolved ministers, the Secretary of State has said.

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Foster and O'Neill urged to travel to US to lobby for Bombardier jobs in Belfast

Democratic Unionist chief Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein's Stormont Ieader Michelle O'Neill have been urged to set aside their differences and travel to Washington together to lobby for jobs at Bombardier's Northern Ireland factory.

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'Emotional' Sarah Lancashire receives OBE from Duke of Cambridge

Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire said she was thrilled and "slightly speechless" after receiving the OBE.

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Records from Troubles made accessible to blind people

A new initiative has begun to make historical records from the Troubles conflict accessible to people who are blind.

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Ex-mental health nurse who butchered dog psychopathic, says doctor

A former mental health nurse who strangled and butchered a dog and fed it to a pet is psychopathic, a doctor said.

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Mother and four children injured as gas cooker explodes

A mother and four children sustained burn injuries when their gas cooker exploded while they were preparing dinner.

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Unionists launch campaign against low pay

Trade unionists have launched their most significant campaign against low pay in Northern Ireland since the 2011 anti-austerity protests.

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Firefighters tackle huge blaze at waste management plant

A huge blaze which broke out at a waste management plant in County Antrim has been brought under control by firefighters after it burned through the night.

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Care home staff excluded amid police probe into conduct

Four staff members at a residential facility for vulnerable adults have been excluded from work amid a police investigation into concerns about their conduct.

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Coroner appeals for witnesses to 1972 shooting of Seamus Bradley

A coroner has appealed for witnesses to the shooting of teenager to come forward amid claims the republican movement is preventing former IRA members giving evidence to the inquest.

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Northern Ireland chief medical officer backs minimum alcohol pricing

The chief medical officer has supported the minimum pricing of alcohol in Northern Ireland.

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Far-right group's deputy leader charged with threatening and abusive language

The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been charged with using threatening and abusive language at a rally in Belfast.

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