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Top UUP figures: we still believe in liberal unionism

Two senior UUP figures have come to the defence of the idea of a more liberal style of unionism in the face of their party’s annihilation in the House of Commons.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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Councillor Gareth Wilson

DUP set to take over Lord Mayor’s role on Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council

A new DUP Lord Mayor is set to take over the hot seat in Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Council this evening.

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An Orange Order parade at Drumcree in Portadown. Photo: Mark Pearce / Presseye.com

General Election 2017: Upper Bann battle for unionist hearts and minds

This election battle pits Ulster Unionist Doug Beattie’s relatively liberal brand of unionism against DUP incumbent David Simpson – an Orange Order stalwart and Gospel singer.

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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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Carla Lockhart MLA highlights the need for grass cutting along roadsides in Upper Bann.

Sinn Fein blamed for lack of grass cutting

A DUP MLA has blamed Sinn Fein for the lack of grass cutting being carried out along roadsides and on other areas of public land within the Upper Bann constituency.

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Beattie removes ‘illegal’ election posters in Upper Bann

Beattie removes ‘illegal’ election posters in Upper Bann

A UUP candidate has apologised after some of his general election posters breached the law governing elections.

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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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The DUPs Upper Bann election literature containing the Afghanistan claim

Apology call after DUP candidate’s ‘false’ Afghanistan claim

Afghanistan veteran Doug Beattie has called on DUP election rival David Simpson to apologise to voters after false claims Mr Simpson had visited troops in the war torn country.

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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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Arlene Foster

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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Doug Beattie of the UUP.

Beattie praises ‘selfless’ Upper Bann election rival ... then calls for change

The first move by the UUP’s parlimentary candidate for Upper Bann was to pay tribute to his DUP rival who has held the Westminster seat for more than a decade.

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Sinn Fein report SAS flag at Loughgall to police

Sinn Fein report SAS flag at Loughgall to police

Sinn Fein has condemned the flying of an SAS flag at Loughgall - where the elite British regiment killed eight IRA men - and reported the matter to the PSNI.

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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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Cllr Arnold Hatch

EU is urged to support our young farmers

Proposals by a local Ulster Unionist councillor aimed at attracting more young people into farming have been unanimously adopted by the European Union’s Committee of the Regions.

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Denise Mullen

Moy mum ‘delighted’ with chance to speak for victims at highest level

A Moy woman who witnessed her father’s murder at the hands of the Loyalist Glennane Gang at just four, is one of 13 new appointments to the Victims and Survivors Forum.

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Most RHI wood pellet boilers have never been inspected by anyone

RHI man used a year’s heat in three months – but payments weren’t stopped

RHI inspectors found that one individual had used more heat in three months than they had said they would use in an entire year – but their payments were not stopped.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo: Kelvin Boyce/Presseye

POLL: Should MLAs stop being paid?

The main political parties in Northern Ireland have failed to reach an agreement on power-sharing.

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