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'What is the DUP' makes Google's top UK trending queries of 2017

The DUP made Google's top UK trending queries of 2017.

Warning of more wintry weather for Northern Ireland

Motorists were urged to remain vigilant today as wintry conditions look set to continue across Northern Ireland.

Limited jail time expected for former loyalist paramilitary turned informer

A former loyalist paramilitary turned supergrass informer is due to be sentenced later.

Northern Ireland health workers to get 1% pay award

Northern Ireland health workers are to get a 1% pay award.

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Domestic abuse at highest level in Northern Ireland as PSNI launch Christmas campaign

The PSNI responded to 147 calls for help on New Year's Day last year, new figures have revealed.


Boeing challenge against Bombardier over US C Series sales 'spiteful' says MP

Boeing's challenge to rival Bombardier over the sale of its part-Belfast made jets is “spiteful”, a Westminster committee has heard.


Belfast mum's anguish as baby Holly's ashes stolen - 'it's like losing her twice'

A baby girl's ashes have been stolen during a burglary in Belfast.


Premier League live scores: Manchester United v Bournemouth, Swansea v Man City, Liverpool v West Brom, West Ham v Arsenal - plus tables and fixtures

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has questioned Manchester City's behaviour in the wake of the post-derby fracas.


Liverpool fans' club in Belfast sold cheap vodka as Smirnoff

The Liverpool Supporters' Club in north Belfast has been penalised for selling a cheap brand of vodka while claiming it was Smirnoff.

Little Leah's pride after organ donor mum she never got to meet saved five lives

An eight-year-old girl who never got the chance to meet her mum as she died shortly after childbirth has told of her pride that she saved five people's lives through organ donation.

Northern Ireland man Philip Hagan (25) found dead in Philadelphia

The sudden death of a 25-year-old Co Armagh man in America has been described as a "devastating loss for his family and the entire local community".

Northern Ireland care home worker faces patient ill-treatment trial

An Antrim woman charged with the ill-treatment of three mental health patients in a residential care home will go on trial in the new year, a judge has ordered.

Northern Ireland stately home is latest in growing list of film locations

A stately home in Co Antrim owned by a pharmaceutical tycoon has a new role as the backdrop to the filming of one of The Canterbury Tales.

Belfast church's £3m plan for 22 apartments delayed for site visit

A decision on whether to give the green light to a church's controversial £3m plan to build 22 apartments in an affluent area of south Belfast has been postponed.


Watch: Rory McIlroy gets in some snowy practice at Belfast club

There's a reason the best players in the world are where they are. Well there ae several, but a significant one is hard work.


Alleged burglar who vanished for seven years refused bail

An alleged serial burglar who vanished after being let out of prison for a niece's funeral seven years ago decided to stay with his "devastated" family, the High Court heard on Tuesday.

Man extradited from Republic on charges related to murder of prison officer David Black

A 41-year-old man has been extradited from the Republic of Ireland for trial on charges related to the murder of prison officer David Black.


Newry Christmas tree gets makeover after complaints it had been 'thrown up'

A Christmas tree in Co Down has been revamped after locals branded it "disgusting".

Ryanair pilots to strike just before Christmas

Staff Ryanair pilots in Dublin who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) are to strike on December 20.

Belfast most congested UK city costing economy £14m: Report

Belfast remains the UK's most congested city costing the local economy an estimated £14m, latest research suggests.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Northern Ireland traffic alerts: Gridlock on Newtownards Road in Belfast

Follow our feed for the latest traffic updates from across Northern Ireland.

Weather: Northern Ireland faces more snow, ice and roads chaos

THE big freeze continues its grip on Northern Ireland as a yellow warning for snow and ice was extended to last throughout this morning.

Brexit: May vows Northern Ireland will not be separated from rest of UK

Nothing in the agreement with the EU "is going to lead to a separation of Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom", the Prime Minister has told MPs.

Northern Ireland child faces four year agony wait for surgery

The mum of a 10-year-old boy who is in agony with a urology condition has revealed her son has been told he will have to wait up to four years for treatment.

Monday, Dec 11

Victorian house in Armagh snapped up for bargain price of £28k

Armagh could be the new bargain city for house hunters with the recent sale of an eye-catching Victorian terraced property for just £28,000.

Naming Northern Ireland leisure centre after SAS soldier could alienate nationalists, warns SDLP

Controversy has been sparked by a Co Down council's decision to name a new £30m complex after SAS founder Blair Mayne.

Varadkar vow to unionists: Republic of Ireland does not have any hidden agenda on agreement

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today gives a personal guarantee to unionists that his government has no hidden agenda to exploit Brexit and bring about a united Ireland.

Man charged with attempted murder over Garvagh shooting

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting in the centre of a Co Londonderry village in the early hours of yesterday.

Sunday, Dec 10

London and Dublin clash over significance of Brexit agreement

London and Dublin have clashed over whether the Brexit agreement intended to trigger trade talks is legally binding or not.

Ulster rejuvenated with 17-5 win over Harlequins at Twickenham

Ulster breathed new life into their European campaign with a hard-fought 17-5 win over Harlequins at a snowy Twickenham Stoop.

Shooting in Garvagh like 'wild west' - Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in Garvagh, Co Londonderry.

Saturday, Dec 9

Pope Francis' call to change Lord's Prayer splits NI's churches

A call by Pope Francis to change the wording of the Lord's Prayer has divided opinion among local theologians.

Public were never told of better alternative to RHI, says civil servant

A civil servant at the heart of the botched RHI scheme has claimed the public were never consulted on a better "value for money" scheme because of a preference to copy the existing scheme in the rest of the UK.

We had to protect NI’s place in the UK... and did just that

Northern Ireland is in a stronger position today than it was five days ago. It is now clear in the EU-UK agreement that we will leave the EU along with the rest of the United Kingdom and there will be no border in the Irish Sea between…

DUP nailed the deal but critics say details are still vague

Ambiguity surrounds the government's last-minute deal with the EU as the DUP claimed it had secured vital concessions but others insisted the door was still open for special status for Northern Ireland.

Friday, Dec 8

Brexit breakthrough: Changes DUP forced through revealed and Donaldson warns party will act if any deviation

The DUP's Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has outlined what changes the DUP secured in Friday's Brexit deal, warning if there was any deviation from the agreement the party would act, hinting at withdrawal of support for the government.

Brexit Breakthrough: Deal shows urgency for restoration of Northern Ireland political institutions, say retailers

Retail NI, which represents small and independent business, has said Friday's Brexit agreement highlights the need for Northern Ireland's political institutions to be restored.

Brexit breakthrough: Winners and losers as Brexit deal is agreed

Following the major breakthrough on the Brexit deal, here are the big winners and losers from the agreement.