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Northern Ireland child smack ban 'grey area' must be removed, doctors say

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"This lack of legislative clarity can even add an extra layer of complexity when trying to identify cases of child abuse"

Tuesday, Apr 16

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Cash-strapped NI councils fork out £70,000 to local social media influencers in last five years

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Local councils have paid out close to £70,000 to social media personalities in the last five years

Belfast taxi driver says too many drivers for low demand in city means 'huge' fare increase won't help

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It comes as taxi fares could increase by as much as 20% throughout Northern Ireland

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Belfast Council urges Stormont to regulate Airbnbs to "protect communities"

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Councillors hear city should avoid getting "beyond the point of no return, as we have with HMOs"

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Newry, Mourne & Down tourism strategy rejected by DUP as unionists 'ignored'

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"Where is Ireland's true nature, it could be anywhere in Ireland, so we will not be supporting this most strenuously and we will be bringing it up again in full council."

Northern Irish nurse forced to retire due to chronic condition

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Gillian is a supporting a campaign to light up landmarks and buildings blue to raise awareness about the condition

Rory McIlroy reacts to LIV Golf rumours after claims of £680m switch

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It has been claimed that Rory McIlroy could be about to jump ship to LIV Golf in a deal worth £680million

Three arrested over 'attempted kidnapping' in Belfast city centre

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The victim of the attempted kidnapping was taken to hospital for head injuries

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Irish League RECAP: Title race takes fresh twist after injury time drama at Oval and Windsor Park

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Larne claimed a dramatic late win over Glentoran while Linfield conceded a 98th minute equaliser against Coleraine

Birmingham Airport statement as Aer Lingus flight bound for Belfast diverted due to 'security incident' on board

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Birmingham Airport went into lockdown on Tuesday after Aer Lingus EAG47S was forced to divert

Nichola McShane tributes after sudden death of West Belfast mum

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"She was beautiful inside and out and will be sorely missed"

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Translink Co Down Park & Ride approval held up for DfI to consider call in on planning

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“The department received a third party ‘call in’ request in relation to the application following the council’s resolution at its planning committee to approve the application."

RECAP as Birmingham to Belfast flight drama ends

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Birmingham Airport was closed but has now re-opened

Newry, Mourne & Down to launch public consultation on performance improvement

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"The proposed six week consultation programme will run from 19 April to 31 May 2024."

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36 big gigs to look forward to in Belfast this summer

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Northern Ireland festival season is just around the corner

Manchester United and Adidas George Best Remake collection photos 'leaked'

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The new collection is reportedly due to an autumn release

Belfast's Grand Central Station costs spiral, Minister admits

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John O'Dowd "reviewing my own department’s Irish language policy and ensuring that it is line with the European Charter for Minority Languages"

Irish Junior Cup final disarray as four-time winners face IFA hearing over little-known rule

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To add further intrigue, less than 24 hours after their crucial hearing in front of the IFA committee in Belfast next Wednesday, Tummery Athletic and Enniskillen Rangers are due to clash on the pitch

Lyra McKee family 'unable to grieve as killer walks free', Stormont told ahead of five-year anniversary

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Lyra McKee was shot and killed on April 18, 2019 as she observed a riot in the Creggan area of Derry

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Belfast boxing club reaching worldwide audience with new broadcast venture

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A 10-bout boxing bill hosted by the club will be shown live this Thursday, April 18

Seven fire crews called to fire on Belfast City Hospital roof

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The NIFRS received reports of a fire on the hospital roof this afternoon

North Belfast train service update as new halts not yet being considered

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Trains currently pass by communities along the Shore Road without stopping due to a lack of halts

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Stuart Dallas example shows Irish League provides better grounding for its rising stars says Stephen Baxter

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Crusaders boss believes players here are 'match ready' when they do get their move

Shankill community's 'day of action' removing graffiti and cleaning up area

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Young people led the clean up with over 40 volunteers involved and 38 walls painted in just one day

Two arrests after search and seizure in Limavady

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Suspected Class C drugs and electronic devices have been seized, the PSNI say

Stephen Ferris demands that Ulster players "step up" as he addresses Stuart McCloskey row

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"It’s not the first time Stu has called me out," Ferris said. "It was taken the wrong way and I'd say that’s because they’d just been pumped by 50."

'Anti-hair loss' treatment labelled 'amazing' now on sale on Amazon

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One shopper said: "I'm absolutely thrilled with it. It is the best hair growth product I've ever used. It really works. I have very fine and thin hair but now my hair looks more fuller at the crown and much thicker."

Shoppers rush to buy £40 garden storage box as price drops below The Range

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The Black Garden Storage Box 320 litres is on offer for just £38.99 instead of £90, for a limited time