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Four masked men with crowbar force entry into Newtownabbey home during aggravated burglary

A man has been left shaken after four masked burglars, one armed with a crowbar, broke into his house in Newtownabbey.

RHI updates: Arlene Foster claims Jonathan Bell 'pushed the nuclear button' with Nolan interview - instigated Assembly collapse

Arlene Foster has told the RHI Inquiry on Tuesday afternoon that Jonathan Bell "pushed the nuclear button" with his interview with Stephen Nolan.

Monaghan man accused of obscene act in Belfast

A Co Monaghan man allegedly carried out an obscene act as he watched porn in public, a court in Belfast heard today.

AA Hotel of the Year in Northern Ireland goes to Derry's Bishop's Gate

Londonderry's Bishop's Gate Hotel has been crowned the winner of AA Hotel of the Year - Northern Ireland.

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Belfast man accused of naming rugby rape trial woman 'out of the jurisdiction' - may contest charge on his return

A man accused of revealing the name of a woman who claimed she was raped by two former Ireland and Ulster rugby stars will confirm next month if he is to contest the charge.


Irish to maintain UK rights after Brexit but no preferential treatment for EU citizens

Irish citizens will continue to enjoy the same rights they currently do in the UK after Brexit, despite a Government decision not to give EU workers preferential treatment.


RHI: Jonathan Bell 'would have gone rogue' - DUP Foster's 'great regret' she did not fire Minister

Arlene Foster spoke of her "great regret" she did not act to remove Jonathan Bell as Enterprise minister - despite her view and those in her party seeing him as unsuitable for the position.

Top 10 spots for Ulster Fry in Northern Ireland - Eamonn Holmes bites back at Belfast Telegraph

When we pulled together a list of the top rated fry-ups across Northern Ireland based on Trip Advisor reviews, we couldn't have imagined the controversy that would follow.


Take That celebrates 30 years with Greatest Hits Live tour around Ireland and UK

To celebrate their 30 year milestone, Take That have announced a UK & Ireland arena and stadium tour where they will perform all their greatest hits live.

Northern Ireland could become Singapore-style free port after Brexit, says business chief McKenzie

Northern Ireland could be transformed into a business hub like Singapore or Rotterdam after Brexit, a business leader has said.


DUP's Ian Paisley asked council to pay for £1,500 table at dinner - council chief 'embarrassed' over attendance

A Northern Ireland council chief has said how he was "very embarrassed for the reputational damage" done to his organisation after it attended a dinner hosted by DUP MP Ian Paisley.


Women who had abortions ‘suffered workplace stigmatisation’

Many women who had an abortion suffered workplace stigmatisation and isolation in Northern Ireland as a result, a survey has said.

Belfast airport says Norwegian Air decision to axe US flights 'moronic'

A decision by airline Norwegian Air to withdraw its flights from Belfast to the New York and Boston areas is "a major economic blow for Northern Ireland", politicians have warned.

Northern Ireland violin teacher on trial for assault of four girls under 13

A violin teacher has gone on trial, accused of sexually assaulting four of his female pupils, all of whom were under the age of 13 at the time of the alleged offences.


Murderers’ seaside trip in Northern Ireland, slammed by victims' charity

A charity has branded a decision by prison chiefs to allow five murderers out to stroll around a seaside town as insulting to victims.

Arlene Foster says she was ‘unaware’ if DUP donors’ benefit from RHI

Arlene Foster has said she is “unaware” whether any business or individual who benefited from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is a DUP donor.

Tributes to Lynsey Courtney who passed away peacefully after cancer battle

Tributes have been paid to a well-known Portadown mum who has passed away after a battle with cancer.


Ian Paisley 'not going to act like a stuffed shirt' after taking punishment 'like a man'

Ian Paisley has said he is not going to "act like a stuffed shirt" in his first sit-down interview since a petition to recall him failed by 444 votes.


Thieves believed to have snatched televisions before torching home in arson attack

A property in Lisburn has been damaged in an early-morning arson attack with police investigating reports thieves made off with two televisions.


Notorious rapist immediately arrested after appeal

A notorious rapist was arrested again on Monday - immediately after appealing a separate conviction for failing to make annual contact with police.

Monday, Sep 24

Sinkhole forces evacuation of Ulster school - photographs show substantial damage to GAA club

Shocking photographs have emerged of a sinkhole in the GAA grounds at Magheracloone, Co Monaghan.

Matt Campbell funeral: 'He never let me down'- dad of Storm Ali victim pays tribute to son during emotional farewell

Hundreds of family, friends and work colleagues turned out on Monday morning to say a final farewell to Robert Matthew Campbell, who died after being struck by a falling tree during Storm Ali last Wednesday.

Moving funeral for 'very special, loving boy' Daniel Bradley

Mourners at the funeral of Daniel Bradley heard the eight-year-old, who was knocked down and killed last week, was a "special child who taught us all that love and care were the most important things in life".

Republican voters uneasy over direction of party, says SF veteran McGlinchey

A veteran republican and former Sinn Fein mayor has voiced serious concerns about the party's political direction.

Sunday, Sep 23

Ex-SAS soldier who served during Troubles against amnesty for British Army veterans

A former SAS soldier turned author has said that British Army veterans who committed wrong-doing in Northern Ireland should be prosecuted.

Motorcyclist dies following Northern Ireland crash

A male motorcyclist has died after being involved in a crash in Newry.

Police called after passengers turned away from flights at Belfast airport

The police were called after passengers were turned away from flights at Belfast City Airport on Sunday morning.

Watch: Belfast City Half Marathon 2018 - Kenyan Kimosop defends his title

Over 4000 people hit the streets to take part in Sunday's sixth annual Belfast City Half Marathon.

Saturday, Sep 22

Royal Irish receive colours in first of its kind event in Belfast

Thousands turned out at Titanic Slipways to watch the first public presentation of military colours to the Royal Irish Regiment to take place in Northern Ireland.

'He looks so peaceful now' - fiancee of Storm Ali victim

The heartbroken fiancee of a man killed by a falling tree during Storm Ali said he "looked so peaceful" when she saw him at the funeral home.

Michelle O'Neill: 'Not for me to say that I believe Mairia Cahill'

Sinn Fein's Northern Ireland leader has declined to state clearly whether she believes Mairia Cahill.

Heartbroken father tells of cradling body of his 'angel' killed in road accident

The grief-stricken father of a young boy who died after a road accident has described his son as "an angel".

Friday, Sep 21

Brexit: Get an Irish passport Northern Ireland company tells staff

A Co Tyrone export company has asked its staff to apply for Irish passports if they are eligible.

Double tragedy for Northern Ireland school after ex-pupil (22) dies in America

A Northern Ireland school is mourning the second sudden passing of a former pupil this week.

Nobel winner Mairead Maguire in alternative Northern Ireland talks proposal

A Nobel Peace Prize winner from Northern Ireland has said that if the DUP and Sinn Fein cannot make a deal to restore Stormont, the British and Irish governments should hold talks with the other parties instead.

It shouldn’t be real my perfect man dies at 24: Fiancee's anguish over Storm Ali tree fall death

The fiancee of a man killed by a falling tree during Storm Ali has told how the couple had been due to collect their wedding rings last night - but she will now instead place his in his coffin when he is laid to rest next week.

Thursday, Sep 20

Google corrects ‘Free Londonderry Corner’ on map after complaints

Internet search giant Google has carried out an investigation into why Free Derry Corner was appearing on their maps as 'Free Londonderry Corner' - something that had enraged republicans.

Northern Ireland dad tells of frustrating fight to get breast milk imported for his sick son

A Co Antrim father has expressed his frustration at having to lobby for life-saving breast milk to be imported into Northern Ireland for his sick baby son.

Dale Farm and flour firm Andrew's facing £1m in losses after collapse of McErlain's Bakery

Dairy giant Dale Farm, flour firm Andrew's and an egg company face combined losses of nearly £1m following the collapse of McErlain's Bakery, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

'Hallelujah' - Ian Paisley survives recall petition to remain North Antrim MP

The petition of recall to unseat MP Ian Paisley has failed by 444 votes.