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‘Abide by the protocol’ says DUP

A local MLA has urged people to abide by the flags protocol after controversial UVF flags were erected on a number of lampposts across Banbridge.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson with DUP members and supporters celebrating their big win in Lagan Valley. Pic by Jonathan Porter, Press Eye

Victorious Donaldson sets out key priorities for Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has set out a number of key priorities for the constituency during the course of the next parliament.

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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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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP

Election 2017: Donaldson retains seat with massively increased majority

There were no surprises at the Lagan Valley count as Sir Jeffrey Donaldson comfortably retained the Westminster seat he’s held for the past 20 years.

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People of Lagan Valley go to the polls to choose their next MP

People of Lagan Valley go to the polls to choose their next MP

People across Lagan Valley will go to the polls today (Thursday, June 8) to choose who’ll represent them at Westminster during the next parliament.

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Jonny Orr.

WATCH: It would be a very bad idea to elect me, says candidate

A Lagan Valley general election candidate has issued a video statement urging voters to unite behind a rival candidate.

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Pat Catney MLA, Cllr Johnny McCarthy, Susan Hayes CFA, Dr Alasdair McDonnell and Roger Pollen (FSB NI).

SDLP election candidate makes case for ‘EU Special Status’ for Northern Ireland

The SDLP’s Pat Catney MLA recently hosted a breakfast meeting at Hilden Brewery to discuss ‘Brexit, Business and Special Status’.

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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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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 new-look committee room which has replaced the former council chamber.

Civic Building set to serve the public for years to come

The Civic Building in Banbridge was officially re-opened last Tuesday by the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating.

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General election candidate Jonny Orr.

WATCH: Election candidate criticised for rape comment speaks out about being sexually assaulted

Lagan Valley general election candidate Jonny Orr has been praised for his “honesty” and “bravery” after openly speaking about how he was sexually abused in the past.

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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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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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Cllr Aaron McIntyre (back left) on the election trail with Alliance Party colleagues including leader Naomi Long (centre) and Trevor Lunn MLA (right).

Use of campaign posters ‘disappointing’

The Alliance Party’s Lagan Valley general election hopeful, Cllr Aaron McIntyre, has said he’s disappointed that there’s been no agreement among local candidates not to erect campaign posters on lampposts in the run up to the June 8 poll.

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DUP Upper Bann West Minster candidate David Simpson.

Simpson says he will run in Upper Bann

Sitting MP, David Simpson, has confirmed he is running as the Democratic Unionist Party candidate for Upper Bann in the Westminster election.

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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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MLA Carla Lockhart

MLA meets chief officer over electoral register concerns

The DUP’s Carla Lockhart has met the Chief Electoral Officer to address concerns over the number of people removed from the register between May 2016 and March this year.

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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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