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  1. In pictures: Snowfall across NIRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Newsday

    Snow has brought fresh disruption to many parts of Northern Ireland, with a number of Translink bus services affected and many schools closed. The Met Office says cold weather will continue throughout Thursday and it will remain very cold until the beginning of next week.

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  2. Snowfalls cause disruption in Scotland, northern England and Northern IrelandRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mashable

    Snow started falling across northern parts of the UK Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, closing hundreds of schools in Scotland and Northern Ireland and halting flights in and out of Manchester Airport. The Met Office flagged the inclement weather conditions, issuing severe weather warnings for snow, rain, wind, fog and ice - a messy and disruptive collection! "Snow amounts will be very variable, but over 5 cm will accumulate at lower levels in places - with over 15 cm on high ground.

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  3. BBC, ITN and Sky reject DUP debatesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Newsday

    The BBC, Sky and ITN have confirmed that they will not be inviting the DUP to take part in the main televised debates ahead of the general election. The broadcasters are proposing three debates - one between David Cameron and Ed Miliband, and two adding Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, UKIP, the Green Party, the SNP and Plaid Cymru.

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  4. Roads treacherous and schools forced to closeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lurgan Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Roads were treacherous and many workers also had difficulty in getting to work after several inches of snow fell overnight.

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  5. 11 schools warned over 'coaching'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Newsday

    The Department of Education has sent written warnings to 11 primary schools since May 2012 over coaching of pupils for unregulated transfer tests. The 11 Plus was scrapped in Northern Ireland in 2008, but grammar schools stared using new tests to select pupils The figure of 11 schools being sent letters by the department emerged in a reply to a Freedom of Information request by Radio Ulster's Nolan Show.

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  6. Rwandan victim tells Ulster of decision to forgiveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Fermanagh Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Jean Paul Samputu talks to schoolchildren from Friends and St Patrick's schools in Lisburn along with Lisburn Councillor Alan Carlisle at a Holocaust Memorial Day Event in Friends School Lisburn.

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  7. Council to fight court closureRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Lisburn Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Jim Dillon says the new Lisburn and Castlereagh Council will do all they can to save Lisburn Courthouse from closure.

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  8. New Academy principal is going back to where his career beganRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Dromore Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Banbridge Academy has started the new year with a new principal, and as Mr Robin McLoughlin takes up the reigns of an institution with almost 230 years of history, he has said he is delighted to have been appointed.

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  9. Belfast Harbour handles record cargoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | BBC News

    Trade sectors which grew well in 2014 included stone exports which were up 18% and steel which was up 38%. Roy Adair, Belfast Harbour's chief executive, said that surpassing 23m tonnes was "a major achievement" driven by an ongoing investment programme.

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  10. Take a stand against Poots, ex-DUP councillor urges RobinsonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A Lisburn councillor who has quit the DUP has accused local MLA Edwin Poots of leading an attempt to return the party to Paisleyism, and called on Peter Robinson to discipline the former health minister.

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  11. Tragic tot Alex gives gift of life to othersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. In his untimely death, little Alex McCartney was able to bring hope to other families whose infants are faced with life-threatening situations.

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  12. Is it time for more 'Open Government' in NI's sluggish healthcare reform?Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Slugger O'Toole

    Korhomme asks some good questions in the wake of what is something like the seventh review to suggest that Northern Ireland has too many acute hospitals. Liam Donaldson's report usefully points up some key reasons for the delay in action not least the pressure from a public wary of losing health provision and its local economic impact, and lack of leadership .

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  13. Police services in line for 'biggest shake-up in years'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Ballycastle Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Local policing is facing its biggest shake-up in years as a result of budget cuts and the redrawing of council boundaries Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin, outlined the new structure - with policing districts increasing from seven to 11 to match the new super councils.

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  14. Ballymena United boss Ferguson swoops to capture defender Paddy McNallyRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The 20 year old, a Northern Ireland Under-21 international, appeared to be on the way to join Barry Gray's Warrenpoint Town until Spike pounced.

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  15. Warning over budget cuts to NI courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | UTV

    The Lord Chief Justice has raised concerns about the impact of budget cuts on the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service . Sir Declan Morgan said up to eight courthouses could be forced to close, putting further strain on the remaining courts and leading to overcrowding, delays and a rise in complaints.

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  16. A look at the Oscar-nominated live-action shortsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    "Butter Lamp" , is a French/Chinese co-production and features a series of blackout scenes of Tibetan families having their photos taken against a variety of backdrops. Photos courtesy of oscar.go.com The Oscar nominees for Best Short Film will play Friday, Jan. 30, at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center.

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  17. Haire leaves the top flight and joins Section One MuckamoreRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Ryan Haire has left North Down and dropped out of the NCU Premier League by making a shock move to Section One Muckamore.

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  18. Labour-Sinn Fein deal claim 'rubbish'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Belfast Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The suggestion that Labour has been discussing a post-election coalition with Sinn Fein was greeted with cries of "absolute rubbish" in the Commons on Wednesday.

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  19. Local soldiers prepare to deploy to MalawiRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Lisburn Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Final details thrashed out for the deployment of a NI based military training team to Malawi to prepare local troops for a United Nations push against rebels in eastern provinces within the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  20. Dromore in line for Bill boostRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Dromore Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. That's according to Lagan Valley MLA and NI21 party leader Basil McCrea, who's crediting the Regeneration Bill with the power "to make Dromore a much more dynamic place".

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