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Marketing drives north and south to win the attention of staycationers

Marketing drives north and south to win the attention of staycationers

Tourism authorities in Northern Ireland and the Republic are set to battle it out this summer for the attention of the domestic market as foreign visitors are [...] Read full article: Marketing drives north and south to win ...→

Alex Kane: As Arlene Foster approaches 50, she has some unexpected political reasons to celebrate

Alex Kane: As Arlene Foster approaches 50, she has some unexpected political reasons to celebrate

When Arlene Foster was elected to the position of honorary secretary of the Ulster Unionist Council in 1996 (she was just 26), a veteran party officer told me: [...] Read full article: Alex Kane: As Arlene Foster approaches 5...→

Belfast Zoo introduces new giraffe calf 'Ronan' to the public

Belfast Zoo introduces new giraffe calf 'Ronan' to the public

Belfast Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe - a boy named Ballyronan, or Ronan for short - to their herd of endangered Rothschild's giraffes. Read full article: Belfast Zoo introduces new giraffe calf ...→

Death threat against Belfast City official Nigel Grimshaw amid Bobby Storey funeral controversy

Death threat against Belfast City official Nigel Grimshaw amid Bobby Storey funeral controversy

A death threat made against senior Belfast City Council official Nigel Grimshaw has been condemned as "despicable and cowardly". Read full article: Death threat against Belfast City offici...→

Crowds set to miss GAA return in six Ulster counties following NI Executive decision

Crowds set to miss GAA return in six Ulster counties following NI Executive decision

The league competitions in various Ulster counties are expected to swing into action on the weekend of July 17-19 - but without spectators. Read full article: Crowds set to miss GAA return in six Uls...→

Graeme McDowell in contention after impressive first round at Workday Charity Open

Graeme McDowell in contention after impressive first round at Workday Charity Open

Graeme McDowell swung back into form to put himself into contention after the opening round of the Workday Charity Open on Thursday. Read full article: Graeme McDowell in contention after impr...→

Irish FA get government's green light to finish the Irish Cup

Irish FA get government's green light to finish the Irish Cup

This season’s remaining Irish Cup matches have been given the official stamp of approval by the Northern Ireland Executive. Read full article: Irish FA get government's green light to...→

Eimear McGovern: It won't be long before we have a wardrobe of face masks... for work and play

Eimear McGovern: It won't be long before we have a wardrobe of face masks... for work and play

Leopard print, palm trees or your favourite football team - for those of us who choose to wear a facemask, there are many styles to choose from. Read full article: Eimear McGovern: It won't be long before...→

Funeral for tragic Scots boy with family links in Northern Ireland

Funeral for tragic Scots boy with family links in Northern Ireland

Hundreds of mourners placed roses on a hearse carrying a three-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash. Read full article: Funeral for tragic Scots boy with family...→

Reality bites: Northern Ireland contestants on life after TV fame

Reality bites: Northern Ireland contestants on life after TV fame

It's a staggering 20 years since Big Brother brought the world of reality TV crashing its way right into our front rooms - and telly hasn't been the same since [...] Read full article: Reality bites: Northern Ireland contesta...→

Fears Northern Ireland public transport face coverings rule will not be enforced

Fears Northern Ireland public transport face coverings rule will not be enforced

Police will struggle to enforce new regulations on wearing face coverings on public transport, it has been warned. Read full article: Fears Northern Ireland public transport ...→

Jon Tonge: Unusual nature of this Twelfth could be one to celebrate

Jon Tonge: Unusual nature of this Twelfth could be one to celebrate

To adapt an old song, every day (of this weekend) is the Twelfth of July. Some 33 applications for parades on Saturday, four on the Sabbath itself and 233 for [...] Read full article: Jon Tonge: Unusual nature of this Twelft...→

Armagh schoolgirl's family call for independent investigation into Army killing

Armagh schoolgirl's family call for independent investigation into Army killing

The family of a Co Armagh schoolgirl shot dead by the Army more than 40 years ago has called for an independent investigation into her death. Read full article: Armagh schoolgirl's family call for inde...→

'No takeover of Roselawn' for Storey funeral, says Belfast council probe

'No takeover of Roselawn' for Storey funeral, says Belfast council probe

An internal Belfast City Council report has found "no political intent" in the decision-making around Bobby Storey's cremation at Roselawn Cemetery. Read full article: 'No takeover of Roselawn' for Storey fun...→

Belfast council silent over bonfires as Orange leader urges people to give them a miss

Belfast council silent over bonfires as Orange leader urges people to give them a miss

Just two days before the Eleventh Night bonfires Belfast City Council was remaining tight-lipped over what procedures will be put in place to manage the gather [...] Read full article: Belfast council silent over bonfires as ...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: PSNI chief constable requests external police officer to investigate Storey funeral

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: PSNI chief constable requests external police officer to investigate Storey funeral

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has announced he has requested the appointment of an external senior police officer to oversee the investigation of potential [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: PSNI chief...→

Famous Belfast faces call on young people to play their part in Covid-19 recovery

Famous Belfast faces call on young people to play their part in Covid-19 recovery

July 09 2020 01:22 PM... Some of Belfast’s most recognised faces including comedian and actor Tim McGarry, boxer James Tennyson and local legend May McFettridg [...] Read full article: Famous Belfast faces call on young peopl...→

MLA condemns north Belfast sectarian attack

MLA condemns north Belfast sectarian attack

DUP MLA William Humphrey has condemned those behind a sectarian attack in north Belfast at the weekend. Read full article: MLA condemns north Belfast sectarian att...→

Northern Ireland businesses could get support to help them deal with new customs plan

Northern Ireland businesses could get support to help them deal with new customs plan

Businesses in Northern Ireland could be given financial support to help them deal with customs red tape caused by the UK Government's Brexit border plan. Read full article: Northern Ireland businesses could get su...→

Potential knee injury for Henderson takes shine off Liverpool win at Brighton

Potential knee injury for Henderson takes shine off Liverpool win at Brighton

Jurgen Klopp faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of Jordan Henderson’s knee injury after Liverpool boosted their hopes of smashing the Premier League [...] Read full article: Potential knee injury for Henderson take...→

'No-brainer': Why Josh Robinson's Larne switch was a simple decision despite interest from Irish League rivals

'No-brainer': Why Josh Robinson's Larne switch was a simple decision despite interest from Irish League rivals

Who will sign JR? It was a topic that set tongues wagging when it became apparent that Linfield defender Josh Robinson would be leaving Windsor Park. Read full article: 'No-brainer': Why Josh Robinson's Larne ...→

Nelson McCausland: Of course Sinn Fein has always been known for arrogance... it's in its DNA (as in Do Not Admit)

Nelson McCausland: Of course Sinn Fein has always been known for arrogance... it's in its DNA (as in Do Not Admit)

Raise your hand if you like arrogant people. I doubt if there are many readers raising their hands. There is something deeply unpleasant about arrogance. There [...] Read full article: Nelson McCausland: Of course Sinn Fein h...→

Trump a cheat, liar, narcissist and danger to the US, claims niece in book

Trump a cheat, liar, narcissist and danger to the US, claims niece in book

President Donald Trump's niece has slammed her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who she claims poses an imme [...] Read full article: Trump a cheat, liar, narcissist and dang...→

Quarantining visitors from Britain will be commercial suicide, says Northern Ireland tourism chief

Quarantining visitors from Britain will be commercial suicide, says Northern Ireland tourism chief

A quarantine for travellers from Britain arriving in Northern Ireland would be "commercial suicide" for the tourism sector here, an industry body has said. Read full article: Quarantining visitors from Britain will ...→

Senior Belfast City Council officers threaten to quit over Storey funeral row

Senior Belfast City Council officers threaten to quit over Storey funeral row

The two most senior officers on Belfast City Council have lodged a formal grievance amidst controversy over the council's handling of Bobby Storey's cremation [...] Read full article: Senior Belfast City Council officers thr...→

Parades Commission reroutes north Belfast parade

Parades Commission reroutes north Belfast parade

The Parades Commission has put restrictions on a loyalist march in north Belfast, rerouting it to avoid the potential for public disorder. Read full article: Parades Commission reroutes north Belfas...→

Chancellor's summer statement: What's in it for Northern Ireland

Chancellor's summer statement: What's in it for Northern Ireland

Hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes will see a temporary cut in their VAT from 20% to 5% as the Chancellor’s Summer Statement gave a boost to the sector hardes [...] Read full article: Chancellor's summer statement: What's in...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein's O'Neill stands firm as Assembly calls for apology

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein's O'Neill stands firm as Assembly calls for apology

Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill has remained steadfast in her refusal to apologise for her attendance at the funeral of Bobby Storey last week, with the [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein'...→

Sinn Fein demands for border poll divisive, says Taoiseach

Sinn Fein demands for border poll divisive, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has described Sinn Fein’s calls for a border poll on a united Ireland as divisive and said he would favour a different approach. Read full article: Sinn Fein demands for border poll divisi...→

Alban Maginness: As long as the Army Council exists, Sinn Fein can never hope to be a normal political party

Alban Maginness: As long as the Army Council exists, Sinn Fein can never hope to be a normal political party

When Ulster Unionist MLA Mike Nesbitt breached the Covid-19 regulations he immediately admitted his offence and swiftly resigned his chairmanship of the Execut [...] Read full article: Alban Maginness: As long as the Army Cou...→

Drink-drive ban minister Barry Cowen issues Dail apology for 'grave error'

Drink-drive ban minister Barry Cowen issues Dail apology for 'grave error'

Irish Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen has apologised in the Dail for a "grave error" of judgment and said his subsequent "humiliation" will hopefully serve to [...] Read full article: Drink-drive ban minister Barry Cowen iss...→

Petrol bomb hurled at Crumlin house

Petrol bomb hurled at Crumlin house

A house in Crumlin has been damaged after a petrol bomb was thrown at it yesterday. Read full article: Petrol bomb hurled at Crumlin house...→

We've suffered £200m hit, reveals Tourism NI chief

We've suffered £200m hit, reveals Tourism NI chief

Northern Ireland's tourism sector has lost around £200m so far due to the Covid-19 crisis and will not return to pre-virus levels for several years, it has bee [...] Read full article: We've suffered £200m hit, reveals Touris...→

Devastated family urges Sinn Fein's O'Neill to help them give loved one proper send-off

Devastated family urges Sinn Fein's O'Neill to help them give loved one proper send-off

A grieving family has urged the Deputy First Minister to step in and help them plan a funeral for their mother after they were told only 10 people can attend R [...] Read full article: Devastated family urges Sinn Fein's O'Ne...→

Assembly call for Sinn Fein apology is approved, but O'Neill unbending

Assembly call for Sinn Fein apology is approved, but O'Neill unbending

The Stormont Assembly has passed a motion urging Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill to apologise for attending Bobby Storey's funeral during the pandemic. Read full article: Assembly call for Sinn Fein apology is a...→

Flak from all sides but Sinn Fein well prepared to weather the storm

Flak from all sides but Sinn Fein well prepared to weather the storm

Sinn Fein must know that it has shot its own credibility to bits on Covid-19, but it's certainly not admitting that. Read full article: Flak from all sides but Sinn Fein well p...→

Alliance councillor 'won't be silenced' after row with DUP's Carson over coronavirus 'judgement' comments

Alliance councillor 'won't be silenced' after row with DUP's Carson over coronavirus 'judgement' comments

A Ballymena Alliance councillor has vowed she will not be silenced after a row with veteran DUP councillor John Carson over comments he made about the coronavi [...] Read full article: Alliance councillor 'won't be silenced' ...→

Scottish woman attacked Northern Ireland partner in lockdown, court hears

Scottish woman attacked Northern Ireland partner in lockdown, court hears

A Scottish woman allegedly inflicted knife wounds on a lover after moving to Belfast to live with her during lockdown, a court heard on Tuesday. Read full article: Scottish woman attacked Northern Ireland...→

Star Wars fan Noah Donohoe had gift for drawing: Artist who drew tragic teen as favourite character pays tribute

Star Wars fan Noah Donohoe had gift for drawing: Artist who drew tragic teen as favourite character pays tribute

An artist who painted schoolboy Noah Donohoe as one of his favourite Star Wars characters says the teenager was a talented illustrator and a promising young ma [...] Read full article: Star Wars fan Noah Donohoe had gift for ...→

Why counties flouting new GAA training ban directives are unlikely to be sanctioned

Why counties flouting new GAA training ban directives are unlikely to be sanctioned

"There is a human factor that wasn't there. There is a health factor and there has been a lot of air time over the last couple of weeks over the club, county, [...] Read full article: Why counties flouting new GAA training b...→

How Wayne McCullough left a legacy of hope for future boxing stars like Carl Frampton

How Wayne McCullough left a legacy of hope for future boxing stars like Carl Frampton

As Wayne McCullough celebrated his 1995 World bantamweight title success in Japan, an eight-year-old 6,000 miles away in Belfast was turning on the television [...] Read full article: How Wayne McCullough left a legacy of ho...→

Declan Bogue: No sanctions likely under new GAA training ban directives

Declan Bogue: No sanctions likely under new GAA training ban directives

The chances of intercounty teams being sanctioned for breaking the rules around collective training seems virtually impossible given the mechanism considered t [...] Read full article: Declan Bogue: No sanctions likely under ...→

Mark Sykes and Paul Smyth set to realise Wembley dream after reaching League One play-off final

Mark Sykes and Paul Smyth set to realise Wembley dream after reaching League One play-off final

Northern Ireland's Mark Sykes and Paul Smyth are set to go head-to-head at Wembley in the League One play-off final next week. Read full article: Mark Sykes and Paul Smyth set to realise...→

Locks come off as barbers and hairdressers raise shutters

Locks come off as barbers and hairdressers raise shutters

The ladies and gents of Belfast were out in force from the very early hours of yesterday as hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons finally opened their doors [...] Read full article: Locks come off as barbers and hairdresse...→

John Simpson: Universities feeling the pinch

John Simpson: Universities feeling the pinch

Graduation ceremonies and garden parties are the usual features of university calendars in early July. This year, the physical and financial environments for b [...] Read full article: John Simpson: Universities feeling the p...→

Family of Noah Donohoe urge people to stop online speculation around disappearance and death

Family of Noah Donohoe urge people to stop online speculation around disappearance and death

The family of Noah Donohoe have issued a statement urging people to end social media speculation around the teenager's disappearance and death. Read full article: Family of Noah Donohoe urge people to st...→

Public transport users are on right track with masks

Public transport users are on right track with masks

Most people complied with new rules on wearing face coverings on public transport that came into force yesterday, Translink has said. Read full article: Public transport users are on right trac...→

A third of inmates freed on licence in Northern Ireland are sent back to prison

A third of inmates freed on licence in Northern Ireland are sent back to prison

A third of prisoners released under licence in Northern Ireland were returned to jail in the last five years, the Justice Minister has revealed. Read full article: A third of inmates freed on licence in N...→

Journalists demand apology from police chief after judges quash search warrant

Journalists demand apology from police chief after judges quash search warrant

Two journalists have called for an apology from the PSNI chief after the Court of Appeal quashed a search warrant used to raid their homes and offices. Read full article: Journalists demand apology from police c...→

Northern Ireland chief medic McBride tight-lipped over Sinn Fein Storey funeral coronavirus rule breach

Northern Ireland chief medic McBride tight-lipped over Sinn Fein Storey funeral coronavirus rule breach

Northern Ireland's Chief Medical Officer has refused to say if he believes the coronavirus regulations where broken at the funeral of senior republican Bobby S [...] Read full article: Northern Ireland chief medic McBride tig...→

Hair we are! Our new locks after lockdown

Hair we are! Our new locks after lockdown

Hundreds of NI people headed to the hairdressers after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions earlier this week. Leona O’Neill and Stephanie Bell find out why [...] Read full article: Hair we are! Our new locks after lockdow...→

Oran Kearney: Lets fans in and the Irish League can roar again

Oran Kearney: Lets fans in and the Irish League can roar again

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney believes a 38-game Danske Bank Premiership season is possible in the next campaign if fans are allowed back into stadiums. Read full article: Oran Kearney: Lets fans in and the Irish...→

Fionola Meredith: Music is part of the human experience, and no matter what happens we can't let it die

Fionola Meredith: Music is part of the human experience, and no matter what happens we can't let it die

The music stopped on March 23, 2020. That was the date we entered lockdown. In the resulting chaos, frequently bordering on panic, few of us were thinking abou [...] Read full article: Fionola Meredith: Music is part of the h...→

Treasurer who defrauded Co Antrim GAA club of £100k must say sorry, insists chairman

Treasurer who defrauded Co Antrim GAA club of £100k must say sorry, insists chairman

The chairman of a Co Antrim GAA club has called on its former treasurer to apologise after he defrauded the club of over £100,000 to fund his gambling addictio [...] Read full article: Treasurer who defrauded Co Antrim GAA cl...→

Campaigners hail move to allow same-sex church weddings in Northern Ireland

Campaigners hail move to allow same-sex church weddings in Northern Ireland

Gay rights activists have welcomed news that the Government will lay regulations next week that will permit same-sex religious marriages in Northern Ireland to [...] Read full article: Campaigners hail move to allow same-sex ...→

Coronavirus: Health chiefs in Republic call for people to be careful as R-rate creeps back up to 1

Coronavirus: Health chiefs in Republic call for people to be careful as R-rate creeps back up to 1

Health officials in the Republic have urged people to "take care and caution" as the reproductive rate of Covid-19 increased to 1. Read full article: Coronavirus: Health chiefs in Republic c...→

Armagh GP acquitted of multiple sex charges will not face a third trial

Armagh GP acquitted of multiple sex charges will not face a third trial

A doctor acquitted of multiple sexual offences involving female patients will not stand trial for other matters on which a jury was unable to reach a verdict. Read full article: Armagh GP acquitted of multiple sex char...→

Larne: Where green and orange traditions sit comfortably side by side

Larne: Where green and orange traditions sit comfortably side by side

How are you celebrating the Twelfth this year? Send us your plans, Twelfthies and videos from the day to digital.editorial@belfasttelegraph.co.uk Read full article: Larne: Where green and orange traditions...→

Profiled: Workaholic Wylie and 'old copper' Grimshaw in eye of storm are highly capable

Profiled: Workaholic Wylie and 'old copper' Grimshaw in eye of storm are highly capable

Suzanne Wylie's words last year were eerily prophetic. The most powerful unelected woman in Belfast spoke of how tough it could be to appear on the front page [...] Read full article: Profiled: Workaholic Wylie and 'old copp...→

Larne leads way in enjoying shared culture

Larne leads way in enjoying shared culture

Despite living on a small island where cultures collide, it's not too often you can find the traditions of green and orange sitting as comfortably side by side [...] Read full article: Larne leads way in enjoying shared cultu...→

Omagh relatives outraged by council opposition to bomber’s extradition and SDLP admits it was wrong to back the motion

Omagh relatives outraged by council opposition to bomber’s extradition and SDLP admits it was wrong to back the motion

An SDLP councillor has blamed his party’s support for a council motion backing a man responsible for the 1998 Omagh bomb on the fact that it was brought forwar [...] Read full article: Omagh relatives outraged by council oppo...→

Quarantine requirements for those arriving in Northern Ireland to end

Quarantine requirements for those arriving in Northern Ireland to end

Quarantine requirements for those arriving in Northern Ireland from low to medium risk countries are set to end, the Stormont Executive has agreed. Read full article: Quarantine requirements for those arrivi...→

Gyms in Northern Ireland set to become first in UK to reopen

Gyms in Northern Ireland set to become first in UK to reopen

Preparations are under way as gyms in Northern Ireland are set to become the first in the UK to reopen following lockdown. Read full article: Gyms in Northern Ireland set to become f...→

Complainants in sex crime trials could give evidence from outside courtroom under new plan

Complainants in sex crime trials could give evidence from outside courtroom under new plan

Proposals to improve outcomes in cases of serious sexual assault in Northern Ireland could see complainants giving evidence from outside the courtroom. Read full article: Complainants in sex crime trials could g...→

SDLP apology after party members back council motion to oppose Omagh bomber's extradition to Lithuania

SDLP apology after party members back council motion to oppose Omagh bomber's extradition to Lithuania

The SDLP leader on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has apologised "unreservedly" saying it was wrong a council committee backed a motion opposing the extr [...] Read full article: SDLP apology after party members back co...→

NI council opposition to Omagh bomber's extradition 'deeply hurtful'

NI council opposition to Omagh bomber's extradition 'deeply hurtful'

A woman who was left with horrific injuries in the Omagh bombing atrocity has described as "deeply hurtful" members of the Omagh and Fermanagh Council opposing [...] Read full article: NI council opposition to Omagh bomber's ...→

Rory Brennan has sights set on double glory with Tyrone in hectic autumn schedule

Rory Brennan has sights set on double glory with Tyrone in hectic autumn schedule

The 2020 season has yet to move into top gear and still it could be stated with considerable certainty that we have already been treated to the goal of the yea [...] Read full article: Rory Brennan has sights set on double gl...→

Irish Cup plans will get green light from government, insist Irish FA

Irish Cup plans will get green light from government, insist Irish FA

The Irish FA have reassured concerned clubs that the remaining Irish Cup games will be played later this month. Read full article: Irish Cup plans will get green light fro...→

£155m slice from mini-budget not enough to spur a recovery, says Stormont Finance Minister

£155m slice from mini-budget not enough to spur a recovery, says Stormont Finance Minister

Additional funding of £155m towards Northern Ireland's Covid-19 response in the Chancellor's summer economic update does not go far enough, Stormont's Finance [...] Read full article: £155m slice from mini-budget not enough ...→

Hain lambasts Lewis over 'disgusting' move to stall victims' pension legal bid

Hain lambasts Lewis over 'disgusting' move to stall victims' pension legal bid

The Secretary of State has been accused of "acting disgracefully" over a delay to a judicial review into the failure to implement the victims' pension as plann [...] Read full article: Hain lambasts Lewis over 'disgusting' mo...→

All eyes will be on us: Loyalists urge bonfire organisers to follow coronavirus regulations

All eyes will be on us: Loyalists urge bonfire organisers to follow coronavirus regulations

A group of leading loyalists have urged those attending Eleventh night bonfires to follow the coronavirus regulations. Read full article: All eyes will be on us: Loyalists urge b...→

Derry man accused of stabbing his mother in the neck denied bail

Derry man accused of stabbing his mother in the neck denied bail

A man who is accused of stabbing his mother multiple times in the neck called for a police negotiator when officers arrived at the scene of the incident outsid [...] Read full article: Derry man accused of stabbing his mother...→

Rachel Dean's Big Ask: Cool FM's Melissa Riddell on almost losing her sister after a stroke and how she became an MMA fan

Rachel Dean's Big Ask: Cool FM's Melissa Riddell on almost losing her sister after a stroke and how she became an MMA fan

In this week's interview Rachel Dean talks to Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell (27), who also blogs about fashion, beauty and lifestyle on her Instagram page. [...] Read full article: Rachel Dean's Big Ask: Cool FM's Melissa...→

Why Belfast's Big Two derby between Linfield and Glentoran takes its place amongst the world's biggest rivalries

Why Belfast's Big Two derby between Linfield and Glentoran takes its place amongst the world's biggest rivalries

Just think of the fiercest derby games in world football and the likes of Rangers v Celtic, Spurs v Arsenal and Barcelona v Real Madrid readily spring to mind [...] Read full article: Why Belfast's Big Two derby between Linf...→

Thousands could have been spared mesh surgery complications: review

Thousands could have been spared mesh surgery complications: review

Thousands of women could have been spared complications from mesh surgery, a damning new review has concluded. Read full article: Thousands could have been spared mesh su...→

Cookstown man assaulted doctor because partner 'doesn't like black people'

Cookstown man assaulted doctor because partner 'doesn't like black people'

A Cookstown man has been jailed after turning on a doctor during a medical assessment because his partner who was also present "doesn't like black people". Read full article: Cookstown man assaulted doctor because p...→

Caution urged after Northern Ireland Finance Minister Murphy calls for end to 'rigid fiscal rules'

Caution urged after Northern Ireland Finance Minister Murphy calls for end to 'rigid fiscal rules'

Finance Minister Conor Murphy and his Scottish and Welsh counterparts have urged the Chancellor to hand them greater borrowing powers - a move a leading econom [...] Read full article: Caution urged after Northern Ireland Fin...→

Alleged Garda Adrian Donohoe killer's alibi 'is from suspect in fatal shooting robbery'

Alleged Garda Adrian Donohoe killer's alibi 'is from suspect in fatal shooting robbery'

A south Armagh man who the alleged killer of a policeman in the Republic said could provide him with an alibi is also a suspect in the credit union robbery in [...] Read full article: Alleged Garda Adrian Donohoe killer's al...→

Fermanagh band parade restricted to 10 minutes due to fears of disorder

Fermanagh band parade restricted to 10 minutes due to fears of disorder

Residents in a border village have failed to block a planned loyalist march to mark the Twelfth despite raising concerns that the event would lead to the sprea [...] Read full article: Fermanagh band parade restricted to 10 m...→

In a move to stimulate the UK market, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is tipped to announ [...]

In a move to stimulate the UK market, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is tipped to announ [...]

In a move to stimulate the UK market, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is tipped to announce a stamp duty holiday in a summer update on Wednesday. Speculation suggests t [...] Read full article: In a move to stimulate the UK market, Ch...→

I thought someone was playing a prank, says Northern Ireland man who scooped £1m

I thought someone was playing a prank, says Northern Ireland man who scooped £1m

A store manager who scooped a £1m lottery win in the shop where he works has revealed he almost thought he had been the victim of a prank. Read full article: I thought someone was playing a prank, s...→

Northern Ireland home buyers to pay bigger deposits, but could get a stamp duty holiday

Northern Ireland home buyers to pay bigger deposits, but could get a stamp duty holiday

Northern Ireland's four main banks are asking for higher deposits from home buyers in response to the economic impact of coronavirus. Read full article: Northern Ireland home buyers to pay bigg...→

The Ulster Business Podcast: Episode 14 - What happens when hospitality reopens?

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 | 14.1°C Belfast... Pubs, restaurants and hotels will reopen on July 3 - but what can the public expect? John Mulgrew speaks to Colin Neil [...] Read full article: The Ulster Business Podcast: Episode 14 ...→

Northern Ireland shop manager strikes lucky with £1m scratchcard win

Northern Ireland shop manager strikes lucky with £1m scratchcard win

A CO Londonderry store manager has become Northern Ireland’s latest millionaire after scooping an incredible £1m on a scratchcard. Read full article: Northern Ireland shop manager strikes lu...→

Ghislaine Maxwell 'could be killed in prison like King Rat'

Ghislaine Maxwell 'could be killed in prison like King Rat'

Ghislaine Maxwell may be assassinated in jail like loyalist leader Billy Wright, a leading Northern Irish investigative journalist fears. Read full article: Ghislaine Maxwell 'could be killed in pr...→

Court order to protect public from double rapist sought

Court order to protect public from double rapist sought

Cops have applied for a court order against notorious double-rapist Brian Davey after he allegedly travelled to England and pestered a woman to meet up with hi [...] Read full article: Court order to protect public from doubl...→

Holiday home plans for derelict Northern Ireland hotel

Holiday home plans for derelict Northern Ireland hotel

The former Drumnagreagh Hotel outside Glenarm is set to be transformed into new tourist accommodation. Read full article: Holiday home plans for derelict Northern...→

Me and my health: Lady Mary Peters on her lifestyle

Me and my health: Lady Mary Peters on her lifestyle

The 81-year-old Olympic gold medallist has recorded a series of exercise videos called Move with Mary to help older people keep moving at home, as part of her [...] Read full article: Me and my health: Lady Mary Peters on he...→

Man charged with conspiracy to commit murder after Armagh Operation Venetic searches

Man charged with conspiracy to commit murder after Armagh Operation Venetic searches

A 32-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences after being arrested as part of Operation Venetic. Read full article: Man charged with conspiracy to commit mu...→

£229m bill for locums to plug gap left by severe shortage of doctors

£229m bill for locums to plug gap left by severe shortage of doctors

A staggering bill of almost £229m was racked up in just three years paying for locum doctors to help prop up Northern Ireland's broken health service, it has e [...] Read full article: £229m bill for locums to plug gap left b...→

Mark Sykes set to realise Wembley dream as Oxford beat Portsmouth in League One play-offs

Mark Sykes set to realise Wembley dream as Oxford beat Portsmouth in League One play-offs

Northern Ireland's Mark Sykes is set to realise his ambition of playing at Wembley after helping Oxford United to a dramatic victory over Portsmouth in the Lea [...] Read full article: Mark Sykes set to realise Wembley dream ...→

Graeme McDowell to make the cut at Workday Charity Open on return to action after caddie's positive coronavirus test

Graeme McDowell to make the cut at Workday Charity Open on return to action after caddie's positive coronavirus test

Graeme McDowell was last night set to make his first cut since the PGA Tour’s restart after returning from a self-imposed two-week lay-off. Read full article: Graeme McDowell to make the cut at Workd...→

Up your grill game and avoid a barbeque cooking catastrophe

Up your grill game and avoid a barbeque cooking catastrophe

Safefood’s Well Done BBQ Burger campaign encourages people to cook burgers well done to avoid making family and friends sick Read full article: Up your grill game and avoid a barbeque ...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Belfast councillors vote for independent investigation into Storey cremation

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Belfast councillors vote for independent investigation into Storey cremation

Belfast councillors have voted in favour of an independent investigation into the events leading up to and surrounding the cremation of veteran republican Bobb [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Belfast co...→

Petrol bombs thrown at Tigers Bay bonfire at north Belfast interface

Petrol bombs thrown at Tigers Bay bonfire at north Belfast interface

Petrol bombs have been thrown at a bonfire near Duncairn Gardens as tensions increase beside a north Belfast interface. Read full article: Petrol bombs thrown at Tigers Bay bonfir...→

Woman thrown from car during Belfast hijacking

Woman thrown from car during Belfast hijacking

A woman was thrown to the ground as her car was hijacked during an incident on Ormeau Road in Belfast on Thursday night. Read full article: Woman thrown from car during Belfast hij...→

Dean Smith angry at VAR for awarding Manchester United controversial penalty

Dean Smith angry at VAR for awarding Manchester United controversial penalty

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith hit out at another VAR controversy as Manchester United chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanded more from his in-form side. Read full article: Dean Smith angry at VAR for awarding Man...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates on July 10

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates on July 10

Indoor marriages, baptisms and civil partnerships in Northern Ireland can go ahead from today, as we continue on the path out of lockdown. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates on ...→

QUB graduations: Antrim woman Robyn's virtual success after loss of parents

QUB graduations: Antrim woman Robyn's virtual success after loss of parents

A Co Antrim woman who lost both of her parents in less than a year will be graduating in a virtual ceremony from Queen's University today. Read full article: QUB graduations: Antrim woman Robyn's vi...→

TV licence means testing for the over-75s ‘a cruel slap in the face’

TV licence means testing for the over-75s ‘a cruel slap in the face’

An advocate for the elderly in Northern Ireland has criticised the BBC after it announced that free TV licences for over-75s will be means-tested from next mon [...] Read full article: TV licence means testing for the over-75...→

Coronavirus: Ignore advice and risk new lockdown, experts warn after rules eased further in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: Ignore advice and risk new lockdown, experts warn after rules eased further in Northern Ireland

More relaxations to coronavirus restrictions in Northern Ireland have been announced ­- but with warnings that the region could face a second lockdown if peopl [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Ignore advice and risk new ...→

Northern Ireland roads claim the lives of two men in three days

Northern Ireland roads claim the lives of two men in three days

Two men have died in the last three days following two separate accidents on Northern Ireland's roads. Read full article: Northern Ireland roads claim the lives o...→

Around 100 jobs in jeopardy at Boots stores in Northern Ireland

Around 100 jobs in jeopardy at Boots stores in Northern Ireland

Around 100 jobs at Northern Ireland’s Boots stores are at risk as the pharmacy chain said it expects to cut more than 4,000 posts UK-wide in a bid to mitigate [...] Read full article: Around 100 jobs in jeopardy at Boots sto...→

External officer to lead PSNI investigation of Storey funeral

External officer to lead PSNI investigation of Storey funeral

An external officer has been requested to direct the PSNI’s investigation of potential social-distancing breaches at the funeral of a senior republican. Read full article: External officer to lead PSNI investigat...→

Labour accuses Sunak of £1.3bn ‘bung’ to landlords

Labour accuses Sunak of £1.3bn ‘bung’ to landlords

Labour is calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to reverse what it describes as a £1.3 billion “bung” to second homeowners and landlords in his coronavirus recover [...] Read full article: Labour accuses Sunak of £1.3bn ‘bung’ to...→

Restrictions imposed on parade planned for mixed neighbourhood

Restrictions imposed on parade planned for mixed neighbourhood

The Parades Commission has imposed restrictions on a loyalist march in north Belfast despite organisers saying it would be "a community event for the children [...] Read full article: Restrictions imposed on parade planned f...→

The great cover-up: You thought face masks couldn't become fashionable? Think again...

The great cover-up: You thought face masks couldn't become fashionable? Think again...

You can argue all day about the merits or otherwise of wearing a face mask, which will become mandatory attire on Northern Ireland's public transport from Frid [...] Read full article: The great cover-up: You thought face mas...→

Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ faces test with 10,000 posts at big name firms at risk

Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ faces test with 10,000 posts at big name firms at risk

Almost 10,000 posts are at risk at household-name firms a day after Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out his “plan for jobs”. Read full article: Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ faces test with ...→

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Comedian Tim McGarry, boxer James Tennyson and theatre legend May McFettridge are among the famous Belfast faces starring in film produced by Translink to supp [...] Read full article: Watch: NI stars call on young people to ...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid deaths reported in last six days as Executive meets to discuss quarantine of travellers from rest of UK

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid deaths reported in last six days as Executive meets to discuss quarantine of travellers from rest of UK

There have been no further coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland for the last six consecutive days, the Department of Health has confirmed. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No Covid d...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Executive to discuss quarantine of travellers from rest of UK and warning of police action over public transport face masks

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Executive to discuss quarantine of travellers from rest of UK and warning of police action over public transport face masks

The Executive is to discuss possible quarantine rules for passengers arriving in Northern Ireland from England, Scotland and Wales at today's meeting, the Infr [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Executive ...→

The astonishing courage of an Northern Ireland mum who lost her daughter to cancer

The astonishing courage of an Northern Ireland mum who lost her daughter to cancer

When Co Down woman Nic Russell learned she had Parkinson's disease a week before Christmas 2019, the 46-year-old felt scared, but relieved to finally put a nam [...] Read full article: The astonishing courage of an Northern I...→

Stephen Kenny: Republic of Ireland can't waste unique opportunity to beat Northern Ireland and qualify for Euros

Stephen Kenny: Republic of Ireland can't waste unique opportunity to beat Northern Ireland and qualify for Euros

Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny has warned Northern Ireland his side will mean business should they clash in a Euro 2020 play-off decider at Windsor Par [...] Read full article: Stephen Kenny: Republic of Ireland can't...→

John Bryson, textile boss driven by love of arts and deep civic responsibility

John Bryson, textile boss driven by love of arts and deep civic responsibility

John Bryson DL, who has died aged 90, contributed extensively to the worlds of business and the arts in Northern Ireland over several decades. Read full article: John Bryson, textile boss driven by love...→

Northern Ireland leaders welcome Taoiseach's rejection of Sinn Fein's border poll calls

Northern Ireland leaders welcome Taoiseach's rejection of Sinn Fein's border poll calls

Ulster Unionist leader Steve Aiken has welcomed the Taoiseach's comments that calls for a border poll are divisive. Read full article: Northern Ireland leaders welcome Taoisea...→

Theory test extension for Northern Ireland learner drivers

Theory test extension for Northern Ireland learner drivers

Driving theory test certificates for learner drivers are to be extended by eight months as a result of coronavirus, according to Infrastructure Minister Nichol [...] Read full article: Theory test extension for Northern Irela...→

Esmond Birnie: Chancellor driven by spectre of youth unemployment

Esmond Birnie: Chancellor driven by spectre of youth unemployment

Every recession, including this one, is unique. For some of us, however, this does feel like back to the 1980s, which was the last time that mass unemployment [...] Read full article: Esmond Birnie: Chancellor driven by spec...→

Belfast hospital patient who hasn't had a visitor since start of lockdown tests positive for coronavirus

Belfast hospital patient who hasn't had a visitor since start of lockdown tests positive for coronavirus

A at a mental health facility at Belfast City Hospital who has had no visitors since March has been moved to another unit after testing positive for Covid-19. Read full article: Belfast hospital patient who hasn't had ...→

Casement Park overspend ‘enough to build five new primary schools’

Casement Park overspend ‘enough to build five new primary schools’

Predicted overspending on the new Casement Park in West Belfast would fund five new primary schools, an Assembly member said. Read full article: Casement Park overspend ‘enough to build...→

Top Belfast City Council officers offer apology to families over cremations

Top Belfast City Council officers offer apology to families over cremations

Two of the top officers on Belfast City Council have offered their apologies to families denied the same cremation service as IRA veteran Bobby Storey on the d [...] Read full article: Top Belfast City Council officers offer ...→

Margaret Canning: Chancellor provides ray of light in summer statement but dollops of medicine among the spoonfuls of sugar

Margaret Canning: Chancellor provides ray of light in summer statement but dollops of medicine among the spoonfuls of sugar

For a politician who’s risen to prominence in a time of tribulation, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has still managed to be something of a ray of ligh [...] Read full article: Margaret Canning: Chancellor provides ra...→

Inga Maria Hauser: No prosecution of suspects in murder probe

Inga Maria Hauser: No prosecution of suspects in murder probe

Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has taken a decision not to prosecute two individuals in connection with the murder of German teenager Inga [...] Read full article: Inga Maria Hauser: No prosecution of sus...→

Why the GAA's latest club versus county row is like a scene from The Godfather

Why the GAA's latest club versus county row is like a scene from The Godfather

When it comes to casting a film, few examples are as exemplary as the graft that Francis Ford Coppola put into his masterpiece 'The Godfather'. Read full article: Why the GAA's latest club versus county ...→

Coronavirus: Co Down shielding woman urges authorities to tackle Covid-19 clusters after outbreak

Coronavirus: Co Down shielding woman urges authorities to tackle Covid-19 clusters after outbreak

A Co Down shielder has urged authorities to pinpoint Covid-19 clusters after she found out about an outbreak near her home via rumour. Read full article: Coronavirus: Co Down shielding woman urg...→

'Play the game as grown ups': Stephen Baxter says Irish League must move on from fractious talks to get back to its best

'Play the game as grown ups': Stephen Baxter says Irish League must move on from fractious talks to get back to its best

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter says he hopes clubs can draw a line under the messy and sometimes contentious process of curtailing the league season and begi [...] Read full article: 'Play the game as grown ups': Stephen Ba...→

Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Apart from the NHS, education has been the public service hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. It has caused severe disruption at pivotal periods of thousa [...] Read full article: Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister P...→

Carrickfergus couple battling for humanist weddings to be recognised

Carrickfergus couple battling for humanist weddings to be recognised

Couples who want legal recognition of humanist marriages have faced family difficulties and "extremely distressing" times, the High Court in London has heard. Read full article: Carrickfergus couple battling for humani...→

Northern Ireland woman says she was not told of potential drug dangers after children develop learning disabilities

Northern Ireland woman says she was not told of potential drug dangers after children develop learning disabilities

A Northern Ireland woman whose children developed serious learning disabilities, psychological problems and physical defects after she took an anti-epileptic d [...] Read full article: Northern Ireland woman says she was not ...→

Vigilance urged after a spike of Covid-19 cases in Co Down

Vigilance urged after a spike of Covid-19 cases in Co Down

Concerns have been raised following reports of a cluster of coronavirus cases in Co Down - although it is the only one in Northern Ireland, according to health [...] Read full article: Vigilance urged after a spike of Covid-1...→

Row over DUP man's coronavirus 'God's judgement' claims rumbles on

Row over DUP man's coronavirus 'God's judgement' claims rumbles on

An Alliance councillor has vowed she will not be silenced after a row with a veteran DUP representative over comments he made about coronavirus. Read full article: Row over DUP man's coronavirus 'God's ju...→

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Parents whose children are distressed about doing the transfer test have been told the Education Minister is too busy to meet them, a mother has said. Read full article: Education Minister 'too busy' to meet pa...→

Sign up to the Belfast Telegraph Home Delivery service today and get your papers

Sign up to the Belfast Telegraph Home Delivery service today and get your papers delivered straight to your door 6 days a week. Read full article: Sign up to the Belfast Telegraph Home De...→

Mother and daughter together again, mourners at funeral of gay rights campaigner told

Mother and daughter together again, mourners at funeral of gay rights campaigner told

Mourners at the funeral of a prominent gay rights campaigner heard how the grief of losing her mother Rhona recently was too much for her to bear. Read full article: Mother and daughter together again, mour...→

Ulster Bank podcast series explores how NI businesses adapted during pandemic

Ulster Bank podcast series explores how NI businesses adapted during pandemic

Ulster Bank is set to launch a new series of podcasts exploring how local entrepreneurs and resilient business owners from across Northern Ireland have adapted [...] Read full article: Ulster Bank podcast series explores how ...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No further Covid deaths for fifth day as Assembly prepares to debate Storey funeral

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No further Covid deaths for fifth day as Assembly prepares to debate Storey funeral

There have been no further coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours for the fifth day in a row, the Department of Health has confirm [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: No further...→

Northern Ireland man in court on murder conspiracy charge after Operation Venetic raids

Northern Ireland man in court on murder conspiracy charge after Operation Venetic raids

A sixth man has appeared in court on Tuesday facing a raft of criminal conspiracy charges connected to the Europe-wide investigation Operation Venetic. Read full article: Northern Ireland man in court on murder ...→

Northern Ireland Executive urged to announce air bridge policy

Northern Ireland Executive urged to announce air bridge policy

Belfast International Airport has urged the NI Executive to announce a policy on air bridges after the UK government statement omitted the devolved nations. Read full article: Northern Ireland Executive urged to anno...→

Comedian Paddy Raff proud to team up with top TV talent for 'polished' pilot

Comedian Paddy Raff proud to team up with top TV talent for 'polished' pilot

Funnyman Paddy Raff says studying Bafta award-winning Scottish comedian Limmy gave him the confidence to take on his own sketch show. Read full article: Comedian Paddy Raff proud to team up wit...→

The Northern Ireland teenager with a life-limiting condition who has amazed doctors all over the world... because he has no symptoms

The Northern Ireland teenager with a life-limiting condition who has amazed doctors all over the world... because he has no symptoms

A Northern Ireland teenager who was diagnosed as a baby with a rare form of a chronic muscle wasting disease has confounded medical science by displaying no sy [...] Read full article: The Northern Ireland teenager with a lif...→

Give it to the people: Larne FC owner Kenny Bruce turns down Freeman of the Borough honour

Give it to the people: Larne FC owner Kenny Bruce turns down Freeman of the Borough honour

The owner of Larne Football Club, Purple Bricks boss Kenny Bruce, has turned down the offer of a Freeman of the Borough honour - saying it should go to the peo [...] Read full article: Give it to the people: Larne FC owner Ke...→

John Laverty: The only thing City proved was how good Liverpool are

John Laverty: The only thing City proved was how good Liverpool are

If you looked at the final Irish League table from the 1992-93 season, you'd be forgiven for assuming it had the tightest of squeaky-bum finishes. Read full article: John Laverty: The only thing City proved...→

Baraclough — I will prove I am worth a longer stay as NI boss

Baraclough — I will prove I am worth a longer stay as NI boss

New Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough is convinced he will show between now and the end of next year that he is worth an extension to his contract. Read full article: Baraclough — I will prove I am worth a l...→

Paul Cuddy: I always wanted to follow my dad into the retail trade

Paul Cuddy: I always wanted to follow my dad into the retail trade

A major independent retailer in mid-Ulster has said a bank loan taken out under the government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme has been crucial [...] Read full article: Paul Cuddy: I always wanted to follow my...→

Marketing drives north and south to win the attention of staycationers

Marketing drives north and south to win the attention of staycationers

Tourism authorities in Northern Ireland and the Republic are set to battle it out this summer for the attention of the domestic market as foreign visitors are [...] Read full article: Marketing drives north and south to win ...→

Graeme McDowell to make the cut at Workday Charity Open on return to action after caddie's positive coronavirus test

Graeme McDowell to make the cut at Workday Charity Open on return to action after caddie's positive coronavirus test

Graeme McDowell was last night set to make his first cut since the PGA Tour’s restart after returning from a self-imposed two-week lay-off. Read full article: Graeme McDowell to make the cut at Workd...→

A third of inmates freed on licence in Northern Ireland are sent back to prison

A third of inmates freed on licence in Northern Ireland are sent back to prison

A third of prisoners released under licence in Northern Ireland were returned to jail in the last five years, the Justice Minister has revealed. Read full article: A third of inmates freed on licence in N...→

Belfast Zoo introduces new giraffe calf 'Ronan' to the public

Belfast Zoo introduces new giraffe calf 'Ronan' to the public

Belfast Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe - a boy named Ballyronan, or Ronan for short - to their herd of endangered Rothschild's giraffes. Read full article: Belfast Zoo introduces new giraffe calf ...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Belfast councillors vote for independent investigation into Storey cremation

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Belfast councillors vote for independent investigation into Storey cremation

Belfast councillors have voted in favour of an independent investigation into the events leading up to and surrounding the cremation of veteran republican Bobb [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Belfast co...→

Woman thrown from car during Belfast hijacking

Woman thrown from car during Belfast hijacking

A woman was thrown to the ground as her car was hijacked during an incident on Ormeau Road in Belfast on Thursday night. Read full article: Woman thrown from car during Belfast hij...→

Graeme McDowell in contention after impressive first round at Workday Charity Open

Graeme McDowell in contention after impressive first round at Workday Charity Open

Graeme McDowell swung back into form to put himself into contention after the opening round of the Workday Charity Open on Thursday. Read full article: Graeme McDowell in contention after impr...→

Dean Smith angry at VAR for awarding Manchester United controversial penalty

Dean Smith angry at VAR for awarding Manchester United controversial penalty

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith hit out at another VAR controversy as Manchester United chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanded more from his in-form side. Read full article: Dean Smith angry at VAR for awarding Man...→

Oran Kearney: Lets fans in and the Irish League can roar again

Oran Kearney: Lets fans in and the Irish League can roar again

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney believes a 38-game Danske Bank Premiership season is possible in the next campaign if fans are allowed back into stadiums. Read full article: Oran Kearney: Lets fans in and the Irish...→

Eimear McGovern: It won't be long before we have a wardrobe of face masks... for work and play

Eimear McGovern: It won't be long before we have a wardrobe of face masks... for work and play

Leopard print, palm trees or your favourite football team - for those of us who choose to wear a facemask, there are many styles to choose from. Read full article: Eimear McGovern: It won't be long before...→

QUB graduations: Antrim woman Robyn's virtual success after loss of parents

QUB graduations: Antrim woman Robyn's virtual success after loss of parents

A Co Antrim woman who lost both of her parents in less than a year will be graduating in a virtual ceremony from Queen's University today. Read full article: QUB graduations: Antrim woman Robyn's vi...→

Treasurer who defrauded Co Antrim GAA club of £100k must say sorry, insists chairman

Treasurer who defrauded Co Antrim GAA club of £100k must say sorry, insists chairman

The chairman of a Co Antrim GAA club has called on its former treasurer to apologise after he defrauded the club of over £100,000 to fund his gambling addictio [...] Read full article: Treasurer who defrauded Co Antrim GAA cl...→

Reality bites: Northern Ireland contestants on life after TV fame

Reality bites: Northern Ireland contestants on life after TV fame

It's a staggering 20 years since Big Brother brought the world of reality TV crashing its way right into our front rooms - and telly hasn't been the same since [...] Read full article: Reality bites: Northern Ireland contesta...→

Coronavirus: Ignore advice and risk new lockdown, experts warn after rules eased further in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: Ignore advice and risk new lockdown, experts warn after rules eased further in Northern Ireland

More relaxations to coronavirus restrictions in Northern Ireland have been announced ­- but with warnings that the region could face a second lockdown if peopl [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Ignore advice and risk new ...→

Coronavirus: Health chiefs in Republic call for people to be careful as R-rate creeps back up to 1

Coronavirus: Health chiefs in Republic call for people to be careful as R-rate creeps back up to 1

Health officials in the Republic have urged people to "take care and caution" as the reproductive rate of Covid-19 increased to 1. Read full article: Coronavirus: Health chiefs in Republic c...→

Jon Tonge: Unusual nature of this Twelfth could be one to celebrate

Jon Tonge: Unusual nature of this Twelfth could be one to celebrate

To adapt an old song, every day (of this weekend) is the Twelfth of July. Some 33 applications for parades on Saturday, four on the Sabbath itself and 233 for [...] Read full article: Jon Tonge: Unusual nature of this Twelft...→

Around 100 jobs in jeopardy at Boots stores in Northern Ireland

Around 100 jobs in jeopardy at Boots stores in Northern Ireland

Around 100 jobs at Northern Ireland’s Boots stores are at risk as the pharmacy chain said it expects to cut more than 4,000 posts UK-wide in a bid to mitigate [...] Read full article: Around 100 jobs in jeopardy at Boots sto...→

Larne: Where green and orange traditions sit comfortably side by side

Larne: Where green and orange traditions sit comfortably side by side

How are you celebrating the Twelfth this year? Send us your plans, Twelfthies and videos from the day to digital.editorial@belfasttelegraph.co.uk Read full article: Larne: Where green and orange traditions...→

Armagh schoolgirl's family call for independent investigation into Army killing

Armagh schoolgirl's family call for independent investigation into Army killing

The family of a Co Armagh schoolgirl shot dead by the Army more than 40 years ago has called for an independent investigation into her death. Read full article: Armagh schoolgirl's family call for inde...→

External officer to lead PSNI investigation of Storey funeral

External officer to lead PSNI investigation of Storey funeral

An external officer has been requested to direct the PSNI’s investigation of potential social-distancing breaches at the funeral of a senior republican. Read full article: External officer to lead PSNI investigat...→

'No takeover of Roselawn' for Storey funeral, says Belfast council probe

'No takeover of Roselawn' for Storey funeral, says Belfast council probe

An internal Belfast City Council report has found "no political intent" in the decision-making around Bobby Storey's cremation at Roselawn Cemetery. Read full article: 'No takeover of Roselawn' for Storey fun...→

Restrictions imposed on parade planned for mixed neighbourhood

Restrictions imposed on parade planned for mixed neighbourhood

The Parades Commission has imposed restrictions on a loyalist march in north Belfast despite organisers saying it would be "a community event for the children [...] Read full article: Restrictions imposed on parade planned f...→

Omagh relatives outraged by council opposition to bomber’s extradition and SDLP admits it was wrong to back the motion

Omagh relatives outraged by council opposition to bomber’s extradition and SDLP admits it was wrong to back the motion

An SDLP councillor has blamed his party’s support for a council motion backing a man responsible for the 1998 Omagh bomb on the fact that it was brought forwar [...] Read full article: Omagh relatives outraged by council oppo...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: PSNI chief constable requests external police officer to investigate Storey funeral

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: PSNI chief constable requests external police officer to investigate Storey funeral

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has announced he has requested the appointment of an external senior police officer to oversee the investigation of potential [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: PSNI chief...→

Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ faces test with 10,000 posts at big name firms at risk

Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ faces test with 10,000 posts at big name firms at risk

Almost 10,000 posts are at risk at household-name firms a day after Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out his “plan for jobs”. Read full article: Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ faces test with ...→

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Comedian Tim McGarry, boxer James Tennyson and theatre legend May McFettridge are among the famous Belfast faces starring in film produced by Translink to supp [...] Read full article: Watch: NI stars call on young people to ...→

Complainants in sex crime trials could give evidence from outside courtroom under new plan

Complainants in sex crime trials could give evidence from outside courtroom under new plan

Proposals to improve outcomes in cases of serious sexual assault in Northern Ireland could see complainants giving evidence from outside the courtroom. Read full article: Complainants in sex crime trials could g...→

MLA condemns north Belfast sectarian attack

MLA condemns north Belfast sectarian attack

DUP MLA William Humphrey has condemned those behind a sectarian attack in north Belfast at the weekend. Read full article: MLA condemns north Belfast sectarian att...→

NI council opposition to Omagh bomber's extradition 'deeply hurtful'

NI council opposition to Omagh bomber's extradition 'deeply hurtful'

A woman who was left with horrific injuries in the Omagh bombing atrocity has described as "deeply hurtful" members of the Omagh and Fermanagh Council opposing [...] Read full article: NI council opposition to Omagh bomber's ...→

Potential knee injury for Henderson takes shine off Liverpool win at Brighton

Potential knee injury for Henderson takes shine off Liverpool win at Brighton

Jurgen Klopp faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of Jordan Henderson’s knee injury after Liverpool boosted their hopes of smashing the Premier League [...] Read full article: Potential knee injury for Henderson take...→

The astonishing courage of an Northern Ireland mum who lost her daughter to cancer

The astonishing courage of an Northern Ireland mum who lost her daughter to cancer

When Co Down woman Nic Russell learned she had Parkinson's disease a week before Christmas 2019, the 46-year-old felt scared, but relieved to finally put a nam [...] Read full article: The astonishing courage of an Northern I...→

Nelson McCausland: Of course Sinn Fein has always been known for arrogance... it's in its DNA (as in Do Not Admit)

Nelson McCausland: Of course Sinn Fein has always been known for arrogance... it's in its DNA (as in Do Not Admit)

Raise your hand if you like arrogant people. I doubt if there are many readers raising their hands. There is something deeply unpleasant about arrogance. There [...] Read full article: Nelson McCausland: Of course Sinn Fein h...→

John Bryson, textile boss driven by love of arts and deep civic responsibility

John Bryson, textile boss driven by love of arts and deep civic responsibility

John Bryson DL, who has died aged 90, contributed extensively to the worlds of business and the arts in Northern Ireland over several decades. Read full article: John Bryson, textile boss driven by love...→

More than three million items discarded on Northern Ireland coastline at any one time, says new report

More than three million items discarded on Northern Ireland coastline at any one time, says new report

Plastic is the main source of litter on our beaches, according to an environmental group. R