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Jonathan Rea survives frightening near-miss at Catalunya to clinch runner-up finish and new 48-point lead in World Superbike Championship

Jonathan Rea claimed a runner-up finish in the Superpole race at Catalunya in Barcelona on Sunday to extend his lead in the World Superbike Championship to 48 [...] Read full article: Jonathan Rea survives frightening near-m...→

People should have the freedom to decide how their life ends

Being a long-time member of the Dignity in the Dying club, as an active person of 80 something years, I feel I must comment on the Peadar Toibin’s article in t [...] Read full article: People should have the freedom to decide...→

FLASHBACK: Andy Little digs into Rangers history and the incident that haunted him

Winning the Sam English rose bowl was the catalyst for Andy Little to dig into the history of the former Rangers record holder. And he was stunned to learn of [...] Read full article: FLASHBACK: Andy Little digs into Rangers...→

Bronagh goes nutty for a new healthy break

There’s not much that Bronagh Clarke doesn’t know about the market for healthy snacks, especially natural nuts and dried fruits, in the United Kingdom and furt [...] Read full article: Bronagh goes nutty for a new healthy bre...→

Irish League fixtures confirmed for Danske Bank Premiership clubs

The 2020/21 Irish League fixtures have been confirmed for Danske Bank Premiership clubs as follows: Read full article: Irish League fixtures confirmed for Dans...→

Howard Beverland heads back to Coleraine

Oran Kearney highlighted Howard Beverland's "e;winning mentality"e; after the defender rejoined the club. Read full article: Howard Beverland heads back to Coleraine...→

Eating out is still helping out - restaurants with their own special offers near you

Discover Northern Ireland has compiled a list of a few restaurants where you can still enjoy excellent food at unbeatable prices. Read full article: Eating out is still helping out - restau...→

Sam McBride: Ulster unionism is at risk of presenting itself as being for sale to the highest bidder

Increasingly, unionism is flirting with a danger about which some thoughtful members of all the unionist parties have either publicly or privately expressed al [...] Read full article: Sam McBride: Ulster unionism is at risk ...→

Sir Patrick Coghlin was paid £648k to chair RHI Inquiry – but junior barrister got far more

Sir Patrick Coghlin was paid more than £1,000 a day to chair the RHI Inquiry, the News Letter can reveal – but his earnings were superseded by those of one of [...] Read full article: Sir Patrick Coghlin was paid £648k to ch...→

Mayday call issued for NI aerospace industry with 1,800 jobs in jeopardy

Some 1,800 job losses are threatened in Northern Ireland’s aerospace industry, a union has said as part of an urgent plea for help. Read full article: Mayday call issued for NI aerospace indu...→

Champagne at BBC

With some of the BBC’s top talent paid ten times the salary of the prime minister plus a bumper pay rise on the way, is the recession real? Read full article: Champagne at BBC...→

‘Why I wanted to bring Olympic gold back home to Ulster’

The whole province remembers the glorious moment when Northern Ireland’s Mary Peters stood on an Olympic podium to pick up her gold medal for participation in [...] Read full article: ‘Why I wanted to bring Olympic gold back...→

Stormont instructed by British government to start work on Brexit port checkpoints

A Stormont department has been instructed to start work on check points at Northern Ireland’s sea ports without delay. Read full article: Stormont instructed by British governmen...→

House party of 30 in Holyland broken up - PSNI issue 55 COVID-19 penalty notices

Thirty people from across Northern Ireland attended a house party in Belfast’s Holyland area, police said. Read full article: House party of 30 in Holyland broken up ...→

Irish League’s Premiership fixture release date set but delay to Championship and PIL

Northern Ireland Football League officials have confirmed a long-awaited release date for the 2020/21 fixtures. Read full article: Irish League’s Premiership fixture relea...→

Call for veterinary school to be established in Northern Ireland

An Ulster Unionist MLA has called for the development of a veterinary school in Northern Ireland so students do not have to travel to the mainland or Europe to [...] Read full article: Call for veterinary school to be establi...→

Two more deaths connected to Covid-19 impacted ward in Craigavon Hospital

Two more patients connected to the Covid-19 hit Haematology Ward at Craigavon Hospital have died following a positive test for the virus. Read full article: Two more deaths connected to Covid-19 im...→

The government is cutting back on coronavirus awareness advertising - here’s why

Major issues with the government’s coronavirus testing program mean that people all over the UK are struggling to book drive through tests or order home testin [...] Read full article: The government is cutting back on corona...→

Sir Van Morrison faces call to be stripped of Freedom of Belfast over coronavirus protest songs

A Belfast councillor has said the local authority should revoke Sir Van Morrison’s freedom of the city over his coronavirus intervention. Read full article: Sir Van Morrison faces call to be stripp...→

French scientists may have developed a Covid-19 saliva test which will be ready in weeks

Rapid result tests for coronavirus should be rolled out across France by the end of this month, according to the president of France’s scientific council.... P [...] Read full article: French scientists may have developed a C...→

Minister defends bill to protect armed forces from prosecution

Defence Minister Johnny Mercer has insisted proposed new legislation will protect service personnel from “vexatious” prosecutions after concerns about aspects [...] Read full article: Minister defends bill to protect armed ...→

IN PICTURESl Massey Ferguson /Ferguson Working day

The Massey Ferguson Worldwide Facebook group combined with the Ferguson Club to run a charity ploughing day on Saturday 12th Septemberon lands at Moyallon kind [...] Read full article: IN PICTURESl Massey Ferguson /Ferguson W...→

Bobby Storey: PSNI identifies number of ‘potential’ breaches of COVID-19 regulations at veteran republican’s funeral

The PSNI has confirmed it has identified a number of people it believes may have potentially breached COVID-19 regulations at the funeral of veteran republican [...] Read full article: Bobby Storey: PSNI identifies number of ...→

Crimewatch UK appeal over murder of Carrickfergus man Glenn Quinn

A fresh appeal for information over the murder of Carrickfergus man Glenn Quinn will be made on BBC Crimewatch UK this morning. Read full article: Crimewatch UK appeal over murder of Carr...→

Jay Donnelly controversy: Glentoran ‘sold nine season tickets in an hour and refunded just one ‘

A spokesman for Glentoran has pointed to the fact fans are still buying season tickets despite the onslaught of criticism over its signing of Jay Donnelly. Read full article: Jay Donnelly controversy: Glentoran ‘sol...→

Van Morrison confirms live shows at the Europa Hotel in October

Just days after his 75th birthday, rock legend Van Morrison has confirmed a series of socially-distanced live shows at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in October. Read full article: Van Morrison confirms live shows at the ...→

Parliamentary watchdog’s questions for Sinn Fein over ‘offensive’ signage

A parliamentary watchdog has posed questions to a Sinn Fein MP around the naming of his publicly-funded constituency office in Castlewellan after two IRA terro [...] Read full article: Parliamentary watchdog’s questions for S...→

EU stands firm on demand for changes to Brexit Bill despite PM’s compromise

Brussels is standing firm on its demand for the UK to abandon plans to override key elements of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, despite ministers agreeing a c [...] Read full article: EU stands firm on demand for changes to ...→

Politicians have created Project Fear over the coronavirus

It seems very strange the way our government and leaders are acting over this so-called pandemic. Read full article: Politicians have created Project Fear ov...→

On This Day in 2007: Jose Mourinho’s first stint at Chelsea draws to close

Jose Mourinho oversaw Chelsea’s stuttering home draw against unfashionable Rosenborg on this day in 2007 – a drab Champions League encounter that proved the la [...] Read full article: On This Day in 2007: Jose Mourinho’s fir...→

Battling Coleraine's European run comes to an end

Coleraine's Europa League run came to a heartbreaking end as they were beaten 3-0 on penalties by Motherwell at The Showgrounds. Read full article: Battling Coleraine's European run comes ...→

These are the toys that are predicted to top children’s Christmas lists for 2020

Nextbase 622GW dash cam review... It’s snuck up on us again but Christmas is now less than 100 days away, and soon enough the shops will be packed to the brim [...] Read full article: These are the toys that are predicted to...→

Key Belfast figures say: Keep shopping, keep dining – but do your bit to fight Covid

A trio of key figures in Belfast civic life have issued a call for consumers to keep on shopping and dining in the city – so long as they do their bit to comba [...] Read full article: Key Belfast figures say: Keep shopping, ...→

Multilingual writer, traveller and artist eloped with policeman

Whilst worrying if recent lockdown regulations would thwart a long overdue assignment in mid-Antrim, Roamer wasn’t greatly comforted to hear about an Irish wom [...] Read full article: Multilingual writer, traveller and artis...→

You season 3 to start filming this autumn - here's everything we know so far

Psychological crime drama You is set to return to Netflix next year, with season three beginning filming this autumn.... The thriller, which has now aired for [...] Read full article: You season 3 to start filming this autum...→

Antrim and Newtownabbey to mark Ulster Scots Leid Week

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is to support Ulster Scots Leid Week in November. Read full article: Antrim and Newtownabbey to mark Ulster S...→

Christian charity which focuses on unwanted gay desires gets backing of 66,000-plus signatories

More than 66,000 online signatures have been added to a petition defending an under-fire Northern Irish charity, amid a campaign by activists opposed to “gay c [...] Read full article: Christian charity which focuses on unwan...→

Brian takes on 31 marathons in 31 days

A Cookstown born vet has finished 31 charity marathons in 31 days from John O’Groats to Lands End, completing the challenge on his 50th birthday. Read full article: Brian takes on 31 marathons in 31 days...→

‘RUC success’ against IRA real reason for collusion claims: Allister

The track record of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in curtailing IRA terrorism is the real reason the RUC’s detractors make repeated ‘collusion’ claims, Jim All [...] Read full article: ‘RUC success’ against IRA real reason fo...→

Community Foundation calls for tech professionals to register now!

The Community Foundation’s Techies in Residence programme, which matches charities and social enterprises in Northern Ireland with digital technology partners, [...] Read full article: Community Foundation calls for tech prof...→

Holocaust victims to be remembered with Newtownabbey memorial

A mosaic created to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust is to be located in a community garden in Newtownabbey. Read full article: Holocaust victims to be remembered with ...→

Second World War munitions recovered from Co Down harbour

Munitions believed to date back to the Second World War have been recovered from a Co Down harbour. Read full article: Second World War munitions recovered fro...→

Ulster can trouble Toulouse says Iain Henderson

Captain Iain Henderson feels Ulster have the back line to expose Toulouse’s defensive frailties when the sides meet at the Stade Ernest-Wallon in today’s Heine [...] Read full article: Ulster can trouble Toulouse says Iain He...→

Howard Beverland makes return to Coleraine

Oran Kearney highlighted Howard Beverland's "winning mentality" after the defender rejoined the club. Read full article: Howard Beverland makes return to Colerai...→

No clues to explain BT60 Covid spike but residents ‘will heed advice”.

Residents living in an area of Armagh subject to new Covid-19 lockdown measures have no idea why the number of virus cases has spiked, but will abide by the im [...] Read full article: No clues to explain BT60 Covid spike but...→

It is more than tricky to sell a united Ireland to unionists

A newspaper article entitled ‘Selling Irish Unity to unionists will be tricky, says Sinn Fein chief McDonald’, brought as much disgust to me as the (not the IR [...] Read full article: It is more than tricky to sell a united ...→

Exceptional bespoke family home

This stunning, bespoke family home in Armagh offers spacious, modern accommodation with many stand-out features including a leisure suite with swimming pool. Read full article: Exceptional bespoke family home...→

Trevor Carson's focus on playing 'Well for for club side

Trevor Carson says his focus is on playing well for his club side as his penalty shoot-out heroics sent Motherwell into the Europa League third qualifying roun [...] Read full article: Trevor Carson's focus on playing 'Well f...→

Covid: Probes after five deaths and 156 hospital staff impacted

Five more people have died in two NI hospitals following Covid-19 outbreaks on wards with 156 staff either infected or self isolating. Read full article: Covid: Probes after five deaths and 156 ...→

‘Medical staff feel they have failed over Covid outbreak – but they have not’

A UUP MLA has said staff at Craigavon Area Hospital are beset with undeserved feelings of failure over the cluster of outbreaks at its haematology ward, as a f [...] Read full article: ‘Medical staff feel they have failed ove...→

Stephen Robinson: Coleraine should be proud of their performance

There was a sense of relief for Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson following their penalty shoot-out win over Coleraine on Thursday evening. Read full article: Stephen Robinson: Coleraine should be pr...→

These areas of Lancashire will soon be under local coronavirus restrictions - here’s why

Lancashire is the latest county to be put under local lockdown restrictions, following the North East of England, as coronavirus cases continue to rise.... The [...] Read full article: These areas of Lancashire will soon be u...→

Care homes will be given free PPE until March under new coronavirus plans

New government plans for winter will see care homes given personal protective equipment (PPE) for free until March 2021.... The plans, to be published by the D [...] Read full article: Care homes will be given free PPE until ...→

Art galleries safely reopen to the public across Northern Ireland

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Why not go along to your local public art gallery and enjoy some great art! Read full article: Art galleries safely reopen to the publi...→

Mixed emotions for Coleraine as Euro adventure ends

Oran Kearney admitted it was a case of mixed emotions as Coleraine European adventure eventually came to an end last night. Read full article: Mixed emotions for Coleraine as Euro adv...→

Glenarm camper vans ‘spike’ led to Covid spread fears, council told

Fifty-five camper vans packed into a carpark on the Antrim Coast on a weekend night last month causing alarm among villagers, Mid and East Antrim councillors h [...] Read full article: Glenarm camper vans ‘spike’ led to Covid...→

ScreenCloud investing and create 54 jobs in NI

London-based digital signage Software as a Service company ScreenCloud is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time, creating 54 new jobs. Read full article: ScreenCloud investing and create 54 jobs...→

Sir Van Morrison rails against coronavirus lockdown measures in new protest songs

Sir Van Morrison has called for an end to lockdown measures which “enslave” people in a new song calling for coronavirus restrictions to be lifted. Read full article: Sir Van Morrison rails against coronavir...→

Experts are recommending a 2 week national lockdown to coincide with October school holidays

Parts of the North East of England and are now subject to tighter local lockdown restrictions, with new rules in areas of the North West also to come into forc [...] Read full article: Experts are recommending a 2 week nation...→

Belfast City Airport’s new route to Dundee gets lift-off with Loganair

Flights to Dundee Airport will take off from George Best Belfast City Airport today (Friday 18th September) with Loganair. Read full article: Belfast City Airport’s new route to Dund...→

A Harry Potter statue is being put up in Leicester Square - here's why

Almost a fifth of house-proud Brits refuse to have sex unless their bedroom is spotless, according to new research... Those in London should be on the lookout [...] Read full article: A Harry Potter statue is being put up in...→

Cinemagic goes virtual next month

The 31st Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People will present a month-long programme of unmissable online opportunities for children, families, [...] Read full article: Cinemagic goes virtual next month...→

International law can clash with other law and if it does then there needs to be a balanced response

There has been a chorus of critical comment regarding the UK government breaking international law, because of its Internal Market Bill seeking, potentially, t [...] Read full article: International law can clash with other l...→

Could Italy go back on the UK’s quarantine list as coronavirus cases rise?

Covid infections in over 60s have doubled since July, warns chief scientific advisor... Coronavirus NI - Confirmed case of COVID-19 in NI primary school | NI ‘ [...] Read full article: Could Italy go back on the UK’s quaranti...→

Unquiet Graves – ‘credibility issues with film’s unbalanced narrative’: Doug Beattie

Doug Beattie has described the Unquiet Graves film as “looking like a work of fiction” in parts with a number of “credibility issues”. Read full article: Unquiet Graves – ‘credibility issues wit...→

Denroy launch ‘bubl’ a high tech mask

One of the world’s leading innovators of high-tech, critical components for the aerospace and medical industries, Denroy, has launched ‘bubl’, its solution to [...] Read full article: Denroy launch ‘bubl’ a high tech mask...→

Zak on Cinderella on Ice, Come From Away and Carousel

Portrush man Zak McClelland is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, having studied Technical Theatre Arts specialising in Theatre Tec [...] Read full article: Zak on Cinderella on Ice, Come From Away...→

European exit for Linfield as Floriana see off 10-man Blues

Linfield’s European adventure ended in Windsor Park woe against Floriana of Malta on a night of early disappointment and late drama either side of a red card. Read full article: European exit for Linfield as Floriana s...→

Concern over Covid-19 case at Tesco store

Tesco have said it takes the safety of staff and customers seriously - after concerns were raised over an employee testing positive for Covid-19 at their Meado [...] Read full article: Concern over Covid-19 case at Tesco stor...→

MACE calls on public to Skip for NICHS

Convenience retailer, MACE is calling on people to grab their skipping ropes, turn up the volume to their favourite music track and ‘Skip to the Beat’ in aid o [...] Read full article: MACE calls on public to Skip for NICHS...→

VIDEO: Ciaran Hinds calls for support of the arts

Following the appeal by renowned actor Liam Neeson for the NI Executive to support the arts in Northern Ireland, fellow actor Ciaran Hinds has added his voice [...] Read full article: VIDEO: Ciaran Hinds calls for support of...→

Linfield’s David Healy relishing Europa League challenge with Floriana

Linfield boss David Healy is hoping for benefits beyond European progress with a victory tonight against Maltese champions Floriana. Read full article: Linfield’s David Healy relishing Europa ...→

Hyundai Tucson gets bold new look for 2021

Brian takes on 31 marathons in 31 days... Hyundai has revealed the latest version of its Tucson SUV with striking new styling and a suite of new technology. Read full article: Hyundai Tucson gets bold new look for 20...→

Salient points about Scottish independence which must be addressed by the divisive and opportunistic SNP

In view of the SNP’s ongoing campaign to destabilise Scotland in the hope of a second independence referendum several salient points must surely be addressed b [...] Read full article: Salient points about Scottish independen...→

Government approvingly cites role of Poots’ officials in sea border work

The Secretary of State has approvingly cited the cooperation of Edwin Poots’ officials in constructing border posts as evidence that Boris Johnson’s Brexit dea [...] Read full article: Government approvingly cites role of Poo...→

On This Day in 2014 – Jonas Gutierrez reveals he had been diagnosed with cancer

Jonas Gutierrez admitted he “went home in tears” upon discovering he had been diagnosed with cancer, with the then Newcastle winger inundated with messages of [...] Read full article: On This Day in 2014 – Jonas Gutierrez re...→

Glentoran boss Mick McDermott calls for fans’ backing over Jay Donnelly signing

Glentoran head coach Mick McDermott has described his decision to sign Jay Donnelly as ‘a judgement call’ and called for supporters to ‘trust and back’ the mov [...] Read full article: Glentoran boss Mick McDermott calls for ...→

Coleraine win in Maribor is a warning shot says Keith Lasley

Motherwell assistant manager Keith Lasley says Coleraine’s Europa League qualifying win over NK Maribor is a warning shot to his players. Read full article: Coleraine win in Maribor is a warning sh...→

US Open is the ultimate test says Tony Jacklin

It is 50 years since Tony Jacklin won the US Open at Hazeltine, his second major title in 11 months following his Open Championship triumph in 1969. Read full article: US Open is the ultimate test says Tony J...→

Leap in the number of coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland

More than 200 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the last 24 hours in Northern Ireland. Read full article: Leap in the number of coronavirus cases ...→

Council host online info sessions for firms

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Business team, in collaboration with the Tourism, Regeneration and Events teams is hosting an business engagement ev [...] Read full article: Council host online info sessions for fi...→

Aerospace Body marks Newry Engineering firm’s Silver Award

SPECIALIST trade and membership body for the aerospace, defence, security and space industries, ADS Northern Ireland (ADS (NI)), has commended The Exact Group [...] Read full article: Aerospace Body marks Newry Engineering f...→

New approach has brought the best out of British Superbike title pacesetter Glenn Irwin

British Superbike Championship leader Glenn Irwin credits a new approach to his racing in 2020 for his current run of red-hot form. Read full article: New approach has brought the best out of...→

BYGONE DAYS: Swine fever outbreak across the province halts sales

The sale of live pigs in Northern Ireland was prohibited during this week in September 1956 by an order made by the Ministry of Agriculture as a result of an o [...] Read full article: BYGONE DAYS: Swine fever outbreak across...→

Michelle O’Neill to be interviewed by police over Bobby Storey funeral

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill will be among a number of people interviewed by police over alleged breaches of coronavirus regulatio [...] Read full article: Michelle O’Neill to be interviewed by po...→

Presbyterian moderator set for ‘very special’ first visit to congregation since his installation

Presbyterian moderator, the Rev Dr David Bruce, will tomorrow make his first visit to a congregation since being installed in June, preaching at both Sunday se [...] Read full article: Presbyterian moderator set for ‘very spe...→

Kneads of joy: How baking has offered crumbs of comfort during Northern Ireland’s lockdown

The Great British Bake-Off returns to our screens next week, offering sweet, momentary respite in these gloomy, uncertain times. Read full article: Kneads of joy: How baking has offered cr...→

Claire harvests Causeway flavours for our home cooks

Entrepreneur Claire O’Kane has harnessed the distinctive flavours of the spectacular and world famous Causeway Coast for home cooks. Read full article: Claire harvests Causeway flavours for ou...→

Spike sees virusrules tightened across Dublin

The Irish Government last night has announced plans to tighten its coronavirus restrictions in Dublin. Read full article: Spike sees virusrules tightened across D...→

The complete picture is not always visible: What your eyes can reveal about your health

MILLIONS of people have missed out on vital eye tests during lockdown, potentially putting their eyesight and wider health at risk, warn high street opticians [...] Read full article: The complete picture is not always visib...→

Prisoner (47) death in Maghaberry not COVID-19 related says NI Prison Service

The death of a 47 year-old prisoner in Maghaberry is not being treated as COVID-19 related, the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has said. Read full article: Prisoner (47) death in Maghaberry not CO...→

Alone Together podcast: Our relationship with alcohol during the pandemic

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has seen the UK's drinking levels soar.... Research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that more than 8 million [...] Read full article: Alone Together podcast: Our relationship...→

World War Two Spitfire delivers message of thanks to NHS workers in NI hospitals

A World War Two Spitfire flew over 11 Northern Ireland hospitals yesterday to thank the NHS in its unwavering fight against Covid-19. Read full article: World War Two Spitfire delivers message ...→

Lockdown restrictions for Markethill, part of Hamiltonsbawn and part of Armagh city

Markethill has been included in a localised lockdown order by the Northern Ireland Executive - along with half of Armagh city. Read full article: Lockdown restrictions for Markethill, pa...→

Woman (50) killed in two vehicle collision was originally from South Africa

The woman who sadly lost her life in a two vehicle road traffic collision on Thursday was originally from South Africa, the PSNI has confirmed. Read full article: Woman (50) killed in two vehicle collisi...→

Nigel Dodds to take title ‘Lord Dodds of Duncairn’

Former North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds will have the title ‘Lord Dodds of Duncairn’ when he takes his seat in the upper house next month. Read full article: Nigel Dodds to take title ‘Lord Dodds of...→

NI weather: enjoy the sunshine while it lasts as unsettled period looms

With lockdown measures increased in many areas and children back to school it was somewhat inevitable that temperatures would increase. Read full article: NI weather: enjoy the sunshine while it ...→

Get Creative

The Market Place Theatre’s full programme of interactive workshops is back to bring a bit of sunshine to Autumn 2020. Read full article: Get Creative...→

Paramilitary grooming of children ‘a live issue’ during pandemic

Christian charity which focuses on unwanted gay desires gets backing of 66,000-plus signatories... The Independent Child Sexual Exploitation Inquiry in NI in 2 [...] Read full article: Paramilitary grooming of children ‘a liv...→

Glentoran confirm continued talks with fans in aftermath of Jay Donnelly signing

Glentoran officials have confirmed plans to continue talks with supporters’ groups in the aftermath of the Jay Donnelly signing announcement. Read full article: Glentoran confirm continued talks with f...→

McCue offers apprenticeship recruitment drive

Carrickfergus-based manufacturer, McCue, has partnered with two of Northern Ireland’s higher education facilities to recruit a number of apprentice joiners. Read full article: McCue offers apprenticeship recruitment ...→

Coleraine penalty pain as Northern Ireland’s Trevor Carson is Motherwell hero

Coleraine’s Europa League run came to a heartbreaking end as they were beaten 3-0 on penalties by Motherwell at The Showgrounds. Read full article: Coleraine penalty pain as Northern Irela...→

Rory McIlroy enjoys positive start to US Open

Two days after stressing the need for a fast start, Rory McIlroy got just what he wanted in the first round of the 120th US Open at a relatively benign Winged [...] Read full article: Rory McIlroy enjoys positive start to US...→

Carl Frampton ‘did not gain single cent in tax’ from US title bouts

Boxer Carl Frampton did not gain “a single cent” in tax from title bouts in America, the High Court heard on Thursday. Read full article: Carl Frampton ‘did not gain single cent ...→

Stephen Robinson reveals his utmost respect for Oran Kearney

Stephen Robinson says his Mother well side will not be underestimating the challenge of Coleraine in tonight’s Europa League second qualifying round clash at T [...] Read full article: Stephen Robinson reveals his utmost resp...→

A look back at some of the key sporting events on this day down the years...

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea 'excited' by new challenge at Montmelo | Eugene Laverty 'close to final piece of jigsaw'... 1948: Australian Don Bradman [...] Read full article: A look back at some of the key sporting ...→

These are all of the activities and groups exempt from the government's 'rule of six'

On Monday September 14, it became illegal to meet with more than six people who are not a part of your household in England. ... The rules were introduced afte [...] Read full article: These are all of the activities and grou...→

Cornavirus NI: Another 149 people test positive bringing total to 689 in last 7 days

Another 149 people have tested positive for Coronavirus, the latest Department of Health dashboard reveals. Read full article: Cornavirus NI: Another 149 people test p...→

Carrick churches are given facemask boost from football club

There was action of a different kind at Carrick Rangers’ football ground today when an event took place to encourage the safe return of church goers to places [...] Read full article: Carrick churches are given facemask boos...→

Children’s charity benefits from James Brown & Sons donation

Local business James Brown & Sons pledged a substantial donation to EastSide Learning/The Scaffolding Project in support of recycling preloved school uniforms [...] Read full article: Children’s charity benefits from James B...→

So Robin Swann warns of a catastrophic Covid-19 second wave. Anyone remember the catastrophic first one?

Come winter, according to Dr Doom, the Lagan will turn to blood, a plague of mice will eat all our supplies of Tayto crisps, Ballymena will suffer weeks of dar [...] Read full article: So Robin Swann warns of a catastrophic C...→

Assembly committee tour NWRC campus

Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s committee for the Economy recently visited North West Regional College (NWRC) in Limavady, where they were told of t [...] Read full article: Assembly committee tour NWRC campus...→

Friendship on hold as Coleraine and Motherwell face off

They may be good mates off the pitch but Oran Kearney says his friendship will be put on hold for the duration of tonight’s Europa League second qualifying rou [...] Read full article: Friendship on hold as Coleraine and Moth...→

Decision expected to be made on reopening of drink-only pubs in NI today

It is expected that the Stormont Executive will decide whether to allow drink-only pubs in NI to reopen, later today. Read full article: Decision expected to be made on reopenin...→

The theory test changes that should make the exam easier for some learners

The driving theory test will change later this month with the introduction of video clips to replace written questions in some sections.... The DVSA, which ove [...] Read full article: The theory test changes that should make...→

Front pages of the Belfast News Letter over the last 283 years: From October 173 [...]

Front pages of the Belfast News Letter over the last 283 years: From October 1738 the earliest surviving edition of the paper; from December 1854 at the height [...] Read full article: Front pages of the Belfast News Letter o...→

Hinch Distillery triumphs at ‘Triple Blind Tasting’ contest

Local distillery, Hinch, won the highest accolade for its Ninth Wave gin at the China Wine and Spirit Awards (CWSA) alongside three other distinguished titles [...] Read full article: Hinch Distillery triumphs at ‘Triple Bli...→

Sharing power with a party that wants to destroy Northern Ireland

As ever, Jim Allister has it right in pointing out that Sinn Fein know they can do what they like (September 12) Read full article: Sharing power with a party that wants to...→

‘Dangerous’ house parties will not be tolerated, warns health minister Robin Swann

Dangerous and anti-social house parties in Belfast’s Holyland student district will not be tolerated, the health minister has said. Read full article: ‘Dangerous’ house parties will not be to...→

‘Vic-Story-A-Square’ brings a little magic

The team behind Belfast’s most inviting retail destination is bringing a little bit of magic to one of Northern Ireland’s children charities this autumn. Read full article: ‘Vic-Story-A-Square’ brings a little mag...→

Here’s why you might be struggling to get a coronavirus test

Over the past few weeks, stories of people struggling to get tested for coronavirus have emerged across the country.... Many people with symptoms are reporting [...] Read full article: Here’s why you might be struggling to ge...→

Jonathan Rea survives frightening near-miss at Catalunya to clinch runner-up finish and new 48-point lead in World Superbike Championship

Jonathan Rea claimed a runner-up finish in the Superpole race at Catalunya in Barcelona on Sunday to extend his lead in the World Superbike Championship to 48 [...] Read full article: Jonathan Rea survives frightening near-m...→

Leap in the number of coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland

More than 200 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the last 24 hours in Northern Ireland. Read full article: Leap in the number of coronavirus cases ...→

FLASHBACK: Andy Little digs into Rangers history and the incident that haunted him

Winning the Sam English rose bowl was the catalyst for Andy Little to dig into the history of the former Rangers record holder. And he was stunned to learn of [...] Read full article: FLASHBACK: Andy Little digs into Rangers...→

Bronagh goes nutty for a new healthy break

There’s not much that Bronagh Clarke doesn’t know about the market for healthy snacks, especially natural nuts and dried fruits, in the United Kingdom and furt [...] Read full article: Bronagh goes nutty for a new healthy bre...→

New approach has brought the best out of British Superbike title pacesetter Glenn Irwin

British Superbike Championship leader Glenn Irwin credits a new approach to his racing in 2020 for his current run of red-hot form. Read full article: New approach has brought the best out of...→

Howard Beverland heads back to Coleraine

Oran Kearney highlighted Howard Beverland's "e;winning mentality"e; after the defender rejoined the club. Read full article: Howard Beverland heads back to Coleraine...→

Michelle O’Neill to be interviewed by police over Bobby Storey funeral

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill will be among a number of people interviewed by police over alleged breaches of coronavirus regulatio [...] Read full article: Michelle O’Neill to be interviewed by po...→

Sam McBride: Ulster unionism is at risk of presenting itself as being for sale to the highest bidder

Increasingly, unionism is flirting with a danger about which some thoughtful members of all the unionist parties have either publicly or privately expressed al [...] Read full article: Sam McBride: Ulster unionism is at risk ...→

Presbyterian moderator set for ‘very special’ first visit to congregation since his installation

Presbyterian moderator, the Rev Dr David Bruce, will tomorrow make his first visit to a congregation since being installed in June, preaching at both Sunday se [...] Read full article: Presbyterian moderator set for ‘very spe...→

It is more than tricky to sell a united Ireland to unionists

A newspaper article entitled ‘Selling Irish Unity to unionists will be tricky, says Sinn Fein chief McDonald’, brought as much disgust to me as the (not the IR [...] Read full article: It is more than tricky to sell a united ...→

Mayday call issued for NI aerospace industry with 1,800 jobs in jeopardy

Some 1,800 job losses are threatened in Northern Ireland’s aerospace industry, a union has said as part of an urgent plea for help. Read full article: Mayday call issued for NI aerospace indu...→

Trevor Carson's focus on playing 'Well for for club side

Trevor Carson says his focus is on playing well for his club side as his penalty shoot-out heroics sent Motherwell into the Europa League third qualifying roun [...] Read full article: Trevor Carson's focus on playing 'Well f...→

Spike sees virusrules tightened across Dublin

The Irish Government last night has announced plans to tighten its coronavirus restrictions in Dublin. Read full article: Spike sees virusrules tightened across D...→

Covid: Probes after five deaths and 156 hospital staff impacted

Five more people have died in two NI hospitals following Covid-19 outbreaks on wards with 156 staff either infected or self isolating. Read full article: Covid: Probes after five deaths and 156 ...→

Stormont instructed by British government to start work on Brexit port checkpoints

A Stormont department has been instructed to start work on check points at Northern Ireland’s sea ports without delay. Read full article: Stormont instructed by British governmen...→

‘Medical staff feel they have failed over Covid outbreak – but they have not’

A UUP MLA has said staff at Craigavon Area Hospital are beset with undeserved feelings of failure over the cluster of outbreaks at its haematology ward, as a f [...] Read full article: ‘Medical staff feel they have failed ove...→

Prisoner (47) death in Maghaberry not COVID-19 related says NI Prison Service

The death of a 47 year-old prisoner in Maghaberry is not being treated as COVID-19 related, the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has said. Read full article: Prisoner (47) death in Maghaberry not CO...→

These areas of Lancashire will soon be under local coronavirus restrictions - here’s why

Lancashire is the latest county to be put under local lockdown restrictions, following the North East of England, as coronavirus cases continue to rise.... The [...] Read full article: These areas of Lancashire will soon be u...→

Call for veterinary school to be established in Northern Ireland

An Ulster Unionist MLA has called for the development of a veterinary school in Northern Ireland so students do not have to travel to the mainland or Europe to [...] Read full article: Call for veterinary school to be establi...→

World War Two Spitfire delivers message of thanks to NHS workers in NI hospitals

A World War Two Spitfire flew over 11 Northern Ireland hospitals yesterday to thank the NHS in its unwavering fight against Covid-19. Read full article: World War Two Spitfire delivers message ...→

Mixed emotions for Coleraine as Euro adventure ends

Oran Kearney admitted it was a case of mixed emotions as Coleraine European adventure eventually came to an end last night. Read full article: Mixed emotions for Coleraine as Euro adv...→

Sir Van Morrison faces call to be stripped of Freedom of Belfast over coronavirus protest songs

A Belfast councillor has said the local authority should revoke Sir Van Morrison’s freedom of the city over his coronavirus intervention. Read full article: Sir Van Morrison faces call to be stripp...→

Nigel Dodds to take title ‘Lord Dodds of Duncairn’

Former North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds will have the title ‘Lord Dodds of Duncairn’ when he takes his seat in the upper house next month. Read full article: Nigel Dodds to take title ‘Lord Dodds of...→

ScreenCloud investing and create 54 jobs in NI

London-based digital signage Software as a Service company ScreenCloud is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time, creating 54 new jobs. Read full article: ScreenCloud investing and create 54 jobs...→

French scientists may have developed a Covid-19 saliva test which will be ready in weeks

Rapid result tests for coronavirus should be rolled out across France by the end of this month, according to the president of France’s scientific council.... P [...] Read full article: French scientists may have developed a C...→

NI weather: enjoy the sunshine while it lasts as unsettled period looms

With lockdown measures increased in many areas and children back to school it was somewhat inevitable that temperatures would increase. Read full article: NI weather: enjoy the sunshine while it ...→

Experts are recommending a 2 week national lockdown to coincide with October school holidays

Parts of the North East of England and are now subject to tighter local lockdown restrictions, with new rules in areas of the North West also to come into forc [...] Read full article: Experts are recommending a 2 week nation...→

IN PICTURESl Massey Ferguson /Ferguson Working day

The Massey Ferguson Worldwide Facebook group combined with the Ferguson Club to run a charity ploughing day on Saturday 12th Septemberon lands at Moyallon kind [...] Read full article: IN PICTURESl Massey Ferguson /Ferguson W...→

Belfast City Airport’s new route to Dundee gets lift-off with Loganair

Flights to Dundee Airport will take off from George Best Belfast City Airport today (Friday 18th September) with Loganair. Read full article: Belfast City Airport’s new route to Dund...→

Crimewatch UK appeal over murder of Carrickfergus man Glenn Quinn

A fresh appeal for information over the murder of Carrickfergus man Glenn Quinn will be made on BBC Crimewatch UK this morning. Read full article: Crimewatch UK appeal over murder of Carr...→

Cinemagic goes virtual next month

The 31st Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People will present a month-long programme of unmissable online opportunities for children, families, [...] Read full article: Cinemagic goes virtual next month...→

Van Morrison confirms live shows at the Europa Hotel in October

Just days after his 75th birthday, rock legend Van Morrison has confirmed a series of socially-distanced live shows at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in October. Read full article: Van Morrison confirms live shows at the ...→

Get Creative

The Market Place Theatre’s full programme of interactive workshops is back to bring a bit of sunshine to Autumn 2020. Read full article: Get Creative...→

Could Italy go back on the UK’s quarantine list as coronavirus cases rise?

Covid infections in over 60s have doubled since July, warns chief scientific advisor... Coronavirus NI - Confirmed case of COVID-19 in NI primary school | NI ‘ [...] Read full article: Could Italy go back on the UK’s quaranti...→

Parliamentary watchdog’s questions for Sinn Fein over ‘offensive’ signage

A parliamentary watchdog has posed questions to a Sinn Fein MP around the naming of his publicly-funded constituency office in Castlewellan after two IRA terro [...] Read full article: Parliamentary watchdog’s questions for S...→

Denroy launch ‘bubl’ a high tech mask

One of the world’s leading innovators of high-tech, critical components for the aerospace and medical industries, Denroy, has launched ‘bubl’, its solution to [...] Read full article: Denroy launch ‘bubl’ a high tech mask...→

Politicians have created Project Fear over the coronavirus

It seems very strange the way our government and leaders are acting over this so-called pandemic. Read full article: Politicians have created Project Fear ov...→

McCue offers apprenticeship recruitment drive

Carrickfergus-based manufacturer, McCue, has partnered with two of Northern Ireland’s higher education facilities to recruit a number of apprentice joiners. Read full article: McCue offers apprenticeship recruitment ...→

Zak on Cinderella on Ice, Come From Away and Carousel

Portrush man Zak McClelland is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, having studied Technical Theatre Arts specialising in Theatre Tec [...] Read full article: Zak on Cinderella on Ice, Come From Away...→

Battling Coleraine's European run comes to an end

Coleraine's Europa League run came to a heartbreaking end as they were beaten 3-0 on penalties by Motherwell at The Showgrounds. Read full article: Battling Coleraine's European run comes ...→

Rory McIlroy enjoys positive start to US Open

Two days after stressing the need for a fast start, Rory McIlroy got just what he wanted in the first round of the 120th US Open at a relatively benign Winged [...] Read full article: Rory McIlroy enjoys positive start to US...→

Carl Frampton ‘did not gain single cent in tax’ from US title bouts

Boxer Carl Frampton did not gain “a single cent” in tax from title bouts in America, the High Court heard on Thursday. Read full article: Carl Frampton ‘did not gain single cent ...→

A look back at some of the key sporting events on this day down the years...

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea 'excited' by new challenge at Montmelo | Eugene Laverty 'close to final piece of jigsaw'... 1948: Australian Don Bradman [...] Read full article: A look back at some of the key sporting ...→

Multilingual writer, traveller and artist eloped with policeman

Whilst worrying if recent lockdown regulations would thwart a long overdue assignment in mid-Antrim, Roamer wasn’t greatly comforted to hear about an Irish wom [...] Read full article: Multilingual writer, traveller and artis...→

Carrick churches are given facemask boost from football club

There was action of a different kind at Carrick Rangers’ football ground today when an event took place to encourage the safe return of church goers to places [...] Read full article: Carrick churches are given facemask boos...→

Linfield’s David Healy relishing Europa League challenge with Floriana

Linfield boss David Healy is hoping for benefits beyond European progress with a victory tonight against Maltese champions Floriana. Read full article: Linfield’s David Healy relishing Europa ...→

Antrim and Newtownabbey to mark Ulster Scots Leid Week

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is to support Ulster Scots Leid Week in November. Read full article: Antrim and Newtownabbey to mark Ulster S...→

Assembly committee tour NWRC campus

Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s committee for the Economy recently visited North West Regional College (NWRC) in Limavady, where they were told of t [...] Read full article: Assembly committee tour NWRC campus...→

Brian takes on 31 marathons in 31 days

A Cookstown born vet has finished 31 charity marathons in 31 days from John O’Groats to Lands End, completing the challenge on his 50th birthday. Read full article: Brian takes on 31 marathons in 31 days...→

Decision expected to be made on reopening of drink-only pubs in NI today

It is expected that the Stormont Executive will decide whether to allow drink-only pubs in NI to reopen, later today. Read full article: Decision expected to be made on reopenin...→

‘RUC success’ against IRA real reason for collusion claims: Allister

The track record of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in curtailing IRA terrorism is the real reason the RUC’s detractors make repeated ‘collusion’ claims, Jim All [...] Read full article: ‘RUC success’ against IRA real reason fo...→

Front pages of the Belfast News Letter over the last 283 years: From October 173 [...]

Front pages of the Belfast News Letter over the last 283 years: From October 1738 the earliest surviving edition of the paper; from December 1854 at the height [...] Read full article: Front pages of the Belfast News Letter o...→

On This Day in 2014 – Jonas Gutierrez reveals he had been diagnosed with cancer

Jonas Gutierrez admitted he “went home in tears” upon discovering he had been diagnosed with cancer, with the then Newcastle winger inundated with messages of [...] Read full article: On This Day in 2014 – Jonas Gutierrez re...→

Community Foundation calls for tech professionals to register now!

The Community Foundation’s Techies in Residence programme, which matches charities and social enterprises in Northern Ireland with digital technology partners, [...] Read full article: Community Foundation calls for tech prof...→

Sharing power with a party that wants to destroy Northern Ireland

As ever, Jim Allister has it right in pointing out that Sinn Fein know they can do what they like (September 12) Read full article: Sharing power with a party that wants to...→

Glentoran boss Mick McDermott calls for fans’ backing over Jay Donnelly signing

Glentoran head coach Mick McDermott has described his decision to sign Jay Donnelly as ‘a judgement call’ and called for supporters to ‘trust and back’ the mov [...] Read full article: Glentoran boss Mick McDermott calls for ...→

Coleraine win in Maribor is a warning shot says Keith Lasley

Motherwell assistant manager Keith Lasley says Coleraine’s Europa League qualifying win over NK Maribor is a warning shot to his players. Read full article: Coleraine win in Maribor is a warning sh...→