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NEW DUP assembly member Emma Pengelly is in line to receive a "golden handshake" worth up to £45,000 after giving up her role as a Stormont special adviser. The former adviser to first minister Peter Robinson was last week chosen by the party as its new South Belfast MLA after Jimmy Spratt stepped down on health grounds.


War-on-drugs thriller Sicario is bang on target

War-on-drugs thriller Sicario is bang on target

FRENCH-Canadian film-maker Denis Villeneuve made an impressive English-language debut in 2013 with the nihilistic thriller Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.


  • Detectives investigating the murder of Edward Gibson in W Belfast in Oct 2014 have charged a 68yo man & 70 yo woman with assisting offender.
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    Yes, last night really did happen. Friday's front pages in one tweet #COYBIG
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    John Lennon at 75 – How and where to celebrate a would-be landmark birthday
  • Today's forecast: cloudy
  • Sir Bruce Forsyth hospitalised after suffering facial injuries in fall at his home
  • Republic beat Germany in Euro 2016 qualifying match in Dublin
  • Northern Ireland qualify for 2016 Euros after beating Greece 3-1
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    You know it's going to be a tough night when the player is bandaged before the game #COYBIG #IRLGER

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Deals in north rise faster than Britain after Moy Park deal

Deals in north rise faster than Britain after Moy Park deal

THE mega deal which saw Northern Ireland's largest company Moy Park change hands for almost £1 billion has seen the value of mergers and acquisitions in the north rise faster than any other part of the UK.
North's biggest firm Moy Park sold for $1.5 billion    £1 billion deal is no chicken feed for Moy Park    Moypark celebrates completion of first stage of £20 million investment