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Arlene Foster in Gibraltar for national day celebration

Arlene Foster is in Gibraltar 

DUP leader Arlene Foster is in Gibraltar as it celebrates it's national day, commemorating the anniversary of a poll in which citizens voted to remain under British sovereignty.

Ms Foster has been tweeting from Gibraltar after being invited to speak there by it's chief minister Fabian Picardo.

The visit comes as Secretary of State Karen Bradley is set to meet four of the five main Stormont parties for talks about restarting the talks process aimed at restoring devolved government here.

The DUP is expected to meet Ms Bradley on Wednesday after their leader's return from Gibraltar.

The north recently notched up 589 days since the power-sharing executive collapsed – passing Belgium for the world's longest peacetime period without a properly functioning government.

However, the Guinness Book of World Records ruled the Stormont impasse neligible as it only relates to a devolved administration.

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