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Alarm over background to Derry assaults

There will be widespread concern over reports that a number of recent serious assaults in and around of all places the Peace Bridge in Derry may have had a sectarian background.

Donegal mourns the loss of three women in horrific crash

The funerals of three women yesterday provided an insight into the scale of the loss suffered by the community in south Donegal and the many lives devastated by Friday's horrific three-vehicle crash on the N2 near Ardee, Co Louth.

Tragic outcome to search for Dean McIlwaine

A full investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding the death of 22-year-old Dean McIlwaine, whose body was found on the Cavehill above Belfast at the weekend.

Parks should be reclaimed from hooligans

A POLICE tweet that 'it just isn't on' for drunken youths to rip up the special surface of a children's play area in a Belfast park is something of an understatement.

Welcome arrival of new air ambulance

A TRAINING flight of the new Air Ambulance Northern Ireland suddenly turned into the first real rescue carried out by the new service on Saturday.

Tough times for James Brokenshire

THE much-discussed deal between the Conservatives and the DUP was supposed to last for a full five-year parliamentary term but has actually managed to run into considerable trouble within rather less than five weeks.

Anto Finnegan's heroic campaign

The former Antrim GAA captain Anto Finnegan has responded with enormous courage and commitment since he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease almost exactly five years ago.

BBC needs to note concerns

It is entirely understandable that the BBC needs to secure the services of talented performers in a range of sectors by offering highly attractive salaries.

Appeals grow over Dean McIlwaine

There will be enormous sympathy for the family and friends of Dean McIlwaine as they carry out extensive searches for the missing 22-year-old.

Huge bravery in Donegal rescue

It is clear that only the courage and quick thinking of a passer-by prevented a tragic outcome when two people were left trapped upside down in a car which crashed into a Donegal river.

Common sense approach needed on nurse language tests

It is widely accepted that the health service in Britain and Northern Ireland is struggling to recruit and retain specialist medical and nursing staff leading to gaps in provision and spiralling costs as temporary personnel are employed on a short term basis.

Grim ordeal for Victoria Place residents

AFTER their disturbing experiences of the last few weeks, and in particular over recent days, there can only be enormous sympathy for the residents of the Victoria Place apartment block close to Belfast city centre.

Hoping for a Twelfth that passes without incident

It is notable that the lead up to this year's Twelfth has not been marked by the heightened tensions and threat of violence that have been a feature of recent times and for that we must be thankful.

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