SINN Féin's potential partners in a pact that would seek to oust three DUP MPs in Belfast were last night remaining silent as behind the scenes discussions about agreed candidates were understood to be taking place.
A letter jointly signed by Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness which outlined the Stormont executive's key concerns around Brexit can "inform the discussions on alternative arrangements", the DUP's Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said.
HAVE you have ever wondered why the plants and flowers in your garden always look so much more vibrant and vegetables suddenly seem to grow bigger after rainfall from a thunderstorm? According to science, this happens because electric currents inside the thunderclouds create an electro-magnetic effect on the rainwater, and it is the energised water droplets falling to ground which invigorates plant growth and makes gardens seem to come alive.
As Brexit puts Scottish independence back on the agenda, political correspondent John Manley travels to Edinburgh to hear how the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford aims to precipitate the break-up of the ‘precious union' IAN Blackford styles himself "very much a working class boy and on the left”.