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23/08/2017

New Round Of Talks To Restore Power-Sharing In NI To Begin

NI Secretary of State James Brokenshire has confirmed that a new round of discussions to form a power-sharing Executive will begin next week.

Mr Brokenshire was in Dublin for meetings with the Irish Government.

He said that it is "for the political parties to find a way of making it work".
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He said: "Urgent progress is required. The lack of an Executive making key decisions on matters including health and education means that public services in Northern Ireland are suffering. We need to find a way forward that will allow an Executive to be formed.

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23 August 2017
New Round Of Talks To Restore Power-Sharing In NI To Begin
NI Secretary of State James Brokenshire has confirmed that a new round of discussions to form a power-sharing Executive will begin next week. Mr Brokenshire was in Dublin for meetings with the Irish Government. He said that it is "for the political parties to find a way of making it work". He said: "Urgent progress is required.
23 August 2017
Residents Flee Homes Following Overnight Flooding
A number of residents had to leave their homes after torrential rain caused serious flooding in Co L'Derry and the north west on Tuesday night, 22 August. The Northern Ireland Fire & Recue Service (NIFRS) said they responded to around 60 incidents, and a number of people were also trapped in their vehicles due to the flooding.
23 August 2017
Three Arrested Following Cannabis Seizure In Lisburn
Three people have been arrested after £380,000 worth of cannabis was seized in Lisburn. A 48-year-old man and two women, aged 29 and 63, were detained after the PSNI stopped two vehicles in the Ferguson Drive area on Tuesday, 22 August.
23 August 2017
Investigation Launched After Sudden Death Of Teenager In Portadown
Police have launched an investigation following the sudden death of a teenager in Portadown. It is believed the body of the 16-year-old boy was found at his house on Tuesday, 22 August. A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of his death. No further details have been released.
22 August 2017
Officers Injured After Stolen Car Rams Into Patrol Vehicle
Two police officers have been injured after their patrol car was rammed by a stolen vehicle in Co Down. The blue-coloured Toyota had been stolen from a house in Kilkeel and it collided with a police car which was patrolling the area in the early hours of Tuesday, 22 August. The vehicle was found burnt out in Newcastle.
22 August 2017
Yellow Weather Warning For Heavy Rain Issued In NI
A yellow weather warning has been issued for heavy rain and thundery showers across Northern Ireland. The alert has been put in place from 2pm today, 22 August, until 10pm tonight. The Met Office said heavy thundery showers are expected to develop and may cause isolated flooding in some areas.
22 August 2017
Man Arrested Over Murder Of Colin Horner
A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Colin Horner in Bangor, Co Down. Mr Horner was fatally shot outside a supermarket in from of his young son on 28 May this year. The suspect has been taken to Musgrave police station to be questioned.
22 August 2017
Police Seeking Man After Incident At Bar In Belfast City Centre
An investigation has been launched following an incident at a bar in Belfast City Centre late on Sunday night during which a man had part of his ear bitten off. According to police, a man, aged in his 30s, was involved in a fight on the dance floor of a bar on Amelia Street at about 11:50pm on Sunday, 20 August.
22 August 2017
Women's Euro Championships Has 'Inspired A Generation' - Foster
DUP leader Arlene Foster has praised all those involved in the successful Women's Euro Championships Under 19 tournament, held in Northern Ireland. Mrs Foster said that the event has "inspired a generation". She said: "The Women's U19 Euro Championships has been a successful and inspiring tournament.
22 August 2017
Homes Evacuated During L'Derry Security Alert
A number of homes have been evacuated during a security alert in L'Derry. The incident happened when a man reported that a "suspicious object" was thrown at his house on Heron Way at about 10.30pm on Monday, 21 August. Police discovered the object in the front garden of his house.