14/12/2018

PM Must Stand Up To EU Leaders On Brexit Backstop- Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster has warned Prime Minister Theresa May that she must not roll over in the face of EU opposition.

The DUP leader released a statement, urging Mrs May to stand up to fellow European leaders and demand amendments to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
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It follows the Prime Minister's bid to seek further assurances on the Northern Ireland backstop at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday 13 December, when EU leaders rejected her attempts and openly criticised her negotiating strategy.

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14 December 2018
PM Must Stand Up To EU Leaders On Brexit Backstop- Arlene Foster
Arlene Foster has warned Prime Minister Theresa May that she must not roll over in the face of EU opposition. The DUP leader released a statement, urging Mrs May to stand up to fellow European leaders and demand amendments to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
14 December 2018
Man Hospitalised With Burns After Antrim House Fire
A man has been hospitalised with burn injuries after a blaze at a residential premises in Antrim. Details of the incident on Dunore Crescent in the town on the morning of Friday 14 December remain unclear. The PSNI, fire service and ambulance personnel all attended the scene shortly after 7.30am.
14 December 2018
Leo Varadkar: EU United On Need To Maintain Backstop
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said the European Union (EU) is united on its decision to maintain the border backstop in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
14 December 2018
Possible Flooding As Heavy Wind And Rain To Batter NI This Weekend
The Met Office has warned of possible flooding for some homes and businesses in Northern Ireland this weekend, with wind and rain set to hammer the province. A yellow weather warning will be in place from 6am on Saturday 15th December until 6pm that evening.
14 December 2018
Green Party Calls For Urgent Action To Address Air Pollution Crisis
The Green Party has called for emergency action to address air pollution in Northern Ireland, after a government report highlighted that certain areas with high levels of nitrogen dioxide are in breach of industry standards.
14 December 2018
Man Arrested After Young Boy Knocked Down In Newtownards
A man has been arrested after a boy of nursery school age was left in critical condition in hospital when he was struck by a car in County Down. The incident happened on the Movilla Road in Newtownards at around 5.20pm on Thursday 13 December, at a set of traffic lights close to a primary school. The child was hit by a Volkswagen Golf.
14 December 2018
Manhunt For Alleged Cocaine Smuggler With NI Links
The National Crime Agency is on the hunt for a lorry driver with links to Northern Ireland over a £7million cocaine haul. A warrant was issued for Lee James Hartness' arrest when he failed to appear at court to face a drug smuggling charge in August.
14 December 2018
Call For Support Package For Families Affected By Muckamore Abbey Hospital
Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said the Department of Health and Belfast Trust should compile a package of support to be offered to the families of patients at Muckamore Abbey Hospital, pending the outcome of a police investigation into allegations of mistreatment.
14 December 2018
Police Disciplined Over Coleraine Pub Fight
PSNI failings compromised an investigation into off-duty police officers involved in a fight with members of the public, the Police Ombudsman has found.
14 December 2018
Other News In Brief
Police Investigate Suspicious Activity In West Belfast Police are investigating a suspicious incident in west Belfast, after a young woman reported that two men pulled up near her with one shouting "grab her" as she made her way to work on Thursday 13 December. The encounter happened at the Colinmill area just before 7am.