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Pair Charged With Lisburn Murder

Two men have been charged with the murder of Paul Smyth in Lisburn.

The 50-year-old was found shot dead on Friday evening, 21 June. He was discovered in the living room of his Coulson Avenue home.

The pair, aged 32 and 29, are charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent.

All charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

NI Party Leaders Hold Meeting Over Magee Medical School

Northern Ireland's party leaders met to discuss the future of plans for a medical school at Ulster University's Magee campus today, 27 June.

The leaders agreed on the need for the medical school at Magee and for progress to be made quickly, while it was also acknowledged the decision on the school does not necessarily need ministerial approval. 
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They are also set to commit additional resources to finalise the business case for the medical school ahead of the deadline in September, and look to use the funding from the Inclusive Future Fund secured for the north west to finance the medical school. 

An agreement was also reached to meet again in order to take the project forward.

East Belfast Primary School To Become Integrated

A primary in school in east Belfast is set to become integrated following a vote by parents.

Harding Memorial Primary on the Cregagh Road will become the first integrated in the area if the plan goes ahead. 87% of parents voted for the move, which was backed by Principal Stephen Cumber and the board of governors.

A proposal must now be submitted to the Education Authority which will hold a consultation on the plans, before the Department of Education makes the final decision.


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