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Winning the TS Eliot Prize is hardly a matter of life and death. But the film of that name inspired Sinéad Morrissey to pen a collection which finally secured the UK’s most prestigious poetry prize for Belfast’s first poet laureate.

7,500 apply for 100 police officer posts in Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will host the first three days of next year’s Giro d’Italia.

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Gerry Adams’ brother, Liam, found guilty of raping his daughter

Former IRA commander repeatedly abused Aine Adams when she was aged between 5 and 9

Immortal: The Approved Biography of George Best, By Duncan Hamilton

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Strangler given 19-year sentence 25 years after killing pensioner in North Belfast

A serial criminal who strangled a kindly pensioner 25 years ago after trying to rob her has been sentenced to a minimum of 19 years in prison.

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Downton Abbey star Jim Carter has taken part in a 1,000 mile cycle tour as part of a bid to recreate the spirit of the Olympics.

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A Belfast Story director apologises for sending 'nail bomb' promotional kit branded 'the most distasteful freebie ever'

Filmmaker Nathan Todd said the PR package was 'not intended to offend anyone'

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The King's Head Theatre has a storied history in terms of the productions, and the actors and directors involved. Watch the videos below to see some of the recent productions at the venue.

Seven A* A-levels and still a rejection from Oxford

A student who achieved seven A*s in his A-levels yesterday has been rejected from Oxford - but  isn’t 'in any way disappointed'.

Kyle Lafferty ruled out of Northern Ireland's match against Russia

Northern Ireland have been dealt a huge blow ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier against Russia after striker Kyle Lafferty was ruled out of the match with an Achilles injury.

Children hand in unexploded bomb after Belfast police station was targeted

Two bombs were launched at a police station in the city, but only one of them detonated

Hundreds of astronomy lovers enjoy the meteor shower in the aboriginal town of Atalayita in Canary Islands, Spain

Perseids meteor shower: Clear skies predicted for tonight's 'spectacular' firework display

The annual firework display in the sky known as the Perseids meteor shower – one of the most spectacular examples of “shooting stars” – could reach a peak this evening and Tuesday morning, astronomers said.

Police fear violence, seen in Belfast on Friday, will be repeated in Castlederg

Police in Northern Ireland braced for more parade violence

Police in Northern Ireland are bracing themselves for a fresh wave of violence today after officers came under sustained attack during riots that again proved that no solution has been found to the parades problem.

A man cycles past a burning car after Loyalist protesters attacked the police with bricks and bottles

Police chief condemns 'mindless anarchy' after 56 officers are injured in Belfast protests

Police came under sustained attack by crowds 'intent on creating disorder'

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Extra police will be deployed in Northern Ireland this weekend to deal with a number of potentially contentious parades involving both loyalists and republicans.

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