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DUP gambled the Union for a hard Brexit: UUP

© UUP MLA Roy Beggs with Larne Port – where EU officials will oversee the new Irish Sea border –in the… Last week it was confirmed that the Irish Sea border will begin on January 1 and Boris Johnson dropped his controverisal clauses in the Internal Market Bill which would have broken international law by overriding what he agreed to a year ago. Last week it was also confirmed that EU officials will be based in Northern Ireland overseeing the checks at ports such as Larne and Belfast on behalf of Brussels. UUP MLA Roy Beggs, in whose East Antrim constituency the Port of Larne sits, said that “responsibility lies at the feet of the DUP, who gambled our future on a desire for a hard Brexit. The DUP have failed in what should be the primary task of a unionist – protecting the Union.” “Last week, it was established … Continue reading

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East Antrim MLAs welcome end to taxi driver support ‘injustice’

The minister said: “This means that drivers who have benefitted from the first £1,500 scheme will be eligible to apply for a further £1,500 towards unavoidable overhead costs. The first scheme provided payments of £1,500 to over 4,100 taxi drivers, with some 90% of applications being processed for payment by the end of this week. The remaining applications unfortunately did not meet the criteria for the scheme due to discontinuous insurance cover. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/people/east-antrim-mlas-welcome-end-taxi-driver-support-injustice-3102090

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New Islandmagee school plan progresses to application stage

A site has been earmarked at Kilcairn, Low Road,  for a five-class building including a multi-purpose hall and two playgrounds for a 115-pupil school. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.newsletter.co.uk/education/new-islandmagee-school-plan-progresses-application-stage-3095985

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‘Heartbreaking tragedy’ as teen girl dies after falling into Larne river

The death of a teenage girl after entering the Inver River in Larne on Tuesday night has been described as an “unimaginable loss”. The 14-year-old died after falling into the river at around 9pm. A huge rescue mission was launched involving police local coastguard crews and the ambulance service. It’s understood the girl was removed from the water and taken to Antrim Area Hospital where she passed away. Police confirmed a post mortem has taken place and the death is not being treated as suspicious. Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Mayor Maureen Morrow said she understood the teenager had slipped while out walking with friends. She said despite efforts of friends and the emergency services to save the girl the river had been flowing quickly due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday and she had been swept away. “My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and … Continue reading

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Hauliers ‘spending tens of thousands’ bringing empty lorries to Northern Ireland from Britain

Hauliers are spending tens of thousands of pounds bringing empty lorries to Northern Ireland, an industry spokesman has said. Seamus Leheny, of Logistics NI, said exports of goods from Northern Ireland to Britain are doing well, however less is coming back across the Irish Sea as suppliers are faced with new customs demands. There is a varied picture at shops in Northern Ireland, with empty shelves evident in some parts of some supermarkets – while others appear well stocked. First Minister Arlene Foster described it as “entirely unacceptable that these issues continue to persist”. “They have to be dealt with urgently, my colleagues at Westminster will be raising some of those issues this week and I’ll continue to have those conversations with Michael Gove. “We’re asking for solutions to what are real meaningful problems affecting our haulage industry, affecting our car dealers, affecting people receiving parcels or rather not receiving … Continue reading

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