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Principal's harassment ordeal by pupil's parent

A head teacher speaks out after pupils' father is sentenced for a 14-month campaign of harassment.

Donald Trump urged to appoint NI special envoy

The US president is told now is an "ideal time" to honour his commitment and appoint a new diplomat.

Irish abortion referendum: Every vote counts in emotive poll

From the tragedy of teenager Ann Lovett to the death of Savita Halappanavar - abortion is the most emotive of issues.

Northern Ireland 'superfan' sentenced over fake tops

Gary Wallace, who featured in BBC documentary about the 2016 European Championships, admitted fraud.

'Stop this torment,' says scarred woman

Janine Howard has a facial disfigurement and wears headphones to block out abuse in the street.

Paedophile hunter accused in custody after bail breach

A man facing charges in relation to so-called paedophile hunting groups is remanded in custody.

Baroness Paisley: DUP 'as much to blame' for stalemate

Baroness Paisley says the Stormont crisis would not have happened under her husband and Martin McGuiness.

Cullyhanna gun attack: Mother and son escape injury

The pair were in a house in County Armagh when shots were fired, breaking windows in three rooms.

RHI inquiry: Foster and adviser disagree on meetings

A civil servant says she expressed no preference to Arlene Foster over two green energy schemes.

Lecturers on strike at Queen's and Ulster universities

Staff are angry at plans to change pensions and universities are 'working to minimise impact'.

Belfast Health Trust pays out £5.5K to agoraphobic woman

The woman, who has an anxiety disorder, was discharged as a patient after missing two appointments.

NI hospital waiting list target not met

People in NI are still waiting longer than they should for a first outpatient appointment, figures show.

Julie Thomas: 'I have seen the worst of people'

A County Down head teacher, who was harassed by a parent, says she has 'seen the worst of people'.

Mary Lou McDonald attacks Theresa May over talks stalemate

Mary Lou McDonald attacks Theresa May over talks stalemate

Stones airlifted for Mourne Wall Restoration Project

Some 84 bags of stones are airlifted to mountains to help the Mourne Wall Restoration Project.

Cleaner tied up and held in burglary

A cleaner, who was working in a house when it was burgled, was tied up using 'some sort of wire'.

Kayden Fleck's parents say "pain will never leave"

Kayden Fleck's parents say "pain will never leave" after the five-year-old's death.

Belfast Giants' slim Elite League title hopes extinguished by weekend defeats

Belfast Giants' fading Elite League title hopes suffer mortal blows as they are beaten at home on successive nights by Edinburgh Capitals and Milton Keynes Lightning.

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Draft abortion referendum law agreed by Irish cabinet

Ireland is to hold a referendum on whether to change the abortion laws, which are among Europe's strictest.

Report into Aidan McAnespie's death cannot be released

The Irish justice minister refuses to release a report into the 1988 shooting of Aidan McAnespie.

County Armagh farmer set to join Irish senate

Ian Marshall is a farmer and former president of the Ulster Farmers' Union.

Randox announces £50m investment in medical testing

The County Antrim company will used the money to develop new medical testing technology.

RHI inquiry: 'Ministers should be more involved'

An inquiry is told ministers should be more fully involved in policy making.

Lagan Construction Group: Firms set to enter administration

Up to 200 jobs at risk as four companies within a major construction business are set to go into administration.

Ronnie McFall to replace Gary Haveron at Glentoran until end of season

Ronnie McFall is appointed as manager of Glentoran until the end of the season following the sacking of Gary Haveron.

Six Nations 2018: Henderson and Furlong miss Wales match

Ireland's Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales through injury.

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales (Sat)

Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium

League of Ireland: Derry target opening win at Sligo

Derry City are targeting their opening points of the new league season as they travel to face Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.

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Office rage

Thursday's papers feature Chris Hazzard's Castlewellan office, which bears the names of two IRA men.

Late apology

The family of the pensioner receives an apology from the NI Ambulance Service.

Three billboards

The London-born director's long connection with County Galway leads to tribute inspired by hit film.

Heart beat

Dundonald's Ulster Hospital is the first to have a dedicated CT scanner to specifically detect heart disease.

Lotto shop shuts

The second luckiest shop in Ireland sells its final lotto ticket as it ceases trading.

Judge calls for longer domestic violence jail terms

A district judge in Londonderry calls for longer jail terms in domestic violence cases.

Londonderry-Dungiven road: Work due to start on A6

Work on major new road between Londonderry and Dungiven is expected to get under way in Spring

Hymn writer portrait to go on display for first time

A portrait of one of the Victorian era's most famous hymn writers is to go on public display for the first time.

Irish government outline north west city region plan

The Irish government outlines plans for cross-border city region aimed at boosting north west economy.

Irish Open: Sewerage system plan to cope with 'stink'

Irish Water allay concerns that 'maxed out' sewerage system will not cope with big golf tournament.

SDLP leader urges Jeremy Corbyn to back single market

Colum Eastwood urges Labour leader to ensure the UK remains in the single market after Brexit.

Derry assault: Appeal for taxi driver to come forward

Police urge a taxi driver who helped the victim of a serious assault on New Year's Eve to come forward.

Omagh water: NI Water to tackle herbicide incident

NI Water must set out plans to prevent another spike of herbicide in Omagh drinking water.

Derry City chairman backs Ryan McBride stadium name change

Derry City Football Club chairman backs plans to rename stadium after late club captain Ryan McBride.

Andrew Allen murder: Appeal for information on anniversary

Police say they are following several lines of inquiry, six years after the death of the Londonderry man.

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