Boris Johnson threatens to suspend checks on goods crossing Irish Sea 

Boris Johnson threatens to suspend all checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea if the EU doesn’t stop its hardline approach Prime Minister is considering suspending checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea Sources say he fears the resulting disruption could destabilise Northern Ireland  The row is over the Brexit deal which prevents checks made at … Read more

Ministers meet NI loyalist paramilitaries as they seek to solve post-Brexit border problems

Ministers meet loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland as they seek to solve post-Brexit border problems that have sparked violence The Cabinet ministers met a delegation from the Loyalist Communities Council Came amid continued disputes over Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit border Brexit deal left NI tied to a range of EU customs and regulatory rules  It sparked … Read more

Poll: British identity ‘is on the wane’ in Northern Ireland

British identity ‘is on the wane’ in Northern Ireland as just 17 per cent of 18-24 year-olds say that is how they view themselves as Boris Johnson marks the country’s ‘very significant’ centenary Poll suggests British identity is waning among young people in Northern Ireland Older people more likely than younger people to consider themselves … Read more

British drivers name their favourite UK routes – and it’s Loch Lomond to Glencoe that’s No1,

British drivers name their favourite UK routes – and it’s Loch Lomond to Glencoe that’s No1, followed by Kendal to Keswick and Cheddar Gorge Just missing out on a podium place was Hardknott Pass in the Lake District, which came fourth The breathtaking Black Mountain Road in the Brecon Beacons National Park also made the … Read more

Civil servant keeps a spreadsheet of her 350 handbags – including £5 Primark to £2,500 Chanel

A mum who owns more than 350 handbags has revealed she has spreadsheet to keep track to her extensive collection.  Nicola Crawford, 44, from Northern Ireland owns a whopping 362 handbags and says she’ll only stop buying them when she has one for every day of the year. The civil servant, who lives with her … Read more

Civil servant keeps a spreadsheet of her 350 handbags – including £5 Primark to £2,500 Chanel

A mum who owns more than 350 handbags has revealed she has spreadsheet to keep track to her extensive collection.  Nicola Crawford, 44, from Northern Ireland owns a whopping 362 handbags and says she’ll only stop buying them when she has one for every day of the year. The civil servant, who lives with her … Read more

Frefighters battle huge blaze spreading through gorse in Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains

More than 60 firefighters battle huge blaze spreading through gorse in Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains The gorse fire in the Slieve Donard area has been going since Friday morning  Pictures overnight showed the blaze on pitch-black mountains over Newcastle Officials told people to avoid Glen River and Bloody Bridge River access points Firefighters were withdrawn late … Read more

Football photographer has shoe laces tied to a fence during Irish League match 

Foul! Moment football photographer discovers prankster has tied him to a fence by his shoelaces while he is snapping Irish League match Photographer Bill Guiller was taking snaps of Larne FC at Inver Park, N Ireland With the game going on someone was able to tie his shoelaces to the sidelines He only realised minutes … Read more