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Counter Extremism Bill could be 'very dangerous'

Belfast Telegraph - BelfastTelegraph ...Belfast TelegraphThe terror law watchdog has warned that new anti-extremism measures planned by the Government could be "very dangerous".Counter Extremism Bill...

George Osborne resigns as Philip Hammond named Chancellor

The Treasury has always been his goal, and he is understood to have been disappointed to miss out on the number two job there in...

Chilcot report to criticise individuals over Iraq War — but acquit Tony Blair

The website of the Stop the War Coalition, an organisation of mainly left-wing anti-war activists, includes an article by the Conservative commentator Peter Oborne arguing...

Welsh fans celebrate Euro 2016 victory against Belgium

First Minister and Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones went liberal with the exclamation marks on his official Twitter page writing: "Incredible!!! Magnificent!!! Historic!" 01 of...

Hugh Laurie to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Screen stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Amy Adams, Goldie Hawn, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo and Eva Longoria will also get a star. Rapper...

SNP secures first victory as Labour ejected in Rutherglen

The SNP's John Mason said things are looking "very positive" for the party in Glasgow. ... There had been speculation that fall-out from the Alistair...

Foyle: SF's McGuinness vs SDLP's Eastwood in the battle for nationalism

Robert Donnell said he was happy to continue voting the way he always had. He said: "I am voting DUP, but I will use the...

City of London seen as tax haven at centre of worldwide system, says McDonnell

When I mentioned this to particularly Conservative colleagues they always worry about privacy and the like, but if that's the case and those arguments are...

New Year's Honours list 2016 in full

Director, Scottish Conservatives. For political service. (Edinburgh). Professor David Kenneth Miles. Formerly Member, Monetary Policy Committee. For services to Monetary Policy. (Somerset). Andrew Noel Moffat.

Tadcaster Bridge collapse prompts soldiers to be drafted in to evacuate homes

Telegraph.co.ukAreas of Cumbria and Yorkshire which took a hammering from Storm Eve are on high alert as the latest weather front sweeps in overnight. Tadcaster...

The View from Dublin

Belfast Telegraph - Ahern fails to follow OsborneBelfast TelegraphDavid Cameron's Conservative Party made an election promise to set up an independent body after it became...

Labour's John McDonnell 'said gutless wimps opposed to Sinn Fein should have ...

Diarmuid Breatnach, who organised the meeting, told The Times: "I do recall him making some throwaway but unfortunate remark about knee-capping in the context of...

'Thorough' probe pledged after failure to pass on Janet McKay 'sighting'

The latest incident follows a review of Police Scotland's procedures launched after the deaths of John Yuill and Lamara Bell, who lay undiscovered for days...

Heirs and graces: We talk to the cast of Downton Abbey

He's absolutely stuck in the middle between his progressive wife and his ultra conservative mother. As always." Hugh's accent ... Willowy and fair-skinned, she has...

Why the EU vote could drive Catholic unionists towards Sinn Fein and a united ...

Ads for Sweet Afton and Major flaked off old shop walls. But when people discussed whether Ireland would really be united someday, several ... Currently,...

10 questions that follow the shocks of 2015 General Election in Northern Ireland

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg looks dejected as they leave...

Election results: Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales

Belfast Telegraph - state of the ...Belfast TelegraphLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 08: Prime Minister David Cameron opens the car door for his wife Samantha...

SDLP hold Foyle as Durkan increases vote

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg looks dejected as they leave...

General Election: hung parliament widely expected

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg looks dejected as they leave...

Bettison denies attending briefing

Former police chief Sir Norman Bettison has denied he attended a meeting where a senior officer allegedly told colleagues they were going to place the...

Wells quits amid gay remarks row

An alleged verbal altercation with a lesbian couple during an election canvass in his South Down constituency added further pressure. Sinn Fein MLA Daithi McKay...

Ukip 'set for big by-election win'

The findings sound a note of caution for the Conservative Party in the way it is fighting the campaign to retain the Kent seat -...

'Nowhere safe' if Ebola outbreak in Africa continues

The cleric, considered a moderate conservative, became head of the body after his predecessor, Iran's influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was forced out in...

Ban smoking in parks, report says

But the mayor said: "This idea in my view, as a libertarian conservative, comes down too much on the side of bossiness and nannying. ...

The inside track: Zebre v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 League

Ulster know that if they are patient and move through the phases then spaces will open up for Tommy Bowe, Mike Allen and Craig Gilroy...

Concern over ambulance queue death

Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses. Also...

'Huge variation' in therapy waits

Too many people diagnosed with anxiety or depression face "unacceptably long waits" for therapy, a charity has warned. Also in this Section. Tehran prisoner 'on...

Ian Paisley death: From firebrand to First Minister ...the remarkable journey ...

Channel 4 News Paisley's powerful mixture of firebrand preaching and deep evangelical conservatism attracted a large following. His Free Presbyterianism proved so successful that the large...

Johnson 'thrilled' over selection

"No, this is the first stage in the campaign to retain the seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip for the Conservatives and to get across...

David Humphrey's big gamble with move to Gloucester

Sometimes cautious, conservative and risk-averse people who have their future mapped out make a life-altering decision on a whim. Humphreys joining Gloucester to me was...

Culture Night Belfast: Allotments take root

Culture Night Belfast's latest partnership is bearing fruit (and veg) in a very good cause…. Also in this Section. Victim's daughter befriended killer · High...

Straw to chair clerk role committee

Mr Bercow nominated Australian Carol Mills to fill the £200,000 a year post after chairing a committee tasked with finding a replacement, aided by head...

Concerns clerk process 'flawed' new

BBC News Widespread concern exists among MPs that the process to appoint a new Commons head clerk chaired by John Bercow was "seriously flawed", a Conservative...

O'Shea wants to build on win

They now head into next month's double header - on paper, at least, their easiest and most difficult matches, at home to Gibraltar and away...

Republic aided by Aiden's double

Aiden McGeady launched Martin O'Neill's competitive reign as Republic of Ireland boss in style with a match-winning Euro 2016 qualifier double in Georgia. Also in...

Easter

Belfast Telegraph - We were luckyBelfast TelegraphHarlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea echoed 's sentiments. "In the first half we were incredibly in control and...

Wheel turns full circle in hurling revolution

Just over a year ago Sunday Independent journalist Damian Lawlor was returning home from a double-header in Thurles when he came up with a great...

Brake on car sales may signal an end to Northern Ireland spending recovery

Ulster Bank chief economist Richard Ramsey said that as the recovery continues, growth rates are anticipated to moderate to more normal levels. By Margaret Canning...

Franco-German blame game spells serious trouble for Ireland and euro's future

He went on to call for "just and sane resistance" to the austerity policies he accused the German government (which, as it happens, is a...

PM: Russian presence 'unacceptable'

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen unveiled a new Readiness Action Plan, including proposals for a new force of several thousand troops to act as...

Martin McGuinness blames brinkmanship of DUP for Stormont stalemate

The deputy first minister also insisted the United States administration must reassert its influence in the political process here. But in a speech marking the...

Erdogan sworn in as Turkish leader

But he is also despised by many for taking an increasing authoritarian tack and is accused of trying to impose his religious and conservative mores...

Government tackled on migrant surge

The official figures - published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - came as Eurosceptic backbench MP Douglas Carswell dramatically announced his defection from...

Cameron praises 'single market' UK

The Conservative leader will use his trip north to make the business case for Scotland remaining in the UK. It comes the day after 130...

Working class area valued at £3.6m

The website is now showing the street's average house price at the more conservative figure of £125,619. Diane Warren has lived in road almost as...

Politicians and their conspiracy theories over interest rates are wide of the mark

Could the difference (and the accompanying boost to consumer confidence) push the Conservatives over the finishing line in first place next May? Would the first...

The UK has been at the forefront of opposing slavery for over 200 years

(blog) (blog)At Westminster, the Conservative Party has introduced a modern slavery bill which is much more coherent than badly drafted and possibly unenforceable legislation...

Jamieson delighted by PCC poll win

The swing was just 0.27% from the Conservatives to Labour. Today's is the lowest ever turnout figure for a PCC, and even fell below that...

Tories attacked over regions fund

The Conservative Party came to office promising to rebalance Britain's economy across all the regions with an export and investment led boom, and have failed.

Pellegrini hopes more stars commit

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful that more of his squad will commit to long-term contracts in the coming days. Also in this Section.