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Video: Four year ‘solitary confinement’ of Dungannon men is ‘torture’ say campaigners

A vigil has been held in Dungannon for two local men reported to have been held in ‘solitary confinement’ at HMP Maghaberry for four and a half years.

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The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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Under Secretary of State Kris Hopkins with Cllr Ronan McGinley and Mid Ulster Chief Executive Anthony Tohill

Mid Ulster councillors express their opposition to Brexit

A cross party delegation from Mid Ulster District Council met with the Under Secretary of State Kris Hopkins following a debate in the chamber regarding Brexit.

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Unionists put brakes on dual currency parking meters

Unionists have put the brakes on plans to explore if parking meters here may accept Euro coins.

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Dalradian Gold held a consultation at their Camcosy Road site

MLA calls for public inquiry on Greencastle gold mine

The Infrastructure Minister has been asked to hold a public inquiry into plans for a gold mine in Greencastle by party colleague and MLA for West Tyrone, Declan McAleer.

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Cllr Ronan McGinley

All Irish citizens should have vote

Nationalist controlled Mid Ulster Council has passed a motion calling for the right to vote in the next and all future Irish presidential elections.

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Irish President Michael D. Higgins

Mid Ulster Council to discuss ‘presidential vote’

Mid Ulster District Council is set to discuss presidential voting rights for all Irish citizens regardless of their place of residency.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

For some, having Trump at the helm of the USA is a frightening thought.
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It's decision day for America

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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US ELECTION - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

How to watch the US Presidential election

Millions of people around the world will be tuning in to watch the US Presidential election unfold on Tuesday.

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Councillor Sean McPeake who is invited to take part in All-Island Brexit talks

South Derry councillor in All-Island Brexit talks

Mid Ulster Sinn Féin councillor Sean McPeake has been invited to take part in tomorrow's All-Island Civic Dialogue event in Dublin.

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NATO warships on way to Belfast after monitoring Russian navy vessels

Four NATO warships – including Belfast affiliated HMS DUNCAN – will arrive in Northern Ireland this weekend after being stood down from monitoring the movement of a Russian aircraft carrier through the English channel and to the Mediterranean.

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DUP group leader Cllr Paul McLean

DUP slam Mid Ulster Council's Brexit opposition as 'total nonsense'

Nationalist controlled Mid Ulster Council have carried a Sinn Féin motion strongly opposing the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

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Orange Order ‘outraged’ at Union flag’s removal from Magherafelt

Magherafelt Orange Order has broken its silence on the controversial Union flag which is set to come down soon as the town’s £1.9m public realm scheme nears completion.

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Cookstown Job Centre faces closure

Serious concerns raised at ‘dole closure’ meeting in Cookstown

A number of questions have been raised about the proposed closure of Cookstown’s dole offices at a public meeting on the issue.

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Dorothy Elaine Dawn Gardner (48), of Killycanavan Road, Dungannon, attends Downpatrick Court on Tuesday, She  is charged with causing "wasteful employment of the police by knowingly making a false report or statement tending to show that an offence had been committed by Mr James Wells MLA".

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Jim Wells forgives Cookstown woman who helped end his ministerial career

The former Northern Ireland Health Minister who lost his post following false allegations from a Cookstown woman has said he forgives her.

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Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard (second from right) at the official opening of the A31 Magherafelt bypass with Anne Cleary, Transport NI Lands Officer, Conor Loughery, Transport NI Divisional Manager, Francie Molloy (MP), and Chair of Mid Ulster Council Trevor Wilson along with invited guests at the official opening.

New bypass of Magherafelt is opened

A £35 million bypass round Magherafelt has ben formally opened.

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David Ford is to step down as Alliance leader

David Ford to step down as Alliance leader

David Ford is to step down as Alliance leader, effective from noon on Thursday (October 6).
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Former Magherafelt councillor dies after battle with illness

Tributes have been paid to former Magherafelt councillor Lughaidh Mac Giolla Bhrighde who died last night (Monday, October 3) following a battle with illness.

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