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On This Day - November 15 1989: Nigel Martyn became the first £1 million goalkeeper


1969: Liverpool v West Ham was the first football game to be shown in colour on BBC's Match of the Day programme. Liverpool won 2-0.

1987: The Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide formed a round of the world motor racing championship for the first time.

1989: Nigel ...

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What's in the Brexit deal?

THE deal seeks to resolve the so-called 'backstop', which has been a sticking point in the protracted negotiations.

The backstop position aims to guarantee no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic if this issue is not otherwise resolved through a future UK-EU trade ...

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Martin O'Neill hopes for trouble-free clash of Irish sides in Dublin

International friendly: Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland (Thursday, Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm)

MARTIN O’Neill says he is hoping for a “trouble-free” night in Dublin as Republic of Ireland host neighbours Northern Ireland in a prestigious friendly clash.

The ...

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Republic of Ireland foot soldier Glenn Whelan to get his international send-off

International friendly: Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland (tonight, Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm)

GLENN Whelan was always the under appreciated foot soldier. Perhaps not on the pitch, but in the stands and the press box.

He was the most unromantic of footballers. For 10 years he was ...

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Crossmaglen inspired our generation says Gaoth Dobhair stalwart Kevin Cassidy

GAOTH Dobhair stalwart Kevin Cassidy says the thrill of seeing his club crest lined up against that of Crossmaglen Rangers was worth coming out of retirement for.

The former Donegal wing-back had hung the boots up but came back out last summer and picked up a third county medal, earning a ...

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Joe Swail reaches third round of BetVictor Northern Ireland Open

JOE Swail has picked a good week to produce his best run at a ranking event since August of last year.

The Belfast man takes on Israeli-born Scot Eden Sharav this morning (10am) for a place in the last 16 of the BetVictor Northern Ireland Open at the Waterfront in Belfast after beating ...

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John McEntee column: Ulster GAA approach to Anti-Bullying Week to be applauded - but it could have gone further

All sports aim to help kids to flourish, to form friendships, to experience loss or rejection within a safe space.

In addition, they experience many physical and psychological health benefits which encourages them to grow up to become the best versions of themselves.

While the GAA ...

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On This Day - Nov 14 2000: Manchester United had six players nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award . Who were they?


Bernard Hinault (cycling) - Frenchman who won the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana on multiple occasions, born 1954.

Chris Woods (soccer) - former Norwich, Rangers and England goalkeeper, born 1959.

Keith Curle (soccer) - former England defender, ...

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Inflation steady as lower food and clothing prices offset energy hikes

INFLATION was unchanged in October as higher prices for utilities and petrol were offset by a slide in food and clothing costs.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) held steady at 2.4 per cent in October.

Economists had been ...

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Westlife extra Belfast shows – tickets on sale tomorrow

IRISH boyband Westlife have added two extra dates to their string of shows at Belfast's SSE Arena in May.

The one-time Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell protégés have already sold out three Belfast shows on May 25-27; tickets for the extra gigs, on May 22 and 23, go on sale ...

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Woman remanded on charges linked to £250,000 cannabis seizure in west Belfast

A WOMAN has been remanded in custody on charges linked to a £250,000 cannabis seizure in west Belfast.

Ying Lin (38) appeared before the city's magistrates court after being arrested by police on Tuesday.

Organised Crime Branch officers searched two properties, ...

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Armed robber to stand trial charged with breaching temporary release from prison conditions

A CONVICTED armed robber is to stand trial for allegedly going on the run during a temporary release from prison, a judge ordered today.

Sean Tate appeared before Belfast Magisrates' Court charged with being unlawfully at large for a ten-day period earlier this year.

The ...

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Pensioner warned he faces possible jail sentence for wounding his wife

A PENSIONER who pleaded guilty to wounding his wife has been warned he faces a possible jail sentence even though he was released on bail while pre-sentence reports are compiled.

Roy Cairns from Cloona Glen in Dunmurry was to have gone on trial at Belfast Crown Court today accused of ...

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Court told Belfast man accused of stabbing nephew told neighbour: 'I'm after killing Geordie'

A BELFAST man accused of stabbing his nephew told a friend "I'm after killing Geordie" and said he threw the knife down a drain, a court has heard.

George Morrison (29) was stabbed to death in an alleyway in the Antrim Road area of the city in the early hours of July 6 ...

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English Premier League to hear update on Brexit effect on overseas players

TOMORROW'S scheduled English Premier League shareholders' meeting in London will hear an update on the league's talks with the Football Association and British Government about the status of overseas players after Brexit.

Under the current rules, any player from a ...

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Brexit: Ambulances could be stopped at border, warns Labour MP

A bad Brexit deal could risk lives by stopping ambulances crossing the border in Northern Ireland, Labour has warned.

Shadow health minister Justin Madders said people living on the border could fall foul of differences between UK and EU healthcare laws after Brexit.

The Labour MP ...

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Theresa May urges ministers to act in national interest as cabinet meets over Brexit deal

THERESA May has urged cabinet ministers to act in the national interest and support a Brexit deal which takes the UK "significantly closer" to delivering the result of the referendum.

The Prime Minister is having a crunch showdown with Brexit-backing ministers this afternoon ...

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Alterations made to proposed new football rules

THE Standing Committee on Playing Rules will push ahead with the proposal to limit the number of consecutive handpasses in football to three, but have made alterations to three of their other proposed new rules.

Perhaps the most significant change is the extension of the proposed ...

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Arlene Foster: 'Worrying times' as Briitsh cabinet meets to discuss Brexit deal

The DUP has warned Theresa May it will oppose any Brexit agreement that "weakens the union" between Britain and Northern Ireland.

Party leader Arlene Foster was speaking as the British prime minister faces a crunch cabinet meeting today to discuss the Brexit deal reached between ...

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Armed robbery of service station in north Belfast

ARMED men have robbed a service station in north Belfast.

Detectives said two men - one believed to be armed with a knife and the other with a pipe - were reported to have entered the premises in the York Street area at around 6.35pm on Tuesday.

“After demanding cash, ...

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Niall McGinn hoping to begin again against familiar foes in the Republic of Ireland

WORDS can be weapons - but one chosen by Niall McGinn shouldn’t be used as a stick with which to beat him.

Asked if tomorrow night’s ‘friendly’ tussle between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland might be ‘a clash of styles’, the Aberdeen winger ...

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