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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers expected to announce a separate mechanism to try to resolve the row over Orange Order parade in north Belfast. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Issues likely to include welfare reform and parades, flags and the past

‘Why would Secretary of State for Northern Ireland  Theresa Villiers call elections to the same old stalemate and political paralysis?’ Above,  Villiers addresses the Conservative Party annual conference. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Opinion: Can all-party talks resolve disagreement on welfare reform, flags, parades and the past?

Prince Charles is the patron of National Police Memorial Day. Photograph:  Shirlaine Forrest/WPA Pool /Getty Images

Justice Minister David Ford remembers RIC, RUC, PSNI and Garda officers killed in line of duty

Documentary maker Peter Taylor who made the BBC programme Who Won the War? “It is clear that the British and the unionists won,” he says,  “because the union is secure and the IRA is no more.”

Journalist Peter Taylor got some surprising answers to his simple query

First Minister Peter Robinson has gone on the offensive against critics within his party who, party sources say, have been trying to undermine his leadership of the DUP.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

First Minister has had to deny claims from ousted minister Edwin Poots that he would soon resign

Queen Elizabeth with major general David O’Morchoe: He has been widely praised for helping to ensure that Irish soldiers who fought with the British army, especially those who lost their lives in the two world wars, were remembered properly. Photograph: David Sleator

‘Quiet diplomacy’ of David O’Morchoe seen as key to bolstering legion’s image in South

Edwin Poots, who was dropped as minister for health yesterday in a surprise DUP ministerial reshuffle, today triggered a shockwave when he said it was “public knowledge” that Mr Robinson would stand down.  Photograph: Health Protection Agency/PA Wire.

First Minister denies claim by Edwin Poots, who lost job as health minister yesterday

 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland  Theresa Villiers: hoping to to announce a two-pronged approach to get the North’s political parties back into a process that will also involve the Irish and US governments. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Villiers hoping to address issue of disputed north Belfast Orange Order parade

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