Chris Lyttle

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On Saturday, the department said there had been 3,576 positive tests in the previous 48 hour period, as well as an additional 25 deaths. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An additional 1,662 people in Northern Ireland have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the North’s Department of Health (DoH) reported(...)

 Northern Ireland Minister for Education  Peter Weir:  rejected claims he had followed London, describing an ’inextricable link’ between Northern Ireland and Britain.

The controversy over exam results in Northern Ireland underlines the “absolute necessity” of a full time return to school for all pupils from next wee(...)

Peter Weir insisted that if teacher predictions were used without standardisation, the results would not have “any level of credibility”

Solely using teacher estimates to allocate A-level grades in Northern Ireland would lack any level of credibility, the North’s education minister has (...)

Last May, when this was a six-seater constituency rather than the five-seater it is now, the DUP won three seats, Alliance two and the Ulster Unionist Party one

Belfast East is another constituency where the “cash for ash” crisis could have a vital bearing on the Northern Ireland Assembly election result. Ju(...)

Joanne Bunting of the DUP celebrates after being elected as MLA for Belfast East at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Wounded Afghanistan veteran Andy Allen won the Ulster Unionists’ only seat in Belfast with victory in the east of the city. Mr Allen, who was badly i(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Belfast East – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

This Assembly election, barring calamity, will see the return to frontline politics of Alliance’s Naomi Long. It may even pave the way for her, eventu(...)

The huge loyalist “Eleventh Night” bonfire that is threatening homes in Chobham Street in east Belfast.

The PSNI will have 1,500 officers specifically assigned in Belfast to try to ensure that Orange Order parades pass off peacefully on Monday, senior of(...)

A 33-year-old  cerebral palsy sufferer who placed a hoax device at the east Belfast office of the Alliance Party, and who also threatened to kill two party members has been handed a three-year sentence

A 33-year-old disabled man who placed a hoax device at the east Belfast office of the Alliance Party, and who also threatened to kill two party member(...)

Proposing the motion, Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane said her party advocated the right to social, economic, gender and cultural equality.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Northern Assembly has again rejected by a majority vote a Sinn Féin motion calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The DUP had table(...)