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Ulster Unionist Party’s new leader Doug Beattie: “Clearly I’m British as well but my whole life I’ve identified as Irish.”  Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

In his constituency office in Portadown, Co Armagh, the new leader of the Ulster Unionist Party has a portrait of the queen, plenty of military memora(...)

Steve Aiken (centre) with party colleagues Robbie Butler (left), and Doug Beattie (right) at Stormont after  Mr Aiken’s  resigning as leader of the UUP.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former firefighter Robbie Butler has announced he will not stand for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party. The decision by the Lagan Valley (...)

Steve Aiken with party colleagues Robbie Butler (left) and Doug Beattie (right) at Stormont during Mr Aiken’s first media appearance after resigning as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont Assembly member Doug Beattie, a decorated British army veteran, has confirmed he will stand for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party. (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster insisted the Executive was not ‘scaremongering’ about Covid-19. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland is at a “tipping point” in the battle to stop the spread of coronavirus, the North’s First Minister has warned. Two more people with(...)

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Arlene Foster speaks to media in the great hall of Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments on Tuesday night were primed to release their best estimation of what constitutes an agreement to restore the Execut(...)

An additional £1.35 million is being provided this year for suicide-prevention services in the North. Photograph: iStock

The Northern Ireland department of health has published a new suicide-prevention strategy that aims to reduce the level of suicide in the North by 10 (...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

Brenda Hale will stand for the Democratic Unionist Party in Lagan Valley.

The DUP and UUP are fighting to hold on to the Assembly seats they won last year in Lagan Valley, where the scene is set for one of the most closely f(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

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

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)