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Unionists’ Brexit politicking has ensured Northern Ireland has no future

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Unionism saw in Brexit an opportunity to wreck the Good Friday agreement and get a hard border back. Instead, it is any prospect of the survival of Northern Ireland that has been demolished. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson admi...

UK government threatens to suspend Northern Ireland protocol

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The row over Brexit and Northern Ireland has escalated after the UK government issued a new warning to the EU that it will not shy away from unilaterally suspending the Northern Ireland protocol agreed by Boris Johnso...

Northern Idaho’s anti-government streak hinders fight against Covid

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Northern Idaho has a long and deep streak of anti-government activism that has confounded attempts to battle a Covid-19 outbreak overwhelming hospitals in the deeply conservative region. A deadly 1992 standoff with fe...

Scrapping Northern Ireland protocol will only make things worse, says EU

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The EU has pushed back sharply against demands the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol be scrapped, warning that a renegotiation would merely lead to more instability for traders and communities. Just hours after the Dem...

County Down, and around: a car-free trip to Bangor, Northern Ireland

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The board wobbles again. I drop back into a kneeling position and shake my head ruefully at Adam, the instructor. Even standing up from the ground on dry land is quite a business these days; I am not at all confident ...

Peacock-Farrell penalty save earns Northern Ireland draw with Switzerland

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For Northern Ireland, the route to a place at World Cup 2022 remains tricky after this draw against Switzerland. This was, as expected, a tense encounter, with chances scarce and the hosts mindful of playing in front ...

Northern lights, northern soul and discoveries at the pole – take the Thursday quiz

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Once again it is time to brave the Thursday quiz challenge. Dare you enter the arena and take on 14 questions on general knowledge and topical trivia, wrestle with anagrams, spot the hidden Doctor Who reference and br...

Northern Ireland deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill tests positive for Covid

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Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, has said she has contracted Covid-19. The Sinn Féin politician tweeted that she was in self-isolation but hoped to return to public duties next week. She wr...

10 of the best tapas bars in Santander, northern Spain

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Behind Santander’s sweep of bay lies a grid of streets dotted with bars that offer a fusion of Basque-style pintxos with versatile tapas, or pinchos as they’re called here. And unlike those of San Sebastián, a couple ...

Caldor fire levels northern California town as dry weather fuels blazes

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Few homes were left standing in Grizzly Flats, California, the small northern California forest town leveled by the Caldor fire on Tuesday. Streets in the town of about 1,200 people were littered with downed power lin...

Surging wildfire tears through northern California town and threatens others

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Critically dangerous fire weather was forecast across northern California from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, threatening to intensify several large blazes and increasing the risk of new ones, as a small ru...

Dixie fire: 10,000 buildings threatened as largest US wildfire tears through northern California

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People living in the scenic forestlands of northern California were facing a weekend of fear as huge wildfires threatened to reduce thousands of homes to ashes. The Dixie fire, which has been raging for three weeks an...

Wildfire tears through northern California gold rush town – video

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The fast-moving Dixie fire has continued to burn through northern California, leaving much of the gold rush town of Greenville in ashes. The three-week-old fire has burned more than 500 sq miles and destroyed dozens o...

Are northern English accents dying out? Are they eck as like

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Ah, the stalwarts of summer! Cowes, Goodwood, the Proms and, these days, gloomy academic prognostications about the future of northern accents. Last summer, Manchester University claimed that the speech differences of...

Northern Ireland gives out £100 vouchers to aid high street recovery

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Adults in Northern Ireland are being handed free shopping vouchers as part of a £145m plan to breathe life back into high streets scarred by lockdown closures. Gordon Lyons, the country’s economy minister, said everyo...

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