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'Life was a holiday'

'Life was a holiday'
Dot and Daisy Jack are among the oldest identical twins in the UK and Ireland.
The 96-year-old sisters were born on a farm in County Monaghan before moving to County Antrim.
They married two cousins who coincidentally shared the same name - William Jack - and each raised families.
The twins credit farm life, faith and family for their long lives.

Woman released in brothel-keeping investigation

A woman who was arrested in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, on suspicion of brothel-keeping and an immigration-related offence has been released unconditionally.

It follows an operation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in the town on Friday.

On Sunday, police said the woman is now in the custody of immigration officers.

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'Lady Hermon's departure is a real shock'

Sylvia Hermon: 'Her departure is a real shock'
North Down MP Lady Hermon has confirmed she is standing down after 18 years.

She first won the North Down seat in 2001 as an Ulster Unionist, before sitting as an independent unionist.

She said it had been a "particularly difficult" decision - but the right one for her family.

Her constituents said they were surprised by her decision not to contest the seat.

The fireman who's fighting stammer stigma

The fireman who's fighting stammer stigma
Peter Bradley is a firefighter who has a stammer. 
The 31-year-old says people who do not understand the condition can react negatively to those living with it.
"It's not the easiest thing in the world to live with," he told BBC News NI.
"My advice would be to treat people the way you would want to be treated. 
"Maintain eye contact and wait patiently.
"Asking someone to 'calm down' usually has the reverse effect."