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PM says deal does not breach principle of consent

PM says deal does not breach principle of consent
The prime minister has dismissed suggestions that his Brexit deal breached the principle of consent.
"In all frankness I do think it a pity that it is thought necessary for one side or the other of the debate in Northern Ireland to have a veto on those arrangements," Boris Johnson told MPs.
He argued that the Brexit referendum had taken place on a straight majority basis, adding: "I think that principle should be applied elsewhere, I see no reason why it should not apply in Northern Ireland as well."

Nigel Dodds urges PM to 'reconsider' Brexit deal

Nigel Dodds urges PM to 'reconsider' Brexit deal
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has asked Boris Johnson to reconsider his Brexit deal and ensure the UK leaves the EU ''as one nation".
Directly addressing the prime minister in the House of Parliament during a debate on the Brexit deal vote, Mr Dodds said there may be special circumstances for Northern Ireland.
But he added that that "can only be with the consent of the people of Northern Ireland, unionists and nationalists together."

Severe accident: M1 Antrim southbound

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M1 Antrim southbound severe accident, from J3 for Blacks Road to M1.

M1 Antrim - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 southbound in County Down from J3, Blacks (Dunmurry) to M1, Lisburn Services, because of an accident involving seven vehicles.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Antrim southbound

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M1 Antrim southbound severe accident, at J2 for A55 Stockmans Lane Andersonstown.

M1 Antrim - One lane blocked and it's slow on M1 country bound in County Down at J2, A55 (Andersonstown), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Antrim westbound

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M2 Antrim westbound severe disruption, at J2 for A2 Shore Road.

M2 Antrim - One lane blocked on M2 country bound in County Antrim at J2, A2 (Greencastle), because of wheel barrow in the road.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Gerry Adams denies IRA claims in court

Gerry Adams denies IRA claims in court
Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has refuted claims he played a role in the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.
He was called to give evidence during a special legal action against veteran republican Ivor Bell related to the murder of the mother-of-10.
Mr Bell was found not guilty.
BBC News NI looks back at allegations against Mr Adams and his denial of any involvement with the IRA or Mrs McConville's killing.

Severe accident: A24 Antrim both ways

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A24 Antrim both ways severe accident, at Dorrington Lane.

A24 Antrim - A24 Saintfield Road in Newtownbreda partially blocked and it's slow in both directions at the Dorrington Lane junction, because of an accident.

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Jean McConville and family

Jean McConville was not the only person to "disappear" during the Troubles, but hers was one of the most high-profile cases.

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Severe accident: M2 Antrim westbound

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M2 Antrim westbound severe accident, at M5 Greencastle.

M2 Antrim - Two lanes blocked and queues on M2 country bound in County Down at M5, Greencastle, because of an accident.

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Severe accident: M2 Antrim westbound

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M2 Antrim westbound severe accident, from J2 for A2 Shore Road to J4 for A8.

M2 Antrim - One lane blocked and it's slow on M2 country bound in County Antrim from J2, A2 (Greencastle) to J4 A8(M) Sandyknowes, because of an accident.

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'The 'trolley dolly' perception is far from the truth'

'The 'trolley dolly' perception is far from the truth'
A new state-of-the-art aviation suite has been installed at Belfast Met's Castlereagh campus. 
The mock cabin is designed to enable students, studying cabin crew and aviation operations, to get hands-on experience. 
Course co-ordinator Sharon Rolt has worked in the aviation industry for 27 years. 
She says while there has been "some turbulence" in recent weeks, "there are still plenty of future careers prospects". 
"You have to wear many hats when you're a cabin crew member," said Ms Rolt. 
"Health and safety, disruptive passengers - the perception that you are just a 'trolley dolly' is not true at all."

Severe disruption: M1 Antrim northbound

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M1 Antrim northbound severe disruption, at J2 for A55 Stockmans Lane Andersonstown.

M1 Antrim - M1 in County Down exit slip road partially blocked belfast bound at J2, A55 (Andersonstown), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Antrim southbound

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M1 Antrim southbound severe accident, from J3 for Blacks Road to M1.

M1 Antrim - It's slow on M1 country bound in County Down from J3, Blacks (Dunmurry) to M1, Lisburn Services, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time