11/02/2017 BBC Newsline


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The DUP leader Arlene Foster has chosen a column in today's

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Irish News to "reach out to nationalists."

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She said the perception by some that she is hostile to the feelings

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of nationalists and republicans couldn't be further from the truth.

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Arlene Foster says here that she wants to build

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a new spirit of co-operation with all the parties at Stormont.

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She writes that she isn't opposed to the Irish language

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but that she is against potentially costly proposals which would see

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the Irish language being treated as the same as English.

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Mrs Foster's comments were cautiously welcomed

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who was out electioneering in West Belfast.

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I notice there is no mention whatsoever of the issue which caused

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this election, the Shoebridge course this election was the scandal which

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followed, and all that followed from it. The DUP appeared to be in denial

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over that. I welcome that, but what the people need is action.

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ahead of the election in a few weeks' time.

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Voters will know more about them, when all

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There's been a serious road crash on the Hillhead Road near

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There are diversions in place near to the junction

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A man has been charged with possession of a class A drug

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with intent to supply, after police seized cocaine valued

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The 39-year-old was also charged with possessing criminal

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He's due to appear at Newry Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Hundreds of runners dressed in red for a special event

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at Stormont Estate this morning, to raise awareness of heart disease.

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It's the biggest killer of women in Northern Ireland,

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and many of today's runners have experienced the disease first-hand,

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Five years ago today, I had a dissection of the left main coronary

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artery as a result of having a heart attack, at the Royal Free Hospital

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at the age of 39. I have learned to change my diet and I exercise more.

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I tell my friends about exercising and healthy diet. I no longer smoke.

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I was a smoker. And Ireland have scored the first

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bonus point of the Six Nations during this afternoon's match

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against Italy in Rome. Paddy Jackson passed the ball

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wide for Keith Earls Jackson added to the score

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with this conversion. CJ Stander then powered-over for try

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number two, which was again Keith Earls went over the line again

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to help Ireland to a thumping lead. And with only a few minutes

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to go in the match, Ulster returned to winning ways

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by beating Edinburgh 24 points to 18 Paul Marshall burst

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across the line from close range Centre Darren Cave

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ran in the second. And Ulster had the bonus point

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in the bag before half time, when Jacob Stockdale put

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the finishing touches A 5-point win, I will take that any

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day. We probably left it to close in terms of the scoreline, Republic

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should have had another try. To tell you the truth, it was two soft tries

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we got them. It is important to get the win and a bonus point, it puts

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us back up the ladder. We have a job next week. So if we put that

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second-half together next week, we won't be in the game, so we have to

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improve on the things we need to. Slaughtneil have booked a place in

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the All Ireland Club Football final on Saint Patrick's Day

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for the second time in three years. The Derry side beat St Vincent's

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from Dublin by two points Centre-half back Chrissy McKaigue

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helped his team to victory with four The Ulster champions

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follow their club camogie team The result, St Vincent's 10

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points, Slaughtneil 12. Now, here's Angie Phillips

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with the weather forecast Good evening, the overriding feature

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this weekend is the cold air, accentuated by the breeze picking up

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today. It will remain breezy even windy

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around the coast into tonight. A few showers drifting in on that

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easterly breeze, some quite wintry. Quite a few places avoiding them. A

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lot of dry weather through the night. Variable amounts of Cloud,

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some clear spells, and temperatures will get close to freezing. With

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Frost later. Lowest temperatures in clear spells. Generally, a lot of

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cloud tomorrow, a lot of dry weather. Again, that cold easterly

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breeze. Wintry showers through the morning but many parts dry. The

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Republic of Ireland will have a few more showers particularly in the

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east. Wintry showers pushing into eastern Scotland, northern England,

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another 15 centimetres over parts of the Pennines which could be

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disruptive. Some sleet and snow showers pushing into East Wales.

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Drier towards the south and south-east but that easterly wind is

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the main feature for all parts. Temperatures, single figures,

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feeling much colder. This is Northern Ireland tomorrow

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morning, mainly dry, a lot of cloud, highs of 5 degrees, called it in the

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breeze. Some rain starting wintry pushing in into the evening

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particularly over the hills. Monday, and Tuesday, the isobars are closely

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packed together. Until Wednesday when the winds eased down and

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temperatures get into double figures. Until then, cold, apart

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from the odd shower, mainly dry. That's it from us until

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5.50pm tomorrow evening.

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