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North Korea fires ‘two short-range missiles’ It is the North’s second weapons launch in the last five days. People watch a TV showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Ahn Young-joon/AP) North Korea has fired two suspected short-range missiles from the west of the country, according to South Korea’s military. It is the North’s second weapons launch in the last five days and...
New nursing home to create 70 jobs The new Signa Care nursing home in Bunclody is set to open in late July Recruitment is to begin within the next week for a total of seventy positions at a brand new state of the art nursing home in Bunclody. Work is currently ongoing to transform the old Millrace Hotel in Bunclody into...
British soldier killed during counter poaching operation British soldier Mathew Talbot, of The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, who has died while on counter poaching operations in It is understood Guardsman Talbot was killed by an elephant whilst on patrol. Photo: Ministry of Defence/PA Wire A British soldier has been killed while taking part in counter poaching operations in Malawi, Britain's defence...
Northern Ireland farmers going back to burning fossil fuels after RHI scandal, MPs told Farm owners and other businesses who signed up to the botched scheme gave evidence to a Westminster committee. The RHI was designed to encourage businesses and farmers to switch to eco-friendly wood pellet boilers (Niall Carson/PA) Farmers in Northern Ireland are reverting back to burning fossil fuels having...
Jailed Reuters reporters released after Burmese pardon They had been detained for more than 500 days. Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw She Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison (Thein Zaw/AP) Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Burma’s Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces’ abuses of Rohingya Muslims have been pardoned and released. The convictions...
Sales surge at Next on the back of warm weather A model in Next clothes. The group's sales surged by 4.5pc in the past three months Next sales surged by 4.5pc in the past three months as the high street fashion brand was buoyed by warm weather over the Easter period and strong online sales growth. Its retail store sales declined 3.6pc...
Ornua increases its PPI Index due to higher butter prices Ornua’s Purchase Price Index has risen to 105.9 from 104.1 for April 2019. The figure is equivalent to farm gate prices of 31.6 cent per litre based on Ornua’s product purchase mix and assumed costs of 6.5 cent per litre. The adjustment for April reflects higher butter prices and generally stable to...
'Kind and caring' woman found dead in freezer in London moved to the UK 'for a better life' Henriett Szucs has been formally identified as one of two women whose bodies were found in a chest freezer in a flat in east London Photo credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire A Hungarian woman found dead in a freezer in a London flat had come...
Mark Hamill jokes about ‘regrets’ after royal baby given Harrison as middle name The Star Wars actor shared an image of when he met Prince Harry and his brother William before the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Star Wars actor Mark Hamill was among the many people to react on social media to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex naming their...
One dead and eight injured after school shooting in Colorado The school is seven miles away from Columbine. Parents hug as they wait for their children at the recreation centre where students were reunited with their parents after a shooting (David Zalubowski/AP) A teenager was killed and eight students injured after two students opened fire at a school in Denver, Colorado. Douglas County...

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