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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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Severe accident: A2 Antrim both ways

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A2 Antrim both ways severe accident, from Station Road to M5.

A2 Antrim - A2 Shore Road in Newtownabbey closed and queues in both directions from the Station Road junction to Hazelbank Roundabout, because of an accident.

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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."

Shot fired through window of house

A gang of three masked men fired a shot through the window of a house in Londonderry, police have said.

The men called at the house in Shearwater Way in the Waterside are of the city at about 22:00 BST on Sunday.

They then fired a shot through the living room window.

Police said there are no reports of any injuries and appealed for witnesses to contact detectives.


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."