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  • UUP Jim Nicholson

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SDLP and Alliance select South Belfast candidates

The SDLP and the Alliance Party have selected their candidates to fight the South Belfast constituency, if a snap Westminster election is called.

The current MP is the DUP's Emma Little Pengelly.

Claire Hanna has been put forward by the SDLP, despite her resigning the whip earlier this year in protest at her party's link up with Fianna Fail.

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The Alliance Party has nominated Paula Bradshaw in a constituency where 69.5% voted to remain in the EU Brexit referendum.

In 2017, Emma Little Pengelly won the seat with a majority of 2,000. Her closest rival was the SDLP's Alasdair McDonnell.



Northern Ireland economy 'enters or is entering' recession

The Northern Ireland economy "has entered or is entering recession" according to a survey by Ulster Bank.

It suggests Brexit-related uncertainty underpinned the fall in private sector output in August.

Every month the bank asks local businesses about things such as staffing levels, exports and new orders.

It is considered a reliable barometer of private sector activity in Northern Ireland.

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No-deal Brexit threatens N Ireland's farmers

Some food producers say a no-deal Brexit could put them out of business within three days.



Dunlop set to aim for victory at Classic TT

Michael Dunlop hopes to challenge for victory at the August event, despite a possible injury set-back.



NI's reality TV stars - from Tyrone Tom to Dr Leah

With Love Island ending on Monday, we look back at some of NI's biggest reality TV names.



Challenging forecast for The Open

The Open Championship at Royal Portrush starts on Thursday and the weather will play a part - Simon King has more detail on what's ahead.

'It's the local accent' - Tiger Woods struggles to understand BBC reporter

Tiger Woods has mastered golf courses all around the world, but struggles to pick up on a Northern Irish accent during a press conference at the 2019 Open.



'It was accept our relationship or lose a daughter'

Vicky Trimble says she was surprised by her father's wording



Frittelli books Open spot with first win

South Africa's Dylan Frittelli claims his maiden PGA Tour title with a two-shot win at the John Deere Classic to earn a place at the Open Championship.



Alliance 'not middle-class do-gooders'

In a new documentary exploring the Alliance surge, leader Naomi Long rejects criticism of her party.
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