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Friday 6 December 2019
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Unison members on strike outside the Ulster Hospital last month
NI health crisis: Unions holding out for £16m more in funding to halt strike action Health unions are holding out for £16m more in funding in addition to the £28m already offered by the Department of Health in order to end industrial action.
 
Main Headlines
 
One of the dogs seized by the PSNI Dogs and puppies seized by PSNI investigating Mid Ulster fraud By Eimear McGovern Thirty-one dogs, including some puppies, have been seized by the PSNI after searches at five properties in Coalisland.
The DUP’s Ian Paisley DUP's Foster confirms Parliament watchdog probe into Ian Paisley holiday claims By Andrew Madden DUP leader Arlene Foster has revealed Ian Paisley is under investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards for a second time.
UUP leader Steve Aiken (Liam McBurney/PA) Brexit document lays bare 'inevitably grim outcome' of Johnson's deal for NI says UUP UUP leader Steve Aiken has described a document detailing the effects of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Northern Ireland as "appalling".
Christmas shoppers got their first glimpse of the extent of the work that has gone on so far to clear the interior of the fire ravaged Primark building at Castle Junction in Belfast city centre . Pictured: Christmas shoppers get first glimpse of restoration work inside Belfast Primark building By Ralph Hewitt Christmas shoppers in Belfast got their first glimpse of the work that has been carried out on the interior of the fire ravaged Primark building.
 
 
 
Accused: Joseph Dolan Man admits knife attack killing of 'Good Samaritan' By Michael Donnelly Cavan man Joseph Dolan admits stabbing Fermanagh woman.
Belfast Magistrates’ Court (Niall Carson/PA) Tutor accused of breaching sex offences prevention, court hears By Alan Erwin The man is accused of breaching the order by contacting children.
DUP leader Arlene Foster (Liam McBurney/PA) Healthcare crisis: Foster defends DUP decision By Andrew Madden A decision was made in 2014 to end pay parity between NI and UK healthcare workers.
SDLP candidate Claire Hanna speaks to Tim and Elsie Trainor on their doorstep in Ardenlee Avenue General Election 2019: Chasing the vote in South Belfast By Suzanne Breen Suzanne Breen joins the election candidates
 
 
 
David Gould was handed a sentence of seven years and four months (stock photo) Belfast man who extorted £60k from vulnerable victim jailed By Ashleigh McDonald Man extorted over £60,000 from a vulnerable man over a five-year period.
Dennis Hutchings (Gareth Fuller/PA) Date set for trial of ex-soldier over Troubles death By Rebecca Black, PA The trial of a former soldier over the killing of a man in 1974 will go ahead in March.
The defendant was refused bail Man arrested after stolen taxi crash claims driver fled By Alan Erwin A man arrested after a stolen taxi crashed in Londonderry claimed the driver had fled.
NI fire chief Gary Thompson NI fire chief in court charged with indecent assault Gary Thompson appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting a female.
 
 
Sport
 
Robert Baloucoune Ulster team news: Robert Baloucoune out as Ireland internationals return for Champions Cup clash with Harlequins Ulster winger Robert Baloucoune is out of Saturday's Champions Cup tie at home to Harlequins.
Rangers midfielder Steven Davis. Rangers' Steven Davis a doubt for League Cup final against Celtic Steven Davis is a doubt for Rangers' Betfred Cup final against Celtic on Sunday.
Burning desire: Coleraine goalkeeper Chris Johns would like another crack at the full-time game Footballers' Lives with Chris Johns: 'I was thinking if I don't get into uni, I'm scuppered' By Stuart McKinley Coleraine keeper Chris Johns on the transition from English football to full-time education and his ambitions of returning across the water.
 
 
Entertainment
 
Malachi Cush performs at Feile in Clonard Monastery, west Belfast on August 6th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott) Malachi Cush in Christmas return following freak car accident By Sarah Tulloch Co Tyrone singer Malachi Cush has spoken of how music has helped him recover from a freak accident which left him seriously injured and fearing for his life.
Eamonn Holmes 'hasn't learned anything' from Meghan Markle race row By Sarah Tulloch Eamonn Holmes has insisted that he "hasn't learned anything" after he used the word "uppity" to describe the Duchess of Sussex.
Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in Ordinary Love Liam Neeson praised for made-in-Belfast tale of love and tragedy By Ralph Hewitt Liam Neeson's latest film has received glowing reviews as it hits the big screen today.
 
 
Business
 
Samson and Goliath, the giant cranes in Harland & Wolff shipyard Harland & Wolff open for business as deal is sealed By Margaret Canning InfraStrata, the new owners of Harland and Wolff, has said it's now "open for business" after taking possession of the historic shipyard in a £5.25m deal.
The former Belvoir Park Hospital in south Belfast Building work on next phase of old Belfast hospital's transformation to get under way in the summer By Caitriona McBride Developer Neptune Group has said work will start next summer on the latest phase of its work on the former Belvoir Park Hospital, bringing 150 new jobs.
A £4.5m redevelopment of a listed Georgian townhouse in Belfast has been recommended for refusal. (PA) Refusal expected for £4.5m listed Georgian townhouse conversion By Margaret Canning A £4.5m redevelopment of a listed Georgian townhouse in Belfast has been recommended for refusal.
 
 
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