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The town we love so well

A programme of cultural activity, drawing on Derry’s links with Saint Colmcille, Brian Friel, The Undertones and other significant cultural themes, has been drafted in a bid to win the UK City...

Broadcast plans

Two station closures and a halt to regional news websites are the main results from the BBC’s strategic review. Peter Cheney looks at what lies ahead for the Beeb. The BBC’s reach...

Final planning

agendaNi looks at the agreed planning reform proposals. Extra powers for new councils and a new hierarchy to categorise developments are the main elements in the planning reforms, finalised by the Executive...

Antrim East

The constituency has always been unionist, with the combined votes for nationalist parties rarely exceeding 10 per cent. However it has been known for supporting candidates outside the four main parties, such...

Antrim North

One to Watch Were it not for the senior Paisley stepping down after nearly 40 years as MP for the area, we could have had quite a matchup against TUV leader Jim...

Antrim South

The most predictable thing about South Antrim is its ability to change hands, as it has done at every Westminster election since 2000. That year saw Willie McCrea, formerly MP for Mid-Ulster,...

Belfast East

First Minister Peter Robinson has held this seat since 1979 and it is now clear that he will stand again. Coverage of his wife’s financial dealings and the related police investigation may,...

Belfast North

It is no secret that Nigel Dodds sees himself as a parliamentarian. If re-elected as an MP, he will be stepping down as an MLA, thus signalling the end of his Stormont...

Belfast South

One to Watch Northern Ireland’s smallest majority makes Belfast’s southern quarter one of the most exciting election battlegrounds this time round. Unionist unity, or a strong swing to either unionist party, would...

Belfast West

West Belfast is set for a change. From this general election, the Boundary Commission’s recommendation for the constituency to include Dunmurry and part of Derriaghy will come into play. On the face...