Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams 'not expecting Northern Ireland powersharing deal on Monday'

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has said he does not expect a deal to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland to be struck by Monday. He said the door was still open but there had been no sense of urgency around piecing together an agreement. A series of deadlines have been missed to restore multi-party devolved government in Northern Ireland. Mr Adams ...

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UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement

The government is to end an arrangement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters, it has been announced. The convention allows Irish, Dutch, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish within six and 12 nautical miles of UK coastline. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the move would help take back control of fishing access to UK waters. But ...

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Why I’m not looking forward to Beyond Good And Evil 2 – Reader’s Feature

Beyond Good And Evil 2 – better late than never? A reader who loved the original Beyond Good & Evil explains why he’s very wary about the new game, and other latter-day sequels. Beyond Good & Evil is one of my top 10 games. It offers a brilliant story with strong and likeable characters, and fun, varied gameplay. It has ...

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Why the SNES is still relevant today – Reader’s Feature

Rose-tinted glasses not required A reader considers the excitement over the Classic Mini SNES, and insists the appeal of the 16-bit era is not just down to nostalgia. Nostalgia is a funny thing, it clouds the memory and puts rose-tinted glasses on your face. The notion that it was better back in the good old days may have plunged Britain ...

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: What dead franchise do you want a sequel to?

Dino Crisis – the real crisis is the lack of sequels GameCentral readers name the forgotten video game series they want to see make a comeback, from Bully to Burnout. The subject for this week’s Hot Topic asked what sequel would you most like to see to a franchise that has been dead for at least 10 years – or ...

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Same-sex marriage campaigners call for law change in Northern Ireland

Marriage equality campaigners have predicted victory in Northern Ireland as they called for action from the country’s deadlocked politicians. It is the only part of the UK or Ireland where same-sex marriage is banned. Demonstrators said any new government must be for all the country’s people as thousands thronged Belfast city centre on Saturday in a colourful and noisy parade. ...

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Theresa May's approval ratings continue to fall as Jeremy Corbyn surges ahead

The majority of voters in the UK view Theresa May in a more negative light than they did on the day of the general election, a new poll has found.  The survey shows a rise in public respect for Jeremy Corbyn while the reverse is evident for the Prime Minister.  Ms May’s approval ratings were sky-high as late as April ...

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Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner hits back at criticism of show’s controversial rape scenes

Sophie Turner has a few words for the haters (Picture: WireImage) Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner has been vocal about some of the controversial rape scenes in the HBO series, saying that it’s important for sexual assault to be shown on TV. Leela saves Cindy from DS Armstrong as he takes shocking action in Hollyoaks? The 21-year-old has defended ...

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Arsenal will only sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City if Arsene Wenger can sign Sergio Auguero or Kylian Mbappe

Alexis Sanchez will announce a decision on his future after the Confederations Cup (Picture: Getty) Alexis Sanchez will become a Manchester City player only if Sergio Aguero is included as part of the deal or Arsene Wenger pulls off the world record signing of Kylian Mbappe, according to the Mail on Sunday. Arsenal to make incredible offer and tempt Monaco ...

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EastEnders denies that Phil Mitchell star was instrumental in boss Sean O’Connor’s exit after Billy death story

(Picture: BBC) EastEnders has spoken out to deny claims that Phil Mitchell actor Steve McFadden was ‘instrumental’ in the exit of show boss Sean O’Connor, who last week left the show to be succeeded by John Yorke.  Reports have claimed that Sean had planned to kill off Phil’s relative Billy in a shock storyline and, in response, Steve apparently threatened ...

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