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Abortion law: NI politicians return to Stormont

Image caption Abortion and same-sex marriage laws will change unless devolution is restored by midnight on Monday NI’s Stormont Assembly is sitting for the first time in nearly three years after being recalled in a last-ditch attempt to stop abortion law changes. Unionist parties, who oppose the upcoming liberalisation, triggered the recall with a petition. […]

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Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jo Maugham initially announced he would lodge a petition at Scotland’s highest civil court on Thursday Anti-Brexit campaigners are to launch a legal bid to stop the UK government from putting its proposed withdrawal agreement before Parliament. They believe it contravenes legislation preventing Northern Ireland forming part of a […]

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Commons appoints new Serjeant at Arms

Image copyright UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor The House of Commons has appointed a new Serjeant at Arms, responsible for keeping order during parliamentary debates. Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet, currently an electrical engineer in Parliament, will take over the role later this month. He will replace Mohammed Kamal El-Hajji, who retired in the summer after holding the role […]