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Watch UTV’s election debate with the leaders of three of Northern Ireland’s smaller political parties, hosted by Marc Mallett.

TUV leader Jim Allister, the Green Party's Steven Agnew, and People Before Profit's Eamonn McCann go head-to-head on key issues.

It comes as voters prepare to go the polls on 2 March.

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Man hospitalised after fire at flat in Armagh

Crews from Armagh and Portadown attended the fire on Friday afternoon.

A man has been hospitalised following a fire at a flat in Armagh.

Three fire engines attended the blaze at the premises in Culdee Street at 4.30pm on Friday.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in the living room and rescued the man who was the sole occupant.

The man was treated at the scene before being taken to Craigavon Area Hospital in an ambulance.

A Southern Trust spokeswoman said on Friday night that he is in a "critical but stable" condition and is being transferred to Royal Victoria Hospital.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said: “A fire investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing by NIFRS and PSNI officers.”


Man arrested over Co Armagh sudden death

A 48-year-old man has been arrested.

Police investigating the sudden death of a woman in Co Armagh earlier in the week have arrested a 48-year-old man.

The woman in her 30s died in the Orior Park area of Bessbrook on Tuesday.

Detective Sergeant Paul Murphy said: “As a direct result of our enquiries, we have arrested a man on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He is currently helping police with their enquiries.

“A total of £2,000 cash was seized and a number of items were also taken away for examination during a related search.”

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