Allan Preston, Belfast Telegraph

Allan Preston

Belfast Telegraph

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Recent articles by Allan:

Hooded Men 'vindicated' after senior judges rule treatment in 1971 would be torture today

A man interrogated during internment in Northern Ireland has spoken of his "vindication" after the Court of Appeal ruled his treatment would be considered torture if it happened today. → Read More

Friends wear club’s shirts at funeral of teenage footballer Max Wilson

Team-mates of a teenage footballer from Co Down wore their club shirts in tribute at his funeral yesterday. → Read More

How Carrick man planned to link Scotland and Northern Ireland 150 years before Boris Johnson

Over a century before Boris Johnson's push for a multi-billion pound bridge linking Northern Ireland and Scotland, a Carrickfergus-born engineer had envisioned a rail link beneath the w → Read More

'Ireland's oldest woman' Maud Nicholl passes away aged 110

A Ballymena pensioner thought to be Ireland’s oldest woman has died at the age of 110. → Read More

Hymn-writing couple to get the freedom of Lisburn

A Northern Irish hymn-writing couple have been awarded the freedom of the borough of Lisburn and Castlereagh. → Read More

Flying high...butterfly sightings on the rise

Butterfly sightings in Northern Ireland have increased dramatically over the last year, a wildlife charity has said. → Read More

First phase of A6 dualling scheme opens

The first phase of a flagship scheme to upgrade the A6 between Randalstown and Castledawson has been officially opened. → Read More

Robert Mugabe leaves a legacy of ruin and corruption, says expat councillor

A Belfast councillor born in Zimbabwe has said the legacy of the liberator turned tyrant Robert Mugabe will be one of violence and economic ruin. → Read More

Family of crash death man thank passer-by

The family of a young Downpatrick father who died in a car crash have thanked a passer-by who came to their aid when they found his body. → Read More

Tributes as Northern Ireland racing boss Wilson Craig dies suddenly

The son of a well-known road racing team owner from Co Londonderry has paid an emotional tribute after his father's sudden death. → Read More

Tributes to former SDLP Castlereagh councillor

Tributes have been paid to a former SDLP councillor for Castlereagh, Rosaleen Hughes. → Read More

Pensioner group raps Johnson for 'passing buck' over free TV licence

Boris Johnson has been branded "ridiculous" by a local pensioner over his demands that the BBC should "cough up" for free TV licences for all over-75s. → Read More

Hundreds of us are still in dark, says ex-patient of neurosurgeon in recall probe

A Belfast woman has criticised the handling of Northern Ireland's biggest patient recall and claimed that hundreds of "extremely ill" people still feel unclear about their diagnosis. → Read More

Family 'face two years in hostel' after home attack

A young Co Antrim family who fled their home after a crossbow attack have criticised the Housing Executive for telling them they will spend at least two years in a hostel. → Read More

IRA man Alex Murphy who killed corporals 'unrepentant', funeral told

Police are reviewing footage following a paramilitary-style funeral in west Belfast for an IRA man convicted of killing two corporals in 1988. → Read More

Commuters vent their fury after smash on Westlink brings Belfast to standstill

Belfast commuters have vented their frustration after a rush hour crash on the Westlink brought traffic in the city to a standstill. → Read More

Animal sanctuary owner and Retail NI boss back call to give grieving pet owners time off

A local animal sanctuary owner and a retail boss have backed calls to give bereaved pet owners time off work. → Read More

Give us clarity over your plans for no-deal Mr Prime Minister, pleads Ulster Farmers' Union

The Ulster Farmers' Union has said the Prime Minister must provide clarity on plans for Northern Ireland's agri-food industry after Brexit. → Read More

Ashers gay cake case goes to the European court

A legal case involving a Belfast bakery that refused to make a cake with the slogan 'Support Gay Marriage' will face fresh scrutiny in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). → Read More

Windows smashed in second hate crime attack on home of Syrian family living in Armagh

Police are investigating a second racist attack on the home of a Syrian family in Armagh. → Read More