Allan Preston, Belfast Telegraph

Allan Preston

Belfast Telegraph

United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Allan:

Washout February as Northern Ireland set for more gales and rain

Rainfall in some western areas of Northern Ireland in February has been approximately 160% of the monthly average, experts have said. → Read More

Anger after Ahoghill targeted by ATM raiders for second time in under a year

Customers at a Co Antrim shop hit by a ram raid attack where an attempt was made to steal an in-store ATM have spoken of their anger. → Read More

Immigration law shake-up: The Polish worker, Pub chief and Brexit supporter on 'crazy' plan

Northern Ireland business and community leaders have branded government plans to restrict the number of migrant workers "crazy". → Read More

Northern Ireland man who stockpiled explosives for 'zombie apocalypse' jailed

A Northern Ireland man who said he was preparing for a "zombie apocalypse" has been sentenced to four years in prison on explosives charges. → Read More

Call for tougher action over £125m in rates still owed by businesses and residents in Northern Ireland

More than £125m worth of rates have not been paid in Northern Ireland, it has been revealed. → Read More

Chief Constable Byrne's reluctance for PSNI to probe legacy cases a disgrace: Doug Beattie

The Chief Constable has been accused by the UUP of "disgracefully" undermining his officers by saying they should not be allowed to investigate Troubles cases. → Read More

Calls for Old Trafford and Coleraine statue memorials to Harry Gregg

Permananet memorials should be erected to Harry Gregg both at Old Trafford and his home town of Coleraine, fans have said. → Read More

Iconic Belfast Bank of Ireland building could become a luxury hotel

New plans have been submitted to transform the empty Bank of Ireland building in Belfast into an luxurious hotel. → Read More

Photos raise questions over Sinn Fein zoo animal policy

Photos of previous Sinn Fein Lord Mayors happily posing with exotic animals at Belfast Zoo have called into question the party's proposals to send non-native species back to their country of origin. → Read More

Northern Ireland employment report shows increase in Catholic workers

The latest fair employment report for Northern Ireland shows an increase in workers from a Catholic background. → Read More

Campaigners hail first same-sex wedding in Northern Ireland

A Belfast couple is set to make history today ahead of Northern Ireland's first ever same-sex wedding. → Read More

'Miserable' week of weather ahead for Northern Ireland with more snow

Snow and freezing winds can be expected across Northern Ireland today with the Met Office predicting a "miserable" week of weather. → Read More

Ex-Rangers owner Craig Whyte claims DUP offered him peerage for £250k

The DUP has blasted a former owner of Rangers Football Club as "desperate" for publicity after claiming that the party had offered him a peerage in return for a £250,000 donation. → Read More

Teenager left fighting for life after Co Armagh crash 'recovering well'

A teenager left fighting for his life after a crash is recovering well, his mother has said. → Read More

Unionists back plan to fly Union flag on scandal-hit Andrew's birthday

Unionists have backed plans to fly the Union flag to mark scandal-hit Prince Andrew's 60th birthday, while the SDLP has called it "morally wrong". → Read More

Continuity IRA blamed for Brexit day ferry bomb plot

The PSNI have said they believe a bomb bound for a ferry to Scotland was planted by the Continuity IRA. → Read More

Sinn Fein not a democratic party, says former Irish justice minister

Sinn Fein does not give its elected representatives "a decisive say" and should reform to become "less of a threat" to democracy, a former Irish justice minister has said. → Read More

Storm Ciara to batter Northern Ireland with heavy rain and gusts of up to 80mph

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland this weekend. → Read More

'As long as I'm still breathing, Ian Ogle will never be dead', says daughter at memorial

The daughter of murdered community worker Ian Ogle received a standing ovation in east Belfast last night on the anniversary of her father’s death as she denounced paramilitarism. → Read More

Family hits a brick wall with bureaucracy over ancestral home planners say never existed

A Lisburn family have called planning chiefs "ludicrous" over objections to restore an ancestral home of 200 years. → Read More