Deputy First Minister McGuinness to resign

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Martin McGuinness has said he will resign as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister in protest against the handling of a botched heating scheme.

The Sinn Féin MLA’s resignation will take effect from 17:00 GMT.

He cited the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) conduct over the scandal surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme as the reason.

He said First Minister Arlene Foster has a “clear conflict of interest” in the scandal.

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