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  1. Updates for Monday 16 February 2015
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Dave Culbert and Ciaran Daly

All times stated are UK

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Good night

Ciaran McCauley


That's all from BBC News NI Live for today - we'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00.

Derry at night
Edmond Reed

In the meantime, there've been some spectacular sunsets and night scenes tonight. Edmond Reed sends us this sight of Venus above Londonderry.

Lansdowne riot 20 years on

Sunday marked 20 years since the infamous night when a match between the Republic of Ireland and England ended in a riot at Lansdowne Road.

Lansdowne Road riot
Getty Images

Two years ago, our colleagues in BBC Sport put together

a fascinating oral history of what happened with contributions from players Gary Pallister, David Kelly and Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton. In May, the two sides will meet at the venue for the first time since that night.

Memorial CCTV footage released

Police have

released CCTV footage of vandalism on a memorial on the Lower Newtownards Road in east Belfast.

Memorial attack

The incident from the early hours of today shows an individual on a bike entering the memorial garden before removing a flag from a flag pole and damaging flower pots.

Digital ping pong

On 26 to 28 February, we're opening the doors of BBC Blackstaff television studios for

a free event that should satisfy the most fanatical of sports fans.

Make it Digital event
Ciaran McCauley

Try out a cutting-edge golf simulator, see the technology that helps keep Ulster Rugby sharp and try out a ping-pong table with a modern twist. For more information, visit the

Make it Digital website.

Unhealthy eating habits

News Letter

It's teatime - and a survey has found that Belfast people admit to being the unhealthiest eaters in the UK,

the News Letter reports.


Nearly half (45%) of those questioned in the city said they regularly enjoyed eating foods they know are bad for them.

Saintfield Road closed

BBC NI Travel

The Saintfield Road in Carryduff is now closed towards Ballyhinch, from the Carryduff roundabout to Hillsborough Road. Diversion is via the A7.

There are also delays on Bridge End and Short Strand towards the M3 in Belfast.

Time for a sundowner

The evenings are fair drawing out...

Sunset Lisburn
Rebecca McKee

Thanks to Rebecca McKee for this picture of the sun setting in Lisburn.

Houses evacuated in Derry

A number of houses have been evacuated in Londonderry after

police are told a bomb has been left in Currynierin housing estate.

Currynierin alert

Ch Insp Tony Callaghan says they were treating the claims "with utmost seriousness".

Asbestos results due this week

Results of

asbestos tests carried out on the Robinson Centre in east Belfast are expected this week says Castlereagh Borough Council.

Robinson Centre

The centre was closed on Friday as a precaution. The council say it will stay closed until a survey can take place at the centre.

Archive: Protest over fare rises;

BBC NI Archive

There's been plenty of reaction to

today's bus and train fare increases, but in 1970 a rise in bus fares resulted in a protest at Belfast City Hall.

People's Democracy protest

Our archive video shows that when prices went up 45 years ago, it caused members of the People's Democracy to loudly make their unhappiness known.

Fun with fission;

Ciaran McCauley


Earlier, we reported that the Ulster Museum have put on a display a

science set from the 1950s which allowed included four different types of uranium ore.

Atomic Energy Set

Reporter Michael Fitzpatrick has been finding out more, and he'll be talking about it on

Evening Extra after 5.30pm

Saintfield Road crash

BBC NI Travel

A crash on the Saintfield Road is now blocking two lanes towards Ballynahinch.

Police move on alert

Keiron Tourish


Police have cordoned off a main road as they move into an area at the entrance to the Currynierin estate in the Waterside area of Londonderry.

Curryneirin alert

They are warning of a possible explosive device.

Belfast alert ends:


PSNI North Belfast



Slow Westlink traffic

BBC NI Travel

There are delays on the Westlink in both directions. In the M2 direction, the delays reach back to Roden Street.

Derry alert continues

PSNI Foyle


Curryneirin alert
Ciaran McCauley

Irvine eyes Rio 2016

Nigel Ringland

BBC Sport NI

Northern Ireland's Martyn Irvine goes into the Track World Championships desperate to bolster his chances of

getting to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Martyn Irvine
Getty Images

The Newtownards man wants to make amends for falling short at the London Games in 2012.

Flag back in Limavady?

The union flag is expected to f

ly outside Limavady council offices for the first time in more than a decade.

Union Flag

Talks have begun about the flag policy for the new Causeway Coast and Glens District Council, which merges Limavady with Ballymoney, Coleraine and Moyle.

Wedding shooting victim laid to rest

The funeral of a man shot and killed at a wedding in Newtownbutler last Wednesday has

been told that "violence can never be the answer".

Barney McGinley

Fr Turlough Baxter told mourners at St Mary's Church in Athlone that Barney McGinley, 63, would "live on in the good things he has done".

Redundancy scheme in March:

Chris Page

BBC News NI Political Correspondent

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton says the Executive plans to launch the voluntary exit scheme for civil servants on 2 March.

Simon Hamilton

Mr Hamilton said the civil servants selected for voluntary redundancy would leave between 30 September this year and 31 March next year.

Frost coming tonight

Barra Best

BBC News NI Weather Presenter

Frost and possibly some icy stretches tonight as temperatures fall below 0°C for many of us.

Monday night weather

Civil service sickness

Chris Page

BBC News NI Political Correspondent

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton says more than 30% of civil service sickness absence is due to stress. 55% took no sick leave at all last year.

Guilty of £20,000 theft


former Ulster Bank employee has been jailed after being found guilty of stealing almost £20,000 from "vulnerable" customers' accounts.

Ulster Bank

James Stewart, 29, of Hillhead Road in Ballyclare, County Antrim, stole £19,820 over a 22-month period while working at the Glengormley branch.

Security at Fifty Shades:

Belfast Telegraph

A Belfast cinema was forced to deploy security staff to help curb groups of merry and "wild" women watching the Fifty Shades of Grey film after a number of viewers were caught misbehaving,

the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Screen grab of Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele taken from the trailer of the film Fifty Shades Of Grey
(C) British Broadcasting Corporation

Management at the Movie House on the Dublin Road had to draft in door staff at the opening night of the raunchy film.

Atomic playtime

Ciaran McCauley


Time to put down those games controllers kids, the Ulster Museum has

a toy that really radiates fun - an atomic energy set from the 1950s that comes complete with four (four!) types of uranium ore.

Atomic Energy Lab

The 'Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab' was sold in the US in 1951 and 1952 and was aimed "for the junior scientist" although it could also count mad scientists, Bond villains and budding world rulers in its target market.

Road closed:

BBC NI Travel

Cliftonville Road is closed between Rosapenna Drive and Manor Street due to a security alert at Clifton Crescent.

More on Titanic Quarter

BBC News NI business correspondent Julian O'Neill


Titanic Quarter tweets
Ciaran McCauley

Titanic Quarter:

BBC News NI business correspondent Julian O'Neill



Routine surgeries cancelled:

Belfast Telegraph

The Belfast Telegraph

reports that all routine surgeries remain cancelled within the Belfast trust area in a bid to cope with escalating pressures facing emergency departments.

Emergency notice

The situation has been ongoing since last week and the trust says it cannot guarantee when the procedures would restart.

Corporation tax rates:

BBC News NI business correspondent Julian O'Neill


Corporation tax

Good day sunshine:

It's like summer in Lusty Beg in County Fermanagh today.

Lusty Beg
Joe Dornan

Thanks to Joe Doran for this fabulous picture.

Suspicious device




Power loss in Coleraine:

Northern Ireland Electricity

NIE have sent engineers to Coleraine to investigate the reason for a power loss in the County Londonderry town.

Making cricket look easy

BBC Test Match Special tweets: There have been 5 successful 300+ chases in @cricketworldcup history. @Irelandcricket have 3 of them #irevwi #CWC15

Ireland vs West Indies

Obstruction on M2:

Trafficwatch NI


M2 obstruction

Bomb squad at security alert:

The bomb squad are at the

scene of a security alert in north Belfast.

Bomb squad

Oil price rise:

BBC News NI reporter Colletta Smith


Colletta Smith

Ambulance assault claim arrest:

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after police were called when a paramedic was allegedly assaulted by a man being taken in an ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital.

Respect for Paisley 'missing'

Belfast Telegraph

The Rev David McIlveen has told

the Belfast Telegraph that Ian Paisley was not treated with the dignity and respect he deserved towards the end of his political career.

Family friend Rev David McIlveen said the decision was thought out and the family wanted to express its grief in private