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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 5 April 2016
  2. Fire at school is treated as suspicious
  3. Union passes no confidence motion in chief inspector of schools
  4. Picture: Portstewart sunset (by David Jordan)

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By Ross McKee and Fiona Murray

All times stated are UK

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The tin man amongst the tulips

We will be back at 07:00 on Wednesday with lots more news, sport, weather and travel updates. We leave you with a photo of the tin man amongst the tulips at Clough roundabout. Good night. 

Sculpture at Clough roundabout
Wilfred Swain

Look up into the night sky

Gobbins cliff path to reopen at end of April

Shops fined for illegally displaying and selling cigarettes

Signal problems lead to train delays

A look ahead to the sports stories on BBC Newsline

Coming up on Evening Extra

Extra time to question murder suspect

Police investigating the murder of Laura Marshall in Lurgan have been granted an extra 36 hours by a court to question a 36-year-old man.  

Lurgan murder scene
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Ms Marshall was found dead at an apartment block at Victoria Street in the town on Sunday evening.  

Traffic down to one lane on Foyle Bridge northbound

Belfast man jailed over £57m gang theft

A Belfast man is among 14 men who have been jailed over the theft of artefacts worth up to £57m from museums and an auction house.

Chinese artefacts
Fitzwilliam Museum

Chinese jade and rhino horn were targeted in Cambridge, Durham, Norwich and Lewes, East Sussex, between November 2011 and April 2012.  

Mark Carruthers moonlights on Evening Extra

Police urge caution over fake notes

Police have been warning about fake notes being passed off in Newtownards.

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Spring is in their wings

Roadworks end easing traffic in east Belfast

NI weather forecast latest

Kingsmills survivor says inquest last chance for closure

Rory hits hole in one during Augusta practice round

'Abortion' sentence 'too lenient'

An anti-abortion group says it has called for the case of a woman given a suspended prison sentence after buying drugs online to terminate pregnancy to be brought back to the appeals court.  

Belfast Crown court
BBC

Precious Life described the sentence as "very lenient".  

Metro services face severe delays in east Belfast

Former GAA star admits stealing more than £500,000

A former Derry GAA star has pleaded guilty to stealing more than £500,000 from a road construction firm.  

Antrim courthouse
BBC

John Malachy "Johnny" McGurk,from Drummuck Road, Maghera, stole £572,206 from Patrick Bradley Ltd.  

Tributes paid to Irishman who died in Australia

Images of Portadown petrol bomb attack

Images of the aftermath of a petrol bomb attack on two cars in Portadown, County Armagh, have been released.

Portadown arson attack
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Portadown arson attack
Pacemaker

The cars were set alight in the College Grange area at about 23:25 last night.  

Waste was incorrectly sent for recycling from NI health trusts

Conor Macauley

BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent

Syringes, nappies and used medical equipment were among waste incorrectly sent for recycling from two of Northern Ireland's health trusts. 

Syringe
BBC

Both the Belfast Trust and the Northern Trust were written to by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency after a site visit highlighting the mis-coding and mis-description of material - an offence under waste laws. 

Hospital's emergency department in appeal after 'record numbers'

Craigavon Area Hospital has asked patients not requiring emergency treatment to use alternative services after more than 300 people attended its emergency department in 24 hours.

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Students from Dungannon schools were rescued from Mournes

The group of young people rescued from the Mourne mountains in County Down yesterday evening was made up of 11 students from two Dungannon schools, the Royal and St Patrick's Academy.

Rescue from Mourne mountains
Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

A  schoolgirl suffered severe hypothermia and lost consciousness during the Duke of Edinburgh award expedition.  

Over £85,000 spent on mock-up rooms for hospital

650 jobs to go as a result of Paddy Power merger

The recently merged Paddy Power Betfair gambling firm is cutting 650 jobs in the UK and Republic of Ireland as part of plans to make savings of £50m (€62m).

Horse racing
Getty Images

Paddy Power and online exchange Betfair merged in February, and currently have a combined workforce of 7,200 people.  

Inside a virtual Stormont chamber

BBC Newsline's Mark Simpson looks at how the assembly stood after the 2011 election.

Damage caused to Derry school as a result of fire

Police have described the damage that was done as a result of a suspected arson attack at Holy Child Primary School in Londonderry.

Scene at Holy Child PS in Creggan
BBC

They said damage was caused to scaffolding and building materials as a result of the blaze as well as to the school which is based in the Central Drive area of Creggan.

Listen back - the business news from Good Morning Ulster

£16.8m wind farm opens in Londonderry

A new £16.8m wind farm in County Londonderry is being officially opened.

Monnaboy wind farm
Keith Arkins

Four 121m-high turbines have been built at Loughmore mountain, Monnaboy, near Eglinton, and will generate 12 megawatts of power.  

Union's concern over Sainsbury's restructuring plans

Public asked to keep a look out for red kites

Farming Life reports that the RSPB NI is trying to find out how many red kites are in Northern Ireland and are asking the public to help by reporting any sightings.

Red Kite
PA

Man describes beatings at 1950s hospital

A man has claimed he was beaten and shaken at Lissue Children's Hospital in the 1950s.  

Lissue Hospital sign
BBC

He was giving evidence to the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry sitting in Banbridge on Tuesday.  

East Belfast flat fire was 'arson

Police are treating a fire at a flat on the Albertbridge Road in east Belfast as arson.

PSNI crest
BBC

Police said a "large amount of damage was caused to the flat and to adjacent flats" as a result of the fire yesterday afternoon. They added that the fire could have had "serious consequences".

Coming up on Talkback

Up to 300 jobs to go at Paddy Power's Irish operations

Carrick Rangers boss in the stand for Cliftonville game

Carrick Rangers manager Gary Haveron is to watch tonight's Irish League game against Cliftonville from the stand after a three match touchline ban.

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Man held after Lurgan murder remains in custody

A 36-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the murder of Laura Marshall in Lurgan, County Armagh, remains in custody.

Victoria Street, Lurgan
BBC

Ms Marshall, 31, was found dead at an apartment block on Victoria Street in Lurgan on Sunday evening.