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  1. Updates for Monday 11 April 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Tuesday
  3. Picture: Dunluce Castle, County Antrim (by John Fagan)

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That's it from the team at BBC News NI live today. Join us again tomorrow from 07:00 for more news, weather and sport.

Until then, you can keep up to date with BBC News NI on Twitter.

Rain will spread to all parts overnight

It will rain in southern areas of Northern Ireland this evening, but otherwise most places will stay dry with some clear intervals in the north.

Weather graphic

However, rain will return to County Down before midnight, spreading north and west to remaining areas overnight. 

Watch: Ulster Rugby director seeks bonus point victory

Woman jailed for stealing meat worth £60 from shop

A 23-year-old woman who stole £60 worth of meat from a grocery store has been jailed for a total of two months. 

Belfast court complex at Laganside

Laura Nicholl, from Rosebrook Grove in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, was ordered to serve a month behind bars for theft from a Spar shop in her home town. A judge also imposed a further month of a previously suspended sentence for an earlier theft.   

SDLP leader publishes his 'very boring tax return'

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has published what he described as his "very boring tax return"  and called on other senior politicians to do the same.

Colum Eastwood

Several high-profile leaders have been revealing how much they earn and pay in tax after a controversy over Prime Minister David Cameron's financial affairs. Mr Eastwood said: "If we want to be leaders in society, we have to be up-front, transparent and move things forward."

Shop loses mobile phones worth £22,000 in burglary

Witness tells inquest about fatal Army shooting of boy in 1972

An 11-year-old boy who died after being hit by a soldier's rubber bullet in 1972 was only a few yards from an Army vehicle when he was shot, an inquest has heard.

Francis Rowntree
Coroners Office

Francis Rowntree appeared to be "lifted off his feet and jerked backwards" when he was shot, according to witness Henry Donaghy, who was 14 at the time.  Mr Donaghy added that after the rubber bullet was fired, all he could see was "smoke and powder debris" coming from an area around the Army vehicle.

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NI First Minister Arlene Foster publishes her tax return

Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster, has published her tax return online.

Arlene Foster's tax return
Arlene Foster/HMRC

It is the latest of a series of personal financial disclosures among high-profile politicians after Prime Minister David Cameron's personal tax affairs came under scrutiny. 

Ards and North Down councillor resigns from UUP

Factory cutting 860 jobs set to host manufacturing taskforce meeting

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness to publish his tax returns

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has instructed party accountants to publish his tax returns, as high-profile politicians respond to calls for tax transparency in public life.

Martin McGuinness

A Sinn Féin statement said: "Martin McGuinness' assembly income is taxed at source under PAYE. He takes home an average wage and donates the balance to the party."  The statement added that in 2011, Mr McGuinness published his bank statements during the Irish presidential election campaign.

PHA welcomes transfer of support services to Extern

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has welcomed the transfer of contracts for drug and alcohol support services to the charity Extern, after the original provider, Fasa, went into liquidation.

Fasa Shankill office

The PHA said there was no change to the contracts so people with mental health or drug and alcohol problems will "still be able to access and receive the same services as before".  The agency said the transfer also puts "future provision on a firm footing".

Lough Erne owners 'disappointed' at Irish Open decision

The owners of the Lough Erne Resort have reacted with disappointment that their County Fermanagh venue will not host the 2017 Irish Open.

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The European Tour is keen to stage the event on a links course and Portstewart, County Londonderry, is a possible alternative for 2017.  

Road re-opened after collision

World War One medals stolen in Belfast burglary

A number of "distinctive" World War One medals of "great sentimental value" have been stolen during a burglary in north Belfast.

Some of the World War One medals that were stolen in the burglary

They include a 1914 Star and a 1915 Star, a victory medal bearing an angel and the inscription "the Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919" and a Military Medal, which bears the head of King George and an inscription for bravery in the field.  Police said they were stolen from a house in Parkmount Road at the weekend.

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Alliance leader reveals income sources after tax transparency calls

Alliance leader David Ford says he is "happy to release all information on my tax returns and will be speaking to my accountant to do so as quickly as possible".

David Ford

Mr Ford said his income was "derived solely from my work as an MLA and minister, plus a small amount of interest from a building society savings account, minus the interest I pay on the mortgage on a small family farm".  He also called on all local parties to publish details of political donations.  

UUP leader declares how much tax he paid last year

As the fall-out continues over how much tax Prime Minister David Cameron paid on his earnings, Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt issued a photo of his P60.

Mike Nesbitt

It shows Mr Nesbitt paid £10,600 of tax on £52,600 of income during the financial year which ended on 5 April 2015.

DUP leader 'will publish tax return every year'

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster says she will publish her tax return as soon as she receives it, and will continue to do so each year. 

Arlene Foster

It follows the publication of information about Prime Minister David Cameron's 2009-15 tax and earnings. Northern Ireland's other party leaders have been lining-up to release details of their tax affairs.   

Arts therapist suspended in misconduct investigation

An arts therapist has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) on grounds of misconduct. Darren A Black has been removed from the HCPC register for one year after he stole from vulnerable clients.

HCPC logo

He was employed by Threshold Services, which provides support to people who suffer from mental health problems. A HCPC panel heard Mr Black took £1,265 belonging to residents of Glencarn House for his own personal use.

Constituents to get new representatives in South Belfast

None of the candidates elected in 2011 is contesting their seats this time round. That means voters will be selecting six new politicians to represent them. Our reporter Stephen Walker takes a look at the possible outcomes. 

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New memorial to family killed in 1976 IRA firebomb attack

"A wonderful young woman"

Lesley-Ann McCarragher, 19, died in the Royal Victoria Hospital following a hit and run incident. She was a former pupil and Headgirl of the City of Armagh High School. Speaking to the BBC's Good Morning Ulster programme, the school's principal David Livingstone described her as a "wonderful young woman". 

Lesley-Ann McCarragher
City of Armagh High School

Mr Livingstone added that Lesley-Ann was modest despite her achievements, and that staff at the school had "great and very fond memories" of her.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving. 

Could you be a 'swift' surveyor?

The RSPBNI are searching for people with a keen interest in nature to help them to identify swift nesting areas. 

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Did you miss Sunday Pols?

Don't panic, the golf's over, and the political season is now firmly underway. 

Join Mark Carruthers and the team tonight on BBC 2 Northern Ireland to catch-up with the latest political news. 

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Odyssey complex power failure

The Odyssey complex in Belfast has been closed because of a 'major power failure'. 

Odyssey complex

It's not expected that the building will reopen to the public until later this afternoon. 

Changes to Enterprise cross-border train timetable

Eastwood: "These issues are difficult"

A third Tyrone councillor has resigned from the SDLP due to internal party differences. Following the latest resignation, SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood said, "these issues are difficult." 

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood

Mr Eastwood said the party had held two selection conventions for the constituency and that candidate Daniel McCrossan had received "unanimous support". 

Mr Eastwood added: "If people wanted to put their name forward, they should have put their name forward."

FASA: Creditors meeting to be held in Belfast

FASA went into liquidation after owing a considerable amount of money. Many staff were not paid in March and there are still many outstanding unpaid contracts. The BBC understands that one organisation is owed around £30,000 in contract work. 


The charity Extern has said it will take responsibility for the harm reduction service previously provided by FASA. This will save 27 out of 59 posts

Swinging safari!

Tune into BBC Radio Foyle to hear one local woman's story about working with elephants in Thailand. 

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VIDEO: Fishermen rescued from sinking trawler

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Members of Kinsale RNLI rescue three fishermen from sinking trawler near Cork.

Members of Kinsale RNLI rescue three fishermen from sinking trawler near Cork.

Seven days left to register to vote

You might not know it, but it's election season! If you want to cast a vote on 5 May, you have seven days left to register with the Electoral Office. 

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Irish police 'do not have capability to deal with terror threat'

A police conference in the Republic of Ireland has been told sergeants and inspectors do not have the capability to deal with the threat from radical extremism and international terrorism.

Irish police officers

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) expressed concern that its members receive information on severe weather alerts, but are not informed of terror threats.

Diabetic teenager 'waiting seven years for insulin pump'

'Jobs saved' as charity steps in after Fasa liquidation

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The BBC understands that 25 of the 64 posts will automatically move to Extern. Staff at FASA were not paid in March and there are many outstanding unpaid contracts. A creditor's meeting is due to take place in Belfast later this afternoon. 

Man made 'suspicious approach' to group of children

Brighter days ahead after rainy start to this week

Man and two police officers treated for smoke inhalation

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