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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 14 April 2016
  2. Man arrested in Paul Quinn murder inquiry
  3. Two arrested after explosives find linked to 'new IRA'
  4. Polling station moved over flag complaints
  5. Image: Bann Bridge, Portadown (by Albert Boyle)

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By Eimear Flanagan and Fiona Murray

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String and a door-handle may have been a better call... Or perhaps even the dentist...

The PNSI have been sharing examples of 999 non-emergency related calls on their twitter page. During one call police were asked whether they knew if the bus service was still operating. 

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In another, a member of the public sought help after their neighbour had been stung by an unknown insect. Each year the police answer around half a million calls. 

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'Human remains' found in field

 Police say "human remains" have been found in a field on the Bravallan Road, Ballymoney, County Antrim.  

PSNI
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Formal tests are due to be carried out before formal identification. The police are not treating the death as suspicious. 

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Travel: Delays expected in city centre

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McCormack back for Candystripes' Longford clash

Midfielder Conor McCormack will play for Derry City on Saturday night when they face Longford Town, following a ban. Gareth McGlynn will miss the game due to a hamstring injury. 

Conor McCormack
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Ballymena security alert ends

Police say that a security alert which caused Cambridge House grammar school to be evacuated has ended. A suspicious object was found near the school earlier today. 

Cambridge House Grammar school
BBC

Cambridge Avenue has now re-opened. 

Snooker: Allen confident for Crucible bid

World number seven, Mark Allen says he expects to win the World Championship if he can produce his best form in Sheffield. 

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He is due to compete at the Crucible less than a month after winning the Player Championship. 

Paul Quinn: Object discovered in search

Gordon Adair

BBC News NI

Gardai have discovered an object during a search at a farm near Catleblayney between Monaghan and Armagh, as part of an investigation into the murder of Paul Quinn. It's believed that the object is possibly a vehicle. A digger is being used to excavate the item. 

Paul Quinn
Pacemaker

Specialist ground radar was used in the search. A man in his 50s has been arrested by the gardai in relation to Paul Quinn's death. The 21-year-old was beaten to death in a barn at Oram, County Monaghan, in October 2007. 

Half a million calls to police per year

The PSNI say they receive around half a million calls per year from the public. 

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Security Alert: Cambridge House evacuated

Cambridge House Grammar school in Ballymena, County Antrim, has been evacuated due to a security alert. Police say a suspicious object was found nearby. Cambridge Avenue in the town has been closed.

Cambridge House Grammar School
BBC

The school's principal, Elma Lutton, said police were contacted immediately after the object was found and the school was then evacuated. "The safety of pupils at the school is of extreme importance and at no time was this compromised," she said. 

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Dublin shooting: Man in his 20s dead

A man believed to be in his 20s has been shot dead in Dublin. Up to six shots were fired. It's believed that the man was shot in the head. 

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The shooting happened outside a pub in Sheriff Street/Oriel Street at about 12:30 today. 

Police officers disciplined for fraud investigation failure

The PSNI has disciplined two of its officers after a Police Ombudsman investigation found they failed to properly investigate fraud allegations in a family dispute over money.

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An Ombudsman investigator concluded the officers made insufficient inquiries after a woman claimed her sister had committed a fraud involving £7,000 of her father's money. One of the officers told the complainant she should be ashamed "for fighting over your father's money when he's not even dead yet".

'Limited testing' of rubber baton rounds

An inquest into the death of 11-year-old Francis Rowntree has been told that there was limited testing of rubber baton rounds before their introduction in July 1970. Alan Hepper, who made the statement, works for the Defence, Science and Technological Laboratory at Porton Down in Wiltshire. 

Francis Rowntree
Coroners Office

Francis was shot by a soldier with a rubber bullet in west Belfast in April 1972. He died two days later in hospital. 

Two men arrested over multiple arson attacks

NI economy grew 1.4% in 2015

John Campbell

BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor

Official figures show that Northern Ireland's economy grew by 1.4% in 2015. That's double the 0.7% growth recorded in 2014. 

Construction site
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However, the figures are well below the 2.2% GDP growth for the UK as a whole in 2015.  

Rubber baton round shown as evidence at inquest

Bombardier boss warns against Brexit

The boss of Bombardier in Belfast has told its 500-strong staff that "it is better for our company that the UK remains within the EU". The firm's Belfast vice-president Michael Ryan said the "European debate is very emotional".

Bombardier
BBC

But last month, William Wright, the founder of bus-maker Wrightbus which employs more than 1,500 people, said he was "totally in favour of getting out".

From the scene: Update on Paul Quinn murder investigation

'No reports of Irish casualties' in Tenerife building collapse

There are reports of a number of people trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in the resort of Los Christianos this morning.

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Ballymena school evacuated in security alert

Three in ten pupils entitled to free meals

Robbie Meredith

BBC News NI Arts and Education Correspondent

More than three in ten pupils in Northern Ireland are now entitled to free school meals, according to Department of Education figures. The number of pupils entitled to free meals has risen by 16,000 in the past two years.

School dinners
BBC

In total, 101,063 pupils were entitled to free meals in the 2015/16 school year out of a total of 330,411 pupils. 

Coming up on BBC Newsline this lunchtime

Train delays after vehicle hits railway bridge

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Man seriously injured in Dublin shooting

A man has been seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin's north inner city, the gardaí (Irish police) have said. 

Irish police officer
BBC

It happened at a junction at Sheriff Street and Oriel Street at about 12:30pm. Gardaí say it is too early to say whether the incident might be gang-related.

Newtownards air crash: Pilot had heart problem

A pilot who died in a crash at Newtownards airfield, County Down, last year may have been incapacitated by a heart problem, air accident investigators have found. 

Crash site
BBC

Stephen McKnight, 55 from Hillsborough was practising circuits in a light aircraft when the accident happened. He was taken to the the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald where he later died. 

Third time lucky in search for next Irish prime minister?

The Irish parliament will meet later today to vote for the third time on who should be taoiseach (prime minister). 

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny (left) and Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil
BBC

February's general election result meant no party won enough seats to govern alone. The two largest parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, have so far failed to reach agreement on sharing power.

Business news catch up

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Bus lane blockage

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