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  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 April 2016
  2. Man in critical condition after shooting in Londonderry
  3. Teenager due in court over stabbing in west Belfast
  4. Picture: Flying over Rathlin Island (by Douglas Cecil)

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740-bed student housing scheme gets go-ahead

Shooting victim 'no longer critical'

A man who was shot twice in the leg in Londonderry yesterday, is no longer in a critical condition, Belfast Health Trust has confirmed.


Harry Boyle, 25, from Lawrence Hill in the city was shot twice in the leg at Magowan Park in the Creggan shortly before 21:00 BST on Monday. His condition is now stable.

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Toilet rat attack sparks warning

The people of Midleton, County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, have been warned to check their toilets after an elderly man was bitten on the bottom.  


The man was taken to hospital for treatment following the incident, The Evening Echo reports.

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Resolution hopes in council battle over Robinson Centre

Talks aimed at resolving a legal battle over a leisure centre closed amid asbestos fears are at an advanced stage, the High Court was told today.

Robinson Centre

Belfast City Council is currently seeking a judicial review of a decision to transfer the Robinson Centre in Castlereagh into its control. The case had been due to be heard next month but has now been put back, given that "advanced discussions" are under way.

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Man gets jail sentence for shining laser at police helicopter

A County Antrim man has been jailed for six months for shining a laser at a police helicopter about five times.


Belfast Crown Court heard Alan Armstrong, 35, of Kinbayne Avenue, Greenisland, caused the cockpit of the helicopter to be illuminated which meant the pilot was unable to see the aircraft instruments. The judge said such actions, which could have led to a pilot crashing, were serious. 

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Arlene Arkinson: Police 'playing catch-up'

The Arlene Arkinson inquest has been told that police lost an opportunity to bring more evidence to light because of the length of time it took to report the Castlederg teenager missing. 

Arlene Arkinson
Family picture

The 15 year old disappeared after a night out in Donegal in 1994. Her body has never been found. The inquest was told the police were "unfortunately playing catch up".  

Derry woman 'flipped like rag doll' by cattle

 An inquest is under way into the death of a woman, originally from Londonderry, who was attacked by cattle in Northumberland.  

Marion Clode
Clode family

Marian Clode (formerly Coyle) from Glasgow Terrace in the Rosemount area of the city, was on holiday with her family when it happened on 3 April.  Her daughter, Lucy Rowe, said her mother, who was 61, had been "flipped like a ragdoll" over a fence.

Snooker: Mark Allen breaks off for championship bid

The Easter Rising from a northern perspective

A new BBC documentary tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising from a northern perspective. 

Winifred Carney

Voices 16 'Rising' looks at how the rebellion was planned and executed using witness testimony, letters, memoirs and diaries. Find out the story of County Down woman Winifred Carney's typewriter - used to type up James Connolly's commands. It's on BBC One on Sunday at 20:00 BST.

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Police officer, 55, died at Ballymoney police station

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 55-year-old police officer in Ballymoney police station yesterday.

A PSNI spokesperson said the death was not being treated as suspicious. The Police Ombudsman has been informed

Shooting victim 'had been due in court on drugs charges'

The 25-year-old man who was shot twice in the leg in Derry yesterday had been due to appear in court in the city today on drugs charges. 

Shooting scene

His lawyer told Londonderry Crown Court that the nature of the charges against his client were "not comparable to the violence meted out to him."  He is in a critical condition in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Task force call to back local manufacturing

Stormont should set-up a "task force" to help local manufacturing, the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce says.


The body said that while most of its members feel the sector "has a future", they are "concerned about the lack of government policy". Manufacturing here has been hit by 1,000 job cuts at Bombardier and the loss of about 1,800 posts in Ballymena.

Earthquake nun's teenage music dreams

A nun from Londonderry who was killed in the Ecuador earthquake was a fan of karaoke who dreamed of stardom before she joined a religious order.  

Sister Clare Crockett
Home of the Mother

Sister Clare Theresa Crockett, 33, was based at a school in Playa Prieta with the Home of the Mother order.  She had been teaching guitar and singing when the earthquake struck.

Emma-Lee Wray 'will walk by Queen's side'

A 17-year old army cadet from County Antrim has been selected to be part of an historic event to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.  


Emma-Lee Wray, from Carnlough, an A-level student at Ballymena Academy, has been a cadet for five years. She will be walking by the Queen's side on Thursday at the official birthday party in Windsor Castle.

PPS to look again at 1991 shooting of IRA man Colum Marks

The Public Prosecution Service has confirmed that the Attorney General has asked them to review a decision not to prosecute any police officers following the shooting of IRA man Colum Marks in Downpatrick in 1991. That request is being considered.

Colum Marks
Marks family

Colum Marks was shot and fatally wounded by police on 10 April during an attempted mortar bomb attack on the nearby RUC station.  

£21m development deal includes 206-room hotel in Belfast

Plans are under way for a new £21m development to include a hotel at Belfast's Brunswick Street.

Belfast Met
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The Dalata Hotel Group has agreed a deal with McAleer & Rushe to deliver a 206-room hotel on the site of the former Belfast Metropolitan College - the old College of Business Studies. The Maldron Hotel should be ready by early 2018.

CISTA fined over non-disclosure of donations and loans

BBC News NI's political editor reports that a party in the upcoming election has been fined.

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Horse racing: Geraghty wins appeal against ban

BBC Sport NI

Jockey Barry Geraghty has won his appeal against a 30-day ban that threatened to rule him out of next week's Punchestown Festival.

Barry Geraghty
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The ban was handed out after stewards at Limerick felt Geraghty, 36, did not allow the horse to run on its merits at a meeting on 3 April.

Snooker: Mark Allen set to begin tilt at world glory

BBC Sport NI

Mark Allen starts his World Snooker Championship campaign later today when he takes on debutant Mitchell Mann.

Mark Allen

The Antrim man is full of confidence after winning the Players Championship last month and says Mann will "try to slow the match down and try to drag me down a little bit". You can watch the match live from 14:30 on BBC Sport online. 

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Irish UFC champion Conor McGregor has plenty of die-hard fans - but would many of those fans get a tattoo of his autograph? One Dungannon man did...

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The Good Friday Agreement Generation election debate

Tomorrow night, a special election programme will focus on the Good Friday Agreement generation - those born in 1998 -  as these first-time voters tell politicians about the issues that they really care about.

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