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  1. Updates for Friday 22 April 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Monday
  3. Image: The Giant's Causeway (by Eoin McConnell)

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Harte makes four changes to Sunday's Tyrone side

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made four changes to his side for Sunday's Football League Division Two final against Cavan at Croke Park.  

Justin McMahon
BBC

Journalist renowned for coverage of Troubles dies

David Beresford, the award-winning Guardian correspondent who covered Northern Ireland during the Troubles, has died after a long illness at his home in Johannesburg, aged 68. 

David Beresford
Guardian

Beresford began journalistic life on the Guardian as a home news reporter. After he was appointed Irish correspondent, his work became more widely acknowledged.

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Do you know where your children are?

Police in east Belfast have appealed to parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children, following reports of antisocial behaviour last night.

PSNI
BBC

Police were called and a 15-year-old arrested following reports of trouble on Mountpottinger Road, Strand Walk and Ballymacarret.   

Ambulance delays 'worst at Craigavon Hospital'

Craigantlet Road reopened with knock on delays

Collision cleared at Whiteabbey

PSNI issue further warning to TalkTalk customers

Man 'consumed alcohol and drugs' before killing student

A Belfast man consumed drugs and alcohol before he drove onto a footpath, "killing a talented young student", Belfast Crown Court has heard.

Enda Dolan
Family

County Tryone student Enda Dolan was was hit by a van on the Malone Road in October 2014. David Lee Stewart, from Grays Park Avenue in Belfast, who was driving the van, and William Ross Casement, from Belvoir Drive in the city, a passenger, admitted a series of charges linked to the collision.

Delays easing on Shore Road at Whiteabbey

Doctor admits falsifying clinical trials

A County Down doctor has pleaded guilty to falsifying clinical trials on patients who were suffering from sleep disorders. 

Dr Hugh McGoldrick
Justin Kernoghan

Dr Hugh McGoldrick, 59, of Crossgar Road East, Crossgar, was due to go on trial next week on a total of eight charges, but changed his plea on Friday. Six charges were left on the books.

Craigantlet Road in Ards closed after collision

Whiteabbey roundabout crash slowing traffic

Traffic delays in east Belfast after collision

Arson attack on house in Larne

There has been an arson attack on a house in Larne, County Antrim. It happened in Ardclinis Gardens shortly after 02:00 on Friday. 

Arson attack in Larne
BBC

Damage was caused to the living room of the property and to the car, but no one was injured.  

Carrick Rangers 'need two wins' in battle to stay up

Bus services in city facing delays

NI Prince fans pay tribute to icon

Prince fans across Northern Ireland have been paying tribute to the music icon, who was found dead at his home on Thursday.  

Prince tributes
Aether and Echo

He died suddenly, aged 57, leaving behind a back catalogue spanning rock, pop, funk and jazz and millions of devoted admirers.  

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Burns wins Ulster football award

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Retired police officer sentenced over child abuse images

A retired police officer has been placed on three years probation after child abuse images were found on his computer equipment.

Laganside Courts
BBC

Eric McIlveen, 71, who served in the police for 30 years, was alos made the subject of a seven-year Sexual Offenders Prevention Order (SOPO).

Arlene Arkinson inquest delayed over new evidence

The inquest into the death of Arlene Arkinson has been further delayed today because of evidence that has just come to light.

Arlene Arkinson
BBC

A court heard that a witness was due to give evidence today but, after consulting with a barrister for the police, it was thought that some of the information may be withheld because it may be subject to protection under the European Convention of Human Rights.

Lord Ballyedmond's family NI's wealthiest suggests rich list

The family of the late industrialist Lord Ballyedmond are the wealthiest people in Northern Ireland, the Sunday Times rich list has suggested.

Lord Ballyedmond
BBC

The newspaper estimates the wealth of Lady Ballyedmond and her family at £1.4bn. Lord Ballyedmond, Edward Haughey, died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk in 2014.

Lurgan Mail: Easter rioting teen charged

Local Leave EU campaign launched

The local campaign to leave the EU was launched earlier, with the help of the owner of one of Northern Ireland's biggest businesses. 

William Wright
BBC

William Wright of Wrightbus said immigration had persuaded him the UK was better off out of the EU. The opposing campaign group, Northern Ireland Stronger In Europe, will launch after May's assembly election.

Princess Anne opens new phase of Ulster University campus

Louise Cullen

BBC News NI

Princess Anne is in Belfast today to officially open phase one of the new Ulster University campus in Belfast.

Princess Anne
BBC

She unveiled a plaque commemorating the event and also met students.  

McGrath Bros: 171 jobs to go at Lisburn-based construction firm

A County Antrim-based construction firm has gone into liquidation with the loss of 171 jobs.  

Job losses at construction firm
Gett

McGrath Bros (Engineering) Group Ltd, based in Lisburn, has four operational sites in Northern Ireland, London, Birmingham and South East England.  

Woman who had two pregnancies terminated drops legal action

A County Antrim woman who had two non-viable pregnancies terminated is to end her legal action over new guidelines on abortion in Northern Ireland. 

The woman terminated twins in 2013
Science Photo Library

As the Department of Health published revised guidelines last month, her lawyers said she had achieved her goal in the proceedings.

Could it be you?

The National Lottery is hunting for a EuroMillions UK winner who bought their ticket in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area.

EuroMillions winning ticket bought in Fermanagh and Omagh district
The National Lottery

The ticket had the winning Millionaire Maker code of MGY489185 in the 5 April draw. The winner has until 2 October this year to claim their prize. 

Delays on Upper Newtownards Road

Pro-life group condemns Lord Steel abortion comments

A pro-life group has condemned a House of Lords peer who said it is "ridiculous" that Northern Ireland continues to operate under 1861 abortion legislation. 

Bernadette Smyth
Pacemaker

Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life said Lord David Steel "needs to face the reality that abortion is lethal discrimination against vulnerable and defenceless unborn children".   

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Hurling: Saffrons set to start Christy Ring Cup campaign

BBC Sport NI

Antrim hurlers start their campaign in the Christy Ring Cup this weekend after a disappointing league campaign which saw the departure of manager PJ O'Mullan.

Antrim managers
Press Eye

Terence McNaughton, Dominic McKinley, Neal Peden and Gary O'Kane are the men tasked with steering Antrim through the second-tier competition, starting with Kildare this Saturday.