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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 April 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Thursday
  3. Picture: Dawn over Strangford Lough / Scrabo Tower, County Down (by Neil Finlay)

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Hope you had a good day wherever you are. We will leave you with this picture Colm McCaffrey tweeted of Garrison in County Fermanagh. Hope you can join us tomorrow for more news, sport, weather and travel updates.

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After the sunshine, will some of us be dodging some snow flakes on the way home? Barra Best has the latest weather update.

Pope paves the way for beatification of Irish Jesuit priest

Pope Francis has approved the beatification of a Dublin priest celebrated for his work with the sick and dying in County Kildare in the early 20th Century. 

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The Pontiff has attributed a miracle to the Jesuit priest and teacher, Father John Sullivan. It is the first step towards sainthood. Father Sullivan was brought up a Protestant in Dublin and attended Portora School in Enniskillen.  

Police appeal after Mayobridge theft

Belfast man stole £30,000 mum had saved for funerals

A Belfast man has stolen £30,000 from his mother that was for family funeral costs, a court has heard.

Coffin
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Christopher Joseph Boyle, 59, from Fitzroy Avenue in the city, was placed on probation for two years after he admitted stealing the money. He spent it on drink and gambling.

Teens talk politics and what the assembly can do for them

Travel: M2 car collision

Alan Green talks to Evening Extra about Hillsborough tragedy

Irish priest John Sullivan is beatified

Traffic 'very busy' near Holywood

Ulster Farmers Union select presidential team

Paddy Barnes: flag honour 'like winning a medal'

Belfast pub saved after halt to redevelopment plans

Travel: Flights cancelled on Thursday

Omagh students to the rescue

Delays in west Belfast due to funeral

Man jailed for child sex abuse crimes

A County Londonderry man who abused two girls over a seven year period starting in 1973, has been jailed for five years.

Londonderry Crown Court
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Kevin Doherty, 61, from Main Street in Eglinton pleaded guilty to six charges of indecent assault and four charges of committing gross indecency with or towards a child.   

Bus substitution on trains between Drogheda & Dublin

Prisoner jailed over drug smuggling bid

A serving prisoner at Magilligan Prison has been jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle drugs worth up to £8,000 into the prison after completing a day release. 

Magilligan Prison
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Thomas Samuel Rodgers, 34, from Rathvarna Drive in Lisburn, was caught in January 2014, by a prison sniffer dog.

Parking problems at Craigavon Hospital

Funeral for Derry nun killed in Ecuador

Festivals galore this bank holiday weekend

Snowy scenes in Omagh

Dad disgusted at jail sentence given to son's killer

The father of the County Tyrone student Enda Dolan, who died after being knocked down by a drunk driver in south Belfast in 2014, has said he is disappointed and disgusted at the jail sentence given to the man who killed his son.

Peter Dolan
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David Lee Stewart, 31, of Gray's Park Avenue, admitted a series of charges linked to the teenager's death earlier this month and has been jailed for three and a half years. He will spend the same amount of time on licence. 

Woman threatened by masked gunman

Police in Coleraine are appealing for information after a woman was threatened with a gun during an incident in Hillside Drive, Dunloy on Monday. 

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Fun on the farm!

PSNI chief warning over internet scam

Stolen lorry and diggers found

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Bloody Sunday families 'inspired' Hillsborough relatives

Broken down car cleared

Belfast driver jailed for crash death

A 31-year-old man who knocked down and killed a student in south Belfast after consuming drink and drugs has been handed a seven year sentence. 

Enda Dolan
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David Lee Stewart, of Gray's Park Avenue, in Belvoir, admitted a number of charges connected with the death of Enda Dolan in the early hours of 15 October 2014.

Traffic problems in south Belfast due to broken down car

'Fresh start' needed to help victims of paramilitaries

Church leaders in Northern Ireland have said there needs to be a "fresh start" in helping people who have suffered through paramilitary activities in their communities. 

Paramilitary mural
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In a joint statement the church leaders said that "any strategy for dealing with this issue has to have its focus on people, because it is ultimately people that matter to God".

Tribute to the '96' appears on Black Mountain

The number 96 has appeared overnight on Black Mountain, overlooking Belfast. Yesterday a jury found that the 96 people who died as a result of the Hillsborough tragedy were unlawfully killed.

96 on Black Mountain
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Boxer Paddy Barnes talks to BBC Newsline about Rio flag honour

Coming up on Newsline: Latest on Belfast regeneration scheme

Barnes going for gold at Rio

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes has described the news that he'll carry the Irish flag at the Rio Olympic games as an "incredible honour".  

Boxer Paddy Barnes
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He said: "I will be going for gold in Rio in the ring but I will also have the responsibility of helping to build a really positive environment for all Irish athletes."