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- Updates for Tuesday 3 May 2016
- Man dies and five others are injured in crash
- Tributes are paid to artist Basil Blackshaw who has died
- Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness says it was mistake for Gerry Adams to use racist term on social media
BBC News NI Business Correspondent
Northern Ireland's largest housing association is to be created with the merger of Fold and Helm Housing Associations.
The new association would be responsible for managing 12,000 homes. The deal is subject to final approval and to be completed by early 2017.
A charity moped trip by a group of Liverpool pensioners has hit the skids after 17 of the group were given parking fines in Belfast.
The group from The Wirral found they had being fined for parking on a pavement in the Titanic Quarter. However, they are now back in the saddle after the fines were rescinded.
American footballer Alex Collins has been keeping on his toes with a spot of Irish dancing.
Collins was originally dismissive of the idea of jigs and reels, but the daughter of his high school football coach convinced him to try it for himself, as Lee Costello reports.
Professor Elaine Watson has been appointed as the chief executive of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). She was recently Vice President of DeVry Medical International and Dean of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in Saint Kitts in the Caribbean.
Two kayakers were rescued after getting into difficulty off Coney Island in Lough Neagh yesterday afternoon.
Four teenagers, aged 19, 18, 17 and 16 years, have been arrested in Banbridge, County Down, on suspicion of burglary.
Police said the 19-year-old man was arrested after a car was stopped in the Richmond Heights area today. Police subsequently received reports of burglaries in the Dromore Road and Laurel Heights areas and the other three were later arrested in Banbridge town.
Judge Brian Barker has been appointed to the dual role of Chair of the Northern Ireland Committee on Protection and Independent Reviewer of National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland.
He served as the Recorder of London and senior judge at the Old Bailey from 2013 to 2015.
Former Northern Ireland centre-half Gerry Taggart, who played almost 150 games for Leicester, says he hopes the club's triumph will change English football "for good, for the better".
"I've watched a lot of this team this season and it's just mind-blowing the way they've got to where they are," he said. "The way they play football is good for the game."
Double killer Hazel Stewart has been denied funding for a legal battle over police pension benefits inherited from her murdered first husband, a court has heard.
The National Crime Agency is seeking an order that she must repay money gained following the death of Trevor Buchanan. But a trial due to start at the High Court in Belfast tomorrow has been adjourned due to the 53-year-old's failure to secure legal aid.
Two 18-year-old men have been arrested in connection with an arson attack on a house in Wolfhill Avenue, Belfast, on Saturday 9 April.
The men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
Get involved with the leader's debate by using the hashtag #BBCNIdebate. It's on BBC One tonight from 20:00.
A man has admitted killing his 69-year-old mother in the home they shared on Knockancor Drive, Portstewart.
Alun Kinney Evans, 34, previously denied murdering Margaret Evans on June 4, 2014, but today he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Derry City have booked their place in the EA Sports Cup semi-finals by coming from a goal down to beat Cork City 2-1 after extra-time at Turner's Cross last night.
Dean Jarvis scored the winner for the Candystripes in the fifth minute of extra-time with a header from Nathan Boyle's cross.
A man has admitted making a number of hoax bomb warnings in the Markets district of Belfast.
Karl Patrick McCartan, 35, of Stewart Street in the Markets, pleaded guilty to a total of 12 offences today. The calls were made to 999 emergency operators over an 11-day period last October.
A Leicester City fan living in Eglinton, near Londonderry, has said she is still in a "state of shock" after the formidable foxes clinched the Premier League title.
Ann Honey, who has been a supporter for 20 years and used to be a season ticket holder, said it was a real buzz to claim the crown.
"I’m still in a state of shock and I haven't had much sleep," she added. "I'll be going back to see some friends and celebrate."
BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor
An investment fund has bought a major stake in Learning Pool, a Londonderry-based online training company.
The investor is Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) which is focused on small and medium Irish firms with strong growth potential, including Lily O'Brien's chocolates and Payzone.
A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of missing Carrickfergus man Mark Gourley. Mr Gourley was reported missing in March 2009.
The News Letter reports that Former Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon has married in a secret ceremony in Barbados.