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  1. Updates for Wednesday 15 June 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Thursday
  3. Picture: Ballylumford, County Antrim (by Albert Boyle)

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Elliott will 'probably' vote to leave EU

The Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Tom Elliott says that he will probably vote to leave the European Union in next week's referendum.


The Ulster Unionist says he acknowledges there are dangers either way, and hasn't been impressed by either the Leave or Remain campaigns which he regards as too negative.

EU referendum debate tonight at 22:45

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Michael O'Neill wants more positive display from NI

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill wants his players to stamp their authority on Thursday's crucial Group C match against Ukraine in Lyon.

Michael O'Neill
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O'Neill's side, regarded as tournament outsiders, are seeking their first points after an opening loss to Poland.

Black armbands in memory of Darren Rodgers

The 24-year-old Ballymena man died in a fall in Nice, France, in the early hours of Monday morning.   

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Darren Rodgers
Rodgers family

Republic of Ireland fans also paid tribute to him during their match against Sweden.

BBC Newsline early tonight

BBC's Newsline teatime programme is on a little earlier this evening, just after 18:20. 

BBC Newsline

Tune in for the latest squad news as the Northern Ireland and Republic  prepare for their second games in the Euros. Also, as the Prime Minister talks about border checks if there's a Brexit, our Dublin correspondent, Shane Harrison samples opinions south of the border.

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Republic players pay tribute to murdered French police officials

Republic of Ireland players at their training base in Versailles have observed a minutes' silence during training in tribute to two French police officials killed in Paris

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Tom Elliott will 'probably vote for Brexit'

Ulster Unionist MP Tom Elliott says he'll probably vote to leave the EU in next week's referendum. 

Tom Elliott

He says he acknowledges there are dangers either way, and hasn't been impressed by either the Leave or Remain campaigns, which he regards as too negative.   

Sinn Féin 'may apologise' for Manchester IRA bomb

Sinn Féin could apologise for the IRA bombing of Manchester - but only if the British government acknowledges its role in the Northern Ireland conflict. 

Bomb scene

More than 220 people were hurt in the 1996 attack which devastated the city centre causing £700m in damage. 

North Belfast road closed

Police say Etna Drive in North Belfast has been closed in both directions because of a suspicious object

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Murder accused 'took heroin after killing'

A woman accused of murder injected herself with heroin after she allegedly stabbed, bound and gagged a pensioner in his home, the High Court has heard.

Eddie Girvan

Margaret Henderson, 30, is accused of killing 67-year-old Eddie Girvan in his home in Greenisland, County Antrim.

Euro 2016: Walters missing Republic training

BBC Sport NI

Jonathan Walters is a major injury doubt for the Republic of Ireland's game against Belgium on Saturday in Euro 2016 after missing training

Jonathan Walters

The Stoke striker limped out of the game against Sweden on Monday but Martin O'Neill said the striker could still feature in the tournament. 

Partner of dead jogger raising cash for defibrillator

Belfast Telegraph

The partner of a man who collapsed and died while jogging on Saturday has launched an appeal to buy a defibrillator to try to prevent another family going through the same devastation. 


North Belfast: Suspicious object found

Children injured in lightning strike discharged from hospital

Two children who were injured in a lightning strike in Lisburn, County Antrim, on 8 June, have been discharged from hospital.

Scene of lightning strike

Their father remains critically ill.

Derry Journal: Council consider relocating big screen

Londonderry’s big screen could be moved to a new location to create a 'fanzone' for live screening of future sporting and other events, the Derry Journal reports.

Cuts caused 'serious damage' to education body

Robbie Meredith

BBC News NI Education Correspondent

"Serious reputational damage" has been caused to the Education Authority by its "mishandling" of plans to cut hours for pupils in special school nurseries, according to Barry McElduff, the chair of Stormont's education committee.

Sharon O'Connor

The authority's chair Sharon O'Connor (pictured) said she was "very sorry for the upset that parents are continuing to experience".

Moore than meets the eye

US filmmaker Michael Moore met Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Junior Minister Alistair Ross at Stormont Castle today.

Michael Moore talks to Martin McGuinness and Alistair Ross
Press Eye

Moore is in Belfast to take part in a Q&A about his career and attend two screenings of his new movie at the city's film festival.

Euro 2016: The calm before the storm

Last-minute trip to Lyon?

BBC Sport NI

Uefa says there are 2,000 unsold seats for Northern Ireland's crunch Euro 2016 clash against Ukraine tomorrow in Lyon.

Northern Ireland supporters
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McIlroy: Mental toughness will be key at Oakmont

Rory McIlroy emphasises that "mental toughness" will be key as he prepares his bid for a fifth major tournament success at this week's US Open at Oakmont.

Rory McIloroy
BBC Sport

"This golf course and this tournament always provides a different test to the others we encounter on Tour. You have to grind it out and prepare as best you can for it," said the 27-year-old.

'Surge' in demand for Irish passports

Belfast Telegraph

The Republic of Ireland's government has had to hire 200 temporary workers to cope with a surge in demand for Irish passports, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Passport office

It is thought that a potential Brexit is having an impact.

Tributes to Orlando from Antrim

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, John Scott, is to open a book of condolence at Antrim Civic Centre later today for the victims of a shooting in Orlando on Sunday.

Orlando tributes

It will be opened at 14:00  today, the Ballymena  and Antrim Times reports.

Brexit could mean NI border checks says PM

David Cameron has said a vote to leave the EU means checks could be implemented on people departing Northern Ireland for other parts of the UK.


He was replying to a question at Prime Minister's Questions from SDLP's Alastair McDonnell.

Sudden death of man in Lisburn

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