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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 11 July 2016
  2. NI, Scottish and Welsh finance ministers to discuss Brexit and public funds
  3. Appeal for calm ahead of Orange parades
  4. Picture: Saul, County Down (by Michael O'Dwyer)

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Goodnight!

Well, that's all from everyone at BBC News NI Live for today. Before we go, there's just time for this snap of blue skies peeking between the clouds in Coleraine (thanks Paul McFarland!)

Coleraine
Paul McFarland/Twitter

We'll be back again from 07:00 tomorrow with more news, sport, weather and travel updates. Until then, enjoy your evening.

Bus service suspended after petrol bomb

Translink says its bus drivers have suspended service to Lagmore View in Dunmurry after a petrol bomb was thrown at one of its vehicles in the area on Saturday. 

A spokesperson said the firm is working with the PSNI and community representatives to resolve the issue.    

DUP MP wishes Theresa May well as PM

Just met with @TheresaMay2016 given her my best wishes on behalf of Northern Ireland for her new role in leading our great country

Portrush golf star on the green

PUP on burning tyres on bonfires

Meadows misses out on Olympic place

BBC Sport NI

County Antrim golfer Stephanie Meadow has missed out on an Olympic place after the International Golf Federation published its final list of qualifiers for the event.  

Stephanie Meadows
Getty Images

Ice cream time...

BBC NI weather presenter Barra Best sneaks an ice cream during a break from all that rain. We hope that second cone is for us!

What's this bad weather you speak of? #Honeycomb

What's this bad weather you speak of? #Honeycomb

If you haven't had your fill of politics...

Too caught up in y'day's sport or today's sport at W'minster for Sunday Politics with @MarkCarruthers7? Never fear. bbc.in/29ykAB4

UTV Ireland sold to Virgin Media

Taken just over 18 months from the launch of UTV Ireland to have it sold to Virgin; UTV proper sold to ITV & radio assets sold to News Corp

Arlene Foster: May 'can be assured of NI support'

First Minister Arlene Foster has congratulated the new Conservative leader and incoming Prime Minister Theresa May.

Arlene Foster
BBC

She said: "It will be a hugely difficult job, but she can be assured of our support here in Northern Ireland and I look forward to working with her over the coming months and years."

Fire service advice ahead of bonfire night

If your bonfire gets out of control, call 999 immediately and ask for the Fire & Rescue Service.#protectingourcommunity

North Belfast security alert ends

The Crumlin Rd in N Belfast has re-opened following a security alert in the area. A suspicious object has been declared as nothing untoward.

Finance ministers talk Brexit together

Mark Devenport

BBC News NI Political Editor

Devolved governments have said they must not lose out financially as a result of Brexit. 

Positive meeting with Finance Ministers of Scotland & Wales @MarkDrakeford & @DerekMackaySNP re impact of #EURef

Positive meeting with Finance Ministers of Scotland & Wales @MarkDrakeford & @DerekMackaySNP re impact of #EURef

Following a meeting in Cardiff, finance ministers from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland said they should be included in the UK's negotiations to leave the EU.     

Villiers: Theresa May 'has my full support'

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says Theresa May will have her "full support" as the new prime minister. 

Theresa Villiers
BBC

She told BBC Radio Ulster's Evening Extra: "I was a backer of Andrea Leadsom, but I fully respect the decision she's made and there are great advantages in getting a prime minister in place as quickly as possible. I think Theresa May will do a great job."

Portugal are the champions!

The Portuguese in Dungannon have been celebrating in style after their country's Euro 2016 victory against France last night.

portuguese fans
BBC

They told BBC Newsline they're very proud and they want to become world champions too! More at 6.30pm on BBC One NI.

Burning of SF posters on bonfires condemned

The burning of Sinn Féin posters on a loyalist bonfire in Portadown has been condemned by a unionist councillor who said it "undoes good work" in her community.  

Bonfire
Julie Flaherty

Julie Flaherty said she was "very, very disappointed" after the photos emerged on Saturday.  

Brolleys and shades

Appeal after Belfast burglary

Detectives appeal for info following burglary at house in Edgcumbe View, Belfast between 12.50pm and 1.20pm on Sun 10 July.

New PM by Wednesday evening - Cameron

There will be a new prime minister by Wednesday evening, David Cameron has just said in a statement outside Downing Street.

David Cameron
Reuters

Former NI Secretary 'disappointed' at Leadsom decision

1/2 V disappointed @andrealeadsom pulled out of leadership contest as w/e calls+txts showed spontaneous membership interest in hustings

2/2 I congratulate @TheresaMay2016 Must deliver Brexit as demanded by 17.4m ppl. End pol arrangements w/ EU & return to trade & cooperation

Eleventh Night: Tyres on bonfires?

Tyres on bonfires - we ask what residents think in Antrim and Ballymena @bbcnewsline 6.30

Tyres on bonfires - we ask what residents think in Antrim and Ballymena @bbcnewsline 6.30

Security alert in north Belfast

A suspicious object has been found on the Crumlin Road, near Brompton Park, in north Belfast. The road is closed in both directions. Diversions are in place.

Kenny 'won't be diverted' from leading country

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he has "no intention" of being diverted away from the task of leading the Republic of Ireland as pressure mounts on him to resign. 

Enda Kenny
RTE

The issue of his leadership of Fine Gael has been the subject of speculation in recent days.

Seven Ulster players in Rio hockey squad

BBC Sport NI

Seven Ulster players have been named in the 16-strong Ireland men's hockey squad for next month's Olympic Games in Rio. 

Michael Watt
Inpho

Ireland open their tournament against India on 6 August.

Eleventh Night bonfires - culture and controversy

Bonfires are due to be lit in loyalist areas later tonight to mark the Eleventh Night. Supporters say the bonfires are an important part of their culture.

Culture and controversy - loyalist bonfires in Northern Ireland

Most pass off without controversy, but some are criticised on safety or sectarian grounds.  

All change for Cathedral Quarter?

Ambitious plans for Cathedral Quarter laid out in this planning app from Willie Jack/ Commercial Court Inns
Ambitious plans for Cathedral Quarter laid out in this planning app from Willie Jack/ Commercial Court Inns

Ambitious plans for Cathedral Quarter laid out in this planning app from Willie Jack/ Commercial Court Inns

Game of Thrones bringing in the money

The latest season of fantasy drama Game of Thrones might have just ended, but it's still raking in plenty of cash for Northern Ireland's economy.

Hedges
HBO/Sky Atlantic

NI Screen says the show's brought in nearly £150m since filming began in Northern Ireland back in 2010.

Enda Kenny faces call to resign

Irish government backbencher Brendan Griffin has called on his party leader, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, to resign.

Enda Kenny
AFP

He told RTÉ that Fine Gael needs a new leader in place by September to avoid a general election in the autumn.  

Foyle Bridge reopens after crash

Foyle Bridge, Derry/Londonderry has re-opened following an earlier road traffic collision.

The Dungannon Portuguese party isn't quite over yet

'Suspicious object' found in Dromore

Police say there's a security alert on the Ballymacormick Road in Dromore. A suspicious object is being examined. 

Map
BBC

Owen Paterson: May 'should take over as PM asap'

Former NI Secretary & Leadsom supporter Owen Paterson tells BBC Radio 5 Live Theresa May should take over as PM as soon as possible

The skies are clearing up...

More broken cloud coming in from the west. Brighter spells developing with fewer showers this a/noon & eve. Angie
More broken cloud coming in from the west. Brighter spells developing with fewer showers this a/noon & eve. Angie

More broken cloud coming in from the west. Brighter spells developing with fewer showers this a/noon & eve. Angie

UUP welcomes Leadsom decision to quit PM race

Welcome in this time of crisis the decision of Andrea to step aside & support our new Prime Minister, Theresa May @uuponline @Conservatives

Portugal fans party on Dungannon streets

Portugal fans living in Dungannon took to the streets last night to celebrate their team's surprise victory over France in the final of Euro 2016. Thanks to Fabio Rodrigues for the video.

Euro 2016: Portugal fans celebrate on streets of Dungannon

Talkback today: Battle or the bottle?

Foyle Bridge closed after crash

Both lanes cityside on Foyle Bridge Derry/Londonderry from Waterside closed due to RTC. Diversions in place. Please use alternative route.