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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 25 July 2016
  2. Theresa May to make first visit to Northern Ireland as prime minister
  3. Man dies in clay pigeon shooting 'accident'
  4. Picture: Ballyholme Beach, County Down (by Morris Duncan)

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By Ross McKee and Fiona Murray

All times stated are UK

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That's all from us for today. BBC News NI Live will be back at 07:00 tomorrow. Until then, you can keep up to date with the latest news on our website, on BBC Newsline and on Radio Ulster bulletins. We thought we'd leave you with this picture of the sun setting on White Rock beach. Have a good night.

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Appeal after Banbridge father 'left for dead'

Ryanair reports 4% rise in profits

Ryanair has reported a 4% rise in profits in the three months to the end of June as passenger numbers grew and costs fell. 

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The airline had profits of €256m (£214m) in its first quarter of 2016 on the back of revenues of almost €1.69bn (£1.41bn).

Carrick firm involved in £90m overhaul of transatlantic liner

Police warning over scramblers

Police have issued a warning to parents not to buy scramblers for their children after seizing a bike in Armagh.  

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Officers were on patrol on Saturday when they came across the scrambler riding around a green area in Drumellan. It was seized as the rider had no insurance.

M1 slow leaving Belfast following earlier crash

Translink bus-stop suspended

Ireland hockey team 'raring to go'

Church Road in Randalstown reopens

BBC Evening Extra discusses childhood bereavement

GAA and GPA unveil new £15.6m players welfare deal

The GAA and Gaelic Players Association have unveiled a new £15.6m agreement to run from 2017-19 aimed at improving conditions for inter-county players.  

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The new scheme will include an increase in mileage and nutrition expenses plus a special fund for former players.  

Delays on Moneynick Road following crash

Londonderry: Man arrested in human trafficking probe

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Londonderry as part of an investigation into human trafficking.  

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Pacemaker

A 26-year-old Eastern European woman is currently receiving treatment for a range of injuries following allegations of rape and assault. She is also being assessed as a potential victim of human trafficking.  

Suspended sentence for man who made hoax bomb call

A Ballycastle man who made a hoax bomb call to a local pub escaped jail at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday when a judge suspended his sentence. 

Coleraine Magistrates Court
BBC

Suspending a four month sentence for two years, the judge told Noel McGinn, 58, that while his crime would normally see him going to jail, he took account of the positive steps he was taking to tackle his mental health difficulties, as well as the guilty plea.

Collision near Westlink off-slip

Woman admits wasting police time over Wells hustings event

A Dungannon woman has pleaded guilty to wasting police time by making false statements about DUP assembly member Jim Wells.  

Jim Wells
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Dorothy Gardner, 48, of Killycanavan Road, had alleged Mr Wells made homophobic statements during an election hustings meeting in Downpatrick in April 2015.  

Man sustains multiple injuries in daylight assault

Man refused bail on attempted murder charge

A man accused of trying to stab a teenager to death has been ordered to remain in custody. Leo Benson, 27, was refused bail on a charge of attempted murder over an alleged knife attack in west Belfast last November. 

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Benson, of Ross Street in the city, and a 17-year-old youth are jointly charged with targeting the 18-year-old victim on the Cullingtree Road area.  

Woman and 14-year-old son die in crash

A woman and her 14-year-old son have died in a car crash in County Galway. 

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The woman, who was in her 30s, and died alongside her son when the car they were travelling in hit a tree at Ballaghlea, Ballygar at around 21.45 last night.   

Police appeal for witnesses to Randalstown crash

Ireland to play Afghanistan in India

Ireland will face Afghanistan in a nine-match series in India next March which will include a four-day Intercontinental Cup game.  

Ireland v Afghanistan
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The teams will also play five one-day games and three Twenty20 encounters in the north Indian city of Greater Noida.  

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Bike firm in jeopardy after theft of bikes

A company which hires bikes for a popular mountain trail in County Down has said its business is in jeopardy after it was targeted by thieves.  

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East Coast Adventure

Fourteen specialized bikes were stolen from the East Coast Adventure centre in Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor.  

Listen again to PM on Brexit

Priest says scrambler crash 'plunged us into darkness'

A priest at the funeral of a woman who died after being hit by a scrambler motorbike in Colin Glen Forest Park has said the incident "robbed us of a light and plunged us into darkness".

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Press Eye

Rev Pat Sheehan told mourners at a Requiem Mass for Valerie Armstrong in the Church of the Nativity in Poleglass, that she was a "person of faith and hope".

Funeral of Valerie Armstrong
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Evening Extra hears about Unsolved disappearance

Two women die in Randalstown crash

Police have confirmed that two women have died following a crash on the Church Road near Randalstown, County Antrim.

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A man and woman travelling in the second car sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Brexit: Joint committee being set up

Police in appeal over scrambler crash

Police have appealed for a man who they believe was present at the scrambler motorbike crash in Colin Glen Forest Park which led to the death of Valerie Armstrong to come forward.

Armstrong family
Armstrong family

"We are now appealing to a male passer-by who was present at the scene of the collision, and who may have spoken to the rider of the scrambler, to come forward," said the PSNI. The funeral of Mrs Armstrong is taking place in the Church of the Nativity in Poleglass.

First minister attacks 'political point-scoring'

Traffic delays possible with boating competition

Kenny set for Downing Street

Prime Minister Theresa May will host Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Downing Street tomorrow, says Vicki Young, BBC Chief Political Correspondent. 

Enda Kenny
AFP

She says the announcement was made by the prime minister's office.  

Munster sign South African lock Kleyn

Munster have signed South African lock Jean Kleyn on a three-year contract.  

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The move will see Kleyn linking up with his former defence coach at the Stormers Jacques Nienaber who has joined Munster's backroom team.  

PM promises 'practical solution' for border

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to work for a "practical solution" to the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic following Britain's exit from the European Union. 

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Mrs May was speaking after talks with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness on her first visit to Northern Ireland as prime minister.

Toll roads get the Talkback treatment

The PM has left the building...

No appetite for return to border checks

Angela McGowan is new CBI director

The economist Angela McGowan is the new director of the CBI in Northern Ireland. She is replacing Nigel Smyth who is retiring after 26 years.

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Ms McGowan joins the business organisation from Danske Bank UK, where she has been Chief Economist since 2008. She will take up her new post in October.  

Delays on Andersonstown Road, west Belfast

On BBC Talkback this lunchtime....

Coming up. A group, including politicians, is mounting a legal challenge to Brexit. What do they hope to achieve?

Coming up. A group, including politicians, is mounting a legal challenge to Brexit. What do they hope to achieve?