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  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 July 2016
  2. Health trusts offer consultants lucrative overtime payments
  3. Two arrests over Donaldson murder
  4. Picture: Raindrops (by Louis McNally)

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Police unsure if dead man was pushed out of window

Three people are still being questioned after a man died in suspicious circumstances in Newtownards last night. 

Officers investigating a man's "suspicious" death are unsure if he was pushed from window

Neighbours say 45-year-old Dessie Mee fell from the upper floor of an apartment bloc on Regent Street in Newtownards. Det Supt Kevin Geddes says police don't know whether he was pushed.  

Ministers welcome royal guests to Clogher Valley Show

Fatal foetal abnormality working group appointments

Marie-Louise Connolly

BBC News NI Health Correspondent

The names of six officials, who make up the Northern Ireland's Assembly's working group on fatal foetal abnormality, have been revealed.

Health worker with patient
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The group was first proposed in February, when the assembly voted against allowing women to terminate pregnancies under such circumstances.

A rainy night in store for NI

Objection to redevelopment of listed building

An artist's impression of how the development will look
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E-cigarette 'explodes' setting fire to home

A Belfast woman has told BBC Radio Ulster that an e-cigarette "exploded" while she was charging it in her home overnight and set her kitchen on fire.

The aftermath of the fire in Courtney Robinson's home
Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson told Evening Extra that her kitchen counter was in flames and the plastic e-cigarette she bought last Christmas melted onto her worktop.

Coast Road reopens after crash

Coming up on the BBC's Evening Extra

All smart phones facing One Direction

Girls filming golf on smart phones

Golf may not usually attract hoards of teenage girls, except perhaps when One Direction's Niall Horan turns up to tee off. Photographers had some competition in finding a good spot to snap the Irish pop star at the Pro-Am Northern Ireland Open in Ballymena.

Niall Horan at Pro Am Irish Open golf event

Should assaulting police result in a jail sentence?

Life's a beach for Belfast's Olympic hopeful

Irish rugby player apologises over 'ignorant' tweet

Clogher Valley Show traffic delays expected

Broken down vehicle causing delays

Glendinning signs for Ballymena United

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey will once again link up with Ross Glendinning after signing the goalkeeper from Linfield.  

Ross Glendinning (right) in action
Press Eye

Jeffrey brought the 23-year-old into the Blues side during his long reign at Windsor Park, where NI international Roy Carroll is now the number one keeper.  

Road reopens after Enniskillen crash

Teenager Tom to tee off at Northern Ireland Open

Newtownabbey teenage golf prodigy Tom McKibbin insists he won't be nervous when he tees up with seasoned pros at the Northern Ireland Open tomorrow.

Tom McKibben
Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

McKibbin, 13, is playing in the European Challenge Tour event after an invite from the golf management company owned by One Direction star Niall Horan.  

Toronto debut for Paisley and McGuinness film

Glentoran snap up Foley on two-year contract

Crash on north coast closes road

Downpours to dominate tomorrow

Newtownards: Police appeal over death of Dessie Mee

Police in Newtownards have made an appeal for information following the death of Dessie Mee, 45, from Blenheim Drive in the town. Two men and a woman remain in custody in connection with his death.

Dessie Mee
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Making the most of the weather at the Clogher Show

McIlroy hopeful in hunt for third US title

Rory McIlroy says the Baltusrol lay-out gives him a good chance of securing a third US PGA Championship title this week.

Rory McIlroy

The world number four from Holywood, County Down, believes the long course in New Jersey is perfect for his game.

Rock pooling put under the lens on BBC Newsline

Council apologises after graveyard 'vandalism' fears

A council has apologised "for any upset caused" after the removal of relics and mementos from graves in Ballyoan Cemetery in Londonderry led to fears the site had been vandalised.


A spokesperson for Derry City and Strabane District Council said grounds staff removed the items during routine maintenance work yesterday, and did not replace them immediately due to bad weather.

Two men held in drug trafficking inquiry

Delays expected after Castlereagh crash

The Nolan Show: The legacy of the past

Delays to bus services in east Belfast

There's always another year

Scene in Newtownards following 'suspicious death'

Images have been released of the scene at Regent Street, Newtownards, following the suspicious death of a man in his 40s.

Regent Street area, Newtownards
Press Eye
Millers House, Newtownards
Press Eye

Two men, aged 35 and 42, and a 29-year-old woman have been arrested.  

SDLP calls for more doctors, less overtime

Should the elderly be made to take a driving test?

Bus service diverted due to funeral