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  1. Updates for Friday 29 July 2016
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Thanks for your company today. Hopefully the traffic has eased when you are making your journey home. Join us on Monday morning from 07:00 for more news, sport, weather and travel updates.

Looking good for festival

With fireworks expected in Portstewart, hopefully the weekend is not a damp squib. You can catch up on the latest weather forecast here.

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Delays possible due to festival in Strangord

Sligo Rovers v Derry City on Radio Foyle tonight

Teenager Tom posts a round of 80 at NI Open

Thirteen-year-old Tom McKibbin's opening round of 80 left him 15 off the pace at the weather-affected Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle.  

Tom McKibbin
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World Under-12 champion McKibbin, playing in a professional tournament for the first time, matched the score of playing partner David Rawluk.  

Images of scene after west Belfast shooting

These images show the scene after a number of shots were fired at a house in the Clonard Crescent area of west Belfast this morning.

Clonard Crescent, west Belfast
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Clonard Crescent, west Belfast
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A man was in the house at the time of the incident, but did not sustain any injuries.

Architects voice fears over Brexit after Belfast meeting

The presidents and directors of five professional bodies representing architects in the UK and Ireland have said Brexit could "have a major impact on the construction industry across these islands".

Brexit and EU sign

In a joint statement following a meeting in Belfast this week, they called on the UK government to "protect free movement" in any negotiations with the EU.

Routes out of city still congested

Time for the posters to come down...

M2 crash: Routes north of Belfast congested

M2 crash: Delays back to Belfast city centre

A multi-vehicle crash on the M2 is continuing to cause traffic chaos as far back as Belfast city centre.  

Tailbacks leaving Belfast

Three ambulances attended the crash. It is understood two people have been taken to hospital.  

Denis Donaldson murder: Patrick Gillespie granted bail

An elderly man charged with withholding information about the murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and MI5 informer Denis Donaldson in County Donegal in April 2006 has been granted bail.  

Denis Donaldson
Donaldson Family

Patrick Gillespie, 74, from Craigvar Street in Glasgow, was granted bail at Dublin's Special Criminal Court today.

Lorry broken down in east Belfast

DUP MLA Paul Frew being sued by schoolgirl

The chair of Stormont's Justice Committee is being sued by a 15-year-old girl for allegedly breaching her privacy.  

Paul Frew

Paul Frew, MLA for North Antrim, appeared in court in Coleraine today in connection with the matter.  

Bus changes due to M2 RTC

Security alert in Ballycastle ends

Long delays on M2

Woman injured during vehicle hijacking

A woman has sustained minor injuries after being dragged from her car during a vehicle hijacking in Newtownabbey, County Antrim.

PSNI crest

The incident happened at Grainon Way in the Rathcoole estate at about 20:00 last night. The vehicle, a black Vauxhall Zafira, was later found burnt out on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast.

Police see the funny side of this sign...

Sunshine and showers this weekend

Kyle Lafferty to face FA betting charge

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting.  

Kyle Lafferty

"It is alleged that on 20 February 2016, the Norwich City forward placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition in breach of FA Rule E8," the FA said. Lafferty has until 5 August to respond.

Foster father is jailed for abusing girl

A County Down foster father has been jailed for four years for sexually abusing a young girl in his care.  

Laganside Courts Complex

The judge told the 71-year-old that the abuse, which began when the girl was five, was a "gross breach of trust".  

Frampton talks fashion and fans ahead of title fight

Belfast boxer Carl Frampton talks fans and baseball caps

Northern Ireland boxer Carl Frampton explains why he's holding a reception for his fans in New York on Sunday and why he only wears baseball caps in America. He was speaking ahead of his fight against Leo Santa Cruz on Sunday.

Traffic delays in Coleraine town centre

Looks like a dry night for Super Cup NI finals

A staycation of a different kind...

Security alert in Ballycastle

Rape and human trafficking charges are dropped

Charges against a 29-year-old man accused of raping a Romanian woman, human trafficking, false imprisonment, assault and inciting prostitution have been withdrawn.

Londonderry Magistrates' Court

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Delays possible to bus services on Falls Road

Frampton keen to impress US audience

Northern Ireland boxer Carl Frampton takes on Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight crown this weekend determined to show fight fans in the United States just how good he is.

Carl Frampton

The unbeaten 29-year-old from Belfast said: "The last time I was in the States, I did not show my true potential."

Housing scheme planned for Bangor site

Bus delays expected due to Armoy road races

Shots fired at house in Belfast

Bank of Ireland's pre-tax profits are reduced

Bank of Ireland's pre-tax profits for the first half of this year have fallen by 23%, compared to the same period last year.  

Bank of Ireland

It made a pre-tax profit of 557m euros (£469m) between January and June, a significant reduction on the 725m euros (£610m) made in the first half of 2015.  

Ah, a flashback to school days! Sad news.

It's not every day you see one of these...

Have you come across any jellyfish like this one spotted by Rebecca Hanna in Greencastle, County Down? Send us your pictures via Twitter to @BBCNewsNI, BBC Newsline's Facebook page or by email to

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