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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 1 August 2016
  2. Carl Frampton becomes first NI man to win world boxing titles at two weights
  3. Translink defends ending hospital bus service
  4. Irish minister says fortified border post-Brexit 'won't work'
  5. Picture: Long Lough, Saintfield, County Down (by Gary Cromie)

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By Eunan McConville and Niall Glynn

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NI athletes bring medals home from Transplant Games

After winning 54 medals at the British Transplant Games in Liverpool at the weekend, Northern Ireland athletes returned home via Belfast City Airport this afternoon.

The NI team at Belfast City Airport
South Eastern HSC Trust

The team arrived back with 17 gold medals, 20 silver and 17 bronze.  

Festival goers should be prepared for rain or shine

Coronor praises officers' bravery in fatal house fire

A coroner has praised two policemen who entered a burning house in Enniskillen in an attempt to rescue an elderly couple from the blaze.

Officers entered the Reid's burning home in December 2015
BBC

The inquest heard the officers tried to crawl into the house in Silverhill Park in December 2015, before firefighters arrived. Daphne Reid, 66, died in the fire and her 70-year-old husband, Franklin died the following week

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Haye praises Carl Frampton and his trainer

Former world champion David Haye has praised Carl Frampton's "very clear victory" over Leo Santa Cruz to win the WBA featherweight belt in New York.

David Haye
Reuters

Haye and Frampton are both trained by Shane McGuigan who Haye described as "the best trainer on the planet".

Lord mayor shows off his footy skills with homeless team

Zoo inquiry after child 'photographed in rhino enclosure'

A photograph of a young boy inside a rhino enclosure at Dublin Zoo has led to an internal review of safety standards at the zoo.The photo emerged on social media over the weekend.

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More EU funding for energy project near Larne

John Campbell

BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor

An energy project near Larne has obtained more multi-million pound funding from the European Union.

Larne lough
BBC

The project will store energy in the form of compressed air in underground caverns on the Islandmagee peninsula.  

Let the Games begin

Petrol bomb thrown at house while children were inside

Three children, a man and a woman escaped injury in an attempted petrol bomb attack on a house in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, overnight.

Police officers
BBC

All five were inside the house at Oakwood Road when a petrol bomb was thrown through a front window, smashing the glass.  It failed to ignite and has been taken by police for forensic examination.

Biker killed in Newtownards crash is named

A motorcyclist who died in a crash in Newtownards on Sunday has been named by police as 21-year-old Jay Curtis Reardon from Holywood, County Down. 

Jay Curtis Reardon
PSNI

The collision happened at about 12:50 BST on the Belfast Road in Newtownards, close to junction with Milecross Road.

Sands film million miles from truth, says Campbell

Coolree Yogurt batches recalled in food safety alert

Blast from the past at Belfast City Hall

They are the champions on Evening Extra

Petrol bomb attack sectarian, police say

Move over Will Grigg - it's Frampton's turn

The drinks were on Carl Frampton last night as the new WBA featherweight champion celebrated with a free bar in Manhatten with fans who travelled to the US to support him.

Carl Frampton treated his travelling support to a free bar in Manhattan on Sunday night
Press Eye

The boxer revealed that 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy, Irish rugby star Tommy Bowe, Republic of Ireland football manager Martin O'Neill and Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill were among those to send him their congratulations.

Jet stream bringing unsettled weather

Belfast bike stops now at hospitals

Belfast's public share bike scheme will now have stops at the City and Royal Victoria Hospital. 

Belfast bikes
BBC

The two new docking stations are already operational, while a third, at the Mater Hospital, will come online later in the summer. 

Tiger's Bay girl wants to follow in hero's footsteps

Men charged over sex attacks on girl under 13

Two men have appeared at a preliminary enquiry at Londonderry Magistrates' Court charged with sexually abusing a girl under 13 on dates between 2004 and 2011.

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One of the defendants is charged with rape and attempted rape. The second defendant faces 11 charges of indecently assaulting the same girl. They cannot be named for legal reasons.

Tour buses queued up in Belfast

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Frampton sends out positive message says McGuinness

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says boxer Carl Frampton's victory on Saturday night sends out a strong message to young people.

Martin McGuinness
bb

"I think it sends a very positive message to any young people who are involved in sport that it is a good thing to be involved in, that it's something that will enrich their lives," he said.

Delay to cross-border train service

Lisburn building technology company creating 60 jobs

Clodagh Rice

BBC News NI Business Reporter

A building technology firm based in Lisburn is creating 60 new jobs over the next four years.

Clear AV design and install technologically complex projects in their lab in the city, but all their clients are based in London.  

Cross-border launch for Somme installations in Cavan

NI singer facing 'worst case scenario' in cancer fight

It's warm up north

NI man dies in County Cavan car crash

A man in his 20s from Omagh, County Tyrone, has died in a car crash in County Cavan.

Irish police officer cordons off road
PA

He was a passenger in a car which struck a wall in Cootehill on Sunday evening. Two other men were also injured.   

Mental health provision not enough says MLA

North Belfast MLA Nichola Mallon says the current provision for mental health care for under-18s is not enough.

Pacemaker
Nichola Mallon

"For the children who are most vulnerable and engaged in the most dangerous and self-destructive behaviour, they really need to go somewhere safe and secure where they can be treated both for their addiction and their mental health," she said.  

Police appeal over teenager road collision

Police have appealed for information about a road collision in Lurgan on Friday night in which a 16-year-old girl was seriously injured.

PSNI
bbc

The teenager was hit by a car at Lake Street at about 21:40.

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Assembly will honour Frampton victory says Foster

First Minister says the assembly will pay tribute to Carl Frampton after he won the WBA featherweight title in New York at the weekend.

Frampton Cruz
Getty

"I think from our point of view in the assembly we will certainly want to recognise it, because he is a world champion and I think it is absolutely right to recognise it as such," she said.