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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 12 August 2016
  2. WBA champion Carl Frampton set for Belfast homecoming
  3. First ministers accused of 'total failure' to address needs of military veterans
  4. New training for dementia care staff
  5. Picture: Meteor over Draperstown on Thursday night (by Michael Regan)

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By Sharon Ferguson and Michael Hirst

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Who's your daddy?

Adorable Carla Frampton looks puzzled when veteran sports broadcaster Jackie Fullerton asks her if her daddy is a footballer. 

Carla
BBC

"Um...yes?" she replies, looking up quizzically at her boxing champ father.   

Frampton describes homecoming crowds as 'amazing'

Carl Frampton has described the crowds turned out to welcome him home at Belfast City hall as "amazing". Speaking to BBC Newsline, the boxer said has had plenty of downtime in recent days since his return.  

Frampton
BBC

He added that he would like to fight in Belfast before the end of the year. "I'd love to fight in December and have Christmas off with Christine and the kids," he said. 

Welcoming the champ

Crowds turn out to welcome boxing champion Carl Frampton

Crowds at Belfast City Hall
BBC

First and Deputy First Ministers praise Frampton for unifying communities

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness salutes "broad-minded" boxer Carl Frampton as excitement builds outside Belfast City Hall. 

OFMDFM
BBC

Champ takes time out for BBC Newsline

Frampton and tots meet adoring fans at Belfast City Hall

Thousands have gathered at Belfast City Hall as Carl Frampton - along with his two children - meets his fans at a homecoming celebration. 

Frampton
BBC

Weslink now clear

Roma Downey dedicates Hollywood Walk of Fame star to Derry

Londonderry actress Roma Downey has dedicated her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to her hometown. 

Roma Downey: Londonderry-born actress dedicates Hollywood star to home city

Speaking after the unveiling, she said it was "a great day for the Irish".  

Frampton's homecoming welcome is warming up nicely

Banbridge bus station closed for race

Council responds to questions about mayor's funeral absence

A spokesperson for Derry and Strabane District Council said the city's mayor, Hilary McClintock, was unable to attend the funeral of Dr Edward Daly yesterday. 

Edward Daly
BBC

The council said the deputy mayor was there in Ms McClintock's absence and that a number of senior staff including the Chief Executive, John Kelpie, were also there to represent the council.  

Mayor should have made 'every effort' to attend Daly funeral

A Presbyterian minister has said the mayor of Londonderry, Hilary McClintock, should have made "every effort" to attend the funeral of Dr Edward Daly.

Mayor
BBC

Rev David Latimer said he would be "disappointed" if the prior engagement that prevented Ms McClintock from attending the funeral was one in which someone else from the council could have represented her. 

Second time airline threatened to leave Belfast

Roving reporter Ringland in Rio for Evening Extra

£9m deal agreed to save US air route

Julian O'Neill

BBC News NI Business Correspondent

A rescue deal, thought to be worth £9m, has been agreed to prevent US airline United ending its daily service between Belfast and New York.

United Airlines
BBC

The BBC has established United was set to axe the route next month, believing its aircraft could be more profitably used elsewhere.  

And the skies lit up...

Belfast's M3 bridge repairs will cause weekend delays

New training to deal with dementia

Staff at a residential care home in Belfast are using a new training kit that gives them an idea of what their patients with dementia are experiencing.  

Staff receive dementia training at Belfast care home
BBC

Coleraine angry over corner decision

Prison Service 'received correspondence' regarding alleged mistreatment of prisoners

The Prison Service has confirmed it has received correspondence from solicitors representing a number of inmates at Maghaberry Prison. 

Maghaberry
BBC

Earlier, a solicitors firm alleged republican prisoners at Roe House had been mistreated by prison staff.   The Prison Service said: "As this matter is subject to possible legal proceedings it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time."

Delays follow Dungiven collision

Warmer days ahead...

Heading to the Ulster Grand Prix this weekend?

Local concern at proposed Dark Hedges traffic ban

Some rain today, but drier spells over the weekend!

Expect delays at Belfast City Hall during Frampton event

Londonderry crash cleared from Culmore Road

Dark Hedges road could see traffic ban

The Department of Infrastructure at the Northern Ireland Executive has proposed banning vehicles from the Dark Hedges in Armoy.

Dark Hedges
NITB

 It said the plans were in the early stages of consultation.  

Silver medal for Ireland in lightweight doubles

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan have just won Silver in the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls final.

rowers
BBC Sport

 It's Ireland's first ever medal in rowing at the Olympics - and Ireland's first medal at the Rio games.  

It's a comin'....

A listen down memory lane...

Rower Campbell's Rio Games over

Alan Campbell has missed out on a place in the single sculls final at the Olympic Games.  

Alan Campbell
PA

The Coleraine rower came 4th in his semi-final.

Listen back: Friday's Talkback podcast

Uh-oh! Someone's in trouble...

Coleraine rower Campbell striving for men's final

Rain and sunshine for Stendhal Festival?

Diversions in Titanic quarter

Lattimer promises letter from Presbyterian Church to Daly family

PSNI petrol 'drive-off' scheme postponed

A controversial new PSNI pilot scheme to deal with people who leave petrol stations without paying for their fuel has been postponed.

Petrol pump
PA