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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 22 August 2016
  2. Rio ticket sales: One of Northern Ireland's gold medal-winning Olympians - and two others - have passports seized in investigation into alleged illegal sale of tickets
  3. Labour MP from NI speaks publicly about a row with party leader Jeremy Corbyn
  4. Picture: Evening sun on Whiterocks beach (by Paul McFarland)

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By Sharon Ferguson and Fiona Murray

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Bring a brolly if you are out and about tomorrow

Looks like we will be dodging the showers tomorrow, but conditions should improve on Wednesday. You can catch up with the latest weather forecast here.

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The pitfalls and positives of social media

Northern Ireland's Chief Constable George Hamilton apologised to his officers on Sunday, after posting a tweet that appeared to dismiss the pressure under which they work.  

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BBC

BBC News NI's Jayne McCormack has looked at the pitfalls and positives of using social media in this feature.

Lizards savour the sun at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve

Conor Macauley

BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent

Up to 40 lizards have been spotted sunbathing at a Northern Ireland nature reserve after an exceptional summer for the tiny reptiles.

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Baby lizards
P McErlean

There were 16 babies among the batch logged at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve in the Belfast hills.

Petition calls for Castle Coole run to continue

BBC Newsline's Julian Fowler took this selection of photographs after Parkrun members in Fermanagh launched a petition urging the National Trust to allow them to continue running on the grounds of Castle Coole. More on BBC Newsline tonight.

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University places in focus on BBC Newsline

Road in Newry closed due to crash

Windows smashed at Turkish barber's shop in Ballynahinch

Edinburgh Fringe makes the cut on Evening Extra

Belfast father jailed for drunken attack

A father-of-two from Belfast who beat a man so badly that six metal plates had to be inserted into the victim's face has been given a six-year jail term for the "unprovoked" drunken attack. 

Laganside Courts complex
BBC

James Arthur Jelley, 46, from Bloomfield Road in the city, was one of two men who attacked another man in the High Street area of Belfast on the evening of 17 April, 2014. Jelley will serve half the sentence in prison, with the remaining three years on supervised licence upon his release. 

Post-games analysis of NI athletes

BBC Sport Online's John Haughey has produced a feature analysing the performance of Northern Ireland athletes at the Olympic games in Rio.

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Defibrillator thrown on to road in Derry

A CCTV camera has captured the moment a defibrillator was removed and thrown on to a road in Londonderry, causing considerable damage.  

Defibrillator
BBC

The £1,500 unit was removed from a container on the wall of a shop before being thrown on to the Rossdowney Road.

NIFRS dealt with 'nine accidental fires' at the weekend

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has said a blaze that caused extensive damage to a bungalow on Antrim's Maghereagh Road this morning was one of "nine accidental dwelling fires" it dealt with at the weekend.

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South Belfast: Delays on two roads have now cleared

Make the most of the fine weather while you can...

Delays to Translink Metro bus service due to roadworks

Podcast from BBC Talkback today

Justice minister pays respects to dead police officers

Dissident gets bail varied for 'Donegal holiday'

North Belfast dissident republican Damien "Dee" Fennell, who is currently awaiting trial on terrorist charges, has had his bail varied to allow him to holiday in Donegal.

Damien 'Dee' Fennell
Pacemaker

Mr Fennell, 34, from Torrens Avenue, is due to stand trial later this year on three charges arising from a speech he gave in April 2015 at a graveyard in Lurgan during a 1916 commemoration event.

Road closure

Talkback archives: A trip back in time

Long delays on Ormeau Road

Round-up of the weekend cricket scores

Bungalow extensively damaged in Antrim fire

Extensive damage has been caused to a bungalow in Antrim following a fire at the property.

Fire Service
BBC

A couple in their 80s were out of the bungalow at Maghereagh Road when the blaze, which is believed to have been accidental, started this morning. A man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

City Hospital warning over roadworks

Rio ticket controversy: Crisis management committee set up

The Olympic Council of Ireland has appointed a three-person crisis management sub-committee to lead its response to a controversy over Rio Olympics tickets. 

OCI announces Olympic tickets crisis management team

The announcement was made by Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin of Athletics Ireland, a member of the Olympic Council of Ireland.  

Rio 2016: Pat Hickey's arrest overshadowed Ireland's effort at games

Dry for time before the rain returns...

Ó'Muilleoir 'won't step down'

Nama scandal: Ó'Muilleoir 'won't step down' over coaching

Higgins marks Michael Collins anniversary

Irish President Michael D Higgins has become the first sitting head of state to deliver the oration at a commemoration of the life of Michael Collins.

Michael D Higgins
RTÉ

President Higgins said it was a "great pleasure" to deliver the speech in Cork on Sunday.

Abortion services suspended at Belfast clinic

Marie Stopes International says it is suspending abortion services at its clinic in Belfast for vulnerable women and under 18s.

Baby scan
Thinkstock

It follows concerns raised in relation to the organisation in England by the Care Quality Commission.  

Finance Minister denies knowledge of Bryson contact

Finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir says he had no knowledge of Twitter messages between loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson and Sinn Féin's Daithí McKay and Thomas O'Hara.

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
Pacemaker

Earlier, Alliance deputy leader Naomi Long called for the finance minister to step aside during an investigation into how Stormont's finance committee chair handled its Nama inquiry.  Mr Ó Muilleoir said any attempts to link him to the matter were "petty party politicking".

Stormont Finance Committee to discuss Nama exchanges

Long takes legal advice over link to Nama messages

Alliance MLA Naomi Long tells Good Morning Ulster that she has taken legal advice after her name was mentioned in messages relating to Stormont's inquiry into the sale of Nama's NI portfolio. 

Naomi Long
BBC

Daithí McKay resigned as an MLA after claims he and another Sinn Féin member "coached" loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson as a witness to the finance committee inquiry through a series of Twitter messages. 

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