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  1. Royal Marine charged with terror offence relating to dissident republicanism pleads not guilty to drugs and fraud charges
  2. Hundreds of jobs will go if the Treasury does not underwrite European peace money post-Brexit, NI's finance minister warns
  3. Picture: Cranfield on Lough Neagh (by Mark Geddis)

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That's all from us at BBC Digital News NI Live for today - we'll be back with all the news, sport, weather and travel news we can squeeze into our live page from 7.00am on Tuesday.

Enjoy your Monday night and we'll see you again bright and early tomorrow. 

Paralympics: Smyth unruffled by Rio 'doom and gloom'

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Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest paralympian, is hoping to add to his collection of four Paralympic medals in Rio and says his "preparations have been ideal".

Jason Smyth
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And he insists worries around funding for the Games has not affected his preparation. "There is always plenty of doom and gloom stories beforehand but as an athlete, you just focus on yourself," he says. 

ATL @30: A Celebration tonight on Radio Ulster

Happy 30th birthday to Across The Line, Northern Ireland's premier alternative music show! The programme celebrates three decades on air with a special birthday bash tonight at the Ulster Hall.

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BBC Digital News NI's Laura McDaid has taken a look at ATL and its enduring influence on Ireland's music scene

Weather: An evening of highs and lows

£45m scheme for new public transport ticketing system

Stormont is to invest £45m to create a new public transport ticketing system by 2019. 


"This programme will deliver a modern, efficient and convenient ticketing system that will benefit passengers and lead to greater efficiencies," says Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard. The system will allow contactless payments and online top-up of travel cards. 

Archive: Jackie O visits Belfast

On this day 36 years ago, Jackie Onassis, better known as the wife of assassinated president John F Kennedy, visited Belfast with her husband Aristotle. 

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As he wryly observed, all eyes were on just one person. 

Football: NI can build on Czech Rep draw says Davis

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Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis told BBC Sport NI that Sunday night's draw was a "platform to build on" towards World Cup qualifying.

NI captain Steven Davis says performance in Prague gives a platform to build on

BBC Sport NI's Joel Taggart also spoke to defender Conor McLaughlin and winger Stuart Dallas after the game. 

Weather: Staying cool in autumn

Shots fired at Lurgan house

Police are investigating a report of a shooting at a house in the Princes Street area of Lurgan in the early hours of this morning. 


At about 2.00am, a number of shots were fired at a house damaging the front door and living room window. Four people were in the house at the time but no-one was injured. 

Harry Ferguson: The mad mechanic

An inventor of everything from aeroplanes to tractors, Harry Ferguson made a huge impact in everything from aviation to agriculture. 

Harry Ferguson

Tonight, on BBC One NI, presenter Dick Strawbridge will try and remake Harry's monoplane. To whet your appetite, BBC iWonder have put together a timeline looking at how the son of a rural County Down farmer became one of Northern Ireland's greatest ever inventors. 

Football: Republic to play on despite soaking in Serbia

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It's been absolutely bucketing down in Belgrade ahead of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Serbia - but the match is expected to go ahead despite the torrential rain.

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A pitch inspection will take place at around 6.15pm but Uefa says it's confident the match will happen. RTÉ sports reporter Tony O'Donohue tweeted a view of the pitch (above). 

Minister launches scheme to replace older teachers

Robbie Meredith

BBC News NI Arts and Education Correspondent

A scheme to replace 120 older teaching staff with newly-qualified teachers has been launched by Education Minister Peter Weir.

Teacher in a classroom

The Investing in the Teaching Workforce programme aims to allow teachers over the age of 55 to retire early. 

The Great Flying Challenge on BBC One tonight

The name game?

We kind of like this suggestion by Professor Gary Foster on Twitter.

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So, what would a good alternative name be? Norn Iron? Ulaid? Game of Thrones-land? Northern Ireland-London Northern Ireland? Actually, on second thoughts, maybe best to leave that can of worms unopened.

Talkback at 30: John Hume in 1993

It's BBC Talkback's 30th birthday on Thursday and, apart from preparing a huge cake, we've been taking a deep dive into the Talkback archives for some best bits from the programme. 

BBC News NI replays some of the memorable moments from Talkback's 30 year history

Here's John Hume speaking to the late David Dunseith about the Hume-Adams talks in 1993. The talks between the SDLP and Sinn Féin leaders signalled a new nationalist strategy during the peace process.

Man in life-threatening condition after Derry assault

A man is in hospital with life-threatening head injuries after an alleged assault in Londonderry. The 35-year-old was attacked in Magowan Park on 28 August.

Derry court

Martin Nelson, 36, appeared in court charged with grievous bodily harm in relation to the assault. He was denied bail.

2018 World Cup: O'Neill happy with Prague point

Parents will never 'forget their little angel'

The parents of a stillborn girl have said they will never "forget their little angel" Cara..

Mrs and Mr Rocks

Michelle and Barry Rocks were speaking after the world's first inquest to focus solely on a stillborn baby. The Northern Trust accepted a series of failings in the care it provided Mrs Rocks, who had been keen to have an elective c-section. 

Nazi toilet paper for sale at auction

Toilet paper issued to Hitler's army, the Wehrmacht, during World War Two is up for sale at an auction in Dublin.

Wehrmacht toilet paper
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The unopened roll of Edelweiss brand Klosettpapier (toilet paper) has been valued at between 80 euros (£67) and 120 euros (£100).  

Temperatures could top 24C today

Shop owner injured in armed robbery

A shop owner has been injured after three men armed with batons robbed his filling station in County Donegal, Irish police say.

Gardai sign

The robbery happened in Fahan at about 21:00 local time on Sunday.

Police appeal following shooting in Lurgan

Lord Chief Justice hits out at delay over legacy cases

Vincent Kearney

BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent

Northern Ireland's most senior judge says it is hugely disappointing that politicians at Stormont have not yet reached agreement on how to deal with the past.

Sir Declan Morgan

Sir Declan Morgan has called on the British government and Stormont to make urgent progress in dealing with legacy issues. 

Road closure leads to bus diversions in Antrim town

Praise for couple seeking answers at stillborn inquest

A Belfast Coroner has praised the fortitude of a County Londonderry couple in seeking answers to explain the stillbirth of their baby daughter in 2013.

Michelle Rocks and husband Barry

Cara Rocks was stillborn at Coleraine's Causeway Hospital on 26 June 2013. The coroner praised Michelle Rocks and her husband, Barry, on Monday.

Panorama: Sellafield's nuclear safety failings

Sellafield, just across the Irish Sea, has been described as Britain's most hazardous nuclear site and has been a long-term source of concern for many local politicians here. 

Sellafield Power Station in Cumbria, England

Tonight, BBC Panorama broadcasts a special investigation into the site after gaining exclusive access to hundreds of leaked documents, a high-level whistleblower and former senior managers. Tune-in tonight on BBC One at 8.30pm.

Prison ombudsman concern over solitary confinement figures

The police ombudsman has expressed concern that a number of inmates spent months, or sometimes years, in solitary confinement


At least 10 inmates were isolated for more than 100 days each last year, according to figures published by the investigative website, The Detail.

Damages claim by teenager against DUP MLA dismissed

A claim for damages over Facebook postings taken by a teenager against North Antrim MLA Paul Frew has been dismissed. 

Paul Frew

The girl, who was 14 at the time, took a case against Mr Frew over the social media posts that were linked to anti-social behaviour in the Ballymena area. Mr Frew says he feels "totally vindicated" by the verdict. 

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Arlene Foster 'disappointed' over Brexit job loss claim

First Minister Arlene Foster says that the finance minister's warning over possible job losses because of Brexit is "disappointing" and that his words are causing "alarm amongst the business community". 

First Minister Arlene Foster

Speaking at Stormont, where she was hosting businesses in the aerospace and defence sectors, she said politicians should be "giving direction and saying we are going to make a success of where we are". 

Mid-Ulster Mail: Guns stolen from house in armed raid

Weather: El scorcho in September!

Traffic: Dungannon road reopens after crash

On today's BBC Talkback

BBC Talkback is on air now, talking solitary confinement in prisons and the UK's immigration policy. Got a view? Give them a call on 03030805555. 

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Newry-based company buys division of FR Cathcart

High Court hears joint application from NI parties on Brexit

Belfast boxer Michael Conlan is weighing up potential professional options

Belfast boxer Michael Conlan has told BBC Radio Ulster's Good Morning Ulster programme that he is weighing up his options as he prepares to embark on a professional career.  

Michael Conlon

The Irish bantamweight controversially crashed out of the Olympics after losing by unanimous decision to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin in the quarter-finals.