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In bad weather or other exceptional circumstances road closure information for Northern Ireland will be published and updated here.
In bad weather or other exceptional circumstances road closure information for Northern Ireland will be published and updated here.
That's us for today. Hope you have a good weekend and we'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 on Monday.
BBC Newsline reporter Martin Cassidy says that he spoke to an eyewitness to the north Belfast shooting, which has resulted in a man being taken to hospital.
She told him that she saw the victim slumped in the takeaway with what appeared to be a head wound.
A Belfast man is jailed for nine years for repeatedly hitting his partner with a broken bottle.
Brian Mongan, 41, from St Agnes Place, repeatedly attacked Julie Nevin at her flat on the Antrim Road last March.
A witness to the shooting at a takeaway on Belfast's Oldpark Rd tells me she heard the shot and saw the aftermath. I'm live on BBC Newsline shortly with the latest.
Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident in Greater Manchester involving Roy Keane.
The ex-Republic of Ireland captain is said to have got into an altercation with a taxi driver in Altrincham.
Today we've been feeding out nuggets from a briefing paper given to Tom King when he was made Secretary of State in 1985 - it's essentially a rundown of what not to say when in Northern Ireland.
But just two months into the job, the new secretary faced protests and anger at Belfast City Hall following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Among the protesters are the familiar (but fresher) faces of Jim Wells and Nigel Dodds.
SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell predicts his party will play a role in the future of the UK government after the May Westminster elections.
Police say they're at the scene of a shooting at a takeaway on Belfast's Oldpark Road
It happened around 5.40pm. A man has been taken to hospital. His condition isn't known. The road is closed.
Cash and gaming machines worth half a million pounds have been seized by police.
100 gaming machines, 3 roulette machines and £200K in cash were found in Belfast and Lisburn.
A new mural to commemorate Belfast's shipbuilding heritage has been unveiled on Pilot Street.
It contains 54 photographs telling the stories of shipbuilders in the city over the last two centuries. Keep an eye out for it when you are driving home tonight.
An Irish League footballer has been convicted of possessing Class A drugs but acquitted of any intention to deal them, the Belfast Telegrjohaph reports.
John McGuigan, who is currently on loan at Warrenpoint Town from Glentoran, admitted having a quantity of ecstasy and cocaine at a nightclub in south Belfast.
Last night, Belfast's Linen Hall library was presented with a rare gift over 160-years-old by a County Tyrone family - a rare famine box, complete with six food vouchers.
They were used in the famine relief in Omagh in 1847. You can hear more about this on Evening Extra at 17:45.
A dog owner has won a court injunction to have their family pet returned after someone looking after the animal refused to hand it back.
The owner of Charlie the dog left him with a pet minder for two weeks. Belfast County Court granted the injunction to have him returned yesterday.
Newtownabbey Times reports that campaigners fighting plans for a massive waste incinerator near Mallusk claim doubts have been raised about the future of the body behind the project.
Bad news for fans for Frances Black - the Irish singer has lost her voice and her performance this evening with Kieran Goss at the Grand Opera House has been cancelled.
A member of Northern Ireland's Policing Board is close to resolving her libel action against two colleagues, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
Joan O'Hagan, an independent member, issued proceedings against the board, vice-chairman Stuart MacDonnell and former chairman Brian Rea.
On the Republic of Ireland, the Free State and Eire were "unacceptable" terms and Ireland "best avoided". Meanwhile 'majority community' and 'minority community' were allowed for Protestants and Catholics - but not loyalists, Orangemen or republicans
Two men were so disappointed with the quality of herbal cannabis sold in Carrickfergus that they decided to grow their own, a court has heard.
Marcin Jarzebiak, 31, and Bartosz Czelaw Szadkowski, 38, admitted a charge of cultivating cannabis at Belfast Crown Court.
The New York Times gave Belfast the seal of approval this week - but what did the people of the city think of Northern Ireland back in 1971?
Electronic cigarettes could be banned from bars, restaurants and workplaces in the Republic of Ireland under proposed new laws.
They are already banned in hospitals and health centres.
Larne Times reports that the mother of an Islandmagee footballer who died during an amateur league match in 2013 has welcomed the donation of a defibrillator to the Wilbourne Park club.
Stuart Ross, 25, passed away while playing for Islandmagee's second team against Shankill United's reserves.
A man who admitted striking his victim several times on the head with a bottle has been jailed at Londonderry Crown Court.
Danny Campbell, 30, from Kular Court in William Street, Derry, carried out the unprovoked assault on William Street on 24 September 2013.
Northern Ireland in 1985 was a place where you had to mind your language - not least if you were Secretary of State.
Papers released by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland show that the newly appointed SoS Tom King was briefed not to say 'Orange area' or 'Green area' publicly and also never to say 'being out here' as it was "provocative".
Sir Bruce Robinson has been confirmed as the new Chairman of the Lyric Theatre in Belfast after Mark Carruthers stepped down from the role earlier this month.
Stephen Douds has become Vice Chairman, succeeding Sid McDowell.
East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson questioned why over 130 school were closed yesterday due to the snow, calling it a "total overreaction".
If you are aged 18-24 and eligible to vote in May's General Election, the BBC wants to hear from you.
We are building Generation 2015, a UK-wide group of young voters who will take part in local and national BBC programmes in the run up to the General Election in May. Visit the Generation 2015 website for more details.
Martin McGuinness says comments that the Stormont House Agreement could unravel are "silly". Earlier, UUP leader Mike Nesbitt said that the agreement could unravel if parties tried to renegotiate it.
The deputy first minister said: "Unfortunate terms such as 'unravelling' don't sit well with the progress we've made. That was a particularly silly comment to make."
The briefing on "expressions to be avoided" tells Mr King that he should avoid the phrases 'the mainland', 'the Six Counties' and 'the North of Ireland' while 'the North' and 'the Province' were ok to use.
Theresa Villiers says that the process of implementing the Stormont House Agreement is going well.
The Secretary of State said was speaking after meeting Stormont party leaders to discuss the deal.
BBC News NI political correspondent Chris Page tweets:
Rory McIlroy is top of the leaderboard after day two of the Dubai Desert Classic.
The Holywood man had a round of 64, leaving him 14 under par for the tournament. He is two shots ahead of Graeme McDowell who is in a tie for third place, one shot behind Scotland's Marc Warren.
The DUP has responded to BBC Director General Tony Hall's explanation of the party's omission from upcoming TV election debates.
In the letter the DUP states that its inclusion would help the political balance as there are only two Eurosceptic parties involved at present.
Belfast ratepayers will not have to fund advisers for local parties after the city council opted against a proposed political assistance scheme.
It would have seen around £700,000 collected from rates over the four years of the 'super council' and paid to political parties on the council collectively to fund special advisers for each group.
The News Letter reports that unionists are asking why the UK taxpayer is to pay £353,000 prison costs for a Tyrone drug smuggler "when Dublin lobbied to return her" to Northern Ireland.
Justice Minister David Ford has revealed that Ms McCollum must pay her airfare but that the taxpayer would meet her £63,000 annual jail costs.
AA Roadwatch tweets:
Ballyrashane Co-Op, the County Londonderry-based dairy, is in merger talks with the Town of Monaghan Co-op.
Ballyrashane has an annual turnover of £80m and employs around 150 staff.
Phil Thompson tweets this lovely picture of Divis Mountain:
Your BBC TV signal comes off the mast on the left and radio from the one on the right.
The man stabbed on Botanic Avenue in Belfast during the early hours of Thursday morning was 29-year-old Mohsin Bhatti who lived in India Street, police say.
A 32-year-old Somalian man arrested as part of the investigation has been transferred from police custody to a secure medical facility, where he is being detained under the Mental Health Order.
Today we've been marking 50 years since Winston Churchill's funeral. As part of that we've dug into our archives and found this clip of the former prime minister at Queen's University in 1926.
It shows Churchill being presented with a hat by students outside the Lanyon Building. You can follow his state funeral 'as live' on the BBC Archive Twitter feed.
A teenager was racially abused on a bus in Belfast by a woman in her 40s, police say.
The hate crime incident happened on a bus from the city centre to north Belfast at about 21:50 on Tuesday night. Police are appealing for information.
A warning's been issued for ice overnight into Saturday. Take extra care out there.
The Irish News reports that just four people have been convicted of Troubles-related activities since the Good Friday Agreement was signed.
Antrim manager Frank Fitzsimons has named an experienced team for Sunday's Football League Division 4 opener against Carlow at St Paul's in Belfast.
Ryan Murray is included after impressing for Queen's in the recent Dr McKenna Cup.
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt accused Sinn Féin of rolling over on welfare reform on this morning's Nolan Show.
It is understood the much delayed welfare bill will come before the assembly on 10 February 2015.
The New York Times has given Belfast a glowing review after spending 36 hours in the city, citing the friendliness of the people as the most appealing aspect of their visit.
A straw poll around the closest desks suggests that the pace, the small size and, as with the NYT, the people of the city are hits with us.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that people who live in the Republic of Ireland but work in Northern Ireland could owe tax in both countries.
The News Letter reports that unionists have criticised the department of education for naming 'test coaching' primary schools
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced that a £2.5m project for the redevelopment of Camlough reservoir in County Armagh is set to get under way.
The investment has been part-financed by Newry, Mourne and Down District shadow council which has committed £1.25m funding to the project, matching the investment by NI Water.
Here's how the weather's shaping up today and over the weekend. Keep the warm coat handy.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that George Best City Airport will be increasing its services to London City airport to meet growing demand among business travellers.
The airport predicts overall passenger numbers will rise by 12% this year.
Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín has published separate strategies on Irish and Ulster-Scots languages.
The minister said: "In addition to the strategies, and as I announced in the assembly, I will be launching a consultation on proposals for an Irish Language Bill in February."
Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99% stake in International Airlines Group (IAG), the group that is attempting to buy Aer Lingus for £1bn.
All ferry sailings between Rathlin and Ballycastle up to and including the 14.00 are cancelled due to weather conditions. No decision yet on afternoon sailings.
Alliance's Trevor Lunn MLA tweets:
The Belfast Telegraph reports that a farmer has received £40,000 in compensation after a low-flying Army helicopter scared his cattle to death.
The settlement was one of the largest of its type made by Ministry of Defence officials in the UK.
Moygashel polling station closure is "regrettable and nothing short of a disgrace", Lord Morrow tells Good Morning Ulster.
"This discourages people from voting", he adds. Sinn Féin's Michelle Gildernew welcomed the closure.
The Derry Journal reports that Derry City Council has called on Health Minister Jim Wells to to scrap Western Trust proposals to cut services for disabled children at a respite centre.
The unit, known locally as the Cottages, supports children with learning disabilities.
Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney admits there is "added pressure and expectation" in managing his native county, Armagh.
The Orchard county begin their National League campaign with a Division Three opener at home to Tipperary on Sunday.
Two teenage girls arrested in connection with the murder of a businessman in County Antrim earlier this month have been released.
Restaurateur Nelson Cheung, 65, was attacked and stabbed at Caddy Road, near Randalstown, on 8 January.
A Londonderry primary school has brought in a speech therapist because it is concerned about the impact technology is having on children's face-to-face communication skills.
The Model Primary School in the city says children are spending more and more time on smartphones and computers and not enough time talking to each other. Parents have been in touch to say that children need balance but parents can be guilty of relying on technology too.
Trafficwatch NI tweets:
Straid Primary School in County Antrim will be closed today due to snow.
It's 50 years to the day since Winston's Churchill's state funeral but did you know the famous former prime minister attributes his skills as an orator to an Irish-born politician?
You can follow Churchill's state funeral 'as live' on the BBC Archive twitter feed today. There will be lots of gems from the day from the BBC vaults .
Graeme McDowell remains close to the top of the leaderboard on the second day of the Dubai Desert Classic.
McDowell is nine-under-par after 11 holes of his second round, just two shots behind leader Danny Willett. Rory McIlroy who is six-under-par after day one, tees off his second round at 08:25 GMT.
A flavour of winter stays with us right through the weekend with cold winds and wintry showers in the forecast. Warnings for snow have been issued.
Loughash Primary School in Dunamanagh, County Tyrone will be closed today due to adverse weather conditions.
Police investigating the murder of a man who was found stabbed to death on a Belfast street are continuing to question a man about the killing.
The victim's body was found on Botanic Avenue, near the city centre, at about 05:00 GMT on Thursday.
A primary school will no longer be used as a polling station after loyalist protesters demonstrated outside the school during last year's elections.
Alternative arrangements are being made for people who have, until now, cast their vote at Howard Primary School in Moygashel, County Tyrone.
Good morning! Welcome to BBC News NI Live on Friday 30 January. We'll be bringing you the latest news, travel, sport and weather in Northern Ireland up until 19:00 this evening.
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