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Live Reporting

By Claire Noble and Dave Culbert

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight!

    Claire Noble

    BBC News NI

    Goodbye from BBC News NI Live for another day. We'll be back from 07:00 tomorrow. Until then, you can stay up-to-date with all the latest news on our website - have a good evening.


    We'll leave you with this photograph from Glenn Miles of Whiterocks beach in Portrush, County Antrim.

  2. Man cleared of UDA murder plan:

    One of four men accused of plotting to kill two former UDA leaders in Scotland has walked free after prosecutors withdrew all charges against him.

    Johnny Adair

    58-year-old John Gorman was cleared of conspiring to murder Johnny Adair and Sam McCrory.

  3. Coming home:

    Irish minister Charlie Flanagan tells BBC Evening Extra that he understands the bodies of the three Irish people who were killed in Tunisia will arrive in Dublin in the next 24 hours.


    Lorna Carty, from County Meath, and County Westmeath couple Martina and Laurence (Larry) Hayes were killed in the Tunisia attack.

  4. Sorella street arrest:

  5. Hot wheels:

  6. Key players out:

    BBC Sport NI

    Glentoran will go into their Europa League match at home to MSK Zilina tomorrow - but they'll be missing some players.


    Curtis Allen and David Scullion are away on holiday while midfielder Niall Henderson is not available because of injury.

  7. 'UFO cloud'

    This cloud has been dubbed the UFO cloud by staff at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).


    They have posted the image on their Facebook page - Met Éireann say its official name is an altocumulus lenticularis.

  8. Greek support:

    A number of people have gathered outside the Irish parliament in a show of solidarity to the people of Greece.

  9. Heathrow benefits:

  10. East Belfast traffic:

  11. Irish pride:

    BBC Sport

    Ireland men's hockey coach Craig Fulton says he's incredibly proud of his team despite their 4-1 defeat to top seeds Australia in the World League quarter-finals in Antwerp.


    The Irish held the world champions scoreless in the first quarter before goals from Matt Gohdes, Jamie Dwyer, Simon Orchard and Blake Govers booked the Kookaburras a semi-final place.

  12. Calais strike:

    Andy West

    BBC News NI

    A strike by French ferry workers continues to cause disruption on both sides of the Channel.


    I've been speaking to two drivers from Larne and Bangor who are trying to get into the channel tunnel. Hear their stories on tonight's BBC Newsline at 6.30pm.

  13. Golden sun:

  14. Record breaking temperatures:

    Heathrow airport has recorded a temperature of 36C - making it the hottest July day ever recorded in the UK. Here's how our weather is shaping up at home.


    Our five-day forecast is predicting some showers tomorrow - but dry weather will continue for the rest of the week.

  15. Police officer faces data charges:

    Update 18 May 2017: Grainne Mullan was subsequently found not guilty of all charges against her.

    A police officer is to go on trial charged with 11 counts of unlawfully obtaining or disclosing data. Grainne Mullan, 40, whose address was given as Strand Road police station in Londonderry, appeared at Limavady Courthouse earlier. She was released on bail and the case adjourned until next month.

  16. Distraction burglary:

  17. Traffic delays:

  18. Lough and quay watch

  19. Traffic disruption

  20. Tall is a state of mind

  21. Airport expansion benefits:

    House of Commons


    The UK's Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says he'll consider the idea that Northern Ireland should have guaranteed slots at an expanded Heathrow.


    He was answering a question from the DUP MP Nigel Dodds.

  22. Warm welcome

  23. School closure legal bid:

    A pupil has taken legal action against Education Minister John O'Dowd for approving the closure of an east Belfast school.

    John O'Dowd

    Lawyers representing the child want the High Court to overturn the decision to shut down Avoniel Primary.

  24. Money and health

    Health Minister, Simon Hamilton, is briefing the health committee for the first time since he was appointed to the role.

    Simon Hamilton

    He says that since he joined the assembly in 2007, debates about health have been characterised by budget and resources.

    "The debate around health in this place has been almost less a debate about health and more about money," he adds.

  25. City Airport's Heathrow priority:

  26. Flags U-turn denied:

    The PSNI denies it's made a U-turn over its response to the flying of unionist flags on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.


    Last summer, the PSNI said it would treat the flying of any flags in area as a breach of the peace. But this year it says it's an issue for the local community to resolve.

  27. Rail repairs:

    EU funding of €24 million (£17m) will be used to upgrade two railway lines in Northern Ireland.


    It will include upgrading the Coleraine to Londonderry rail line and repairing tracks on the Knockmore to Lurgan line.

  28. Seeing red:

    Guess what side of the Irish Sea is seeing the highest temperatures today? The clue's in the colour. 

  29. Operation Exposure:

    A teenager from Londonderry has lost a Supreme Court battle over the Police Service of Northern Ireland's use of images of children suspected of being involved in riots.


    The 18-year-old, who was 14 at the time, was involved in serious rioting in the city in July 2010.

  30. Cloudy skies:

    It may be dry but the sky is getting dominated by cloud at the moment. Looks like it'll stay that way for much of the day.

  31. North-South benefits:

    Mark Devenport

    BBC News NI Political Editor

    Prime Minister David Cameron says welfare arrangements in the UK are far more generous than those available in the Irish Republic.

    House of Commons

    David Cameron was answering a question from the SDLP MP Mark Durkan, who asked him to consider cross border working families in any benefit changes.

  32. McGovern accused retrial:

    County Tyrone man Mark Donnelly, who is accused of killing of teenager Jason McGovern, will face a fourth trial.

    Jason McGovern

    The 19-year-old from County Monaghan died after being attacked on a night out in Omagh in 2012. Mark Donnelly has always denied the charge of manslaughter.

  33. Fraud and theft charges:

    A 38-year-old man has been charged with 31 fraud and theft offences at a number of towns across Northern Ireland.


    The alleged thefts happened between 17 May and 23 June, 2014. The man is due before Belfast Magistrates' court today.

  34. Prime Minister's Questions:

  35. Football:

    Glenavon's opponents from Belarus have touched down at Belfast International.

  36. Here comes the sun:

    Temperatures are reaching 22C in parts of Antrim, Armagh and Down this lunchtime - what's the weather like where you are? Tweet us.

    White Park Bay

    Thanks to Glenn Miles for getting in touch - he's snapped White Park bay near Ballycastle in County Antrim.

  37. Crues can take confidence:

    BBC Sport NI

    Paul Heatley says Crusaders can be confident after drawing 0-0 against Levadia Tallinn in the first leg of their Champions League first round qualifier.

    Paul Heatley
  38. Remembrance:

  39. Roll up, roll up

  40. Somme commemoration:

    The Republic of Ireland's Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan will be taking part in the annual Somme commemoration at Belfast City Hall - he's the first Irish Cabinet minister to do so.

  41. Minister at 'neighbour' event:

  42. Office development:

  43. Gobbins delay disappointment:

    Carrick Times

    The Carrick Times says that local councillors are disappointed that the Gobbins Cliff Path opening has been postponed for the fourth time this year.

    The tourist attraction was due to open in July, but that's been pushed back until mid-August.

  44. 'Biggest ever' livestock theft:

    A cross-border investigation has started into what is believed to be the biggest ever theft of livestock in the Republic of Ireland.

    Niall Dillon

    100 animals were stolen from a farm in Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, last week. The owners, Niall and Christa Dillon, have made a public appeal to find them.

  45. Go for Gatwick, say Queen's economists

     A report has recommended the building of a third runway at Heathrow. But economists from Queen's University have different ideas.

  46. Carlin quits:

    BBC Sport NI

    Dermot Carlin has become the latest player to quit Mickey Harte's Tyrone squad.

    Dermot Carlin

    The veteran defender was an unused substitute in Sunday's qualifier win against Limerick.

  47. Remembering the Somme:

    Belfast's Lord Mayor, Arder Carson, has laid a wreath at the City Hall cenotaph to commemorate the Battle of the Somme, which took place 99 years ago today.

  48. Hearing on university homes:

    Newtownabbey Times

    A special pre-determination hearing to consider a planning application by Ulster University for 600 homes on its Jordanstown site will be held at Mossley Mill tomorrow, the Newtownabbey Times reports.

    The application has attracted controversy over the scale and density of the development.

  49. Road reopened:

  50. Smith off to Bulgaria:

    BBC Sport NI

    Have boots, will travel - or in Andy Smith's case, will coach. The former Northern Ireland international has been appointed assistant manager of Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

    Andy Smith

    Smith was a teammate of new head coach Bruno Ribiero at Sheffield United.

  51. Figuring out tall ships:

    Some are here and others are on their way, but by tomorrow the Tall Ships will be in place and ready to wow an expected 500,000 visitors to Belfast's docks.

    Tall Ships

    But do you know your port from your starboard when it comes to the ships? We've prepared some facts and figures on the Tall Ships festival so you can prove your seaworthiness ahead of this weekend.

  52. Fields of gold:

    Sunshine means work time for many farmers - Henry McCloy from Portglenone took a quick breather to send us this picture from Portglenone,

  53. Growth in new markets:

    Clodagh Rice

    Business Reporter, BBC News NI

    A report that forecasts growth in the technology, media and telecommunications sector in Northern Ireland says there is a lot of potential here.

    Paul Lee, the author of the Deloitte report, says using drones for things like inspecting wind turbines is the biggest opportunity for firms here in Northern Ireland

  54. Chain of office:

    Dean McLaughlin

    BBC News NI

    Derry City and Strabane District Council have agreed to commission a new design for the mayoral chain.


    The original coat of arms was removed when the new council came into affect in April. The new design aims to incorporate aspects of both areas at a cost of £1,500.

  55. No jacket required:

    Another very warm day is on the cards - as Barra shows in the full video forecast, it's a day for short sleeves.

    Barra Best
  56. Ships come sailing in:

    The Tall Ships are on their way to Belfast - Desmond Kelly snapped this beauty on the water at Portrush this morning.

  57. Bangor Road crash:

    BBC NI Travel

    There's been a crash on the A2 Bangor Road near the Culloden Hotel, the road is closed towards Bangor and one lane is closed towards Belfast. Delays are back to Ballyrobert.

  58. Search for missing man in Cork:

    A search has resumed in County Cork for a man who went missing in the same incident in which a man and a woman drowned.


    The victims have been named as Barry Ryan and Niamh O'Connor, while the missing man is Mr Ryan's son, Barry Davis Ryan.

  59. Stalemate at Seaview:

    BBC Sport NI

    Crusaders will face a tough second leg in Estonia in the Champions League after drawing 0-0 against Levadia Tallinn at Seaview last night.

    Crusaders Levadia Tallinn
  60. Schools to pay more for exams:

    Robbie Meredith

    BBC News NI Education Correspondent

    Post-primary schools here will pay more to hold exams under new proposals by the CCEA.

    School exams

    The increased costs will come into affect in January 2016 and could cost several thousand pounds.

  61. Wilson sanctions blocked:

    Chris Page

    BBC News NI Political Correspondent

    The DUP have blocked a censure motion against Sammy Wilson in the assembly.

    Sammy Wilson

    The party tabled a petition of concern to defeat a motion to sanction Mr Wilson. The assembly's standards commission had found the MLA had breached the code of conduct by calling TUV leader Jim Allister a thug.

  62. Hey ho, let's go:

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    We're back with BBC News NI Live and we'll have all the news, sport, weather and travel until 19:00 tonight.