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Live Reporting

By Ciaran McCauley, Fiona Murray and Nuala McCann

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    That's it from BBC News NI Live on Tuesday 9 August. 

    Join us again tomorrow at 07:00 when we'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

  2. Let's hear David and his 'whataboutery'

    Radio Ulster's Talkback is celebrating its 30th birthday next month.

    What would you like us to dig out of the archives?

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  3. Dissident arrest: Man released unconditionally

    A 40-year-old man arrested this morning by detectives investigating violent dissident republican activity in Londonderry has been released unconditionally, police have confirmed.

  4. Sport NI boss 'still waiting for suspension reason'

    The chief executive of Sport NI, Antoinette McKeown, says she is still awaiting a formal explanation for her continued suspension from the post.  


    Ms McKeown, the first woman to be Sport NI's chief executive, was suspended from her role in March 2015.  

    Last June, her union representative told the BBC she had been suspended due to "leadership issues".

    On Tuesday, Ms McKeown told the BBC she remained "in a process with Sport NI".

  5. Shop workers tied up in Yorkgate robbery

    A man and a woman were tied up in a shop in the Yorkgate area of north Belfast this morning, by a man who got away with a sum of money.


    The man, who looked to be in his 40s, pushed the two shop workers back into the offices of the shop before tying them up at about 08:00 BST. 

    Police have appealed for information.

  6. Rio Olympics: Campbell 'very happy' with performance

    Coleraine rower Alan Campbell says he is very happy with his performance in making the single sculls semi-finals at the Olympic Games.  

    Alan Campbell

    The London 2012 bronze medallist was able to coast to the finish in second place in his quarter-final on Tuesday.  

  7. Bangor shooting range plan triggers complaints

    Some 300 people have objected to plans for an outdoor shooting range in Bangor, County Down.

    A local gun club, which already has access to indoor premises, has applied for permission for another site close to housing and schools.  


    The application is for a green field area on the Ballymacormick Road in Bangor, close to Groomsport village.

    Bangor, Clandeboye and District Rifle and Pistol Club said they were committed to working with planners and the local community.  

  8. Out of the saddle

    Leading Irish jockey Paul Carberry has announced his retirement after a distinguished career.

    Paul Carberry

    The 42-year-old, who won the Grand National in 1999 on Bobbyjo, trained by his father Tommy, had not ridden competitively since September because of a leg injury.  

  9. Businessman wins £50,000 damages over 'Scrooge' libel

    A County Down businessman whom a newspaper called a "Scrooge" after his hotel went into administration is to be awarded £50,000 in libel damages, a High Court judge has ruled. 

    Gordon Coulter, 84, sued the Sunday World, claiming it portrayed him as callously discharging staff just before Christmas.

    Kilmorey Arms

    Mr Coulter, 84, has also been awarded the legals costs of the case that centred on the temporary closure of the Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel, in December 2014. 

    The judge said it was a serious libel of a businessman who had no other option but to put the company into administration.