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Daniel Radcliffe explores NI roots

Daniel Radcliffe explores NI roots
Actor Daniel Radcliffe's great-great-uncle, Ernest McDowell, was born in County Down. 
During World War One he fought alongside three of his brothers. 
As part of the latest series of Who Do You Think You Are, the film star explores his family connections and reads a letter written by his ancestor. 
You can watch the episode in full on Monday 22 July, BBC One at 21:00 BST.
Health service treatment of family 'obscene'
The killing of an elderly couple in their own home by a man with severe mental health issues could have been avoided, a report has found.

Severe accident: A3 Armagh both ways

BBC News Travel

A3 Armagh both ways severe accident, between Mill Avenue and B2.

A3 Armagh - A3 Northway in Portadown closed and queues in both directions between the Mill Avenue junction and the B2 junction, because of an accident involving three cars.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Down both ways

BBC News Travel

M1 Down both ways severe accident, at J6 for A49 Saintfield Road Lisburn.

M1 Down - M1 in County Antrim exit slip road partially blocked and it's slow country bound at J6, A49 (Lisburn), because of an accident and debris on the road.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Chief constable 'must act on commitment to tackle UVF'

Gavin Robinson

East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson has said the new PSNI chief constable must act on his commitment to take on the loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

"It's encouraging to hear what the chief constable has had to say... but the community want action," he said.

Last week, Chief Constable Simon Byrne said the PSNI would "not tolerate" the UVF and would "take it on using all the powers".

Mr Byrne made the comments following tensions surrounding a bonfire in the grounds of the Avoniel Leisure Centre in east Belfast.

Woman dies in two-car crash in Armagh


A woman has died in a car accident in Armagh on Sunday.

She was driving one of two cars involved in a collision at the junction of Loughgall Road and Ballybrannon Road at 14:45 BST on Sunday.

Police are appealing for information.

Sport of lawn bowls a big success for the visually impaired and blind
Meet the men and women who aren't letting their disability hold them back from playing sport.

Severe disruption: A26 Down both ways

BBC News Travel

A26 Down both ways severe disruption, from M1 J9 to B101 Dundrod Road.

A26 Down - A26 Tully Road closed in both directions from Moira to Nutts Corner, because of 12th July Parades.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time