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Warm airmass to travel across NI

Warm airmass to travel across NI
The warm weather spell in Northern Ireland is not set to last for much longer. 
A disturbance and eastward shift in the jet stream on Tuesday night will bring some downpours, thunder and lightning as a weather front edges in from the west. 
Some of that may well fringe into parts of Northern Ireland, with eastern counties looking most prone.

Weather for Tuesday 23 July 2019

Weather for Tuesday 23 July 2019
Northern Ireland has seen quite a change in the weather since the soggy last day at The Open in Portrush, with temperatures rising into the mid 20s in places.
Monday was our warmest day of the year so far, with a temperature of 26.5C at Killowen, Co.Down.

Bike tyres damaged by razor blades 'placed on path'

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist's bike tyres were damaged by razor blades on a cycle path on the Cregagh Road in Belfast.

The incident was reported to police at around 15.45 BST on Saturday.

Sgt Tom Donnelly said: "This is an extremely dangerous thing to do and whoever was responsible could have caused serious injury."

Police are asking for anyone who has any more information on the incident to come forward.

razor blades
Police have said the razor blades could have "caused serious injury"
Wheelchair user falls down embankment at Giant's Causeway
A disabled man has been rescued after falling down an embankment in his wheelchair at the Giant's Causeway.

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.

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.