29 January 2015
The BBC and ITV have set out their logic for not inviting the DUP to their UK-wide election debates. How will the DUP respond?
Detectives investigating the murder of a man who was found stabbed to death on a Belfast street are continuing to question a man in his 30s about the killing.
The chief electoral officer says a primary school in County Tyrone will no longer be used as a polling station after loyalist protesters demonstrated outside it during last year's elections.
The Secretary of State Theresa Villiers is due to chair a meeting of Stormont party leaders as part of the process for implementing the deal reached just before Christmas.
Robert Hamill's family say they are "seeking urgent answers" after the Ministry of Justice lost discs containing data from the inquest into his death.
The Belfast Trust apologises to more than 100 patients who had orthopaedic operations cancelled.
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.
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