25 February 2015
Assembly members turn from discussing budget cuts to discuss how they could raise revenue.
Tens of millions of pounds could have been saved if Northern Ireland GPs had prescribed lower cost drugs, according to a new report.
About 100 people attend a public meeting about the proposed closure of a hospital ward in County Down.
Northern Ireland's health minister has formally accepted proposals for a single, all-Ireland children's heart surgery centre, based in Dublin.
Minister for Department of Regional Development Danny Kennedy has warned that services will suffer as a result of the 0.6% reduction in his department's budget.
Mr Kennedy told BBC Good Morning Ulster: "You simply cannot cut to the level of £60m and expect to maintain all frontline core services."
There are reports of a crash on the M1 between Lisburn and Belfast, Traffic is slow from J6 Saintfield Road.
The Press Association are reporting that Ireland could travel to Pakistan after confirmation talks have re-opened over a possible tour of the strife-torn nation.
Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has revealed that contact was made with the Pakistan Cricket Board in January about reviving hopes of the tour.
Randox Laboratories is offering students of science, technology and business at Queen's university a place on their new industrial training programme.
The Apex scheme will create up to 40 opportunities each year for full-time undergraduate students to receive paid, full-time work placements throughout their degree.
The Irish men's hockey team defeated Italy in their final pool game of the World League Two in California to remain on course for a place at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Eugene Magee and Shane O'Donoghue were the goal-scorers. Ireland will now face Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday.
BBC Radio Foyle will back on the air at 8am after technical difficulties were resolved.
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BBC NI Travel tweets:
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has responded to comments from UUP Minister Danny Kennedy about the budget allocation to the Department for Regional Development.
Mr Hamilton said: "Its reduction of 0.6% in current expenditure is massively better than my own department or the likes of DCAL, DOE and DSD."
Sunrise is getting that little bit earlier with each day as this picture of Ormeau in south Belfast sent to us by Emma Gornall this morning shows.
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A yellow football made in County Antrim by LMInnov8s has been scoring in more than 50 countries around the world since sales kicked off in November.
I'll be revealing the company's new project on Good Morning Ulster at 7.45am.
The weather is improving, it should get milder over the next few days but there is a risk of ice on untreated roads this morning.
A good chunk of the day will be be dry and bright with some sunshine. Temperatures should lift up to around 8C or 9C.
About 100 people have attended a public meeting about the proposed closure of a GP hospital ward in County Down.
A public consultation is under way about whether to permanently close the 20-bed unit at Bangor Community Hospital.
BBC NI Travel tweets:
Transports NI says that there is a risk of icy conditions in all areas this morning, including patches of black ice.
Salting is under way on main routes and expected to be completed by 07:30. Drivers are advised to exercise caution particularly on untreated routes.
BBC Radio Foyle is not on air at the moment because of a technical problem.
Engineers are tackling the problem and normal service will resume as soon as possible. In the meantime Radio Ulster can be heard wherever you usually tune into Radio Foyle.
A project to connect around 40,000 homes and businesses to the gas network will be formally launched in Enniskillen on Wednesday.
The Gas to the West scheme will cost around £250m, including a grant of up to £32m from the NI Executive.
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