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30 January 2015 Last updated at 08:37

Man still held over Belfast murderPolice have carried out an examination of a flat in India Street, a short distance from where the victim was found.

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.


Chief electoral officer Graham ShieldsNo voting at school after protest

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.

Theresa VilliersVilliers to chair party leader talks

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.

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    08:39: Poll station closure 'disgrace'

    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.

     
  2.  
    08:30: Council wants cuts cancelled: Derry Journal

    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.

    Sad child looks at adult

    The unit, known locally as the Cottages, supports children with learning disabilities.

     
  3.  
    08:20: Added pressure for McGeeney: BBC Sport NI

    Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney admits there is "added pressure and expectation" in managing his native county, Armagh.

    Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney

    The Orchard county begin their National League campaign with a Division Three opener at home to Tipperary on Sunday.

     
  4.  
    08:10: Teenagers released

    Two teenage girls arrested in connection with the murder of a businessman in County Antrim earlier this month have been released.

    Nelson Cheung, who owned a Chinese restaurant in Randalstown

    Restaurateur Nelson Cheung, 65, was attacked and stabbed at Caddy Road, near Randalstown, on 8 January.

     
  5.  
    08:05: Do children need a tech tonic? BBC Radio Foyle

    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.

    Children holding a selection of smartphones

    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.

     
  6.  
    07:55: Heidi goes seek: Colletta Smith BBC NI Business Reporter
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    07:47: Road re-opens: BBC NI Travel

    Trafficwatch NI tweets:

    Trafficwatch 30 Jan 2015
     
  8.  
    07:46: Straid Primary school closed

    Straid Primary School in County Antrim will be closed today due to snow.

     
  9.  
    07:40: Churchill remembered: BBC NI Archive

    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?

    Winston Churchill pictured making an election speech in 1945

    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 .

     
  10.  
    07:30: McDowell in the mix: BBC Sport NI

    Graeme McDowell remains close to the top of the leaderboard on the second day of the Dubai Desert Classic.

    Graeme McDowell

    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.

     
  11.  
    07:19: Weekend weather: Barra Best BBC News NI Weather Presenter

    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.

    Snow warning
     
  12.  
    07:10: School closure:

    Loughash Primary School in Dunamanagh, County Tyrone will be closed today due to adverse weather conditions.

     
  13.  
    07:06: Man being questioned over murder

    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.

    Police have carried out an examination of a flat in India Street, a short distance from where the victim was found.

    The victim's body was found on Botanic Avenue, near the city centre, at about 05:00 GMT on Thursday.

     
  14.  
    07:03: Polling station dropped

    A primary school will no longer be used as a polling station after loyalist protesters demonstrated outside the school during last year's elections.

    Chief electoral officer Graham Shields

    Alternative arrangements are being made for people who have, until now, cast their vote at Howard Primary School in Moygashel, County Tyrone.

     
  15.  
    07:00: Good morning! Ciaran Daly BBC News NI

    Good morning! Welcome to BBC News NI Live on Friday 30 January. We'll be bringing you the latest news, travel, sport and weather in Northern Ireland up until 19:00 this evening.

     

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