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30 October 2014 Last updated at 12:17

Health cuts will mean fewer bedsValerie Watts

Health service cuts in Northern Ireland will mean potentially over 100 fewer hospital beds across the system and numerous wards closing at the weekend.

Jean McConville (left) with three of her children Man arrested over McConville murder

Police arrest a 73-year-old man in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.

Elaine Hampton (L), Robert Graham, Stephen McAlister, Billy Allen and Gordon Knowles (R) pictured with Irish President Michael D HigginsNI police charity trustees suspended

The chief executive and four trustees of the Disabled Police Officers Association of Northern Ireland have been suspended.

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Mark Devenport Article written by Mark Devenport Mark Devenport Political editor, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland talks process: On the road to nowhere?

After the first two weeks of Stormont talks, are we anywhere nearer to avoiding the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Executive?

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