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  1. Updates for Tuesday 10 November 2015
  2. More updates from Wednesday at 07:00

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    That's all from us at BBC News NI Live - you can stay up to date with all the latest on BBC Radio Ulster and online.

    Until then, have a great evening!

  2. 'Tops off' for warmest November?

    Barra Best

    BBC News NI Weather Presenter

    Here's a surprising record for Northern Ireland - the country has recorded the warmest November night on record in the UK.

    Murlough Bay

    Warm winds from the equator helped Murlough, County Down, fall no lower than 16 degrees. And today was also the joint warmest November day recorded here, with Murlough reaching 18.5C - bit overcast but it's almost weather for the beach.

  3. Brunt out of Latvia game

    BBC Sport NI

    Chris Brunt has been ruled out of Northern Ireland's friendly against Latvia this Friday because of a groin problem.

    Chris Brunt

    Meanwhile, Manchester United's Paddy McNair has joined up with the squad but will not take part in the friendly.

  4. Stormont to be lit up red

    Parliament Buildings will be lit up in red on the evening of Wednesday 11 November for the first time to mark Armistice Day.

    It was one of four days the Assembly Commission selected for the building to be illuminated during the year.

  5. Maíría Cahill 'favourite for senate seat'

    Shane Harrison

    BBC NI Dublin correspondent

    Belfast woman Maíría Cahill, who has accused the IRA of covering up a sexual attack on her by one of its members, is favourite to become an Irish senator in a by-election.

    Maíría Cahill

    However, she has faced criticisms of her past links to a dissident republican group. Catherine McCartney, whose brother, Robert, was murdered by the IRA in 2005, says her election would be an "appalling abuse of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament)".

  6. Wild stag shot dead by police

    A wild stag has been shot dead near a school in County Antrim by police.

    Wild stag

    The stag was near the grounds of Antrim Grammar School this morning. Police said it "had become very agitated and posed a risk to the public".

  7. DFM urges governments to 'move speedily'

    Martin McGuinness says a deal is still possible before the end of this week but that the two governments must apply "the same urgency as the parties have applied".

    Martin McGuinness

    "I think we have worked very methodically, very energetically over the course of recent weeks and have advanced negotiations to a stage where, quite clearly, if the governments move as speedily as we have done then all of this could move very quickly," he says.

  8. SoS: 'No proposal for security forces early release'

    Theresa Villiers also says there's no current proposal to include members of security forces convicted of Troubles-related crimes in an early release scheme, such as the scheme in the Good Friday Agreement that applies to paramilitaries.

    Theresa Villiers

    She was speaking after a former solider was arrested earlier today in connection with events during Bloody Sunday.

  9. Robinson: 'Nesbitt hasn't a clue what he's talking about'

    Peter Robinson has been speaking at Stormont as speculation over an imminent deal intensifies - and he's quickly dismissed a prediction by Mike Nesbitt that a possible deal will "mortgage the future of Northern Ireland" by involving £0.5bn extra funding.

    Peter Robinson

    "I tell you what, let's do a deal," the first minister told Mark Devenport. "Why don't you play out that kind of comment from Mike Nesbitt when the agreement is announced and you and I can both have a laugh at him together."

    He adds: "He hasn't a clue what he's talking about, nor has he ever when he's talking about numbers."

  10. FM: Agreement 'in dialogue terms'

    First Minister Peter Robinson says that "the core" of an agreement has been already agreed "in dialogue terms" between Sinn Féin and the DUP" and that now it's being "put into text form".

    Peter Robinson

    "We want to do that in a way that can get the support of the other participating parties, because two of the three parties do want to get an agreement they can sign up to," he says. He adds that he'll be "disappointed" if the deal cannot be finalised this week.

  11. 'Nothing certain' on Stormont talks

    Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has been speaking to Mark Devenport - she says that "it's possible we can have a successful outcome" to the Stormont talks.

    Theresa Villiers

    "Of course I would like to see them settled this week, and I'll be working very hard to try and achieve that, but I don't think anything is certain at this stage," she says. She says that welfare reform and legacy issues remain difficult sticking points in the talks.

  12. Trio 'expected to miss' Republic play-off

    BBC Sport NI

    Roy Keane expects injury doubts Shane Long, John O'Shea and Rob Elliot to miss the Republic's play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina this week.

    Roy Keane

    "With the injuries we've had, I kind of ruled the boys out," he says. "If they become available in the next day or two, particularly for the second leg, it will be a fantastic bonus because with the injuries they had, they were sore ones."

  13. Government on Bloody Sunday arrest

    The government has responded to the arrest of a former solider in relation to events on Bloody Sunday - a spokesman says it cannot "comment on individual cases" but that it "believes in the rule of law".

    Bloody Sunday

    "Where there is evidence of wrongdoing it is right that this should be investigated and, where the evidence exists, for prosecutions to follow," the spokesman says.

  14. 'Soldier J' arrested over Bloody Sunday

    The former soldier arrested this morning in relation to three deaths on Bloody Sunday is known as Soldier J.

    Bloody Sunday

    The arrest was made by the PSNI's Legacy Investigation Branch - the unit replaced the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) and began working on the Bloody Sunday investigation in January.

  15. Olympic bronze for Irish athlete?

    BBC Sport NI

    Ireland could be in line to receive an Olympic medal because of the scandal currently surrounding Russian athletes - walker Robert Heffernan came fourth in London 2012 in the 50k, but winner Sergey Kirdyapkin is implicated in the doping controversy.

    Rob Heffernan

    The Russian is currently serving a ban that does not cover his medal win three years ago but the IAAF is challenging that ruling. If the appeal wins, Heffernan would get a bronze medal.

  16. MP questions scope of Bloody Sunday investigation

    DUP MP Gregory Campbell has been speaking at Stormont about the arrest of a ex-soldier in connection with deaths on Bloody Sunday - he says the question for investigators is whether they are "extending their investigation beyond those who were serving in the police or army on that day".

    Gregory Campbell

    He also says his party are "totally unhappy" that the arrested soldier, if convicted, could "serve a much more lengthy sentence" than paramilitaries found guilty of Troubles-era crimes because of the Good Friday Agreement's early release scheme.

  17. Athletics coach Sean Kyle dies

    Well-known athletics coach Sean Kyle has died aged 88 after a long illness.

    Sean Kyle set up the Ballymena & Antrim club with his wife, the Olympic athlete Maeve Kyle, in 1955

    Sean and his wife, Olympic athlete Meave Kyle, set up the Ballymena and Antrim club in 1955 and helped to guide a host of top local athletes.

  18. O'Neill expecting Latvia test

    BBC Sport NI

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says he expects a tough test from Latvia when the sides meet in a friendly in Belfast on Friday.

    Michael O'Neill has led NI to Euro 2016 qualification

    Latvia finished joint bottom of their qualifying group for Euro 2016 but did manage some impressive results. "They drew with Turkey and Iceland and narrowly lost to the Czech Republic so it will be a tough test," says O'Neill.

  19. Ex-soldier questioned over three Bloody Sunday deaths

    Detectives investigating the killings on Bloody Sunday are continuing to question a former paratrooper, who was arrested in County Antrim this morning.

    Michael McDaid, William Nash and John Young

    Kate Nash, whose brother, William, was among those killed, said the police told her the 66-year-old was being questioned about three deaths: Michael McDaid, William Nash and John Young (all pictured above).

    Read more about the victims of Bloody Sunday

  20. Ex-soldier arrested over Bloody Sunday questioned about three deaths

    BBC Radio Foyle

    A sister of one of the men killed on Bloody Sunday has said the ex-soldier arrested over the events is being questioned about the deaths of three men on that day.

    Kate Nash

    Kate Nash (right) said she was told names of the men in a telephone call by a police liaison officer this morning. She said the former member of the Parachute Regiment was being questioned over the deaths of her brother William (left), Michael McDaid and John Young.

    "I started to shake. I couldn't believe it. I became very emotional," she told BBC Radio Foyle.

    Read more on this story

  21. Remembrance day for road victims

    A total of 14,767 people have been killed on Northern Ireland's roads since records began in 1931 - Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is calling on motorists to remember all those people ahead of an international day of remembrance this Sunday.

    Mark H Durkan

    He is joined by his counterpart in the Republic, Paschal Donohoe, in issuing the appeal - 23,752 people have died on roads in the south since 1959. "Many generations and thousands of families in the north, including my own, have been devastated by the grief of loss and heartache of road tragedy," says Mr Durkan.

  22. Man hit by car in 'serious condition'

    A man in his 30s is in a serious condition after being hit by a car this morning.

    Police said that the man was struck on the Belfast Road in Newtownards just before 08:00 this morning. The road has now re-opened.

  23. Debating the future of Belfast Zoo

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    BBC Talkback is discussing the future of Belfast Zoo - the Belfast City councillor Chris McGimpsey and Lady Eleanor Brown are joined by Alliance councillor Nuala McAllister on the phone. Tune in and tweet us @BBCTalkback.

  24. BreakingBreaking News

    Bloody Sunday arrest 'a new phase'

    The officer leading the Bloody Sunday investigation said the arrest "marked a new phase in the overall investigation which would continue for some time".

    Bloody Sunday

    The 66-year-old man, a former member of the parachute regiment, was detained in County Antrim by detectives from the Legacy Investigation Branch.

    He's being interviewed at a police station in Belfast.

  25. McLaughlin won't seek re-election

    Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin says he will not be seeking re-election at the next Assembly elections and consequently will also be standing down as speaker.

    Mitchel McLaughlin

    "I turned 70 during the Halloween recess and I look forward to the opportunity to doing some other things outside of this Assembly," he says.

    "There is a lot of work in front of all of us in the next few months. There are a lot of issues I still want to try and make progress on with not much time to do it".

    Follow the latest from the Assembly over on our Stormont Live page

  26. Man attacks police officer with bottle

    A police officer has been attacked with a bottle as he arrived at the scene of a car fire in Dublin.

    Garda jacket

    He was assaulted by a man in his 30s at New Campbell's Bridge in Cabra in the early hours of this morning.

  27. Republic of Ireland 'ready' for play-off

    BBC Sport NI

    Martin O'Neill remains upbeat about the Republic of Ireland booking a place at the Euro 2016 finals despite injuries and suspensions derailing his plans.

    Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is optimistic about his team reaching the Euro 2016 finals

    John O'Shea and Jon Walters are suspended for the first leg with Shane Long a major injury doubt. O'Neill takes his team to Bosnia on Friday in a first-leg play-off ahead of the return leg in Dublin on Monday.

  28. Asda shuns Black Friday

    Asda has said it will not take part in this year's shopping discount day known as Black Friday.


    The supermarket says that, after two successful years, "shopper fatigue" has set in "around flash sales on big-ticket, non-essential items at Christmas".

  29. Ulster Council announce hurling overhaul

    The Ulster Senior Hurling Championship is to undergo a major revamp next season with the introduction of a two-tier structure.


    From 2016, Antrim, Derry, Armagh and Down will compete in the top level, with Fermanagh, Donegal, Monaghan and Tyrone in tier two.

    Cavan have opted out of the competition for now but could enter in the future.

  30. 'Belfast style' security checks proposal

    We've been hearing about "Belfast-style" baggage checks on Good Morning Ulster after the Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond warned they may be introduced at airports in order to counter the threat posed by extremists.


    Former Ireland correspondent Denis Murray remembers such checks during the Troubles. "Belfast travellers used to complain about being treated like cattle at Heathrow," he says. Former Gatwick security guard Simon Calder used to carry out the checks.

    "We treated Belfast entirely differently from every other flight - this was the late 1970s. Everything you possessed was checked by hand and the hold baggage was sealed and loaded separately on to the plane," he tells Good Morning Ulster.

  31. 'Costs adding up' for Belfast holidaymaker

    Belfast woman Ruth Keenan is returning to Belfast today after being stranded in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after flights were halted amid safety fears.

    Ruth Keenan

    She tells Good Morning Ulster that it's been pretty stressful and costs were adding up. "I've had to pay for four extra nights in a hotel, new transfers, a new flight from London to Belfast, and I haven't been at work."

  32. Just Eat customer scam

    Michael Fitzpatrick

    BBC News NI

    Some customers of the online takeaway service Just Eat say they fear their personal information may have been compromised.


    A number of people registered with the site have received a scam email which isn't from the company but includes personal details they entered when they registered with the website. I'll have more on this story after 7 on Good Morning Ulster. Tune in.

  33. Good morning!

    Claire Noble

    BBC News NI

    It's Tuesday, 10 November and we're back with BBC News NI Live. Stay with us until 19:00 for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel.