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  1. Updates for Wednesday 11 November 2015
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Claire Noble

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night!

    Claire Noble

    BBC News NI

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

    On a day when thousands stopped to remember the nation's war dead on Armistice Day, we'll leave you with this picture of the Ulster Memorial Tower in Thiepval, northern France, where soldiers from the 36th Ulster Division fought at the Battle of the Somme.

    Ulster Towen
  2. Ulster players selected for International Rules

    BBC Sport NI

    Players from Tyrone, Monaghan and Donegal have been included in this year's Ireland squad for the International Rules Test against Australia.

    Donegal vs Tyrone

    Niall Morgan, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly from Tyrone are joined by Monaghan duo Darren Hughes and Conor McManus as well as Donegal's Paddy McBrearty.

  3. NI prescribed drug use

    David Maxwell

    BBC News NI

    More than half of those questioned for a Department of Health survey in Northern Ireland said they were taking prescription drugs.


    A quarter of those taking the drugs were 16-24; 91% were 75 and over.

  4. Cannabis grinder caused lockdown

    Material discovered in Mountjoy jail that led to a lockdown is not firearm-related, but is believed to be a cannabis grinder, our Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison tells Evening Extra.

    Mountjoy prison
  5. Road closed in device search


    Roads have been closed near Dungiven after police received a report that an explosive device had been left in the area.

    PSNI crest

    An anonymous telephone call was made this morning to say a device may have been left at Legavallon Road.

  6. Spear seized in Carryduff search


    A fishing spear, cash, and suspected drugs have been seized during a house search in Carryduff.

    Drugs, fishing spear and cash

    Police said sterling and euros worth about £13,000 were seized in the operation.

  7. Meyler doubtful for Republic

    BBC Sport NI

    Hull midfielder David Meyler (right) is the Republic of Ireland's latest injury doubt ahead of Friday's Euro 2016 play-off first leg against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    David Meyler

    Manager Martin O'Neill says Meyler suffered a knock in training and that his fitness is being assessed.

  8. Unite plea after Caterpillar job cuts

    The Unite union says those who say manufacturing in Northern Ireland is not in crisis "are in denial". It follows the announcement that 100 jobs are to go at Caterpillar NI.


    It says the "apathy and inaction that have characterised the NI Executive's approach to manufacturing must end now".

  9. Steelers compensated over 1D concert

    BBC Sport NI

    Sheffield Steelers and Belfast Giants have agreed compensation after a game between the sides was postponed in order to stage a One Direction concert.

    oNE d

    The 23 October match at the SSE Arena in Belfast was called off to allow the pop group to reschedule a concert.

  10. BBC Newsline in France for Armistice Day

    BBC Newsline

    Our reporter Mervyn Jess is in Thiepval, northern France, where people have gathered to remember the war dead on Armistice Day.

    Mervyn Jess and Cheryl Cander

    There are 600 British and French graves and the names of 72,000 British soldiers carved into the stone at the Thiepval Memorial.

    In Pictures: Armistice Day commemorations

  11. Security alert at County Kildare village

    Irish army bomb experts are examining a suspect package found in the County Kildare village of Allenwood.

    Garda seals off road

    Police have closed roads in the village while the security alert continues.

  12. No charges over 'punched' jockey

    BBC Sport NI

    Four people arrested after Irish jump jockey was allegedly punched at a racecourse will not face charges.

    Aidan Coleman

    Coleman, 27, suffered minor injuries when two people burst into the riders' changing room on 29 September.

  13. Top jockeys pay tribute to Eddery

    Legendary jockeys Frankie Dettori and Lester Piggott are leading tributes to Pat Eddery after the jockey's death at the age of 63.

    Pat Eddery

    "He was correct, class, good fun and a great jockey," Dettori says.

  14. Unite praise for kind bus driver

    Bus driver Paul Doyle has been described as a 'laid back, shy individual' and has returned to work after his act of kindness towards a homeless man last night.

    Bus driver

    Unite's Michael Dornan has been speaking with Paul this morning: "He put a fiver, milk and bread in the bag, along with the coat and gave it to him - that's the type of person Paul is," said Michael Dornan.

    He said to me: 'I hope to see him today and I hope he has that coat on.'"

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  15. Praise for 'hero' Belfast bus driver

    A driver who stopped his bus to deliver a homeless man a new coat is being hailed a hero after a story of his act of kindness went viral on the internet.

    Bus driver

    You can hear more about Paul Doyle's random act of kindness on BBC Evening Extra at 17.00.

  16. Campsie fire warning

    The fire service are urging homeowners near the site of a fire in Campsie to keep their windows closed as they continue to battle the blaze.

    Derry Campsie fire

    More than 40 firefighters are dealing with the fire at the former Brickkiln recycling plant near Londonderry.

  17. Board still blamed over Cloughmills death

    Lisa McAlister

    BBC News NI

    The mother of an eight-year-old boy killed while walking to catch a school bus last year says she still blames the education board for his death.

    Adam Gilmour

    Adam Gilmour, from Cloughmills, was walking with his mum, brothers and sisters when they were hit by a car - his mother, Sarah Hanna, says she warned authorities that the road was too dangerous for them to walk on.

  18. Armistice Day

    Remembering war dead

    In the Republic of Ireland, a commemoration is being held at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin - where hundreds of soldiers are buried.

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  19. Smoke plume from Londonderry fire

    This image from Tyler Collins shows the size of the blaze facing firefighters near Londonderry, with the smoke plume clearly visible for miles around.

    Smoke fire
  20. Firm cuts 42 jobs in Carrickfergus

    US firm Schrader Electronics is to cut from its plant in Carrickfergus.

    Schrader Electronics

    The company makes tyre pressure gauges for the car industry and employs about 1,000 people here.

  21. Dungiven explosive device warning

    Police are asking people in Dungiven to be vigilant after a report that an explosive device has been left in the area.


    The report came in an anonymous phone call passed to police at 02:00 this morning.

  22. Going red for Armistice Day

    For the first time, Stormont will be floodlit red tonight to mark Armistice Day.


    It was one of four days the Assembly Commission selected for the building to be illuminated during the year. Meanwhile, the assembly will mark a two-minute silence that will be observed across the UK.

  23. Milk firm invests £30m in processing plant

    Elaine Mitchell

    BBC News NI

    The LacPatrick Group has announced a £30m investment at its milk powder processing plant in County Tyrone.


    LacPatrick is the second largest milk processor here, behind Dale Farm.

  24. Dead stag: Police had 'few options'

    Good Morning Ulster

    Yesterday, police shot dead a large stag in the grounds of a school in Antrim - they said that the stag had "become very agitated and posed a risk to the public".

    Stag filmed near school children

    Greg Kayne, chairman of the British Deer Society in Northern Ireland, says that police have to focus on public safety. "Unpalatable though the outcome was for the deer, it sounds as though they had few, if any, options other than do what they actually had to do," he says.

  25. Nesbitt: Talks 'not a five-party negotiation'

    Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt says that if anyone thinks talks over Stormont's future is between all five parties and two governments then they are "misinformed".


    "There is a paper authored by the DUP and Sinn Fein that the two governments have seen, but the other three parties have not seen - so it is no longer a five-party negotiation," he says. He says negotiations are taking place "in a Stalinist way, behind closed doors".

  26. First Derivatives profits up

    Clodagh Rice

    Business Reporter, BBC News NI

    One of Northern Ireland's few publicly listed companies, First Derivatives, has increased profits in its half-year results.

    First Derivatves

    The company's profits are up 27%, from £3.7m to £4.6m. The Newry-based financial technology firm employs more than 1,500 people around the world.

  27. Governor confident of prison improvement

    Vincent Kearney

    BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent

    The man in charge of Maghaberry Prison says he's confident he can address serious concerns raised in a critical report.

    Phil Wragg

    Inspectors labelled the prison as the most dangerous in Europe, describing it as unsafe, unstable and in a state of crisis - but Phil Wragg, who was appointed in August, says that improvements have already been made.

  28. Rising bills 'hit NI hardest'

    Northern Ireland will feel the impact of rising household bills more than any other part of the UK - that's according to new research on the economy.


    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) says that housing and utility costs will make up more than 25% of household spending by 2020 - but because wages here are only about 85% of the UK average, "local households will spend proportionately more".

  29. Good morning!

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    We're back with BBC News NI Live for Wednesday November 11 - we'll have all the news, sport, weather and travel up until 19:00.