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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 22 December 2015
  2. Family escape injury after recycling centre fire
  3. Investigation underway after County Down farm death
  4. Chief constable to face Policing Board questions

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  1. See you in the New Year!

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    That's all from us at BBC News NI Live for 2015 - we're wrapping things up for Christmas but we'll return on 4 January after a bit of holiday hibernation. 

    You can stay up to date with all the latest on our news website. Thanks for being with us in 2015 and we'll see you again in 2016. Have a great Christmas!

  2. Neighbours help Rathfriland family hit by house fire

    The Peden family in Rathfriland may be out of their home just before Christmas after it was gutted in a fire this morning, but neighbours are rallying around to help them.

    Neighbour

    A neighbour told BBC Newsline's Ita Dungan that he ran to help after noticing the fire. "I didn't know what to do and I just ran to the door and I hammered it, to see about getting them out," he says. "So then a man came out with the wee girl."

  3. Maggie Farrelly to be first woman to referee inter-county senior match

    BBC Sport NI

    A woman will referee a senior inter-county match for the first time on 3 January when Maggie Farrelly takes charge of the Dr McKenna Cup match between Fermanagh and St Mary's.

    Maggie Farrelly

     Farrelly has previously refereed in quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Cavan Senior Football Championship.  

  4. Two die in Cork crash

    Two women aged in their 50s and 20s have died in a road crash in County Cork. 

    BBC

    It happened on the Fermoy to Ballyduff Road at 11:20 this morning.

  5. Environment minister 'concerned' over Rathfriland fire

    The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is helping the fire service respond to a fire at a waste recycling plant in Rathfriland

    Rathfriland fire

    "This concerns me, especially given the fact that there was a risk to human safety," says Mark H Durkan. "NIEA officers are providing guidance and assistance to the NIFRS and they are assessing the environmental impact of the fire."

  6. Archive - turkey dinner: Prices fall as farmers get rid of Christmas stock

    In the early 70s, it wasn't all frozen turkeys - in fact it was mostly fresh ones, brought straight from the market to the kitchen. However as our archive from 1973 shows, many in Belfast found themselves with too many birds on their hands and the prices tumbled.

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  7. Family take shelter after fire escape

    Here is the family caught up in this morning's fire in Rathfriland - Andy and Rebecca Peden along with their daughter Daisy, two. 

    Peden family

    They are at their grandparents' home wearing clothes given to them by friends after escaping from the fire in the early hours.

  8. River quality targets not being met

    Conor Macauley

    BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent

    Measures to improve the quality of our rivers and lakes are having only a small impact and are taking longer than hoped to take effect.

    Swan

    Now, the Department of Environment has announced new plans that aims to get 70% of our waterways to a European Standard by 2021.

  9. Archive: Shoppers in Belfast face security checks

    Christmas shopping is hectic these days but it wasn't so long ago that a trip into Belfast City Centre meant multiple searches through security checkpoints.

    Christmas shopping

    This archive footage shows shoppers waiting patiently to have their bag checked at one of the main checkpoints, with reporter Gloria Hunniford also being searched.