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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 11 January 2016
  2. Arlene Foster to become new first minister
  3. Man critically ill following assault
  4. Stormont executive expected to discuss impact of flooding

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Good night from us on BBC News NI Live. We'll be back at 07:00 tomorrow and we'll leave you with these words from music legend David Bowie on the day planet earth turned blue. 

    David Bowie

    "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."  

  2. Arlene Foster faces 'fairly daunting task' says Sammy Wilson

    Stephen Walker

    BBC News NI Political Correspondent

    Arlene Foster, who became Northern Ireland first minister on Monday, faces a "fairly daunting task", according to the man who considered challenging her for the job of party leader.  

    Arlene Foster

    DUP MP Sammy Wilson decided not to contest a leadership race when Peter Robinson stood down before Christmas.

  3. Remembering David Bowie: 'A generous spirit'

    One of the screenwriters behind the 2013 film Good Vibrations has revealed an act of generosity by the late artist David Bowie.

    David Bowie

    Glenn Patterson said that Bowie provided the track Star, from the album Ziggy Stardust, for a significantly smaller sum for the production.

  4. Man dead after Toomebridge assault

    A 28-year-old man who was assaulted outside the Elk Inn, Toomebridge in the early hours of Sunday morning has died. 

    Police vehicle in Toomebridge

    James McDonagh, from the Castledawson area, died in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast this afternoon. Detectives have launched a murder investigation and three men are in custody.

  5. He has a very particular set of skills and he'll use them

    Liam Neeson has pledged to help his home town of Ballymena bounce back from major job losses by appearing in an advertisement for the area.

    Liam Neeson

    About 860 jobs will be lost when the Michelin tyre factory closes in 2018 and more than 800 jobs will go with the closure of JTI's Galgorm cigarette operation.

  6. UUP MLA Neil Somerville to stand down

    The Ulster Unionist Party has confirmed that Neil Somerville, MLA for Fermanagh South Tyrone, will be standing down as an MLA due to stress. He will be replaced before the end of the month.

    Neil Somerville

    Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt said he was sorry to hear the news."I look forward to working with him in the constituency in the future," he said.

  7. Stabbing victim's condition 'serious but stable'

    A 54-year-old man who was stabbed in the early hours of this morning in the Manor Court area of Moira, is in a 'serious but stable' condition.

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    Police received a report at about 2.10am that a man had been stabbed in a house. He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries. Two people were arrested at the house and are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

  8. Moderator says he will pray for Arlene Foster

    The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rev. Ian McNie has congratulated Arlene Foster MLA on her new role as Northern Ireland's First Minister. 

    Rev McNie

    Mr McNie said: "The Bible calls on all Christians to pray for those in authority and both Mrs Foster and Mr McGuinness can be assured of my prayers and the prayers of many throughout our church." 

  9. Bid to exclude Irish Guards GAA team from contest

    An attempt is being made to exclude a British Army GAA team from competing in this year's London Junior Championship.

    The irish Guards

    A decision was made last September to include a team from the Irish Guards in the championship for the first time.