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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 18 January 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Good night and good luck

    And that's all for now, folks!  Good night from the team. Join us for news, traffic and travel tomorrow from 07:00. Have a good evening.

  2. Power restored to 3,000 Comber homes

    Power has been restored to 3,000 homes in Comber which were left without electricity for just over an hour.

    Electricity

    Engineers are working to establish what caused the problem.

  3. NI refugee rescue group gets £35,000 boat

    A Northern Ireland group set up to help Syrian refugees fleeing from their homeland has bought its own sea rescue boat, thanks to a £35,000 donation by a well-known artist.

    Refugees

    The artist, who has asked to remain anonymous, donated the money to the NI-based Refugee Rescue group which is helping save the lives of Syrian refugees trying to get to the Greek island of Lesbos.

  4. Bushmills looks at Ballymena's Michelin site

    Bushmills Whiskey has made an approach about buying the Michelin site in Ballymena, which is due to close in 2018.

    Bushmills

    The owners of the world famous drinks brand recently submitted a planning application for a £30m expansion at its existing north Antrim premises but a spokesperson confirmed it has explored acquiring the site of the tyre factory.  

  5. Up to 3,000 affected by Comber power cut

    About 3,000 homes are currently without electricity in the Comber area of County Down.

    power

     In the same area, a total of 4,000 households and businesses were left without power on Saturday due to faults in an overhead line and an underground cable.  

  6. Burglars smash tv and kitchen in south Belfast

    Burglars broke into a house at Kilburn Street, south Belfast on Saturday evening, overturned a television and used a mirror to smash it.

    PSNI

    They also damaged the kitchen but police say nothing appears to have been taken. Detectives appealed for information.

  7. Thousands of NI fans face Euro ticket blues

    Thousands of Northern Ireland fans hoping to watch the team in France this summer are likely to be disappointed with all the matches heavily oversubscribed.

    Northern Ireland

    More than 50,000 tickets have been applied for, but Northern Ireland's allocation is only 25,000 tickets for their three group games.

  8. Leaders lend weight to Rugby World Cup bid

    The first and deputy first ministers have welcomed the Ireland Rugby World Cup 2023 Oversight Board to Belfast.

    Rugby

    Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness said the Northern Ireland Executive wanted to give the team all the support necessary to ensure the delivery of a compelling, world class bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

  9. Father takes solace from daughter's last words to him

    A priest has said that the father of a young woman killed in a fire at her home in Castlewellan is taking solace from her last words which were: "I love you dad, I love you, I love you."

    Ellen Finnegan

    Fr Sean Rogan was speaking about the death of Ellen Finnegan, 18, who was killed in a fire above her father's butcher's shop in Castlewellan on Saturday.  Listen again on Radio Ulster's Evening Extra.

  10. BBC Radio Foyle will be talking insurance

    BBC Radio Foyle is talking insurance premiums on Breakfast tomorrow morning. Have you or someone in your family been given a particularly high quote? If you would be willing to have a chat about it, please contact us.

  11. Astronaut necklace taken by burglars

    An unusual necklace bearing the names of three astronauts and engraved in Arabic has been stolen in a burglary at Cooldarragh Park, north Belfast.

    PSNI

    It happened last Friday and police are appealing for information.  

  12. Taking the mud in her stride ahead of Rio

    BBC Sport NI

    Kerry O'Flaherty was happy to wade through thick Antrim mud on Saturday as she continued her build-up to competing in the Olympic Stadium in Rio next August.

    Kerry O'Flaherty was part of Ireland women's bronze medal winning team at last month's European Cross Country Championships

    The County Down woman was pleased with her 11th place finish in cold and mucky conditions, which could scarcely be any further removed from what she will have to face in the Brazilian city.  

  13. Armagh bomb factory accused lose legal bid

    A couple accused of making a bomb in their County Armagh bungalow have lost their legal bid to have the charges against them dismissed.

    Orla O'Hanlon

    The trial of Orla O'Hanlon, of Church Road, Forkhill, County Armagh, and Keith McConnan, of Tievecrom Road, Forkhill is due to resume at Belfast Crown Court on Monday 1 February.  

  14. School damaged in weekend burglary

    Damage estimated at about £1,500 has been caused to a primary school in Newcastle during a burglary. Staff and pupils at All Children's Integrated Primary School arrived this morning to find windows smashed. 

    School robbery

    Police said that a "significant amount of cash" had been stolen from the school's safe some time between last Friday at 17:00 and this morning.

  15. Scottish minister 'on fact finding visit'

    The Scottish cabinet secretary for fair work, skills and training is visiting Dublin and Belfast this week.

    Roseanna Cunningham

    Roseanna Cunningham, SNP, is scheduled to meet Employment Minister Stephen Farry and Irish minister Kevin Humphreys on her fact-finding mission.

  16. Foster takes long view on legacy of past

    First Minister Arlene Foster has said that she does not believe there will be movement on agreement over victims and the legacy of the past before the 2016 elections.

    Arlene Foster

    Speaking at her first question time in her new role, she said she believed it was "important to continue to engage with our own government, with the government in the Republic of Ireland and most importantly, the victims' sector" to move the issue forward.