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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 21 January 2016
  2. Boy, six, dies after being hit by car
  3. Disabled woman wins lift compensation case
  4. Men suffering abuse 'need more help'

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Remembering Dave Culbert

    We sign off from BBC News NI Live tonight remembering our friend and colleague Dave Culbert. We said goodbye to Dave today who died after a short illness.

    Dave Culbert

    He was a driving force behind BBC News NI Live and a respected and trusted journalist in our newsroom. Editorially, he was second to none. But it's his friendship that we will miss most of all.

    Dave Culbert
  2. Wet overnight with sunshine in store for tomorrow

    Tonight will be cloudy with some light rain in places, but it will become more widespread and heavy overnight with a yellow weather warning in place for rain for counties Down and Armagh.

    The minimum temperature will be eight degrees overnight with sunshine and scattered showers in store for tomorrow.

  3. Northern Ireland's Germany World Cup qualifier in Hannover

    Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against holders Germany on 11 October will be played in Hannover.

    The Northern Ireland football team

    The game will come less than five months after their Euro 2016 Group C meeting in Paris.

  4. Unite: Glass company to close County Tyrone plant

    Camden Glass will shed 65 staff when they close their County Tyrone plant in Benburb, the trade union, Unite, say.

    Unite Regional Officer Joanne McWilliams said the company are due to start a 30-day consultation on closing their glass production plant in Benburb. Camden Glass say they will add jobs elsewhere.

  5. Civil Service: 55% of staff received pay rise in 2014/15

    More than half of the employees in the Northern Ireland Civil Service received a pay rise in 2014-15.

    Stormont

    That includes workers who made a progression up a pay scale. Overall, 55% of NICS staff received an increase.

  6. Homes evacuated in east Belfast after suspicious object found

    Homes on Medway Street in east Belfast have been evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious object.

    PSNI logo

    Police are at the scene and the Bangor to Belfast railway line has been closed.

  7. Flooded businesses to get pay out

    Conor Macauley

    BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent

    Businesses hit by winter flooding are to get payments under a new executive assistance scheme. 

    Thirty one premises were affected in Dungannon and four at Kinnego Marina at Lough Neagh in December. The scheme will be a one-off and it is not yet clear how much they will receive.

  8. Rory McIlroy tied third at the Abu Dhabi Championship

    Rory McIlroy is in tied third place and two shots off the lead after day one of the Abu Dhabi Championship - his first event since November.

    Rory McIlro

    McIlroy, 26, made eight birdies during his six-under-par 66, two shots fewer than world number one Jordan Spieth, who was in the same group as McIlroy.

  9. Richard Dunwoody links memory loss to '700 falls'

    BBC Sport NI

    Former champion jump jockey Richard Dunwoody says the memory loss he suffers could be a result of falling "hundreds of times" in his career.

    Richard Dunwoody

    Belfast-born Dunwoody, 52, is among the first volunteers for a research project examining the long-term effects of concussion on competitors in sports. "I lose my track and lose my memory," he told BBC Radio 5 live.