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  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 January 2016
  2. Three injured in Westlink crash
  3. Police chief dismisses Shankill bombing claims
  4. Heavy rain causing travel problems

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

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    BBC News NI

    That's all for today on BBC News NI Live. We'll be back at 07:00 with all the news, traffic, travel and sport throughout the day tomorrow.

  2. Staff not paid for Christmas working at Belfast Trust

    Up to 1,300 Belfast Trust staff have not been paid for the work they did over the Christmas bank holiday weekend, it has been revealed.

    Pay slip and cash

    The trust says it is aware of the issue but that the delayed payments won't be made this month.

  3. Euro 2016: Northern Ireland fans given 4,058 more tickets

    Northern Ireland have received an extra 4,058 tickets for Euro 2016, bringing the total for their three fixtures group in France to more than 29,000.

    Northern Ireland fans

    The initial allocation of 25,000 has been increased to 29,058 for the games against Poland, Ukraine and Germany.

  4. PSNI stations and cars robbed of equipment worth thousands

    Thousands of pounds worth of equipment and personal belongings have been stolen from police stations and vehicles across Northern Ireland.


    Thefts in the last four years include a racing bike worth £1,000, cash, mobile phones, drugs, even uniforms.

  5. Dobson 'disappointed' at opposition to organ donation bill

    UUP MLA Joanne Dobson says she is disappointed that the stormont health committee has opposed a number of clauses in her private members bill proposing an opt out system for organ donation.

    Joanne Dobson

    Ms Dobson has accused Sinn Fein and the DUP of joining together to effectively kill off the bill.

  6. Arlene Arkinson inquest delayed

    An inquest into the death of the Castlederg teenager Arlene Arkinson in 1994 has been further delayed after a hearing's was told that files that need to be considered have just been handed over by the PSNI. 

    Arlene Arkinson

    The 15-year-old's body has never been found, and the man suspected of her murder, Robert Howard died in prison last year. It is thought the inquest will be delayed by about two weeks.

  7. Childhood memory inspires return of grey partridge to NI

    A boyhood memory prompted David Sandford to try to reintroduce a native bird that died out in Northern Ireland decades ago.


    David, a cereal farmer, tends 210 acres of land by the shores of Strangford Lough and has taken delivery of 29 birds and, for the second year, is breeding and releasing them.

  8. Derry city cemetery cordoned off in security alert

    Derry city cemetery on the Lone Moor Road has been cordoned off while police investigate a suspicious object.

    Derry city cemetery
  9. Murder victim's father calls for public inquiry into son's death

    The father of Raymond McCord Jr has called for a public inquiry into his son's death, during a preliminary inquest hearing into the murder of the 22-year-old by the UVF in Belfast in 1997.

    Raymond McCord

    The court heard that it may take up to four year for an inquest to be ready to proceed because of ongoing criminal proceedings which may or may not be linked to his murder.

  10. Sexton fit for Six Nations opener

    Jonathan Sexton is fully fit to start Ireland's Six Nations campaign after another head injury scare, coach Joe Schmidt says.

    Sexton after his injury

    Sexton was taken off during Leinster's European Champions Cup defeat by Wasps last Saturday, but has passed the required tests to return to training.

  11. Two of a kind as Gerry meets his match

    Gerry Adams looked delighted at the unveiling of his wax figure at the National Wax Museum near Trinity College in Dublin.

    Gerry Adams waxwork

    But the Sinn Féin leader joked that the model was an improvement on how he really looked.