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- Updates for Thursday 4 February 2016
- More than 100 airport jobs on way
- Man due in court over stabbing
- Hundreds at rally following attacks on pensioners
Almost £1m of public money will be needed to repair the façade of the Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), MLAs have been told.Copyright: BBC
A letter from an official at the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure to the culture committee puts the exact cost of the repairs at £938,731.
Several hundred people attended a rally in west Belfast last night to demonstrate their opposition to a spate of violent robberies.
The principal of Botanic Primary School, Belfast, where more than half of pupils don't have English or Irish as a first language, says a "one size fits all" approach to dealing with newcomers will not work.Copyright: Thinkstock
Mr Paul Bell says: "I would like more attention paid to the level of need of newcomer pupils. A one-size fits all policy is not the answer."
Seventy-seven primary schools in Northern Ireland have more than 40 pupils who do not have English or Irish as their first language, new figures have revealed.Copyright: Thinkstock
The statistics were released by the Department of Education in response to an assembly question by the UKIP MLA David McNarry and relate to the academic year 2014/15.
The First Minister says she supports Shankill bomb victims in their search for the truth after an allegation the RUC had prior warning of the attack.Copyright: Pacemaker
Arlene Foster said she would help them in their quest to get the Police Ombudsman to carry out an inquiry. She also said her party would ask the Secretary of State to meet the families to discuss the allegations.
BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent
Volunteers have mounted a mercy mission to save horses stranded by winter flood waters.Copyright: BBC
They brought hay and feed to the animals stuck on an island on Lough Beg near Toome. Three animals were dead and 10 were still alive. It is believed they had come to the island on a causeway when the lough level was low.
Centre Jacob Stockdale is expected to make his first start for Ulster in Friday's Pro12 game against the Dragons after coming on as a replacement in last weekend's bonus-point win over Treviso.Copyright: BBC
The 19-year-old had to wait longer than expected to make his first appearance after suffering a tear in his groin at the start of the season.
The levy, which George Osbourne says will mean big business shoulder the cost of training workers, is due to be introduced in 2017 to fund new apprenticeships.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan says there is no evidence of an adverse effect on the quality of Londonderry's drinking water from the illegal dump at Mobuoy.Copyright: Thinkstock
Visiting the site, Mark H Durkan said there had been some speculation that waste from the dump was polluting the River Faughan and Derry's drinking water.