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  1. Updates for Thursday 4 February 2016
  2. More than 100 airport jobs on way
  3. Man due in court over stabbing
  4. Hundreds at rally following attacks on pensioners

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By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's all for today on BBC News NI Live. We'll be back in the morning from 07:00 for more of the latest local news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. £1m repair job needed for the MAC

    Almost £1m of public money will be needed to repair the façade of the Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), MLAs have been told. 

    The damage to the MAC

    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.

  3. 'One size does not fit all pupils who need help with language'

    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.

    Pupils in a playground

    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." 

  4. More diversity in Northern Ireland classrooms

    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.

    Children in a classroom

    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.

  5. Foster promises to help victims of Shankill bomb in search for truth

    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.

    SHankill bomb

    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.

  6. Mission to save stranded horses

    Conor Macauley

    BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent

    Volunteers have mounted a mercy mission to save horses stranded by winter flood waters.

    Shetland pony with a volunteer

    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.

  7. Jacob Stockdale on starting line for Ulster

    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.

    Jacob Stockdale

    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.

  8. Mobuoy dump: 'No evidence of polluted drinking water'

    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.

    Illegal dump at Mobuoy

    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.