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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 16 February 2016
  2. Watchdog concern over MLAs' expenses
  3. 'Generation rent' not buying NI homes
  4. Council decides on 1,000 student homes
  5. Image: Belfast skyline (by Mel Boyle)

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  1. Good night

    That's all for today on BBC News NI Live. Hope you can join us again tomorrow for more news, sport, weather and travel updates.

  2. Belfast student housing plan deferred

    Belfast City Council's planning committee has deferred making a decision on a proposal for student accommodation on the city's Dublin Road.

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  3. Search continues in Lisa Dorrian investigation

    Police investigating the murder of missing County Down woman Lisa Dorrian continued their search today on land outside Comber.

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    Ms Dorrian, 25, was last seen at a party at a caravan site in Ballyhalbert on 28 February 2005.  

  4. Olding signs Ulster contract extension

    Ulster centre Stuart Olding has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the Kingspan Stadium until the end of the 2018/19 season.  

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  5. Coroner considers PSNI legal bid at Arkinson hearing

    The coroner is holding a closed session with the PSNI legal team to consider their application to withhold information in the Arlene Arkinson inquiry.  

    Arlene Arkinson

    Brian Sherrard said there was a "very significant risk to the administration of justice if anyone else observes this process".  

  6. Patient covered in sewage at Craigavon hospital

    A patient at Craigavon Area Hospital has been covered in sewage after there was a leak from a pipe in the ceiling above a bedroom in their ward.

    Craigavon Area Hospital

    The patient was moved to another room following the leak.  

  7. Belfast advertising agency ends legal action

    Belfast advertising agency AV Browne has ended its legal action over being ruled out of contention for a £14m contract with Tourism NI.

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    It was confirmed at the High Court in Belfast today that the challenge would not continue.