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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 18 February 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Friday

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  1. Goodnight

    Take care if you are out and about in the icy conditions and hopefully you can join us tomorrow for more news, sport, weather and travel updates.

  2. Thomas Devlin's mum says ruling should not affect convictions

    A mother who campaigned for the law of joint enterprise to be used to bring her son's killers to justice has said she does not believe a Supreme Court ruling will affect their convictions.  

    Penny Holloway

    The law allows suspects to be convicted of murder, even if they did not inflict the fatal blow, provided they could have foreseen violence by associates. It was used in the case of Thomas Devlin who was stabbed to death in  in 2005.

  3. Farmer admits causing father's death

    A County Tyrone farmer has admitted causing his father's death in a road collision, but denied that he was driving dangerously.

    A4 crash

    Paul Alexander Brady, 45, of Minterburn Road in Caledon, pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Phelim Alexander Brady by driving dangerously on the A4 road in Dungannon on 25 June 2014.

  4. Payne signs new two-year deal with Ulster

    Ireland rugby international Jared Payne has committed his future to Ulster by signing a two-year contract which will keep him at the Kingspan Stadium until June 2018.  

    Jared Payne

    Payne becomes the 15th player tied to a central contract with the IRFU.  

  5. Joint enterprise law ruling is 'sea change'

    Northern Ireland law firm Madden & Finucane says the Supreme Court ruling that the law which has allowed people to be convicted of murder even if they did not inflict the fatal blow has been wrongly interpreted for more than 30 years represents a "sea change".

    The Supreme Court

    "We have a substantial number of clients who have passed through the criminal courts over the last 30 years, having mistakenly served very lengthy sentences, who will now look to appeal their convictions," it said. "This correction has been a long time coming."

  6. Paramedics attacked attending Belfast call-out

    Two paramedics have been attacked while responding to an emergency call-out in Belfast, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has said.  

    Ambulances

    The incident happened in Finaghy Road North yesterday afternoon. A 17-year-old youth who had requested the ambulance was arrested.  He was later released on bail.