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  1. Updates for Friday 4 March 2016
  2. Prison officer injured in bomb attack
  3. Upturn in GCSE passes for boys
  4. Image: Antrim Coast (by Trevor Hartnett)

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By Eunan McConville and Ciaran McCauley

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us here on BBC News NI Live for today and this week. We hope you have a lovely weekend and we'll be back on Monday at 07:00.

  2. Bombed van removed from east Belfast

    The van which was damaged in this morning's explosion in east Belfast has been removed from the scene. 

    Removal of van

    A 52-year-old man, who was on his way to work as a prison officer, is in a stable condition in hospital following the attack.

  3. Hurling League: Antrim make two changes for Westmeath game

    Antrim manager PJ O'Mullan has made two changes from the win over Kildare for Sunday's Division 2A Hurling League game against Westmeath in Mullingar.

    Saul McCaughan

    Chris O'Connell takes over in goals from Gabriel McTaggart while Liam Watson returns in place of Donal Nugent.

  4. Woman 'badly shaken' after car-jacking

    A woman has been left "badly shaken" after a carjacking in Belfast. Police say she was driving in the Colinwood Road area of the city at about 21:00 last night when two men forced her to stop her car. 

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    One of the men got into the passenger seat and threatened her with a knife.They made off in her vehicle. At approximately 21:15 the Hyundai was found burnt out in the Moyard Parade area of Belfast.

  5. GAA teams fined 5,000 euro after Athletic Grounds row

    Armagh and Fermanagh have been handed 5,000 Euro fines following the half-time disturbances in last weekend's Football League Division 2 game.

    GAA match

      Fermanagh's All-Star nominee Sean Quigley has also been given a one-match ban following an incident in the Athletic Grounds game, when several players from both teams got involved in jostling in the tunnel.  

  6. Woman beaten by armed gang

    A woman has been beaten by an armed gang during a burglary in east Belfast.

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    Four men and a woman, carrying sticks, forced their way into a house in Witham Street shortly after 19:00 yesterday evening. They also caused damage inside the house before making off in a small yellow car and a silver people carrier. The victim was treated for minor injuries.

  7. First minister warns of more attacks

    The first minister says those behind a bomb attack on a prison officer in east Belfast this morning must be brought to justice.

    Arlene Foster

    A 52-year-old was injured when a device exploded under the van he was driving, in Hillsborough Drive, off the Woodstock Road just after 07:00. Arlene Foster says there are concerns of further attacks in the run up to the centenary of the Easter Rising.

  8. Ballynahinch waste offender has sentence reduced

    A County Down man who was jailed after 2,000 tonnes of waste was found on his land has had his sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal.


    John Paul Branniff, 34, of Carnreagh Road in Ballynahinch, pleaded guilty to four waste offences last year.

  9. Concerns over dumping in Tyrone

    The Department of the Environment say they want help from the public to find out who is behind illegal dumping in South and East Tyrone.

    Four sites have been found containing 20,000 tonnes of waste, suspected of coming from the Republic of Ireland.

  10. Chief executive of Belfast radio firm to retire

    The chief executive of the Belfast-based Wireless Group, which was formerly UTV Media, is to retire.

    John McCann

    John McCann became chief executive of UTV Media in 1999 and led the expansion of its radio operation. He will retire at the time of the annual general meeting in May.

  11. Football: Cliftonville face Linfield in Irish Cup quarter-finals

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    Cliftonville and Linfield will face each other in the pick of this weekend's Irish Cup quarter-finals - a game Cliftonville boss Gerard Lyttle says is "massive".

    Cliftonville Linfield

    Elsehere, Carrick Rangers will travel to Crusaders, Glenavon host Loughgall and Portadown face Lurgan Celtic. Full coverage of all the quarter-finals will be on BBC Radio Ulster's Sportsound from 14:30 GMT.