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  1. More from 07:00 on Thursday

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  1. Good night

    That's all from BBC News NI Live for today folks. We'll be back at 07:00 to bring you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. St Pat's star Shane in Hogan heroics

    St Pat's Maghera are through to a third Hogan Cup final in four years after a dramatic victory at Brewster Park in Enniskillen today.

    St Pat's Maghera

    The Derry schoolboys overcame Connacht side Summerhill today by 2-14 to 3-10, with Shane McGuigan stealing the show, sending the boys into a Croke Park decider against St Brendan's Killarney.

  3. Commission pledges to implement expenses changes

    The Assembly Commission has said it will begin administrative arrangements to implement the Independent Financial Review Panel's proposed changes to rules on MLAs' expenses.


    "There will be a considerable amount of work over the next few weeks to prepare for the changes necessary to implement the new determination and to brief members on its provisions in time for their return to the assembly after the election," the commission said.

  4. Coleraine's Campbell captures single scull success

    Olympic bronze medallist Alan Campbell recorded his ninth win in 12 years at the GB rowing trials at Caversham in England.

    Alan Campbell

    The Coleraine man, 32, remains on course for a place at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer after holding off Graeme Thomas and Angus Groom in the single sculls.

  5. Magnificent Mike is PSNI's top dog

    This marvellous mutt is Mike, a police dog who has just taken top spot in this year's PSNI dog trials.

    Mike and his handler competing in the PSNI dog trials
    Mike and his handler competing in the PSNI dog trials

    The powerful-looking pooch and his handler now go on to compete in the national championships... and you'd be barking mad not to back them for the win.

  6. Stormont catering 'costing £1,000 a day'

    The cost of taxpayer subsidies for catering facilities at Stormont has increased by almost a quarter in two years, despite earlier promises to review contracts, the Irish News reports.

    Parliament Buildings at Stormont

    The bars, canteens and dining rooms at Parliament Buildings cost the public purse almost £1,000 for every day of the last Northern Ireland Assembly that was elected in 2011, the newspaper says.

  7. NI and Wales set for 'fiesty' friendly

    Northern Ireland's clash with Wales tomorrow night will be a full-blooded derby in spite of its friendly billing, Chris Coleman (left) believes.

    Wales manager Chris Coleman and Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

    Both sides will be without some key figures through injury for the match in Cardiff but the Wales boss says: "It will be a bit feisty and that's what we want."

    You can hear coverage on the game on BBC Radio Ulster from 19:30 and the BBC Sport website will have a live text commentary.

  8. Cyclist dead after lorry collision

    A cyclist in his 40s has died after he was involved in a collision with a lorry in Lisburn.

    Police at the scene of the crash in Lisburn

    The crash happened at about 14:25 on the Knockmore Road, which is closed to traffic.

    Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

  9. Euro 2016 games must go on says Wales boss

    Uefa says it will continue to "monitor the level of risk for the tournament", which will feature 24 teams, including Northern Ireland, playing 51 matches at 10 venues across France.

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  10. Cross-border anti-terror measures needed - Campbell

    Cross-border security measures are needed to "to prevent the ingress of international terrorists who may use the Republic of Ireland as an entry point to the UK", according to a DUP MP.

    DUP MP Gregory Campbell

    Gregory Campbell said Northern Ireland stands in solidarity with Brussels after more than 30 people died in the attacks in the city yesterday, adding that "the threat posed by terrorism" mustn't be underestimated.

  11. Children's commissioner to meet De La Salle parents

    The parents of some of the pupils attending De La Salle school in west Belfast are to meet the commissioner for children and young people this evening.

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    The commissioner, Koulla Yiasouma, said: "I am deeply concerned about the ongoing situation at De La Salle school, and the adverse impact it is having on pupils' education and on their mental health and well-being."