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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 11 May 2016
  2. Murder victim lured by phone-box caller
  3. Drunk driver jailed for fatal crash
  4. Balmoral Show begins
  5. Picture: Balmoral Show (by Pacemaker)

Live Reporting

By Eimear Flanagan and Eunan McConville

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    That's it from us at BBC News NI live - we'll have more news, sport, weather and travel (and updates from the Balmoral Show) tomorrow from 07:00. Have a good night!

  2. Weather: Another good day on the way

    Could be the odd scattered shower tomorrow morning, but after that it's a mainly dry day with temperatures reaching up towards 20C. 

    Weather collage

    Expect a cooler time on Friday, but until then keep the sun cream handy.

  3. Rugby: Van der Flier ruled out of South Africa tour

    BBC Sport NI

    Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier is out of Ireland's tour to South Africa after picking up an ankle injury.

    Josh van der Flier

    The 23-year-old is out for eight weeks. He will also miss the Pro12 semi-final against Ulster.

  4. Jobs announced in 2010 'never materialised'

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    A project that the executive said would create around 100 well-paying jobs in Belfast never materialised, it has emerged.

    Parity Solutions

    Arlene Foster made the announcement for IT firm Parity Solutions in 2010, when she was enterprise minister. However, six years later just under 20 staff are employed locally and yesterday half of them were told they were likely to lose their jobs.

  5. Queen's: Review plans 'unanimously approved'

    Around 100 students and staff are holding a sit-in protest at Queen's University over it's size and shape review - in a statement, the university says the review has been "unanimously approved by Senate, the university' governing body".

    Queens University

    "The review was wide ranging and complex, impacting the entire university and was developed through extensive debate and consultation," it said. 

  6. Cake 'would have been made without the word gay'

    A cake bearing the slogan 'Support Gay Marriage' would have been made if it was not for the word 'gay', a Belfast court has heard.  

    Ashers Bakery

    Ashers Bakery are appealing after being found to have discriminated against a customer for refusing to make a cake promoting same-sex marriage. 

  7. Sit-in at Queen's University over future plans

    Robbie Meredith

    BBC News NI Education Correspondent

    Around 100 students and university staff are holding a sit-in protest at Queen's in protest at the outcomes of the university's "size and shape" review.

    Gerry Carroll

    The plans include A-Level entry grades for many degree courses rising to an A and two Bs and as well as proposals for school and subject mergers. Among those at the sit-in is People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll (pictured).

  8. Troubles weapon 'now used by German police'

    The brother of a murdered policeman says one of the weapons used in the same attack is now being used by police in Germany as a training weapon. 

    George Larmour

    George Larmour told the Belfast Telegraph that the gun was used in the attack in an ice-cream shop in the Lisburn Road in Belfast after previously being used in the killing of two corporals at a funeral in west Belfast in 1988.

    The PSNI says it "is amenable to consider whether there is an avenue to bring the weapon back to the UK".

  9. The Secret: ITV defend drama after concerns raised

    ITV says that it conducted the making of The Secret, a television dramatisation of a double murder in County Londonderry, "responsibly" and that it sought to "minimise distress for family members, in so far as we were able to do so".

    The Secret

    Earlier, David Cameron said he would speak to the culture secretary about concerns expressed by Lauren Bradford, the daughter of Lesley and Colin Howell. She said that victims' families needed to have more rights "over their story".

  10. Man arrested over in Mark Gourley murder inquiry

    Police have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with the murder of Mark Gourley.

    Mark Gourley

    Mr Gourley, from Carrickfergus, was last seen in March 2009. In 2013, police investigating his disappearance began a murder inquiry

  11. Balmoral Show: Razor sharp skills from BBC reporter

    BBC News NI's Claire Graham had her hands full at the Balmoral Show, as this video can attest...

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