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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 14 April 2016
  2. Man arrested in Paul Quinn murder inquiry
  3. Two arrested after explosives find linked to 'new IRA'
  4. Polling station moved over flag complaints
  5. Image: Bann Bridge, Portadown (by Albert Boyle)

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By Eimear Flanagan and Fiona Murray

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  2. String and a door-handle may have been a better call... Or perhaps even the dentist...

    The PNSI have been sharing examples of 999 non-emergency related calls on their twitter page. During one call police were asked whether they knew if the bus service was still operating. 

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    In another, a member of the public sought help after their neighbour had been stung by an unknown insect. Each year the police answer around half a million calls. 

  3. 'Human remains' found in field

     Police say "human remains" have been found in a field on the Bravallan Road, Ballymoney, County Antrim.  

    PSNI

    Formal tests are due to be carried out before formal identification. The police are not treating the death as suspicious. 

  4. McCormack back for Candystripes' Longford clash

    Midfielder Conor McCormack will play for Derry City on Saturday night when they face Longford Town, following a ban. Gareth McGlynn will miss the game due to a hamstring injury. 

    Conor McCormack
  5. Ballymena security alert ends

    Police say that a security alert which caused Cambridge House grammar school to be evacuated has ended. A suspicious object was found near the school earlier today. 

    Cambridge House Grammar school

    Cambridge Avenue has now re-opened. 

  6. Paul Quinn: Object discovered in search

    Gordon Adair

    BBC News NI

    Gardai have discovered an object during a search at a farm near Catleblayney between Monaghan and Armagh, as part of an investigation into the murder of Paul Quinn. It's believed that the object is possibly a vehicle. A digger is being used to excavate the item. 

    Paul Quinn

    Specialist ground radar was used in the search. A man in his 50s has been arrested by the gardai in relation to Paul Quinn's death. The 21-year-old was beaten to death in a barn at Oram, County Monaghan, in October 2007. 

  7. Security Alert: Cambridge House evacuated

    Cambridge House Grammar school in Ballymena, County Antrim, has been evacuated due to a security alert. Police say a suspicious object was found nearby. Cambridge Avenue in the town has been closed.

    Cambridge House Grammar School

    The school's principal, Elma Lutton, said police were contacted immediately after the object was found and the school was then evacuated. "The safety of pupils at the school is of extreme importance and at no time was this compromised," she said. 

  8. Dublin shooting: Man in his 20s dead

    A man believed to be in his 20s has been shot dead in Dublin. Up to six shots were fired. It's believed that the man was shot in the head. 

    crime scene

    The shooting happened outside a pub in Sheriff Street/Oriel Street at about 12:30 today. 

  9. Police officers disciplined for fraud investigation failure

    The PSNI has disciplined two of its officers after a Police Ombudsman investigation found they failed to properly investigate fraud allegations in a family dispute over money.

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    An Ombudsman investigator concluded the officers made insufficient inquiries after a woman claimed her sister had committed a fraud involving £7,000 of her father's money. One of the officers told the complainant she should be ashamed "for fighting over your father's money when he's not even dead yet".