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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 15 April 2016
  2. More than £500,000 paid by PSNI to suspended civilian staff
  3. Police believe they have recovered weapon used in Dublin murder
  4. Use of food banks in NI is at all-time high, research says
  5. Picture: Early morning sun at Dollingstown, County Down (by Dale McCrory)

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By Eimear Flanagan and Fiona Murray

All times stated are UK

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  1. Have a great weekend

    That's all from us for this week. Have a great weekend and join us again on Monday for more news updates. 

  2. Boxing: Taylor vows to bounce back

    Katie Taylor says she is relieved that she will have another chance to qualify for the Rio Olympics at the World Championships in two months. She was beaten on a unanimous decision by Azerbaijan's Yana Alekseevna in the semi-finals of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Samsun.

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    It's the first time the lightweight champion has been beaten since 2011. 

  3. Church damaged in arson attack

    Cairnshill Methodist Church, off the Saintfield Road in Castlereagh, was broken into and damaged in an arson attack in south Belfast on Thursday night. 

    Police

    A number of separate blazes were started and damage was caused to the interior of the building. 

  4. Fabian Delph takes on Irish colloquialism challenge

    The Manchester City midfielder undertakes a slang match against Northern Irish presenter Nicola McCarthy. The duo attempt to understand each others home dialect. You can decide who comes out as the champion. 

    Delph and McCarthy
  5. Rowntree Inquest: Soldiers did not offer first aid

    A witness at the inquest into the death of 11-year-old Francis Rwontree in 1972 says soldiers looked at him after he had been shot but did not offer any first aid. Bernadette Connolly was about to celebrate her 14th birthday at the time Francis was shot. 

    Francis Rowntree

    Francis Rowntree suffered serious head and brain injuries having been struck above the left ear. He died two days later in the Royal Victoria Hospital. 

  6. Mother who killed child experienced 'psychotic episodes'

    Belfast Crown Court has been told the circumstances of a case in which a mother of two killed her baby. The woman, who was suffering from psychotic episodes , telephoned 999 on the morning of 9 April 2014 to say that she had killed her baby. 

    Belfast Crown Court

    The child was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital by the emergency services. It died four weeks later. The woman will be sentenced at a later date. 

  7. Same sex marriage on campaign trial

    Stephen Walker

    BBC News NI Political Correspondent

    Campaigners for same sex marriage have urged candidates in the Assembly election to back them and introduce legislation. The Love Equality campaign is supported by lesbian and gay organisations, as well as trade unions, student activists and Amnesty International. 

    Same sex campaigners

    Northern Ireland is currently the only part of the UK where gay marriage is not legal. Last year, for the first time, a majority of MLAs voted in favour of same-sex marriage. The motion was blocked due to a petition of concern which was lodged by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).