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  1. Updates for Wednesday 20 April 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Thursday
  3. Picture: Carlingford Lough, looking to Slieve Martin (by James Carlisle)

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  1. Life's a beach...

    And with that, another day is done, and a super one it was, too...

    A view of Mussenden Temple from Downhill beach on Northern Ireland's north coast

    Thanks to our reader, Jason, who was on Downhill beach today and sent in this stunning shot looking towards Mussenden Temple.

    We'll be back tomorrow with all the news, weather and traffic updates you'll need, so join us from 07:00. Goodnight!

  2. De La Salle teachers have 'lack of trust in leadership'

    Teachers from the largest union at west Belfast's De La Salle College have said they will no longer co-operate with the school's principal.

    De La Salle College in west Belfast

    The Irish National Teachers Organisation says its members have a "lack of trust and confidence in the leadership of the school", where problems have been going on for the past few months. The principal has not issued a response.

  3. 800 new officers needed every year

    At least 800 Irish police officers should be recruited every year to ensure effective policing, senior officers say.

    Irish police officers in riot gear

    The claim was made at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Superintendents, with its president, Supt Noel Cunningham, saying up to 350 posts were vacated through retirement and "natural attrition" each year.

  4. Crusaders' road to glory

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    Crusaders clinched the Irish Premiership title last night with their win over north Belfast rivals Cliftonville at Solitude.

    Crusaders captain Colin Coates celebrates with supporters

    You can take a photographic journey through the twists and turns of the champions' season.

  5. On tonight's BBC Newsline...

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    Coming up on tonight's BBC Newsline, Teresa Craig will report from Malin Head, where filming is expected to begin on the latest Star Wars film.

    A scene from near Malin Head in County Donegal

    Julian Fowler has details on threats and attacks on businesses once owned by former billionaire Séan Quinn in Derrylin, and Mervyn Jess looks at how a parking row has erupted in south Belfast. 

  6. Lights, camera, action - rehearsals under way for #GFAGen

    We've been behind the scenes as Tara and Stephen get ready for tonight's #GFAGen debate.

    Tara Mills and Stephen Nolan in talks with editor Kevin Kelly

    You can read more about the 'Good Friday Agreement Generation' ahead of tonight's programme.

  7. Company threat a 'deplorable act'

    Police have appealed for information after a sign carrying a threat was erected outside a business in Derrylin in County Fermanagh yesterday.

    A security guard outside a wind farm near Derrylin in County Fermanagh

    Det Insp Brian Foster said the placard threat was "part of an ongoing campaign of intimidation directed at a local company".

  8. Watercolour wonders

    Facsimiles of 16 framed watercolour drawings by Mary Ward, the wife of the fifth Viscount of Bangor, have gone on display at Castle Ward on the edge of Strangford Lough after donors funded the reproduction work.

    A drawing by Mary Ward

    The original drawings, which date from about 1850, have been preserved and remounted and are now safely in conservation storage.

  9. Teen admits some US bomb hoax calls

    A Newtownabbey teenager has admitted making some hoax bomb threats to several schools, airports and landmark locations in the United States.

    Ben Megarry

    Ben Megarry, 19, of Harmin Park, pleaded guilty to 14 of 23 charges but denied the other nine.

  10. Getting ready for the Good Friday Agreement Generation debate

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    Video caption: Stephen Nolan and Tara Mills record a TV trail for tonight's debate

    Stephen Nolan and Tara Mills record a TV trail for tonight's debate

  11. Arkinson search 'ordered by RUC chief'

    Orders to search the home of the sister of Arlene Arkinson came from the top of the police force, a retired senior officer has told an inquest into the Castlederg teenager's disappearance.

    Arlene Arkinson

    Kathleen Arkinson's home was searched in April 1996, two years after her sister's disappearance. Eric Anderson, a former RUC chief superintendent, said Sir Hugh Annesley gave authority for the search.

  12. Cregagh Road crash causing delays

    BBC NI Travel

    A crash between a car and a bus is causing delays on Belfast's Cregagh Road.

    Police at a checkpoint

    Police say traffic is particularly heavy for traffic coming from Forestside towards Castlereagh and from Cregagh Road onto Upper Knockbreda Road.

  13. Highland in the Mourneland

    Many of you have been making the most of this glorious spell of weather by getting out there with your cameras and sending us some of your shots.

    Highland cattle stand next to a dilapadated outhouse near Spelga Dam in the Mourne mountains

    Paul McFarland has been up to Spelga Dam in the Mournes where he spotted some highland cattle soaking up the sun. You can send your snaps to us at

  14. Alpha strike action called off

    Proposed strike action by staff at one of Northern Ireland's largest newspaper operators has been called off after talks between a trade union and the company.

    Newspapers on a printing press

    Journalists at eight papers owned by the Alpha Newspaper Group were due to begin three days of industrial action tomorrow in a row over union recognition and pay.

    But Alpha and the National Union of Journalists say they are "pleased" with the outcome of talks and "look forward to a strong future for the group".