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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 3 May 2016
  2. Man dies and five others are injured in crash
  3. Tributes are paid to artist Basil Blackshaw who has died
  4. Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness says it was mistake for Gerry Adams to use racist term on social media

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By Fiona Murray and Sharon Ferguson

All times stated are UK

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  2. Rain to dampen dry start tomorrow

    Grab what you can of the sunshine tomorrow as it looks like it could fade as the day progresses. You can catch the latest BBC NI weather forecast here.

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  3. Merger to create NI's largest housing association

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    Northern Ireland's largest housing association is to be created with the merger of Fold and Helm Housing Associations.  

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    The new association would be responsible for managing 12,000 homes. The deal is subject to final approval and to be completed by early 2017.

  4. Fines put brakes on pensioners' charity moped trip

    A charity moped trip by a group of Liverpool pensioners has hit the skids after 17 of the group were given parking fines in Belfast.  

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    The group from The Wirral found they had being fined for parking on a pavement in the Titanic Quarter. However, they are now back in the saddle after the fines were rescinded.

  5. From toe-tapping to touchdowns

    American footballer Alex Collins has been keeping on his toes with a spot of Irish dancing.

    Alex Collins

    Collins was originally dismissive of the idea of jigs and reels, but the daughter of his high school football coach convinced him to try it for himself, as Lee Costello reports.

  6. New chief executive announced at agri-food institute

    Professor Elaine Watson has been appointed as the chief executive of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). She was recently Vice President of DeVry Medical International and Dean of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in Saint Kitts in the Caribbean.  

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  7. Kayakers are rescued in Lough Neagh mission

    Two kayakers were rescued after getting into difficulty off Coney Island in Lough Neagh yesterday afternoon.

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  8. Four arrested in Banbridge 'on suspicion of burglary'

    Four teenagers, aged 19, 18, 17 and 16 years, have been arrested in Banbridge, County Down, on suspicion of burglary.

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    Police said the 19-year-old man was arrested after a car was stopped in the Richmond Heights area today. Police subsequently received reports of burglaries in the Dromore Road and Laurel Heights areas and the other three were later arrested in Banbridge town.