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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 26 May 2016
  2. New NI power-sharing executive to meet
  3. Ban on legal highs comes into force
  4. Airlines cancel flights due to strike
  5. Picture: Sunrise at Shrove Lighthouse, Inishowen, County Donegal (by James Gardiner)

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Erinn Kerr

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    At least it was good weather for ducks today, as this photo from David Brownlow at Peatlands Park in Dungannon shows.

    A duck swimming at Peatlands Park

    That's all from us here on BBC News NI Live for today. We'll back back tomorrow from 07:00 so join us then.

  2. Sunshine or showers?

    BBC Weather

    It'll warm up over the coming days, but will it stay dry?

    Barra Best

    Barra Best has a round-up of the bank holiday weather on BBC Newsline now or you can find a forecast online.

  3. Electrical fire leads to evacuations

    Two premises have been evacuated at Castle Place in Belfast city centre after an underground electrical fire.

    A fire engine

    Twenty-four firefighters are on site and are working with Northern Ireland Electricity engineers to deal with the blaze.

  4. Back to the '80s

    Seventy DeLoreans made famous by the Back To The Future movies cruised through Belfast this afternoon.

    DeLorean cars drive along a tree-lined street

    The striking stainless steel cars were built in Dunmurry in west Belfast at the start of the 1980s, and owners are expected to arrive in the city for the DeLorean Eurofest this weekend.

  5. Hoey's hope over PGA cut

    BBC Sport NI

    Belfast golfer Michael Hoey is hoping to end a run of 10 missed cuts on Friday after a two-under-par 70 left him five off the clubhouse pace at the PGA Championship at Wentworth.

    Michael Hoey

    Graeme McDowell was three under after 13 with Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke four over after 11.

  6. Ambassador lays smackdown on ceremony protester

    The Canadian ambassador to Ireland has tackled a protester who tried to disrupt a Dublin ceremony to honour British soldiers killed during the 1916 Easter Rising.

    Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers pulls a protester away from a commemoration in Dublin

    In his previous role as the sergeant-at-arms in the Canadian parliament, Kevin Vickers shot dead a gunman who rampaged through the building in 2014.

  7. NIPSA Electoral Office workers to strike

    Electoral Office workers who are members of the trade union NIPSA are to strike on Friday 3 June and Tuesday 7 June in protest at plans to close six regional offices.

    Polling station

    NIPSA believes the closures "will adversely impact on local jobs as well as electoral services delivered to rural communities".

  8. Taylor misses out on sixth world final

    BBC Sport NI

    Irish boxer Katie Taylor suffered a shock defeat in the World Championship lightweight semi-final on a split decision in Kazakhstan.

    Katie Taylor

    The London 2012 gold medallist was bidding to win a sixth consecutive world final, but lost to number four seed Estelle Mossely of France.

  9. Justice minister meets police chief

    Northern Ireland's new justice minister has had her first meeting with PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton and Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris.

    Justice Minister Claire Sugden and the PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton

    Claire Sugden says the meeting was "the first in a series I will be having with key partners across the criminal justice sector".

  10. Coming up on Evening Extra

    Evening Extra

    BBC News NI

    Tonight's programme will look at what the new health, education and agriculture ministers will have waiting for them in their inboxes.

    Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers wrestles with a protester

    And after the Canadian ambassador to Ireland wrestled with a protester at an 1916 commemoration in Dublin, UUP MP Danny Kinahan, who attended the event, will tell us what he saw.

    You can listen live to the programme now.

  11. Man charged over 'heroin find'

    A 38-year-old man has been charged with class A drugs offences after suspected heroin worth about £12,000 was seized in east Belfast yesterday morning.

    PSNI crest

    A 23-year-old man arrested with him at the Holywood Road has been released on police bail.

  12. Ship-shape on board HMS Caroline

    BBC Newsline

    The World War One warship HMS Caroline is set to open as a museum next week after a much-needed major restoration.

    View more on twitter

    The ship, which fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916, is moored at Belfast's docks and tonight BBC Newsline will have a sneak peek of what visitors can expect when they climb aboard. 

  13. Funeral for NI's 'hairdressing colossus'

    Belfast Telegraph

    A funeral has taken place in Bangor for the renowned hairdresser David Aumonier, who died aged 58 earlier this week, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

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    Clients were dedicated to David, the newspaper adds, with one woman flying from Dubai every eight weeks for a hair appointment with him.

  14. Man admits death crash charges

    A 23-year old man has admitted causing the death of his teenage friend John Paul McShane in a car crash on the outskirts of west Belfast in 2014.

    Laganside Courts in Belfast

    Ciaran Paul Ferris-Farrelly, from Lagmore View in Dunmurry, admitted four charges linked to the crash and is due to be sentenced at Belfast Crown Court next month.

  15. McGeeney calls for Armagh 'cutting edge'

    BBC Sport NI

    Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney says his players need to be more efficient up front to beat Cavan in Sunday's Ulster Senior Football Championship match.

    Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney

    "That's the dilemma we have this year," he says. "We create a lot of scoring chances, we just don't put them away."