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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 30 June 2016
  2. Image: Victoria Park, Belfast (by Morris Duncan)
  3. Overnight vigils are to take place in NI and across the UK to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
  4. A man has been shot in the legs in a paramilitary style attack in Carrickfergus
  5. Football fans from NI and the Republic are to be honoured by Paris for sportsmanship during Euro 2016

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By Eunan McConville and Karen Atkinson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Thanks for joining us. We'll be back tomorrow from 07:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    We'll also have extensive coverage on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

    British troops moving up to the trenches

    BBC News NI will also post events as they happened on 1 July, 100 years ago, detailing the first day of the battle starting at 06:00.

  2. Fears over Brexit's health service impact

    The health minister says she has "real fears" about the impact a UK exit from the EU could have on Northern Ireland's health service.

    Michelle O'Neill

    Michelle O'Neill she's worried over the impact a potential between Northern Ireland and the Republic could have.

  3. Overnight vigil to mark Somme centenary

    An overnight vigil is to take place in Newtownards to mark the beginning of the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

    Somme Museum, Conlig

    The event at the Somme Museum is open to the public and begins at 19:00.

  4. Teacher swaps classroom for saddle

    A Dromore teacher is leaving the classroom behind as she prepares to compete as part of the Irish eventing team at the Rio Olympics, the Banbridge Leader reports.

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    Clare Abbott says: "I found out I had made the team about a fortnight ago - it's starting to feel a bit more real now."

  5. Somme soldiers training for horrors of war

    Just a year before being thrust onto the front line at the Somme, soldiers of the 36th Ulster Division trained at Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor.

    Soldiers from 36th Ulster Division training at Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor, in 1914-1915.

    That training was photographed by Capt James Samuel Davidson, and his pictures, which lay hidden for years, are now on show at North Down Museum.

  6. Carry On Governing

    Boris Johnson's decision to rule himself out of the Conservative Party leadership race is an example of "surreal Carry On-style government" at Westminister, the SDLP MP Mark Durkan says.

    Mark Durkan

    "We now have a government party in the throes of a leadership election and we also have the opposition joining in with a crisis of their own," he adds. This is absolutely surreal," he adds.

  7. Woman 'critical' after Newry incident

    A woman in her 50s is critically ill in hospital after she sustained head injuries in a suspected assault in Newry.

    Tandragee Road in Newry

    It happened at a house on Hollyridge Lane, between the Fiveways roundabout and Carnbane industrial estate.

  8. Derry boss aims for Dundalk upset

    BBC Sport NI

    Kenny Shiels says his Derry City players are confident of upsetting Premier Division champions Dundalk at Brandywell tomorrow night.

    Kenny Shiels

    League leaders Dundalk are nine points clear of the Candystripes, but Shiels says: "We believe we can beat them and get into the title hunt."

  9. 'Agent aware of Kincora sex abuse'

    At least one MI6 agent was aware of sexual abuse at Kincora Boys' home in Belfast, the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry hears.

    The former Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast

    A document produced during evidence by a deputy director of MI6 stated: "We certainly ran at least one agent who was aware of sexual malpractice at the home."

  10. Church leaders gather for Somme centenary

    Four of Northern Ireland's church leaders have arrived at the Ulster Tower in Thiepval ahead of tomorrow's 100th anniversary commemorations for the Battle of the Somme.

    Northern Ireland church leaders at Ulster Tower

    Two of the leaders, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke, made a pilgrimage to the battle site that began in Dublin last week.

  11. Fake drug trial doctor wins appeal

    A GP who falsified clinical drug trials has won his appeal against immediate imprisonment after senior judges ruled his jail term should be suspended.

    Hugh McGoldrick

    Hugh McGoldrick, 59, from Crossgar Road East in Crossgar, County Down, was sentenced to nine months in prison before taking his case to the Court of Appeal.

  12. Teen jailed over death of best friend

    A teenager from west Belfast has been jailed for killing his best friend and seriously injuring a nun while driving at speeds of up to 100mph.

    The scene of the crash

    He admitted causing the death of Conal Daly and grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving to Sister Josephine McAteer in October 2014 and will serve three years in prison followed by three years on licence.