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- Updates for Thursday 7 July 2016
- Ombudsman's plea over patient complaints
- Students at NI universities owe £2.7bn
- Irish family 'still angry' about Iraq
- Picture: Newcastle, County Down (by Mervyn Robb)
Residents in a County Fermanagh village have expressed anger at the "heartless act" of a driver who killed five cygnets in an apparent hit-and-run.
The cygnets and their mother had recently become a familiar sight around Lisnarick, outside Irvinestown.
Republic of Ireland football supporter Jamie Monaghan, who has a rare medical condition that means he cannot walk or talk, has been chosen to collect a French award on behalf of Irish fans.
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo will present the prestigious Medal of the City of Paris, to both them and Northern Ireland fans for their "exemplary sportsmanship" during the tournament.
The Irish Football Association has sold its former headquarters at Windsor Avenue, after operating from the south Belfast building for more than half a century.
The historic house was once the family home of Titanic designer Thomas Andrews. Earlier this year, the IFA moved to new headquarters at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.
The 22 Dublin Bus drivers who shared last Friday’s 23m euros (£19.5m) Euromillions prize caught a bus to the Irish National Lottery HQ to claim their winnings.
A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction and causing a child to watch a sex act in Dungannon, County Tyrone, at the weekend.
He was questioned about a "suspicious approach" to an 11-year-old girl on the Ballygawley Road on Saturday and an incident on Oaks Road area involving a 15-year-old girl. He was released on bail.
An elderly man was almost prosecuted over a parking row because the PSNI officer investigating the case against him failed to conduct "all reasonable lines of inquiry", the Police Ombudsman has found.
The elderly man was facing allegations that he assaulted a woman during the row. He was almost prosecuted because the police officer did not take a statement from his wife, meaning it was the man's word against two other people.
Two men are given four-year prison sentences for hijacking a woman's car at knifepoint in Belfast city centre.
Barry Anthony McGuinness, 29, of Alliance Avenue and Anthony Thomas Brady, 24, of no fixed address, stole the car at Tomb Street in November 2014. Each will serve two years in custody and two on licence.
Three members of a South East Asian organised crime gang have been sent to prison after £560,000 worth of herbal cannabis was seized at a Belfast apartment.
Police seized the herbal cannabis as well as smaller quantities of other drugs, cash and equipment in October 2014.
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Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle has selection issues to ponder as his side aim to complete victory over Luxembourg club Differdange in the Europa League.
Lyttle has Jaimie McGovern, Chris Ramsey and Tomas Cosgrave all in contention again after they missed last week's game.
Ireland's cricket team will host the West Indies in a one-day game in September 2017.
The match, on Wednesday, 13 September, will see Ireland come up against former coach Phil Simmons, now at the helm of his homeland.
A Londonderry woman has been jailed for 12 months for stabbing her lover in the chest with a kitchen knife.
Catriona Johnston, 29, from Dunvale Close will serve six months in custody and six months on licence following her release.
DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson says that amid the criticism of Tony Blair in the wake of the Chilcot report, people should not forget what he achieved in Northern Ireland.
"We should not lose sight in Northern Ireland that Tony Blair was instrumental in the peace process, he was very much in the lead on the UK government side in terms of taking the peace process forward and spoke passionately about his opposition to terrorism and ending terrorism in Northern Ireland," he said.
Two men have been left badly shaken after being targeted in a racist attack in Londonderry.
One of them was assaulted by a gang of youths who had followed them in the city centre on Tuesday night shouting racist abuse. A teenager was later arrested.