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  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 July 2016
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  2. Colin Murray quits TalkSport after buy-out

    Broadcaster Colin Murray has announced on Twitter he is to quit his morning radio show on TalkSport, following its parent company's buy-out by News Corp.

    Colin Murray

    The presenter, who is originally from Northern Ireland, said his position would be made "unsustainable" by the "future working relationship" between TalkSport and The Sun, which News Corp also owns.

  3. 'We believe in the union', says Theresa May

    The UK's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she will strengthen the United Kingdom and the common bond that unites its nations. 

    Theresa May

    Speaking outside Downing Street, she said:  "Not everybody knows this, but the full title of my party is the Conservative and Unionist Party and that word unionist is very important to me.  

    "It means we believe in the union, the precious, precious bond between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland."  

  4. Plans for boutique hotel at Quintin Castle

    The owners of Quintin Castle near Portaferry have applied for planning permission to convert it to a boutique hotel.  

    The Anglo-Norman castle was originally built in the 12th Century by John De Courcy.  

  5. Could this man be the new Top Gear presenter?

    If David Cameron is looking for a new job as he steps down as prime minister, he was given plenty of ideas by Ulster Unionist MP Danny Kinahan. 

    David Cameron

    Paying tribute to Mr Cameron during his final Prime Minister's Questions, the MP said there were vacancies as manager of the English football team, presenter of Top Gear and the next occupant of the White House.

  6. Thousands attend sham fight in Scarva

    The News Letter reports that about 100,000 people are attending the annual sham fight at Scarva, County Down. 

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  7. Arlene Foster appointed to Privy Council

    The DUP leader and First Minister Arlene Foster has been appointed to the Privy Council.

    Deputy party leader Nigel Dodds MP "warmly congratulated" her appointment.

    Arlene Foster

    "Today's appointment is a testament to the fact that Arlene, as our first minister and party leader, is held in high esteem not only in Northern Ireland but throughout the United Kingdom," he said. ."  

  8. Dublin: Man finds human skull in his back garden

    A human skull has been found in the back garden of house in County Dublin, gardaí (Irish police) have said.  

    Garda uniform

    The discovery was made by a man who was carrying out gardening work at his home in Killakee, Firhouse. He reported the find to officers on Tuesday evening.  

  9. McDowell: My Open record should be better

    Graeme McDowell admits his record at The Open should be better, as he prepares for the third major of the season at Royal Troon.  

    Graeme McDowell

    The Northern Ireland man had his best chance at Royal Lytham in 2012 but ended joint fifth behind winner Ernie Els after dropping four shots on the back nine.