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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 July 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Wednesday
  3. Picture: Annalong shore, County Down (by Peter Breene)

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  1. Goodnight, enjoy the sunshine

    That's all from BBC News NI Live on the hottest day of the year so far. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from 07:00 tomorrow. 

    Groomsport

    We'll leave you with 12-year-old Megan Bolingbroke's lovely photo of sunny Groomsport. Bye for now.

  2. Ireland win to level series

    Ireland's cricketers have beaten Afghanistan in Belfast to level the series at 2-2.

    Ed Joyce

    Ed Joyce was the star man for the hosts, with an unbeaten 160 in Ireland's total of 265 for five. Afghanistan managed 254 for nine in reply.

  3. UUP disappointed by paramilitary plan

    Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has described the executive's action plan on paramilitary activity as being little more than a wish list with no real detail as to how to achieve its goals. 

    Mike Nesbitt

    "We are deeply disappointed with the contents of the action plan, which has arrived three weeks late and utterly bereft of concrete actions. It isn't an action plan. It's a promissory note," he said.

  4. Trident spending 'shows complete disdain'

    The government's plan to replace the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system at an estimated cost of £31bn "shows complete and total disdain for ordinary people", Sinn Féin's Mickey Brady claims.

    Placards at an anti-Trident protest

    "The money is there to support first-class public services but the war mongers of the Tory party choose instead to waste billions on weapons," the Newry and Armagh MP adds.

  5. Dissident suspect arrested in Lurgan

    Police investigating "violent dissident republican terrorist activity" have arrested a 47-year-old man in Lurgan.

    Police car
  6. 13 tour winners to compete in NI Open

    Last year's winner Clement Sordet looks set to aim for a repeat triumph at next week's Northern Ireland Open.

    Clement Sordet

    The Frenchman is among 13 winners on this year's European Challenge Tour to have submitted entries for the Galgorm Castle tournament.  

  7. Woman told to pay sister £100 over attack

    A Belfast woman who assaulted her sister during a "heated" argument has been ordered to pay her sibling £100 compensation.

    Laganside court

    Heather McBlain, 45, from Duncairn Gardens, was also handed a four-month sentence, suspended for 18 months, after she admitted a charge of assaulting her sister, Lisa, earlier this year.  

  8. TUV leader not impressed by paramilitary report

    TUV leader Jim Allister has described the action plan for a strategy to disband paramilitaries, which was published today, as "farcical".

    Jim Allister

    "It is clear that the executive not only doesn’t have any notion about how to deal with paramilitaries, but has a vested interest in the public forgetting about the key role which one paramilitary group plays in the government of our province,” he said.

  9. Ireland well in control against Afghanistan

    Ireland look to be on their way to victory over Afghanistan in the one-day cricket international in Belfast.

    Afghanistan cricket

    Chasing a target of 266 to win, the Afghans were 152 for six after 38 overs. 

  10. Life's a beach in Crawfordsburn

    The gates of Crawfordsburn Country Park were closed for a time today as it was at full capacity.

    Crawfordsburn