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By Ciaran McCauley, Fiona Murray and Nuala McCann

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  1. Gobbins closed for 167 business days in first year

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    Northern Ireland's newest tourist attraction, the Gobbins coastal walk, has been closed for 167 business days since it opened last year, the BBC has learned.


    The path at Islandmagee is currently closed for a second prolonged spell.

  2. Football: Lafferty fined over betting offence

    BBC Sport NI

    Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been fined £23,000 and warned over his future conduct after accepting he breached rules over betting.

    Kyle Lafferty

    The Norwich City striker was charged on 29 July with betting on football-related matters.

  3. Belfast city centre to get £27m street investment

    A multi-million pound scheme to improve streets in central Belfast has been announced. 

    New Ulster University campus

    The area from Castle Place to the new Ulster University campus on York Street will get new paving, street furniture, lighting and public artwork. The scheme is expected to cost £27m.

  4. Man arrested over John Boreland murder

    A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of prominent loyalist John Boreland in north Belfast.

    John Boreland murder

    Mr Boreland, a leading member of the UDA, was shot dead on Sunday night. Police said the man was arrested in the north of the city and is being questioned. 

  5. Good morning

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    Hello and welcome to BBC News NI Live for Tuesday, 9 August. We're here with all the news, sport, weather and travel until 19:00.