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  1. Updates for Friday 12 August 2016
  2. WBA champion Carl Frampton set for Belfast homecoming
  3. First ministers accused of 'total failure' to address needs of military veterans
  4. New training for dementia care staff
  5. Picture: Meteor over Draperstown on Thursday night (by Michael Regan)

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By Sharon Ferguson and Michael Hirst

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  1. Goodnight

    That's all from us today, we'll be back at 7am on Monday, have a good weekend!

  2. Who's your daddy?

    Adorable Carla Frampton looks puzzled when veteran sports broadcaster Jackie Fullerton asks her if her daddy is a footballer. 


    "Um...yes?" she replies, looking up quizzically at her boxing champ father.   

  3. Frampton describes homecoming crowds as 'amazing'

    Carl Frampton has described the crowds turned out to welcome him home at Belfast City hall as "amazing". Speaking to BBC Newsline, the boxer said has had plenty of downtime in recent days since his return.  


    He added that he would like to fight in Belfast before the end of the year. "I'd love to fight in December and have Christmas off with Christine and the kids," he said. 

  4. Welcoming the champ

    Crowds turn out to welcome boxing champion Carl Frampton

    Crowds at Belfast City Hall
  5. First and Deputy First Ministers praise Frampton for unifying communities

    Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness salutes "broad-minded" boxer Carl Frampton as excitement builds outside Belfast City Hall. 

  6. Frampton and tots meet adoring fans at Belfast City Hall

    Thousands have gathered at Belfast City Hall as Carl Frampton - along with his two children - meets his fans at a homecoming celebration. 

  7. Roma Downey dedicates Hollywood Walk of Fame star to Derry

    Londonderry actress Roma Downey has dedicated her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to her hometown. 

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    Video caption: Roma Downey: Londonderry-born actress dedicates Hollywood star to home city

    Speaking after the unveiling, she said it was "a great day for the Irish".  

  8. Council responds to questions about mayor's funeral absence

    A spokesperson for Derry and Strabane District Council said the city's mayor, Hilary McClintock, was unable to attend the funeral of Dr Edward Daly yesterday. 

    Edward Daly

    The council said the deputy mayor was there in Ms McClintock's absence and that a number of senior staff including the Chief Executive, John Kelpie, were also there to represent the council.  

  9. Mayor should have made 'every effort' to attend Daly funeral

    A Presbyterian minister has said the mayor of Londonderry, Hilary McClintock, should have made "every effort" to attend the funeral of Dr Edward Daly.


    Rev David Latimer said he would be "disappointed" if the prior engagement that prevented Ms McClintock from attending the funeral was one in which someone else from the council could have represented her. 

  10. £9m deal agreed to save US air route

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    A rescue deal, thought to be worth £9m, has been agreed to prevent US airline United ending its daily service between Belfast and New York.

    United Airlines

    The BBC has established United was set to axe the route next month, believing its aircraft could be more profitably used elsewhere.  

  11. New training to deal with dementia

    Staff at a residential care home in Belfast are using a new training kit that gives them an idea of what their patients with dementia are experiencing.  

    Staff receive dementia training at Belfast care home