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  1. Updates for Friday 9 September 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Monday
  3. Picture: Mussenden Temple (by Chris Ibbotson)

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  1. Good night

    That's all for this week on BBC News NI Live. Brighter skies are on the way apparently, let's hope the rain stays away this weekend. We'll be back at 07:00 on Monday for more updates on news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Harry Holland's family 'let down' as killer eligible for pre-release scheme

    The family of a murdered Belfast man say they feel let down by the judicial system after news that his killer is being prepared for release from jail. 

    Harry Holland

    Stephen McKee, now 25, was jailed for murdering west Belfast greengrocer Harry Holland in September 2007. McKee was told he would serve at least 12 years of a life sentence.

  3. Londonderry's Brooke Park reopens after multi-million pound facelift

    Brooke Park in Londonderry has been reopened to the public after a multi-million pound redevelopment.  

    Brook Park

    Located near the city centre, the historic park has been transformed to include a new cafe, a restored gate lodge and a synthetic football pitch.  

  4. Man removed from Easyjet flight at Belfast International

    Airport police removed a man that airline Easyjet says was behaving in a disruptive manner from a Manchester-bound flight at Belfast International Airport this afternoon. 

    Belfast Airport

    In a statement, Easyjet say they do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour on their aircraft and always push for prosecution.  

  5. Strabane man 'stayed overnight in preparation for shooting'

    A man wanted by the authorities in the Republic of Ireland in connection with the murder of a man at a boxing weigh-in, stayed overnight in preparation for his alleged role in the shooting, a court has been told.

    Dublin shooting

    This detail was among the reasons cited by a judge for refusing bail to Kevin Murray from Townsend Street in Strabane.

  6. Newry man is a millionaire!

    Newry man Jim McLoughlin has become Northern Ireland’s latest EuroMillions winner. The £1,046,066 ticket was in the 68-year-old's coat for a number of days, but due to the warm weather, he forgot about it.

    Jim McLoughlin

    When the temperatures dropped and he needed his jacket again, he remembered to get the numbers checked in his local shop.  When the machine began making a loud noise, he and the shop assistant "just looked at each other wondering what was going on", he said. 

    “It never once occurred to me that I was about to become a millionaire!"

  7. Tributes to MP and Somme soldier Tom Kettle

    Tributes have been paid in London and Dublin to mark the centenary of the death of East Tyrone MP Tom Kettle who died at the Somme in 1916.

    Tom Kettle

    The Dubliner was a writer, poet, barrister, soldier and politician. From a staunchly nationalist background, he was a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party and served as MP for East Tyrone from 1906 to 1910. 

  8. Kingsmills palm print 'belongs to man arrested in Newry'

    A palm print found on a van used by in the murders of 10 Protestant workmen in County Armagh is believed to belong to a man arrested last month, an inquest has heard.  


    The man, who was arrested in Newry, was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.  

  9. Want to know what role you may have played in Somme?

    #OnThisDay 100 years ago at the Battle of the Somme, the soldiers of the 16th Irish Division were fighting to take the French village of Ginchy. Click here to find out what your WW1 role might have been.  

  10. Abandoned puppies 'may have been thrown from moving car'

    Five abandoned puppies and their mother have been rescued from a laneway in Lisburn, where they had been "abandoned by an irresponsible individual", according to the city's council. 


    James Baird, chair of the council's environmental services committee, said injuries sustained by one of the dogs, which had to be put down, indicated the animals "may have been thrown from a moving vehicle".   

  11. Agonising wait turns to elation for Jason Smyth's family in Eglinton

    Jason Smyth's wife Elise and his 10-month-old daughter Elise were willing him on alongside his extended family at their home in Eglinton. 

    Jason Smyth wife
    Smyth family

    The Team Ireland runner clinched the fifth Paralympic gold medal of his career as he won a third straight T13 100 metres title in Rio.  

  12. Woman fails in bid to challenge On the Runs scheme

    A woman who lost three members of her family in the 1993 Shankill Road bomb atrocity in Belfast has failed in a legal bid to challenge the government's On the Runs scheme.


    The challenge was brought by Elizabeth Morrison. Her son, Michael, his partner, Evelyn Baird, and their child Michelle were among 10 people killed in the IRA attack.