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  1. Updates for Wednesday 28 September 2016
  2. Woman speaks out about 'years of pain' after abuser sentenced
  3. Prisoner took fatal overdose of prescription drugs despite asking not to be put in control of them, report finds
  4. Belfast family forced from home after man catches 19 rats in 24 hours
  5. Picture: Autumn sun over Dungannon Park, County Tyrone (by David Brownlow)

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  1. Good night!

    That's it from the BBC News NI Local Live team for this evening. 

    Join us tomorrow at 07:00 for more news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Cross-border organised crime conference held

    Northern Ireland's Justice Minister Claire Sugden and Chief Constable George Hamilton have attended a cross-border organised crime conference at Lough Erne in Fermanagh.

    Cross border crime conference

    They met their counterparts from the Republic of Ireland, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan.

  3. Create your Ryder Cup dream team

    Ever wanted to be a Ryder Cup captain? BBC Sport NI is giving you the chance.


    Create your dream European and US teams. Is Seve a certainty for Team Europe? Would a pumped-up Poulter sneak in? Over to you...

  4. Night and light and the half light...

    BBC News NI's weather presenter Angie Philips explains the equinox and equilux... autumn days and light, and night and the half light.

  5. Antrim farmer fined £500 for slurry pollution

    A farmer has been fined £500 after he admitted polluting a waterway with slurry.

    Ballymena court house

    William Barron from Cairn Road, Carrickfergus, was fined for polluting the Craignabraher Burn at Loughmourne Road, Carrickfergus, in June last year.

  6. Abuse survivors felt 'belittled' in meeting with Catholic archbishop

    Gareth Gordon

    BBC News NI Political Correspondent

    Child abuse survivors have said they felt so "belittled" during a meeting with the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland they almost walked out.  

    Eamon Martin

    They told a Stormont committee that Archbishop Eamon Martin had given the impression that he felt the Church was now the victim. 

  7. Replica monoplane installed in new home

    BBC Northern Ireland Director Peter Johnston (left) joined Ray Burrows, chairman of the Ulster Aviation Society, at the official handover today of the Harry Ferguson replica monoplane which has been installed in its new home with the Ulster Aviation Society. 

    BBC Northern Ireland Director Peter Johnston (left) joined Ray Burrows, chairman of the Ulster Aviation Society

    It was designed and built as part of BBC NI’s recent TV series ‘The Great Flying Challenge’.

  8. Gary Haveron is new Glentoran manager

    Gary Haveron is the new manager of Glentoran after the Premiership club selected the former Carrick boss ahead of Colin Nixon and his brother Alan.

    Gary Haveron

    Haveron quit Carrick in May after keeping them in the Premiership and he replaces Alan Kernaghan following his resignation last month.

  9. Orchestra celebrates 50 years with a challenge

    The Ulster Orchestra is celebrating its 50th birthday today and to mark the milestone it has set itself a challenge of 50 concerts in a day.

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    Video caption: Ulster Orchestra gives Belfast bus station commuters a treat

    Passengers at Belfast's Europa Bus Station were treated to live music on the Wednesday morning commute.

  10. Nesbitt calls it 'bizarre' for McGuinness to use Royal Prerogative

    The first and deputy first ministers have used the Royal Prerogative three times since 2007, it has emerged.

    Mike Nesbitt

    Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt said it was a "bizarre situation" for Martin McGuinness, a "principled republican" to exercise the "powers of a monarch"  three times.

  11. Garc applies for parade and protest over Twaddell deal

  12. Alliance not yet invited to all-island Brexit talks

    Alliance leader David Ford says his party has not yet been invited to the Irish government's planned "all-island conversation" on the impact of Brexit.

    David Ford

    Mr Ford says that, in principle, Alliance would wish to engage with parties in both jurisdictions about the implications of June's referendum. Alliance campaigned for a remain vote during the campaign.

  13. Airport road closed due to crash

  14. Helicopter crash recordings to remain confidential

    Voice and data recordings from a helicopter which crashed in Norfolk, costing four lives including one of Northern Ireland's richest men, will remain confidential following a High Court test case.

    Lord Ballyedmond crash

    Lord Ballyedmond, a member of his staff and two pilots were killed shortly after take-off in Norfolk in March 2014

  15. Rats: Family offered permanent move to another home

    The Housing Executive say they have met a family forced to leave their home after they caught 19 rats in just 24 hours.


    A spokesperson said they had been working with pest controllers to sort out the problem and had discussed options with the family, including a possible permanent move away from the house.

  16. Court papers lodged over A6

    Court papers have been lodged seeking permission to challenge an upgrade of part of the A6, the main Belfast-to-Londonderry road. 


    The disputed section cuts through a landscape made famous by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and passes close to an environmentally sensitive area for migratory birds.