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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 6 October 2016
  2. Man dies following collision between bike and car
  3. Care home fall 'contributed to death'
  4. Naomi Long takes over as acting Alliance Party leader
  5. £35m Magherafelt bypass opens
  6. Picture: Lough Fea, County Tyrone (by Calvin Harlow)

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  2. The football wheel keeps turning..

    Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy has been declared fit ahead of tonight's World Cup Group D qualifier against Georgia in Dublin. 

    James McCarthy

    Northern Ireland take on San Marino in Group C in Belfast on Saturday. 

  3. Policeman found 'human hand' in bin

    The trial of a man and woman accused of murdering Owen Creaney have heard from the policeman who made the discovery of his body in a recycle bin in Craigavon.

    Owen Creaney

    The constable's statement was read to the jury at Belfast Crown Court on Thursday. Stephen Thomas Hughes, 29, and Shaunean Boyle, 25, are both jointly charged with Mr Creaney's murder in 2014.

  4. £26m Londonderry transport hub by 2020

    A £26m scheme to boost public transport links in Derry has been given the go-ahead.

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    Work will begin at the old Waterside railway station site in about 18 months. It is hoped the project will be completed by 2020.

  5. Prison service chief apologises to man who blinded himself

    The director general of Northern Ireland's Prison Service has apologised for injuries sustained by a Derry man who blinded himself while in Maghaberry Prison. 

    Sean

    Last month, the Prisoner Ombudsman said Sean Lynch inflicted "extreme and shocking" self-harm over three days and that prison staff had failed to intervene. Sue McAllister is appearing before Stormont's Justice committee over the case of Sean Lynch.      

  6. Nama latest: Noonan defends handling of NI property portfolio

    Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has defended his handling and lack of involvement in the sale by Nama of its Northern Ireland property portfolio.

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    Speaking at the Dail's Public Accounts Committee, Michael Noonan said Nama was set up to be independent of government and it was not his job to tell Nama to break up its portfolio into smaller lots for sale.

  7. DUP has no policy on Orangemen attending Catholic funerals

    The DUP has responded to the news that a leading Orangeman has said he would support the lifting of a ban on members attending Catholic church services. The party said the issue was "a matter for the Order". 

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    Peter Robinson attended Ronan Kerr's funeral as first minister, but he was also party leader at the time. The party has also been represented at other funerals, including Fr Alec Reid's.   

  8. Woolfe 'feeling brighter, happier and smiling'

    UKIP Steven Woolfe is conscious following an altercation at a meeting of party MEPs. "The CT scan has shown that there is no blood clot in the brain. At the moment I am feeling brighter, happier, and smiling as ever," he said.

    Woolfe

    "The only consequence at the moment is a bit of numbness on the left hand side of my face, " he added  

  9. Six under criminal investigation over Nama

    Six people are under criminal investigation in connection with the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland property portfolio, the agency leading the inquiry into the deal has revealed.

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    Possible offences being investigated by the National Crime Agency (NCA) include bribery, corruption and fraud. The NCA said more than 40 witnesses have been questioned.