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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 14 October 2016
  2. Northern Ireland's justice minister says legislation to tackle psychological and emotional abuse will be in place within a year
  3. Negotiations are continuing to try to resolve dispute between NI retailers and multinational goods manufacturer Unilever
  4. Picture: Portrush Harbour (by Gail Simpson)

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That's all for now, folks!

That's all from the BBC News NI live page for today - and for this week. We'll be back bright and early at 07:00 on Monday morning. Until then, have a great weekend!

Broadcasting legend Big T talks about his first day on radio

Stakeknife probe 'will result' in prosecutions

The man leading the investigation into the activities of the Army's alleged top agent in the IRA, Stakeknife, says he believes it "will result in prosecutions." 

West Belfast man Fred Scappaticci denies he was an Army agent within the IRA
Pacemaker

Jon Boutcher, the Chief Constable of Bedfordshire, was appointed to lead the investigation, in June. Stakeknife, named by the media as Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci, is alleged to have been involved in more than 50 murders. He denies the claims. 

Rea ninth fastest after first day of practice in Jerez

Hackers target Belfast business centre

The head of a Belfast business centre has issued a warning to other businesses after being "held to ransom" by cyber criminals.

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Business ground to a halt during the hack at the Townsend Business Centre earlier this month. Locked computer screens displayed a message demanding three 'bitcoins' in return for the safety of some files. 

Westlink hit and run now cleared

UTV to bid adieu to Havelock House

UTV has confirmed that it is moving from Havelock House in Belfast.

Havelock House
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Head of News and Programmes, Terry Brennan, said the move is "part of a significant investment in UTV regional news." The company will move to "new state of the art premises" in Belfast in 2018. 

Listen again: Father's plea for autistic son

Hit and run on Westlink causing delays

A hit and run collision on the Westlink is causing rush hour delays in Belfast.

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Police appeal over serious assault

Police have released a picture of a man they want to identify after a serious assault in which another man had a glass bottle broken over his head. 

Man sought in connection to Belfast bottling
PSNI

The incident happened on Thursday 9 June near the Lagan Weir Bridge in Belfast at around 23:45 (BST)

Major boost for Irish cricket

Irish cricket has received a major boost with the ICC's decision to grant the Inter-Provincial Championship first-class status.

Northern Knights batsman Jamie Holmes prepares to play a shot against Leinster Lightning at Stormon
Inpho

Matches in the Twenty20 and 50-over formats in the competition will also be elevated to List A status. It is the first time a domestic competition has been given first-class status outside a Test-playing country.

Evening Extra: listen live here

Conor Bradford is in the hotseat this evening. Listen to the programme live here. 

Seamus McKee, presenter of Evening Extra
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Keep your umbrellas at the ready, folks!

Newtownabbey road reopened

Ulster Bank customers hit by debit card problems

Ulster Bank says it's aware that some of its customers are experiencing issues using their debit cards. RBS and Natwest customers are also facing problems, with some unable to make transactions.

ULSTER BANK
PA

An Ulster Bank spokesperson said: "We are working on resolving this issue and apologise for any inconvenience." 

Londonderry: Crash victim named

Police say the woman who died after the car she was travelling in crashed in County Londonderry, was 23 year old Caoimhe O'Brien from County Tyrone.

Police accident sign
BBC

The incident happened on the A5 Victoria Road between Derry and Strabane on Thursday night. 

St George's market - a 'jewel in the crown'

Belfast's historic St George's market has added another accolade to its name. The Observer Food Monthly Awards have named it 'Best Market' in the UK. 

St Georges, market, belfast
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The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston, said: "This is another terrific and well-deserved award for one of the jewels in Belfast's crown."

Brothers jailed for violent crime spree

Two brothers have been given a six year jail sentence for a drug and alcohol fuelled spate of violence in Londonderry nearly two years ago.

Londonderry Crown Court
BBC

Michael Carlin, 25, and his 20-year-old brother Andrew, from Deramore Drive in the city, pleaded guilty to 31 offences. They included threatening members of the public with a machete, an imitation firearm and hijacking.

M3 partially closed west-bound from 23:00 tonight until 06:00 on Monday

Day Six of Mark's digital detox

Silver surfers

Irish surfing is about to turn 50 and this weekend some veteran surfers are marking the occasion in a special way. 

Irish surfing team 1969
Davy Govan

The intrepid enthusiasts who first ventured out onto the wild Atlantic are set to gather in Rossnowlagh in County Donegal.

Thunder without lightning?

Catch up on last night's The View

Roadworks causing delays on A2 towards Belfast

Derry City FC in "symbolic" march against violence

Derry City Football Club is to hold, what it is calling, "a public act of defiance" to show disapproval at attacks on visiting fans this season.

Derry City Football Club
BBC

Dublin side, Bohemians, visit Brandywell Stadium on Friday night in the first home game since Dundalk supporters were attacked earlier this month.

Delays on M2 and Westlink

Listen again: The debate on blasphemy

'Lightning probable cause of house fire'

The fire service have confirmed that a lightning strike was the probable cause of a fire that badly damaged a house in Downpatrick

House fire
BBC

  A grandfather, a father and two children escaped uninjured. 

All you need to know about Bordeaux-Begles v Ulster

Ulster will be without full-back Charles Piutau as they make eight changes for Sunday's European Champions Cup opener against Bordeaux in France. Read the full preview here.

Charles Piutau
Press Eye

'Intense downpours' in parts of County Antrim

Trimble to captain Ulster side in Championship opener

Andrew Trimble, Luke Marshall, Stuart Olding and Ruan Pienaar all return to the Ulster back line for the European Champions Cup opener away to Bordeaux-Bègles this Sunday.

Andrew Trimble
Press Eye

Trimble will captain the side from the right wing. The Ulster team have won eight of their last matches against French sides, including last year's home and Champions Cup wins over Toulouse.  

Houses damaged in overnight fire

Two houses have been damaged in an overnight fire in Downpatrick, County Down.

House damaged in fire
BBC

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said a blaze at a house on Kingfield Avenue had spread to an adjoining property.

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The storms hit Northern Ireland in the early morning

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