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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 17 October 2016
  2. A man is shot a number of times in the leg in a paramilitary style shooting in Belfast
  3. Amateur footballers in Tyrone pitch in to help an ambulance that got stuck in the mud on its way to help an injured player
  4. Picture: City Walls, County Londonderry (by John Lynn)

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  2. Man charged with attempted murder

    A 32-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and is due to appear in court in Armagh on Tuesday.

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    Police say the charges relate to an incident in the Monaghan Street area of Newry on 17 March 2012 when a 31-year-old man was attacked by two males. 

  3. Compensation call by abuse survivors

    Survivors of historic child abuse are calling for a £20m compensation scheme to be set up for victims.

    Margaret McGuckin

    Margaret McGuckin, speaking on behalf of the Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse group (SAVIA), proposed that each of the 524 victims who came forward to the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA), should each receive £10,000.

  4. Single vote defeats EU special status motion

    An SDLP motion calling for Northern Ireland to be granted special status within the European Union, has been defeated by a single vote. 

    Colum Eastwood

    The SDLP had argued for NI to be given legal recognition of its unique status, as part of the UK's plans to leave the EU. Forty-six MLAs supported the motion and 47 voted against it.

  5. Woman says shooting victim knocked on her door

    A grandmother has described how a 56-year-old man, who was the victim of a paramilitary-style shooting in west Belfast, knocked on her door asking for help after the attack.  

    Glenwood Drive, Poleglass

    The shooting happened at Glenwood Drive in Poleglass on Monday night. "It was a terrible shock. You just don't know who you're answering the door to," the woman said.

  6. Solar farm boost for cheese plant

    Conor Macauley

    BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent

    One of Northern Ireland's leading agri-food companies is building a solar farm to help power a County Tyrone cheese making business.

    Solar panel at Dale Farm cheese plant

    Dale Farm will install 18,000 panels on a 37 acre site near its Dunmanbridge plant outside Cookstown. It will supply a fifth of the power needed at the facility.

  7. Children struck by car in Banbridge

    Two children have been injured after being struck by a car in Banbridge, County Down.  

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    It happened on the Scarva Road in the town this afternoon. Both children have been taken to hospital.

  8. Praise for Belfast's 'green-fingered gardeners'

    The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Brian Kingston, has congratulated "green-fingered gardeners" who helped Belfast win a 'Britain in Bloom' best large city award.

    Albert Clock in Belfast

    Ahoghill was also named the UK's 'Small town Champion of Champions' in community gardening at the event. Other winners from Northern Ireland were Castlecaulfield, Coleraine, Hillsborough, Londonderry, Newcastle and Whitehead.

  9. Finance Minister aims to hold corporation tax talks

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    Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, has said he hopes to meet the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Gaulke, for talks on corporation tax next week.

  10. Derry park wardens to use body cameras

    Park wardens in Londonderry have been issued with body cameras in an effort to tackle anti-social behaviour. 

    Body camera

    The cameras will be used by staff who may be likely to encounter underage drinking, vandalism and abusive behaviour in park areas.