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  1. Updates for Thursday 20 October 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Friday
  3. Picture: Kinnego Marina, Craigavon (by Mervyn Robb)

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  2. Councillor is banned from office for three years

    An independent member of Newry Mourne and Down Council has been disqualified from office for three years after fraud and sexual assault convictions.  

    Patrick Clarke

    Patrick Clarke is the first councillor in Northern Ireland to have been found to have broken the local government code of conduct.  

  3. County Armagh couple admit sex abuse of disabled woman

    A husband and wife from County Armagh have admitted a number of sex offences, including the rape and assault of a woman with severe learning difficulties.  

    Keith Baker

    Keith Baker, 60, and his wife Caroline, 54, had previously denied the charges.  

  4. Four new Equality Commissioners appointed

    The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has welcomed the appointment of four new commissioners to its board.

    The new commissioners are Eileen Chan-Hu, Duane Farrell, Helen Ferguson and Jarlath Kearney. They will take up office on 8 November.