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  1. Updates for Tuesday 25 October 2016
  2. Long-awaited Bengoa review on NI health system published
  3. Man in his 40s in critical condition after Newtownstewart crash
  4. Education Authority begins review of plans to cut hours for special school nursery pupils
  5. Picture: Belfast City Centre (by James Carlisle)

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By Eimear Flanagan and Michael Hirst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    That's it for today on BBC News NI Live. We'll be back tomorrow at 07:00 with more updates on news, sport, travel and weather. We'll leave you with Tony Monaghan's picture of a misty River Foyle. Have a good night.

  2. Hamilton meets union over Bombardier cuts

    Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has met with the Unite union to discuss the local impact from the news that Bombardier Inc is to reduce its global workforce by 7,500.


    "While it's still not clear what the impact of this news will be for Bombardier staff in Northern Ireland, I stand ready with Unite to do anything that I can to safeguard jobs here," he said.  

  3. Arson attack on north Belfast home

    There was an arson attack on a house in the York Road area of Belfast last night. 


    Shortly before 22:25 a rag was put through the door of the house and set alight. Damage was caused to the door and slight smoke damage to the hallway of the property.  

  4. McIlroy hopes to make up ground in Shanghai

    BBC Sport NI

    Rory McIlroy hopes to make up ground in the European Tour's Race to Dubai standings at this week's WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

    Rory McIlroy

    McIlroy lies third behind leader Danny Willett and Henrik Stenson ahead of the final four tournaments of the series.  

  5. Ireland 'will be represented on Brexit talks team'

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Ireland will have a representative on the European Commission team that will negotiate the terms of the Uk's exit from the EU.

    Enda Kenny

    However, speaking in the Dail, Mr Kenny said the ultimate decisions will be taken by the European heads of government.   

  6. Withholding of paramilitary plan funding 'embarrassing'

    Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt says it's embarrassing that the Treasury has put £5m of funding to tackle paramilitary activity on hold because the executive's plan is not detailed enough.

    Mike Nesbitt

    He said it showed the Treasury "aren't buying what the executive is attempting to sell". Former justice minister David Ford said it showed the executive's plan was "utterly weak".

  7. McIlveen asked if she still has faith in head of agri body

    Conor Macauley

    BBC News NI Agriculture and Environment Correspondent

    Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has refused to be drawn on whether the head of a key industry body has her support after recent controversial comments about food prices.

    Michelle McIlveen

    Asked in the assembly if she  "still had faith" in Tony O'Neill as chair of the Agri-Food Strategy Board, Mrs McIlveen said she did not agree with Mr O'Neill's comments.

  8. Delays on Glenshane due to lorry fire

    Police are advising motorists of delays on the Glenshane Road at Drumahoe due to a lorry on fire. 


    Belfast-bound traffic is being diverted, while the Derry-bound carriageway is currently open, but slow moving.  

  9. Bowie art auction to feature works by NI artists

    An auction of the late David Bowie's private art collection is to include three sculptures by one of Northern Ireland's most renowned artists, F E McWilliam.  

    David Bowie

    Also to feature in the Bowie auction is a painting by the Belfast-born painter, Colin Middleton.  

  10. Former rugby international's sex abuse convictions quashed

    Former councillor and Ireland international rugby player David Tweed's convictions for child sex abuse have been quashed

    Davy Tweed

    Judges confirmed the outcome following a hearing at the Court of Appeal in Belfast today. With the issue of a possible retrial still to be decided, no further details can be given for legal reasons.  

  11. ECHR 'key part of Good Friday Agreement'

    The Irish minister for foreign affairs has told the Dáil he shares the view that the European Convention of Human Rights is a key principle of the Good Friday Agreement and will continue to be so. 

    Charlie Flanagan

    Charlie Flanagan made his remarks during a debate on the implications of Brexit and British proposals to change human rights law.  

  12. A history of health reviews

    Today's Bengoa Report is not the first report compiled recommending change in Northern Ireland's health system. 

    NI health reviews
  13. Courthouse closures reversed by justice minister

    The justice minister has reversed a decision to close six Northern Ireland courthouses.

    Ballymena court

    In February, the then-minister David Ford said Armagh, Ballymena, Lisburn, Magherafelt and Strabane would shut and had previously said Limavady would too. However, today Claire Sugden told the assembly she wanted to "retain maximum flexibility" within the court estate.