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  1. Updates for Tuesday 1 November 2016
  2. Picture: Silent Valley, County Down (by Gareth Leeburn, Bangor)

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Goodnight! See you tomorrow

That's all from BBC NI's live page for today. Have a nice evening, and wrap up if you're heading out - it looks like a chilly one! 

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 We'll be back tomorrow from 7am. See you then.   

Irish dance championships underway in Waterfront

The 2016 All Ireland Irish Dance Championships have kicked off at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

Dancers at world Irish dancing championships in Belfast
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Some 1,600 Irish Dancers from all around the world are competing in the week-long Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann.  

Broken down vehicle is slowing Westlink traffic

Man and woman found dead in Mayo

The bodies of a man and a woman have been found at a house in the village of Irishtown, County Mayo, along with a second younger man who was injured.

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The man who died is believed to be aged in his 70s while the woman in her 60s, RTE reports.  

Hay bale on the M1 - slow down!

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Cars damaged in Holylands Halloween vandalism

The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that a number of cars were damaged in the Holylands area of Belfast on Halloween night. 

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Cutting farm grant could change landscape

Cutting a key farm support payment could result in changes to the landscape in places like the Belfast hills, environmentalists have warned.

Farming in the Belfast hills
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The payment compensates farmers for the added costs of working in areas where it is hard to make a living.  

British Legion remember David Black

The Lurgan Mail is reporting that the Cookstown Royal British Legion has paid its respects to David Black, on the fourth anniversary of his murder.

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Four arrested over Antrim burglaries

Four men have been arrested in relation to domestic burglaries in rural areas of Antrim, Newtownabbey and Ballyclare in recent weeks. 

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The suspects - aged 19, 24, 26 and 36 - were arrested today in the Lisburn and Belfast areas. All four remain in custody assisting police with their enquiries.  

PSNI display fireworks found in Coalisland

Reprimand for retired Lisburn gymnast

The Ulster Star is reporting that a retired Lisburn gymnast has been reprimanded by British Gymnastics for breaching the body’s Standards of Conduct.

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Gardaí investigate death of 15-year-old

Gardaí (Irish police) are investigating the death of a teenager in County Clare.The alarm was raised at around 6.40am when a motorist reported she had collided with something on a country road near Killimer.

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She found a 15-year-old boy lying injured on the roadside. It is understood the victim may have been lying on the roadside before being hit by the car. 

Clerkin hangs up his inter-county boots

Monaghan midfielder Dick Clerkin has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

Dick Clerkin
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The 34-year-old announced the decision in his Irish Examiner newspaper column on Tuesday.  

It's the GAA's 132nd birthday

A fine view of the hills

Guess who's back?

Phones stolen by children 'trick or treating'

The Mid-Ulster Mail is reporting that mobile phones have been stolen from a pub after children dressed up for Halloween entered the premises. 

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Gormley quits pro-game to return home

Peterborough United striker Joe Gormley, who was on loan at Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone, has quit professional football at the age of 26 and returned home to Northern Ireland

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'So you got to let me know...'

Make the most of the sunshine, says Cecilia!

Frosses Road open to traffic

Falls Road buses: expect delays

Boyne Bridge flattened in Belfast Hub plans

A public consultation has started on plans for the Belfast Hub - a major re-development of the Europa Bus Centre and Great Victoria Street train station. Translink says it hopes to start work by the middle of 2018.

Europa bus centre
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Part of the plan involves flattening the Boyne Bridge in Sandy Row. Billy Dickson, chair of the Blackstaff Residents Association, says he wants the bridge to stay, but residents must be open-minded.  

Ex police chief Judith Gillespie to present programme on domestic violence

Former deputy chief constable of the PSNI, Judith Gillespie, has turned TV investigator. 'Domestic Terror' is on BBC One NI tonight at 22:45 GMT.  

Judith Gillespie
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BBC News NI has made it to Facebook!

BBC News NI is now live and active on Facebook. It’s good to share! Check our page.

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If you want to show off your pics on our page, e-mail nipics@bbc.co.uk or send us a private message.  

Talks to avert gardaí strike action end without agreement

Talks aimed at averting strike action by An Garda Síochána (Irish police) have ended without agreement.  

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The Garda Representative Association (GRA) described the latest offer by the Irish Department of Justice as "insufficient", but said discussions would continue ahead of Friday's planned strikes.

Three vehicle crash on Frosses Road, Ballymoney

The Coleraine-bound lane of the Frosses Road, between Ballymena and Ballymoney, is currently closed after a three-vehicle collision. 

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A diversion is in place on the Killagan Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and find an alternative route if possible.  

HMS Caroline 'high and dry'

The World War 1 light cruiser HMS Caroline is currently in dry dock. She will have her hull ultra-sonically tested for weakness and will be repainted. 

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Man arrested in connection to "extreme right wing views"

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Ballymena as part of an investigation "linked to extreme right-wing views about tensions in north-eastern Europe and suspicious activity in a forest in Co Antrim".

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Last week, four men were arrested as part of the same investigation and later released pending reports being sent to the Public Prosecution Service.

Man dies after Halloween night assault in Dublin

A man in his 20s has died following an assault in Clondalkin, Dublin, early this morning.

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It's understood the man was close to a bonfire and was then chased by a number of people and fatally injured. There have been no arrests so far.

Belieber left disappointed by encounter with Justin

The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that one Irish fan was left disappointed after finding Justin wasn't up for being filmed in Dublin. 

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Tuesday's Belfast Telegraph frontpage

Talkback: No pardons for gay men convicted of now-abolished offences in NI

This morning's Irish News

Get your breakfast business round-up

Derry Halloween delights thousands

Thousands of people donned their witches' hats and scary masks for last night's Halloween festivities in Londonderry - have a nosy here at some of the best snaps of the night!

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Hello November!