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  1. Updates for Wednesday 9 November 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Thursday
  3. Picture: Mount Stewart, County Down (by David Miller)

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Gang smuggled drugs in juice cartons

An organised crime gang has been jailed for smuggling cannabis into Northern Ireland in crates of orange juice and followed an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).   

Cannabis recovered in orange juice cartons
NCA

 The drugs, with a potential street value of £800,000, had been hidden among orange juice cartons in pallets imported from Spain via Dublin.  

Another bright day to come tomorrow..

Hanna 'worried and sad' at Trump victory

US Election 2016

The SDLP MLA Claire Hanna said she's concerned about the victory of  Donald Trump.

Claire Hanna
BBC

"It's a bit like Brexit. He's made promises that he can't keep. I suspect he won't be chasing a lot of foreign direct investment to this part of the world," she said.   

Cars catch fire at NI football team's hotel

Coming up on BBC Newsline at later time of 18:40

Punk band hail 'brethren' The Priests

The Washington DC punk band, Priests, caught up in a bizarre mix-up with Northern Ireland religious music group The Priests have issued a tongue-in-cheek response to the musical mistaken identity. 

The Priests (on the left) and Priests
BBC/Audrey Melton

Photos of the three NI clerics appeared on music websites to promote a US tour by the band. The US band said: "We appreciate that they recognize us as Priests despite the fact some of us are women."

What went wrong for Hillary Clinton?

Women's 2017 Rugby World Cup draw held in Belfast

NI Water's pollution fines cut on appeal

NI Water is "more interested in avoiding heavy fines than avoiding serious pollution", according to an environmental group. The comments came after it emerged the company had successfully appealed some large penalties.

Water pollution
BBC

Friends of the Earth said the government-owned company had reduced some pollution fines by more than 50%. NI Water said it appeals in less than one in 10 cases and had a duty to "safeguard public money".

New air ambulance flies into Northern Ireland

The new air ambulance for Northern Ireland has arrived in Belfast. Take a look...

The new air ambulance for Northern Ireland has arrived in Belfast.

Crusaders fight back to draw with Glenavon

Government making Brexit up as they go along says McGuinness

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has accused the government of making Brexit up as they go along. He was speaking after the first meeting of a new committee made up of the devolved administrations and chaired by the Brexit secretary David Davis. 

Martin McGuinness
BBC

Mr McGuinnes said he couldn't understand why more information about the way forward was not being shared with the administrations in Stormont, Edinburgh and Cardiff. First Minister Arlene Forster said it was just the first meeting in what would be a long process.

Coming up next on Evening Extra..

Clinton says we 'owe Trump an open mind'

Defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has told supporters she hopes Donald Trump will be "a successful president for all Americans". 

Hillary Clinton
Reuters

She told supporters at a Manhattan hotel that we "owe him an open mind" and a "chance to lead".   

Nesbitt congratulates Trump on his win

The UUP leader Mike Nesbitt has congratulated Donald Trump on winning the US presidency and also paid tribute to the work of Senator Gary Hart as special representative to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

MIke Nesbitt
BBC

"I appreciate the way Gary Hart was willing to help without interfering, but I get the impression President-elect Trump is either full on or totally out and neither would be best for Northern Ireland," he said.

New NI air ambulance arrives in Belfast

A bright but chilly afternoon

Crash in Belfast cleared

Hillary Clinton expected to deliver concession speech soon

Hillary Clinton is expected to "deliver remarks to staff and supporters" within the next half an hour at a hotel in Manhattan in New York. 

Hillary Clinton
AP

It will be her first public statement since conceding to Mr Trump in a telephone call.  

Ireland earn second win over Scotland

First air ambulance arrives in Belfast

The new air ambulance for Northern Ireland has arrived in Belfast. It touched down at Titanic Belfast this morning, and will tour Northern Ireland over the next two days. 

Air ambulance
BBC

It is hoped the helicopter will come into service by March. Decisions are yet to be made about staffing and a permanent base for the helicopter.

Nicholson says 'global leadership is needed'

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson says that global leadership is needed given the many challenges facing the world. Speaking after the outcome of the US Presidential election, Mr Nicholson said: "Donald Trump has achieved what the experts had said was impossible. 

Jim Nicholson
BBC

 "Many will now be questioning the future of the EU-US trade deal TTIP. We also wait to see how this new chapter in the UK's 'special relationship' with the United States will develop, as the UK government may seek its own transatlantic free trade deal."

Long tailbacks from M3 to Westlink due to crash

A brighter day but some scattered showers..

Police issue winter road safety advice

Man in court over tower block murder

A 42-year-old man has been remanded into custody charged with the murder of Jim Hughes in west Belfast at the weekend. Mr Hughes' body was found in a flat on the 14th floor of Divis Tower on Sunday night. He was 62. 

Jim Hughes
PSNI

Family members of Mr Hughes wept as James Devine, with an address in Divis Tower, appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court charged with his murder. Mr Devine spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood the charge.

County Clare hoping for Trump visit

The general manager of a golf resort owned by Donald Trump in County Clare says he's optimistic of a presidential visit.  

AP
AP

Joe Russell told Talkback: "I'm hopeful we'll see him flying into Shannon airport making his way to Doonbeg. Fingers crossed."

Greenways plan 'needs big investment'

A charity that campaigns to get people out of their cars has welcomed proposals for 1,000 km (620 miles) of greenways, but says major investment is needed to make them a reality. 

Comber greenway
BBC

Sustrans says the network of walking and cycling routes could have huge benefits, but that it would take "long-term capital investment" by the Stormont executive.  

Trump will not play' role of gatekeeper' of NI peace process

Clíona McCarney from Northern Ireland has been in the US since June working for the Democratic Party in Virginia on the Presidential election. She said people on the island of Ireland should be upset about the election result as she did not believe Donald Trump would play the role of "gatekeeper of our peace process".

Trump celebration party
AFP

"I think that it is very worrying, because it is fairly inevitable we are going to need another American diplomat over in our next stage of crisis talks whenever they may be," she said.

"So I think people in Ireland should be disappointed at this result as well."

Irish-American Trump voter on historic victory

Aileen Deeter emigrated from Ireland in 1991 and works as a prison nurse in Kansas.

She voted for President-elect Donald Trump to "change the political system" but doesn't think he will build a controversial Mexican wall. 

Aileen Deeter
Aileen Deeter

"I think it's just something for people to imagine - rather than a reality. I don't think it will happen. It's an awful lot of money to waste. It might be more about manning the area - stronger border control. It sounds a little too crazy.

"I voted for Donald Trump for several reasons. I identify with him. He wants to keep jobs in America and change the system politically. It's very corrupt. I hope there's change. You know what they say 'drain the swamp.'"

BBC Newsline will have reaction to Trump's win at 13:45

Alliance leader sends condolences to Clinton

Trump presidential firsts...

Politics is facing 'dark and difficult moment'

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says as a result of Donald Trump's election, "across the western world, politics is facing a dark and difficult moment". 

Colum Eastwood
Pacemaker

"Trump's was not so much a victory of right over left, it was a victory of fanatical and fantasy absolutism over a more considered, coherent and kinder politics. 

"It is for this reason I have said that I will not attend a Trump White House. 

Keane says Everton players must toughen up

Trump posts his first tweet since his election

Traffic lights in Conlig working again