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  1. Updates for Friday 11 November 2016
  2. Explosives experts called to 14 schools in past week
  3. Student's lose loan offers
  4. 'Killer ladybirds' breeding in NI
  5. Picture: Newcastle Promenade, County Down (by Oliver King)

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All the best for the weekend and hopefully you can dodge the showers! Join us again on Monday from 07:00 for more news, sport, weather and travel updates.  

Oh Cee, say it ain't so...

'Significant' fish kill in Moyola River

There has been a fish kill along a tributary of the River Moyola near Draperstown in Co Londonderry. It's understood that the numbers involved could be 'significant'. 

Moyola River
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An investigation has traced the source of the problem to nearby premises. Investigators will work over the weekend to establish the actual extent of the impact.  

Bad news for Carruthers fans - you'll not see him until Monday!

'A beautiful person' - Poet Paul Muldoon talks about his friend Leonard Cohen

Poet Paul Muldoon has shared some of his memories of his friend, the legendary Leonard Cohen, who's died.

Leonard Cohen
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"I'll remember him as a beautiful man, mannerly, but not in a shallow way. In addition to being a great artist he was a beautiful person," he said.

Trump: The view from Irish America...

Travel delays ... but hey, it's Friday!

BBC Newsline gets to grips with the 'killer' ladybirds...

Health Minister to decide if services are sustainable

The Health Minister says she will consult the public about seven criteria which, if adopted, will be used to decide how services are delivered.


It follows the publication of the Bengoa Report and Michelle O'Neill's response to it last month. She said change was essential as the health system here was at "breaking point".

Why is the bomb squad visiting schools in NI?

Cheung murder: Man jailed for life

Belfast set to honour Poland's big day

Travel update

Coming up on Evening Extra

Sturgeon to visit Dublin

Talkback on Cohen

Aliens in Portstewart????

New owner for 5 NI Wetherspoon pubs

UK pub chain Wetherspoon has sold five of its bars in Northern Ireland. Staff at the pubs will transfer to the new owner, the Limavady-registered Granny Annie's Group. 

Wetherspoon pub

The pubs sold are; The Old Courthouse, Coleraine; The Spinning Mill, Ballymena; The Linen Hall, Enniskillen; The Diamond and The Ice Wharf, Londonderry.

'Border Fox' released on bail

A former INLA man, who is facing extradition proceedings, to the Republic of Ireland over a number of alleged offences has been released on bail. 

Dessie O'Hare

Dessie O'Hare, 60, and once known as the "Border Fox", was arrested in Co Armagh on Tuesday. Under his bail conditions he has to lodge £20,000 cash surety, wear an electronic tag and report to police. Mr O'Hare also has to stay in NI and has surrendered his passport to police. 

A wet and windy end to the day (sorry!)

Rise in crimes against the elderly

New owners for 'Spoons pubs in NI

Credit union manager jailed for stealing almost £100,000

An assistant manager of a County Londonderry credit union who stole almost £100,000 has been jailed for eight months.

O'Kane in court

Geraldine O'Kane, 47, had pleaded guilty to 14 charges of theft and one of false accounting.

Museum call for Tyrone people to share Troubles experiences

Sligo memories of legend Cohen

Among the tributes being paid to Leonard Cohen, is one from Noelle McHugh from the Pier Hotel in County Sligo. She put the legendary singer up for four nights in 2010. 

Pier Head Hotel, Spa & Leisure Centre

“All I can say is he was a very humble and unassuming man, he didn’t require any special treatment and he behaved like any other customer here," she said.  

Claudy: Victim's brother "no confidence" in legacy plans

The brother of the youngest victim of the 1972 Claudy bombing has said he has no confidence that the government will deal with Troubles legacy issues.

Mark Eakin with his sister Kathryn
Mark Eakin with his sister Kathryn

Mark Eakin lost his sister Kathryn, who was 8-years-old when she died. He said the families remain "broken hearted" while the case remains in "limbo."

Have you written your list for Santa yet?

The day a NI journalist shared sweets with Leonard Cohen...

Tributes have been paid to the singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, including one from local writer, Geoff Hill, about the time he shared some sweets with the legend. 

Leonard Cohen
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Geoff told Talkback he had gone to see Cohen in concert in Manchester in 1979: "The next day I was hitching up the M6, and stopped in a cafe. Leonard Cohen was sitting there eating Malteasers out of a box. I went over and told him it was a brilliant concert. He was the most decent, charming, modest man".

Road closure

The sky's the limit....

'Big opportunity' for Chinese - Irish trade

Driver with baby on lap THREE TIMES over the limit

Delays to Metro services

Down Under: Irish consulate in remembrance tribute

York Road closed following crash

Coming up on Newsline...

Trump re-branded?

Heading to tonight's big NI qualifier? Leave plenty of time!

Armistice Day remembrance at Belfast City Hall

The Lord Mayor of Belfast says he's "very impressed" by the number of people who turned out for the two minutes silence at Belfast City Hall today.


Brian Kingston said: "There must have been around 1,000 people in the Garden of Remembrance. We see that people, very much, want to show their appreciation and their understanding for those who served for the freedom and democracy that we enjoy today."

Healy's pep talk to players