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  1. Updates for Monday 21 November 2016
  2. Hyponatraemia inquiry cost hits almost £15m
  3. De-icing vehicle crashes into Easyjet plane at Belfast International
  4. Teachers' concerned by children's speech
  5. Picture: Annalong Valley in the Mourne Mountains, County Down (by William Cartmill)

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We'll be back at 07:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel. We've leave you with this lovely red sky at night photo from one of our BBC Newsline producers.

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Brrr... the north wind doth blow

Heartbroken family warn of dangers of drugs

The family of a young man who died suddenly in Belfast have said they believe he had taken drugs.

Jamie Burns' sisters say he died after making one stupid mistake - and cautioned others not to do the same.   

Belfast man sentenced over gun attack

A 35-year old man has been given a five-year sentence after he admitted possessing a gun used in an attack on a family home.

Belfast Crown Court

Gerard Flannigan, from Colin View Street, pleaded guilty to three offences. Belfast Crown Court heard that there was no evidence to link Mr Flannigan to the gun attack on a house at Velsheda Court in September 2014. However, he took delivery of the semi-automatic pistol after the shooting.

Ferry passengers facing long wait

Family warning after 'ecstasy death'

The family of a young man who died after a night out in Belfast have given an emotional warning about the dangers of drugs.

Jamie Burns

Jamie Burns, 23, collapsed at Queen's University Student's Union in the early hours of Sunday. His family said they believed he had taken ecstasy and died after making one "stupid mistake".  

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Reports of fallen tree in County Down

Warning over black market prescription drugs

Prescription drugs, including, diazepam, quetiapine and gabapentin are in circulation on the black market in the Newry and South Down areas, the Department of Health has warned. 


"Young people in particular may be unaware of the potentially fatal consequences of taking these un-prescribed drugs, particularly when taken with alcohol," said Peter Moore from the Department of Health. 

Less frost and ice tonight but still cold..

Cannabis factory discovered in Larne

The PSNI has undercovered a cannabis factory with over 240 plants in a house in Larne. 

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During a search in the Raloo area the plants were discovered at various stages of growth and have been recovered. 

Daniel Rooney: PSNI officer says Army death exhumation 'very complex case'

A senior police officer has said the exhumation of a man shot by the Army is the most complex investigation with which he has ever been involved in his 20-year career. 

Det Ch Insp Neil McGuinness

"Myself and my team are absolutely determined to get to the truth of what happened both for the Rooney family and all the other families involved in this investigation," Det Ch Insp Neil McGuinness said.

Crash on the M1 cleared but still long delays

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Calls for free swimming for the disabled and unemployed causing a bit of a row.. 

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Traffic at a complete standstill after M1 crash

Crash on the M1

Man who changed gender had 'rights to privacy breached'

A man who wed his long-term partner after officially changing gender had his rights to privacy breached, a High Court judge has ruled.


A judge granted a declaration sought in the legal bid to ensure the man's gender history is kept secret. 

Up to 70 hens stolen from Loughall farm

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Delays on the Westlink

Armagh bus services delayed by roadworks

Traffic lights out in Lisburn

Boy, 15, shot dead by Army was innocent, admits MOD

The family of a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead by the Army at the height of the Troubles have said they are "delighted" that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has finally accepted his innocence. 

Manus Deery
Deery family

A barrister for the MoD and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) told a Belfast court they accepted the boy had not been carrying a weapon when a soldier shot him in Londonderry in 1972. They also admitted the shooting breached military guidelines.   

NI victims' campaigner makes Human Rights Act plea

Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88

William Trevor, the Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer, has died at the age of 88, his publisher has announced. 

Irish novelist William Trevor
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Man dies suddenly at QUB students' union

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 23-year-old man who collapsed at Queen's University students' union in south Belfast in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

QUB students' union

He was taken by ambulance to hospital, but died a short time later. A post-mortem examination is now due to take place to find out the cause of death.  

Woman's car hijacked by youths in west Belfast

Police are appealing for information about a car hijacking in west Belfast's Albert Street yesterday evening. 


At about 17:00 a woman parked her car and was approached by a number of youths, who took her keys and drove off in her car. The blue Ford Focus was recovered later at Fort Street.  

Big crane needed for one of NI's tallest buildings

Daniel Rooney's body being exhumed

The body of Daniel Rooney who was shot dead by the Army in 1972 is being exhumed as part of an investigation into the Military Reaction Force. 

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Belfast City Hall in Transgender tribute

Man charged with robbery hours after being released on bail

A 28-year-old Londonderry man released on court bail last Friday appeared in court today charged with the armed robbery of a corner shop in the Bogside area in the early hours of Saturday. 

Londonderry Mags Court

David Monteith, from Lisfannon park in the Bogside, has 43 previous convictions and was just released from prison in June. He was refused bail and remanded in custody until 8 December.

Young drivers responsible for quarter of NI road deaths

NI consumers warned of rising heating oil price

BreakingConstable killer marries English woman

A dissident republican convicted of murdering PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll weds in prison today.

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Graphic warning over icy roads

Police have published pictures of a car crash in Holywood today as a warning over road conditions in freezing conditions.

Holywood crash

Police posted: "Most cars now have a warning sign on the dash of a snowflake... ❄️ This helps to remind you to put the heat on... but should be more of a reminder to take EXTRA care on the roads??" The car's driver was not injured.

Teachers concerned over children's speech

Primary school teachers in Northern Ireland have said they are concerned about the number of children starting school who struggle with their speech. 

School children

A survey commissioned by Save the Children found that three quarters of teachers said they often see children struggling to speak in full sentences when they start school.

White van 'seen acting suspiciously'

Death of man in university area investigated

Police in Belfast are investigating the sudden death of a 23-year-old man who collapsed at licensed premises on the University Road during the early hours of Sunday. 


The man was brought to hospital by ambulance for medical treatment, but died a short time later. 

Noirín O’Sullivan’s emails secure says Garda