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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 9 December 2016
  2. Picture: Frosty trees in Londonderry (by Elaine Bredin)

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us for today on BBC News NI Live. Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here on Monday at 07:00.

  2. Currie out to end miserable Reds record

    Niall Currie starts his managerial reign at Portadown aiming to end a nightmare run against Cliftonville.

    Portadown and Cliftonville

    Portadown, who are 13 points adrift at the bottom, have lost their last 11 games against the Reds without registering a single goal.

  3. Loyalist 'supergrass' trial adjourned

    The case of a loyalist supergrass accused of five murders, five attempted murders and 25 conspiracy-to-murder charges has been adjourned. 

    Gary Haggarty

    A defence lawyer for 44-year-old Gary Haggarty, whose address was given as care of the PSNI, told the court they needed more time to consider the case. 

    Mr Haggarty is facing an unprecedented 202 charges, relating to paramilitary activity over a 16 year period in the 1990s and 2000s.

  4. BBC NI secures five-year deal for coverage of gaelic games

    BBC Northern Ireland has announced a new agreement with the GAA for continued coverage of gaelic games over the next five years.

    Gaelic players

    Ulster Football Championship games, including the provincial decider, will continue to be shown live on BBC NI.  

  5. Murdered man 'thought killers were his friends'

    Speaking outside Laganside Court following today's sentencing, Jim Creaney, the father of murdered Owen Creaney said: "The loss of such a wonderful son has left us heartbroken."

    OwenCreaney

    "Owen wouldn't hurt anyone. Owen was a kind soul and didn't deserve what happened to him, he thought he was with his friends but those people turned out to be his killers."

  6. Fire at outbuilding has spread to Belfast house

    Four fire engines and one aerial platform appliance are currently dealing with a fire at an outbuilding which has spread to a house on the Upper Braniel Road in Belfast.

    Fire engine

    A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said: "We received a call today at 2.50pm. The road has been closed.

  7. Pair sentenced for wheelie-bin murder

    A man and a woman found guilty of murdering a disabled Lurgan man and putting his body in a wheelie bin have both been given life sentences.

    Stephen Hughes and Shaunean Boyle

    Stephen Hughes, 29, and Shaunean Boyle, 25, assualted Owen Creaney after a night out. He died of his injuries two days later.