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- Updates for Monday 12 December 2016
- Picture: Minnowburn Beeches, Belfast (by Des Maltby)
Medical equipment and other items have been stolen during a burglary at a ward in Belfast City Hospital.
Damage was also caused to a pay phone and a projector during the incident which police say happened between 7.30pm on Friday and 7am today.
A 33-year-old man has been charged with possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply after three men collapsed following a "suspected overdose" in Belfast city centre at the weekend.
All three were found unconscious on Saturday night on Donegall Pass. The man who has been charged is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday 6 January.
The first minister, Arlene Foster, and PSNI chief constable George Hamilton have held talks about a police claim that people linked to Charter NI were involved in recent paramilitarism.
Charter NI, an east Belfast community organisation, recently received £1.7m from Stormont's Social Investment Fund. Last week, Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said individuals within Charter NI had "connections" to the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).
Hundreds of GPs in Northern Ireland have signed undated resignation letters to the NHS, meaning they could begin charging patients directly for appointments in 2017.
The British Medical Association's Tom Black said GPs have a "huge workload". He told the BBC's Talkback programme that if GPs did not do something there would be "no GP services".
A service of thanksgiving has been held in Comber, County Down, for former BBC journalist and News Letter editor Austin Hunter.
Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Economy Minister Simon Hamilton were among those attending. Mr Hunter, 64, died earlier this month after he was knocked down on a road in Bahrain.
About 150 jobs are being created in the Social Security Agency in Northern Ireland to deliver services to claimants in Great Britain.
Most of the jobs will be in Ballymena, with about 20 in Londonderry.
Former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Prior has died at the age of 89.
He served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Secretary of State for Employment under Margaret Thatcher in the early 1980s, having previously served in office under Edward Heath.
The Department of Infrastructure has said there should be a public inquiry into a proposal for a goldmine near Greencastle, County Tyrone.
Chris Hazzard made the statement after local residents said they feared human error or equipment failure could lead to a cyanide spill. The claim has been rejected by the company.
Three men who collapsed after taking a "suspected overdose" in Belfast city centre at the weekend have now left hospital.
All three were found unconscious on Saturday just before 21:00 GMT on Donegall Pass. One of them was later described as being critically ill.
The PSNI is to investigate claims made in a book about the murder of a former UDR soldier by the Real IRA.
David Caldwell died after picking up a lunchbox packed with explosives at a TA base in Londonderry in 2002. A former solider claimed in a recent book that the bombers were under surveillance in the days leading up to the attack.