Is a DUP/Conservatives deal imminent?
It looks like a deal between the DUP and Theresa May's government is pretty much done. Arlene Foster is expected to meet the PM at Downing Street soon. Edited since transmission.
It looks like a deal between the DUP and Theresa May's government is pretty much done. Arlene Foster is expected to meet the prime minister at Downing Street in the next couple of hours. Speaking on Sky News this morning, the DUP leader says she's back in London to finalise the deal. Thirteen days after the talks between the parties began and a deal to restore power-sharing at Stormont could follow. So what are we likely to see in the deal? And what impact will it have on the talks to restore the Stormont Executive? BBC political correspondent Gareth Gordon joined Vinny in the studio.
Please note this programme has been edited since transmission.
Also on the programme, Belfast City Council have found themselves in the middle of another bonfire row. The council stored wood pallets for two bonfires in the city at council premises. It's now emerged that the pallets have since been stolen from the council. So should the council have put itself in this position in the first place? Or were they doing their best in an impossible situation? Vinny spoke to commentator Chris Donnelly, PUP councillor John Kyle and Sinn Fein councillor Jim McVeigh.
Plus, a massive 'fatberg' has hit the Dublin Road. Reporter Nicola Weir was at the scene.
And the biggest book club in the country is back. Vinny was joined by Helen Madden to read Phaedra Patrick's 'The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper'.