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Tonight's top stories: The Londonderry man who went

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to Syria is found not guilty on

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The jury could not reach a verdict on three

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The latest on the renewable heat controversy.

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Now it emerges tens of thousands of pounds

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have been paid out to dormant companies.

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Police raid farms on both sides of the border as new figures

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And the debate continues over the border,

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Both British and Irish governments agree there should be no

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And also on the programme: The rugby game between two grammar schools

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The Northern Ireland executive did not agree its Budget before the

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collapse of the Assembly. I am in Downpatrick to find out what that

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means for those helping vulnerable people.

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I will be back with the details along with the

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A jury in Londonderry has been discharged after failing to reach

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a verdict, on three charges, in a case linked to alleged

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Eamon Bradley, who's 28, from Melmore Gardens in the city,

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was found NOT GUILTY of having explosives with intent

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However, the jury told the judge they couldn't reach a verdict

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on charges of attending a terrorist training camp and receiving training

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in the making or use of weapons for terrorism.

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Eamon Bradley said he got on a bus in Derry three years ago, travelled

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to Dublin and then got a flight to Istanbul. And that he said he

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crossed the border into Syria to help rebel fighters in the war. His

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interviews with the police were read to the jury during the trial. This

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trial is still down to a number of issues, among them was Eamon Bradley

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recording facts when he told detectives he went to Syria to help

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rebels or was he a fantasist who might never have been in Syria at

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all? The prosecution say Eamon Bradley told the truth about the

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events in question and that there was no evidence he was a fantasist

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or that he makes things up. But questions were raised about details

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of what it told the police. On the one hand, he said he went to Syria

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to join the Army of Islam and said he fought in three battles, two

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against Government forces and one against IS. But he said he never

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fired a shot, never used a grenade and hid under the sun -- under a

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tree during the battles. The jury deliberated for five hours and when

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it returned, they found Eamon Bradley not guilty on three charges

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of high explosives. Then they resumed their deliberations and a

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short time later returned to tell the judge they could not reach a ten

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to one majority verdict on the three charges. As a result of the hung

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jury on the three charges of attending terrorist training in

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Syria, this case will now go back to the Public Prosecution Service. They

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will then decide if there should be a retrial on these three charges.

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A judge has said it would be premature to hold the trial

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of man who's on the run without him being present.

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Damien McLaughlin from Ardboe faces charges in connection

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with the murder of the prison officer David Black in 2012.

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He was due to go on trial next week but hasn't been seen

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David Black was killed on his way to work. The following month, Damien

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McLaughlin was arrested and charged in connection with the killing. The

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40-year-old from Ardboe faces a number of charges, including aiding

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and abetting the murder which was claimed by dissident republicans. He

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was granted bail in May 2014, but in November last year, he stopped

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reporting to police. He has not been seen since and a European warrant

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has been issued for his arrest. His trial was due to begin here on

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Monday and today, a prosecution barrister made a highly unusual

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application that the trial should proceed in the absence of the

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accused. He said it appeared that the man had absconded ahead of a

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pending trial. Mr Justice Tracy said he was mindful of the fact that

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delays in this case are causing distress to the family of the

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deceased. The given the ongoing investigations and fact a European

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arrest warrant has been issued, it would be premature to proceed with

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the trial in the absence of the accused. That decision will be

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reviewed again at the end of April, unless that is, Damien McLaughlin is

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arrested or hand himself in. You're watching BBC Newsline,

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still to come on the programme: We join a cross-border police

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operation targeting the theft It's emerged that

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a number of companies registered as being dormant

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have been claiming tens of thousands of pounds

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from the renewable heat scheme. A BBC programme has obtained a list

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of all recipients which is currently Our business correspondent

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Julian O'Neill joins me. The Nolan programme

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obtained this list. Well, this list was obtained by the

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Nolan programme and enlist every beneficiary under the scheme and how

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much they have been paid. It is the same lift the Department for the

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economy has wanted to publish but has been prevented from doing so in

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full by a court injunction. Some of the information contained is very

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interesting. It shows a small number of dormant or inactive companies

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have been getting receipt of tens of thousands of pounds under the

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scheme. It also shows that one company received a colossal quart of

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?1 million for running just one of boiler over a period of 18 months.

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This is many, many, many times what should be possible to claim for one

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boiler, even if it was running 24 hours a day.

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in the context of what's already known about the RHI scandal?

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Bred we already knew the scheme was badly designed and overgenerous and

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I think these revelations will add to the sense it was also being

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abused. We know that fraud is suspected and the audit office told

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us that in a report a number of months ago and I think this will

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simply adds to questions about the validity and legitimacy of some

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payments. The programme did ask companies for an explanation. They

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were not given a one and threatened with legal action should they choose

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to name the companies. I think we will get some answers in the months

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ahead. Remember, there will not just be a public inquiry, but the

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Department for the economy has pledged to have an audit on every

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boiler and every single payment. Thank you.

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A man's in his 20s is recovering in hospital after he was shot

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The attack happened on the Falls Road last night.

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Richard Morgan's report begins with the moment a bystander nearby

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recorded the gunshots on a mobile phone.

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A's believed that was the moment a man was shot in both legs. It was

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recorded on the mobile phone of a passer-by who was filming a car

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doing handbrake turns on the Main Falls Road. The shooting happened

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further down the road at an alley on the opposite side of the jobs and

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benefits office. The mobile phone pictures clearly record for macro

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shots. -- four shots. The victim was aged in his 20s and police were

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called to the scene at about 8:30pm. The man was taken to the nearby

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Royal Victoria Hospital where he is said today to be stable. One woman

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who lives close by said she ran out of her house when she heard the

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gunfire and saw the man being put into an ambulance. The police today

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appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to contact

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them. Coming up on the programme before

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seven: We find out how a community scheme in Downpatrick is affected

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by the Assembly's collapse. The Republic's Foreign Minister has

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said it would be counterproductive to try to get a special Brexit deal

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for Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein, SDLP and Alliance have

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all proposed a special status which would mean Northern Ireland

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staying inside the EU Charlie Flanagan has now ruled that

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out, but says the Irish Government will work for arrangements

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which recognise Northern Here's our Economics

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and Business Editor John Campbell. Last June, the UK voted to leave the

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EU, the Northern Ireland voted to Remained. We are leaving anyway said

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the Prime Minister. Brexit means Brexit. Some part is to special

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status deal which would say those stains IDU released the single

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market. In October, the Assembly voted against such a deal, but Sinn

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Fein, the SDLP and Alliance have not given up. Sinn Fein are raised the

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matter yesterday evening. The Republic's Foreign Minister said the

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whole idea is counter-productive. The reality is of the unique

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circumstances of the Ireland of Ireland, concept of terms like

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special status give rise to serious concerns for the EU partners. This

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would risk reminding -- undermining the efforts of the Government to

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specifically address and mitigate the very real impact is facing us

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and the people of Northern Ireland in particular. That means the UK and

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Irish governments are now on the same page. The Secretary of State on

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Tuesday. To other concepts of Northern Ireland remaining within

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the EU when the whole of the UK's leading, well, I do not see how that

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works, which is why I have made comments about special status. But

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what I does not it is their particular circumstances, very

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relevant issues in Ireland that we do need to and will approach in the

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negotiations to come. So there will be some attempt to tackle Northern

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Ireland's specific issues, short of special status. That was echoed by

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Mr Flanagan. This relates to the border, citizenship and

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constitutions and human rights. The Government would also advocate the

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continuation of a range of EU policy supports to Northern Ireland.

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Meanwhile, the Irish Government has confirmed that that part of its

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contingency plan it is identifying locations which could be used as

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customs posts. There was just one individual queueing up this post

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today. Both would like it is dead is quiet. It was misty and murky along

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the border today. But Irish Government on Brexit is becoming

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much clearer. It wanted the soft as possible Brexit with no physical

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borders and no disruption to trade with the UK. But in our faces an

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enormous diplomatic task. To persuade its EU partners that that

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outcome is in everyone's interest. A cross border PSNI Garda

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operation's targeted the theft New figures show a 9%

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increase in rural crime and the Ulster Farmers' Union says

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criminals are hitting local farmers on an almost daily

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basis in some areas. Our reporter in the south east

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Gordon Adair went with the police on a raid aimed at disrupting

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criminal activity In the morning mist, a long convoy

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of police vehicles makes his way into the South Armagh. Inside,

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police officers suspect the farm act as a gay before stolen animals being

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moved into or out of Northern Ireland and the Republic, across the

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border. Garda offices of carrying out a similar operation. We are

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targeting this farm in relation to role crime and stolen livestock.

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Animals are examined and DNA samples taken. The operation to identify the

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animals is still going on. But we have moved and it doesn't sound like

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the many animals here. The police or concerned with all aspects of rural

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crime, so they are trying to gain access and finding a rather stubborn

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door. We've found a view issues in relation to property, but also the

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property from the Republic of Ireland. They've established a few

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offences in the Republic of Ireland and seized documentation in relation

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to the sale of animals in the Republic. But we've also found Ian

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Tikes, lying discarded here. They are not registered to this heard and

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that will lead us to an investigation on another farm, not

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that far away from here. Rural crime is estimated to cost the Northern

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Ireland economy between ?3 million and ?4 million annually, with

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hundreds of animals going missing every year as well as machinery and

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fuel. When operations like this can't disrupt the activity of the

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criminals, farming experts agree vigilance remains the key to

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reducing rural crime. It's the quarterfinal of the rugby

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Schools' Cup this weekend, but many of one team's players

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are on a ski trip. Friends School in Lisburn appealed

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to the Ulster Branch Schools Committee to reschedule the match,

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but that was rejected last night. A 30 nil win over Grosvenor took

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this cool took place down lobbying for many years. A quarterfinal. The

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big game against Belfast Royal Academy will be played this

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Saturday. But there is a problem, and nearly all of the first 15 who

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helped get to the match will be on the field. That is because they are

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on a ski trip and those return until Saturday night, hours after bland

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kick off time which the Ulster brand schools committee which was the

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competition says can't be changed. We did not know we would get this

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far in the competition, so it's and unforeseen and exceptional event. It

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would be so simple if they would only allow us to play the match two

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days late. I know that messes up their itinerary a little, but it is

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not insurmountable. These are professional rugby players or

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grown-ups, they are kids and our hearts are broken. The school said

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the ski trip was booked in 2015 and eight form to the committee --

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inform the committee they wouldn't be able to play. The school asked

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the committee to consider changing the schedule. But the committee said

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while it has complete sympathy with the players, the situation could

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have been avoided by the school. It says the confirmed dates for this

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season was a accommodation are clearly communicated to schools in

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figure 2016 by signing the participation agreement last

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November, all schools committed to the terms and conditions. Earlier

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this week, the committee turned down an appeal from France. -- friends.

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The rules and regulations that come with the committee, they are

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sticking by it. But a bit of common sense would not go amiss to get this

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fixture to go ahead. I've played in cup finals and is lads, that is

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their Cup Final. This game on Saturday. It is very unfortunate.

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The school has not yet said what it will do, but it is understood coming

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early is not an option for the players. If they forfeit the game,

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the school may not be able to enter the tournament next year.

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Now, as part of our continuing election coverage, we are

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profiling the leaders of the five main parties.

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Tonight it is the turn of the Alliance Leader Naomi Long.

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Our Political Correspondent Stephen Walker joined her on the campaign

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The political waters of this part of the world are rarely stirred by the

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Alliance Party. It is not the natural battle ground. The divan.

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Naomi Long and her canvassing for votes, young and old. This is Naomi

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Long's first election as party leader. In the last Assembly

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election, the Alliance votes went down, so is this the election when

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the alliance make a breakthrough? The party say this is an election

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about how we should be governed. Let us vote on the questions that

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matter, who can deliver good Government for Northern Ireland, who

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can represent all of the people of Northern Ireland fairly and they

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will put their interests first is that the party and personal

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interests? What about those who say you had a chance of stinking

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Government, but you walked away? We walked away from bad Government. I

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would do it again after this election. If the only thing on offer

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is another divisive carve up of power blocs with no ambition for

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Northern Ireland. We will not walk away from governments, because we

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will continue an opposition told them to account. So as Naomi Long

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faces her first electoral test as leader, how should successfully

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measured? If you come back with a low vote share than David Ford, is

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that failure? Every election is different, so we have to gauge it in

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terms of what happens each time. From our perspective, I'm not trying

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to be different from Ford, but to be me. Last year, Alliance won eight

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seats. So what will their strength the post-election? Is a shrinking

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environment in terms of the overall number of Assembly seats. Eight

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seats for Alliance in an Assembly of 90 is much more significant than if

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there was a would you accept eight seats now? I'm quite happy to wait

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until March the 2nd. Because I have great faith in the people of

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Northern Ireland and I think in this case in the election they see an

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opportunity to do something new. Convincing voters to try something

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different is the alliance mantra. In a fortnight, we will discover if

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they succeeded or whether the political landscape remains

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unchanged. Stephen Agnew spoke of his party's

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manifesto launch in Belfast. They believe Stormont has become a byword

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for this function to it by crisis after crisis. Stephen Agnew has

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called for a constitutional convention to be established after

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the March election. The Green Party is offering 18 candidates across

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Northern Ireland to change the face of politics. We want to end the

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waste opportunities and give people back their voice. This in the

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traditional pot to destroy the Good Friday Agreement we want to reform

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and review and revitalise it. The TUV leader Jim Allister has

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called for more transparency over the names of those who have received

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payments from the controversial The Traditional Unionists have taken

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a leaf out of the US President Donald Trump's book,

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calling their Assembly election The manifesto says the Renewable

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Heat Incentive scheme is just the latest in a series of Stormont

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scandals which the party has been It has been incredible incompetence

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and I think people are rightly angry about that. They look at the fact it

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is still costing ?85,000 a day. They recognise that the three nurses for

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year, multiply that by everyday and you can see we would begin to tackle

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the great deficit in our health service. But instead, we want to

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squander it in the manner which it has been wasted.

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There's still a lot of uncertainty over what's going to happen

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voluntary and community groups funded by Executive

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which didn't agree its budget before it collapsed.

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With this financial year coming to an end, they have already warned

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that some staff face the prospect of being laid off.

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Donna Traynor paid a visit to an initiative in Downpatrick

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to see the sort of work that's in jeopardy.

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This hub is a shared space. Home to start a music groups under voluntary

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service for vulnerable people. But because of that funding limbo, by

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the end of next month, this place will be empty. I've been inside to

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talk to one of the organisers of a counselling and mentoring service.

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And also to a young man who says his life has been turned around because

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of the work it does. We deal with people with mental health problems

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and social isolation and evictions. We provide them with artist therapy,

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group mentoring, one-to-one counselling, suicide intervention

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and crisis intervention, all within the one place. We have no Government

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funding at all in place and people do their furniture to as and all

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sorts of broken down bits and pieces and we put them forward for members

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and we tell them let's see what we can make out of this. There are also

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restoring confidence and in an open and safe environment where they can

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talk about their health problems and addictions and you can speak to all

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of them and they will tell you they are alive today because we are here

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and this service is here for them. I came here in 2040 with drug and

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alcohol problems and I was involved in crime, too. I knew everything bad

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in my life came from drugs and I, self into a rut I could not get out

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of alone. So when I stepped in through that front door, by

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livestock to coming back to normal. -- my life started coming back to

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normal and I would go home feeling brilliant, I was going out, doing

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things, meeting people and see what addictions I had and I knew there

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was a way out. I knew I had a second chance to do something good with my

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life instead of it falling apart. How was the change made a difference

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to not only you, the job family? I have a life now. My day-to-day life

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before was drugs. Now I can get to be make my own decisions and get up,

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go to work without them -- without relying on drugs. My family just

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can't believe how far I've come in the last couple of years and they

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are not always worrying now about me. They are now at ease. They are

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so proud of me and the fact I've changed my life about. Two and a

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half years ago, I was nowhere and I was nobody.

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The Department for the Communities told BBC Newsline that the Social

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Enterprise Hub pilot project in Downpatrick and in other

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areas had been extended following a positive evaluation.

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But that future support has not yet been agreed.

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Boxing and negotiations for a third fight between the Belfast man

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Carl Frampton and the WBA featherweight super-champion

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Leo Santa Cruz may be about to take a new twist.

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The Association's president has revealed it may intervene

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if the to fighters' camps can't reach a deal.

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Gilberto Heysus Mendoza is considering a mandatory order

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for the fighters to clash for a third time.

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That order could come as early as next week.

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Frampton wants to face Santa Cruz in Belfast but the champion's team

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After a promising start, it is now pretty miserable. But the weekend is

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shaping up to be fairly dry. Especially during daylight hours.

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Here are the last few frames of our local weather radar. The rain is

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becoming lighter. Heavy bursts should ease off. There will still be

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dampness around, that any heavy rain will have edged away. Mist and low

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cloud by the end of the night. But it is mild. To begin on Friday, it

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will be dull and damp. It should improve. A good part of the day is

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fairly dry. Dull, drizzly weather initially. Mist and low cloud, foggy

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and murky, be brightening up as the morning goes on. Not promising lots

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of summer, but skies will lift a bit. Lunchtime temperature should be

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11-12 . Not too breezy. A dry 11-12 . Not too breezy. A dry

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Later in the day, we are expecting a few showers to drift up from the

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south. A little dampness by the end of the day and wetter tomorrow

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night. The breeze picks up. Most rain eases off again toward the end

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of the night. As far as the weekend goes, we have early rain on Saturday

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and a bit of rain late on Sunday. In between go, dry. Temperatures above

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average. That rain moves away on Saturday morning. Skies brightened

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up. Much of the day is dry, reasonably bright. If you're going

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to the match on Saturday afternoon, it will be warmer than it was. 'S

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match and it should be dry. Temperatures of 12 degrees. Sunday,

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dampness first thing. Otherwise, the wet weather holds off till later the

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day. We will keep the mild weather pattern into the start of next week.

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Fairly dry conditions this weekend. Mild, too. Our main story is a game:

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a Londonderry man who went to Syria has been found not guilty on three

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terrorism charges. The jury could not reach a verdict on three other

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charges. The trial of this man in connection with the murder of a

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prison officer will not go ahead as planned next week, as he is on the

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run. Our late summary

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is at half past ten. You can also keep in contact with us

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