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and on BBC One we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Good evening, the headlines on BBC Newsline:

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The Director of Public Prosecutions hits back at critics

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It isn't something to this office and to the lawyers -- insulting who

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do their work daily with absolute integrity.

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A former Army colonel says he was a "kind

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of torturer" when serving here during the Troubles.

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Three people escape injury in a pipe bombing at a house in Londonderry.

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Why the price of fruit and veg prices, bus fares

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A little bit of Northern Ireland comes to Las Vegas as Carl Frampton

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prepares for his world title defence at the weekend.

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And the cold wind will ease over the next 24 hours,

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but unfortunately we replace it with some rain.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions has hit back at critics who have

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accused him of treating former soldiers unfairly

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by deciding to prosecute some for Troubles related killings.

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Barra McGrory says they've insulted him and his team.

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Our home affairs correspondant Vincent Kearney asked him to respond

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to claims that he's not impartial because, as a solicitor,

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he represnted the Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams

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Mystified is the mildest way I can put it because anyone who is

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informed about these matters would know that as a professional lawyer

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you represent anybody who seek the representation from you. I have been

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a professional lawyer for 30 years during which period I have

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represented many paramilitaries, Republic paramilitaries, members of

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the DUP, members of Sinn Fein, I have represented a broad

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cross-section of people. Who I have represented in the past really has

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nothing to do with it. As Director of Public Prosecutions now, do you

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view that criticism as an attempt to influence your decision making, an

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attempt to put pressure on you not to prosecute former soldiers? I

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can't speak for the motivation of people who say such things but some

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of them ought to know better. If you're not trying to influence me,

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then the are certainly being personally insulting and the

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questioning my integrity. What concerns me more about that is it

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isn't something to this office -- insulting and two lawyers who work

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here and do their work daily with absolute integrity and to be

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bettered ability. I am personally offended by the remarks but I am

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more offended on behalf of of the individuals who work for the public

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positives in service and who do a fantastic job. I think those making

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the comments ought to think a bit more carefully before the speak.

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Credit card questioned how you can decide to charge former soldiers

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were one of your predecessors said there was insufficient evidence to

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merit a prosecution. They have said you have reached a different

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conclusion based on the evidence that was considered previously. That

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inaccurate, Vincent. In each of the three soldiers cases which this

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office has examined there has been new evidence, whether that be

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evidence which has been forthcoming, following an inquest and referred to

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me by the coroner, the powers available to coroners, or new

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evidence obtained by PSN eye in the context of its investigations or in

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any other context through forensic evidence which has emerged through a

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variety of routes since the original decision was taken. Anyone who has

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said that this is the retaking of a decision in respect of which nothing

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else has changed is quite simply wrong.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions speaking to Vincent Kearney.

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Politicians have been divided on what Mr McGrory said.

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And the legacy issue. There is a disproportionate evidence --

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emphasis. Those people who have suffered as a result of terrorism

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engagement aren't having their cases looked at all. As a consequence of

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that, when the cases are investigated and sent up to the DUP,

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he is making decisions in relation to the evidence that is brought to

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him. Meanwhile the other cases aren't being looked at all. There is

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a difficulty in terms of proportionality and there is

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certainly a difficulty in relation to balance the needs to be

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addressed. They are bound to be absolutely without practice and

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unbiased, I believe that's 40 years. I don't even know any of the names

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of the other people. But you try and attack that institution on the basis

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that a small number, less than three soldiers, it may have been charged

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and one or two of them, it is a pointless attack. It's not an

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accusation, it's the perception on the streets from the large

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proportion of this committee and if the perception is that the

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investigations are against one particular group then there is an

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issue here. That has to be addressed. I had a number of

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meetings with Barra McGrory when I was Minister of justice and he was

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doing his job as he was supposed to do, in partially considering the

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evidence put before him by the police, when the cases were brought

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to him. Campaigners for victims

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of the Birmingham pub bombings have been told their lawyers will be able

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to apply for legal aid. The Government has intervened

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to remove legal barriers which had stopped their Northern Ireland based

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solicitors from The inquests into the deaths of 21

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people who were killed by the IRA in November 1974 are due to resume

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later this year. A former army officer has said

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he was a "kind of torturer" when it came to interrogating terrorist

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suspects during the Troubles. Bob Stewart, who is now an MP,

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was reacting to remarks by the US President Donald Trump about the use

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of waterboarding when questioning Before entering the world

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of politics, MP Bob Stewart The outspoken former army

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colonel came to prominence However, it's remarks he made

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about his time as an officer serving in Northern Ireland

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during the Troubles that have The Conservative MP was speaking

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on BBC radio earlier today. I was a soldier in north Belfast.

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There were forbidden techniques introduced in 1977, some of which I

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had used prior to that. Sleep deprivation. In a way, technically,

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as you look at it today, I was the kind of the torturer. Of course, it

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was acceptable then. It is no unacceptable. -- now with.

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The UK Government authorised the use of five interrogation methods

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during the early years of the Troubles, but this

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A man who was arrested and claimed he was waterboarding

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during questioning spoke to the BBC about it a few years ago.

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The water torture, putting a gun against my head and seeing if I

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didn't admit to killing a soldier they would have shot me dead.

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A group known as the hooded men have been challenging the authorities

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here over allegation of torture after they were

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And that campaign is still going through the legal process.

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Belfast City Council wants 66,000 more people to live here but is a

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bigger city a better city? GPs have been saying for some time

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that the profession is entering a "perfect storm" over problems

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with recruitment and Yesterday their union voted

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to ballot members on practices leaving the health service -

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a move that would mean As our health correspondent

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Marie-Louise Connolly reports, the fact that an increasing number

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of doctors are choosing to remain as locums is only

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adding to the problem. Conan Castles is typical

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of a growing number of GPs. As one of over 400 locums

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in Northern Ireland, he doesn't have a permanent position

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and instead opts to fill As a locum, I still see patients as

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any GP would and it means I can spend most of my time dealing with

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their medical problems. But Dr Castles also represents

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the growing number of GPs who don't want the same responsibilities

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and burdens as their forefathers. Such a move is forcing

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practices to adjust. There are a lot of negatives. A

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large financial burden, especially people in retirement, spiralling

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workload, taking away from tiny could be seeing patients. The

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flexibility being a locum allows me to pick and choose when I want to

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work and the time I can take off for holiday and see family is a big

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plus. The British Medical Association has

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been warning of the perfect storm for some time over a lack

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of funding and recruitment. They say they're so frustrated that

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yesterday they voted to take another step closer to actually leaving

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the health service by asking members That means they'd work independently

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and charge patients, While that may never

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happen as we have already reported, what is unfolding

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at Bannview Practice in Portadown is a real sign that

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General Practice is in trouble. It's become the first local practice

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to be managed and funded by a health trust as opposed

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to being owned by GPs. This step away from how things have

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been traditionally done is difficult But with 15 local doctors

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due to retire in March, This GP due to retire in two years,

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he's not confident about finding Young doctor is quite rightly want

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to value their worklife balance, devalue their home life, they are

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not really willing to commit to the time and work commitment that is

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needed to be a partner in practice, particularly when they could earn

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more or less the same money working as a locum.

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General Practice is facing an uncertain future.

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GPs now have to decide whether to support tradition or play a new role

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But we will be keeping a close eye on what happens with GPs in the

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weeks and months ahead. A man who died in a crash

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on the Westlink yesterday afternoon was 69-year-old Victor Shaw

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from north Belfast. The accident happened in the lane

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out of the city near Roden Street. The road was closed for several

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hours during the afternoon Another man died on

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the roads last night. His motorbike was involved

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in a crash with another vehicle on the Lough Fey Road near

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Cookstown. Two men and a woman escaped injury

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in a pipe bombing on a house Terrified neighbours say it left

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their children deeply traumatised. Here's our north-west

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reporter, Keiron Tourish. Police were carrying out an

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extensive search of the gardens in the mainly Loyalist Irish street

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after this pipe bomb attack last night. Two men and two women escaped

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injury after the device exploded at 20 past ten in the garden of a

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house. People say they were left badly shaken. The remnants of the

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device were removed by army bomb experts. John lives two doors away

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with his heavily pregnant wife and their two girls, aged five and

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seven. What ever was throwing meet a bang, the rest of it was lying. We

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thought the whole thing might have went off so we didn't know what to

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do. The children were terrorised and scared to come back to the house

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this morning. My wife is pregnant and I thought there was going to be

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an early delivery last night. We're going to see if she can see her

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doctor today. Up to 40 people were moved to a nearby community centre.

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Detectives investigating this attack have issued an appeal for

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information, they want to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious

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activity in this area around 10pm last night to get in touch.

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Three men, including the Lurgan republican Colin Duffy,

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will stand trial later this year on a range of terrorist related

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offences connected to a gun attack on police officers in north

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49-year-old Colin Duffy, from Forest Glade in Lurgan,

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is accused of directing terrorism and belonging to a banned

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His co-accused, 55-year-old Alex McCrory of Sliabh Dubh View

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In addition, McCrory and a third man, 48-year-old

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Henry Fitzsimmons of no fixed abode, are charged with attempting

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to murder police officers and possessing ammunition.

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The charges are linked to a gun attack on a police patrol

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No-one was injured, but at least ten shots struck the vehicles.

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The court was told the three accused were secretly recorded

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the day after the shooting in a park in Lurgan.

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The court also heard that more covert recordings were made of Duffy

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They were released on continuing bail.

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The trial is expected to begin later this year and will last

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A mother refused bereavement allowance because she wasn't married

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to her partner who died is to take her case to the Supreme Court. She

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is from County Antrim and says she is the victim of discrimination. The

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Court of Appeal in Belfast has refused to allow her to take her

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case. She said she could petition it directly in London.

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We catch up with the local man he was off to London to take up a big

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job in the world of music. Belfast City Council wants more

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people to live in the city to try to bring the population up

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to pre-Troubles levels. They aim to have another

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66,000 residents BBC Newsline's Mark

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Simpson has more. 50 years ago, Belfast had a lot more

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people. They weren't just working shopping in the city, we lived in

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Belfast. Around 100,000 more people than live here now. The council is

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trying to get people back and it's got a number in mind, an extra

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66,000 by the year 2035. It looks ambitious but the council is

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confident of reaching its target. That takes Belfast back to where it

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was in terms of scale and when you look at other capital cities within

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the UK and beyond, there is a general urbanisation and gravitation

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towards the city. That is based on its role as an economic driver and

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when Belfast succeeds, we would suggest other parts of Northern

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Ireland succeed as well. Although there is no detail yet about the

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plan, the initial reaction has been positive. Blind we could have been

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doing this why this place has been blown apart 2030 years ago. We have

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a lot of catching up to do. We lost four decades in this city. I think

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it would be welcome, things are changing in the city over the last

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few decades and this is an opportunity to link it with the

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Belfast agenda and make sure community voices are heard and

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people's voices are heard in the future. More houses could mean an

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end to some of the wasteland around the city and there is plenty of

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that. Questions remain about who is going to paper at all and whether

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the infrastructure in Belfast could actually cope with a bigger city.

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That is all still to be worked out. A public consultation will begin

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soon. With power-sharing at Stormont in jeopardy, Belfast City Council

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could soon be the largest elected body in Northern Ireland. It has a

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lot of work to do and its role could soon be even more important.

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Fruit and veg, bus fares and beer are all getting more expensive -

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Some economists are predicating that inflation could hit 4%

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Part of the reason is the weakening of the pound, which makes our

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Here's our economics and business Editor John Campbell.

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Every week, this wholesaler imports at least 20 lorry loads of produce

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from mainland Europe. The pay their Spanish, French and Italian

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suppliers in euros. Since the Brexit vote, the pound has weakened

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substantially against the euro so for a business like this, the costs

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automatically increase. It has increased by 15%. We are having to

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absorb some of that cost, we have two pass on the cost to our

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customers. Bad weather in the key growing areas across Europe has also

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pushed up the price of fruit and veg. That is adding even more

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inflationary pressure. It is not just the price of food which is

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going up. The cost of... Has more than doubled from its record lows

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over the last year. That trend of rising prices is likely to continue

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to rate this year. The official stats shoe we have enjoyed very low

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inflation recently. In 2011, inflation was running at more than

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5%. It then headed on a long downward path. It was effectively

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zero for all of 2015 and not much higher for most of last year. It is

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now heading up. It is currently at 1.6% and could be above 3% by the

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end of the year. That will hit living standards. Motor insurance

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has risen by 10% year-on-year at the end of last month. Domestic heating

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oil is up by 35% over the last year. The more consumers have to spend on

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these goods, the less money they are going to have for other things. What

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we are going to see is a squeeze on your disposable incomes. The biggest

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problem will be for those on low fixed incomes, such as benefit

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claimants. That's because of a policy put in place by the last

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Chancellor. Worked age benefits for the next year. If you take on

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jobseeker's allowance, they got ?73 this year and they will continue to

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get that same amount of money up until 2020 and then that person has

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to cope with daily living expenses, keeping a roof over their head, food

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on the table, that is why year on year they are going to be

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effectively worse off. Some of the recent rises in fruit and veg prices

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could be reversed as the weather improves. But make no mistake,

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across the economy, prices are heading up.

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One of the biggest jobs in British music is being taken up by the man

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who's been in charge of opera here for the past six years.

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Oliver Mears is leaving Nortnern Ireland Opera

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the youngest ever director of London's Royal Opera House.

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Our arts correspondent Robbie Meredith caught up with him

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Final rehearsals for Northern Ireland Opera's new show

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Powder Her Face at Belfast's Lyric Theatre.

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But also the last act for their director Oliver Mears.

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Fittingly, for a man who once put an opera singer among fans

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at Cliftonville football ground, he's leaving Northern Ireland

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for the music world's equivalent of Manchester United -

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the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

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We start with the staff of two, over the years we've gone up to five.

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It's a small staff and the scale was considerably bigger. The entire work

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for it is just over 1000 people and not all of those people work for the

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opera, some of them work pretty badly as well. A huge technical

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department, the chorus, the orchestra, it is a huge jump in

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scale. He came here as the first

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head of Northern Ireland And in that time he's

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tried to rid the art By taking work to places like

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Belfast zoo and to places like football grounds, it makes it clear

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that Opera can happen anywhere and can appeal to any kind of audience.

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Powder Her Face is an opera all about an aristocrat

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A fitting finale, as Oliver will face much more

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The principles are the same. It's about communicating, passion for

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this great artform and it's about conveying this idea that Opera is

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for everyone, it doesn't matter if it's small or big scale.

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It's his final curtain here, but Oliver Mears is set

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The Belfast boxer Carl Frampton says he's expecting between four and five

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thousand of his fans to be Las Vegas for his defence of the WBA title.

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He meets Leo Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Following their initial encounter last summer Frampton

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was named the prestigious Ring Magazine's Fighter of The Year.

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Head lining here on the world-famous Las Vegas strip is reserved for the

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biggest names in boxing and following his historic victory over

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Leo Santa Cruz in July, Karel Frampton joined that elite band of

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fighters. Over the next 48 hours, thousands of fanatical fans will

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arrive here in Nevada for what could prove to be a career defining night

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not just for the Belfast boxer but also for his Mexican opponent. Leo

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Santa Cruz lost his undefeated record and world title in the

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previous contest, but the Irish boxer maintains he learned more from

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their bite and his ability to adapt his tactics, the result this round

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will be exactly the same. If I can beat Leo Santa Cruz, that's even

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more impressive if I can do it in style. I can't wait to get going.

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How much of a bearing will the first might have on this one's it how will

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have an effect psychologically, I will have the edge. When I fight

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different opponents the second time I always improve. I believe I'm

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better at boxing them Leo Santa Cruz and I want to use that on the night.

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We will have all the big fight build-up on tomorrow's programme as

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the countdown continues to Frampton against Leo Santa Cruz part two, you

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can listen live on radio Ulster and BBC radio five live.

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Strong wind in places today. It was also pretty choppy in Ireland as

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well, big winds as well along parts of the east coast. Very cold gusty

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wind will still be strong in places tonight, especially towards the east

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coast, keeping the frost away but still feeling cold. Generally try

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tonight, mostly the rain will stay in Donegal tonight. It is going to

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come eastwards through the course of tomorrow. When the rain arrives, the

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wind will drop out and overall it won't feel just as cold. First

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thing, it can could still be breezy and not as windy as it was this

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morning. Some damp weather across parts of Tyrone and up to the

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north-west. Splashes of rain will come eastwards. You should get into

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work or school dry if you live in Belfast, County Antrim are County

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Down. The rain will move steadily eastwards as the morning early

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afternoon goes on. Expect if you hours of wet weather tomorrow. The

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wind drops out and temperatures will be higher than today. Overall, it

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will feel less cold than it did today and it will dry up across

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parts of the west before the day is finished. Tomorrow night, that rain

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clears away from the east coast. One hour to share is close to the east

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coast and the few showers in the west. Temperatures dropped to around

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freezing so one hour to icy patches. The weekend is trite bright and

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breezy on Saturday, a future risen the north-west. A bit of hail mixed

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in. On Sunday, it looks like it will start dry and chilly, some sunshine.

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Perhaps some rain from the site later in the day. Hopefully it will

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