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Good evening, the headlines on BBC Newsline:

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A woman admits killing a Greenisland pensioner

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The EU's Brexit negotiator tells the Dail he'll work to avoid

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a hard border but emphasises there will have to be some form

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The sister of a woman whose husband killed her and their children tells

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of her family's relief that his body has been moved from their grave.

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I was there this morning when it happened, and as he left

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the cemetery, the sun broke through the clouds and I cried

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Prince Charles tries his hand at hurling on the second day

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The Balmoral Show - a place to renew rivalries,

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I'll have all the characters and colour later in the programme.

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I'm live on the North Coast as racing gets under way

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With an English 1-2- three. After ten days of dry weather, were

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back to normal with showers coming in this evening. I'll have the

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details later. A 31-year-old woman has

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admitted killing a pensioner 67-year-old Eddie Girvan was found

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dead at his house on Station Road. Our north-east reporter Sara Girvin

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was at Belfast Crown Court. Just as her murder trial

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was about to start, Margaret Henderson-McCarroll

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admitted killing Eddie Girvan. The mother-of-two, described

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in court as fragile, is a heroin addict with nearly

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100 previous convictions. Today she accepted that she'd

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unlawfully killed retired plumber Henderson-McCarroll's solicitor

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stood with her in the dock as she pleaded not guilty

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to Eddie Girvan's murder, but she said she was guilty

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of his manslaughter on the grounds She also pleaded guilty to eight

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other charges, including theft These relate to the theft of cash,

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jewellery and Mr Girvan's car Police discovered Mr Girvan's body

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by chance after his stolen car, driven by his killer,

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was involved in The vehicle was then found

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outside the Belfast hostel No details of Mr Girvan's death

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were given today at court but at a bail hearing last year

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it was heard that he and Henderson-McCarroll had

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rowed over money for sex. She said he'd come at her

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with a sword and she'd been Mr Girvan was found at his

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Station Road home, bound, gagged and with stab wounds

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to his chest. Pre-sentence reports were ordered,

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and Henderson-McCarroll The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has

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told a special sitting of the Dail that he will work to avoid

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a hard border. But Michel Barnier also emphasised

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that there will have to some form of customs controls when the UK

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leaves the EU. Our economics and business editor

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John Campbell is in Dublin. The Irish government has been

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mounting a huge diplomatic offensive across Europe for the last year,

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trying to get Irish issues to the top of the EU's Brexit agenda. They

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have so had some success there and Mr Barnier's appearance today was a

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continuation of that strategy. It was the IP treatment for Michel

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Barnier, addressing both houses of the Irish parliament is an honour

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usually reserved for prime ministers and presidents. He reputed his

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determination that Brexit negotiations should do nothing to

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undermine peace in Ireland but warned that Brexit will mean change,

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especially when it comes to customs. The UK's departure from the EU

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will have consequences. We have together the duty

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to speak the truth. Customs controls are part of the EU

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border management, to protect the single market,

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to protect our food safety But as I already said many

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times, nothing in these negotiations He gave no indication as to what

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those customs controls might amount to. The Sinn Fein leader said the

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best way to avoid problems on customs or anything else was for

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Northern Ireland to get special status in the view. That would

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insure that our trading relationship with the rest of Ireland and the EU,

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especially business tourism, the All-Ireland energy market,

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agriculture, all that would be maintained. The SDLP leader, who met

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Mr Barnier today, was also pushing special status. The EU has

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recognised that we have to protect the Good Friday Agreement but what

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we also need to do is take the Good Friday Agreement and its mechanisms,

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especially north-south mechanisms, and use that to develop special

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staters. That is a prize worth protecting. The Taoiseach says it is

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a dream to get Ireland to the top of the agenda but acknowledged the

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challenge. We know how complex and serious the issues are for Europe

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and for Ireland. Later mist Kenny had his own meeting with Mr Barnier.

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Tomorrow it will be the turn of business people to talk to him. They

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will want to know more about what might happen with customs controls.

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Those businesses that Mr Barnier is meeting tomorrow are all food

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processing businesses in County Monaghan, the sort of firms which

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will be badly damaged by any new tariffs or trade barriers between

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the EU and UK, so they will be keen to get clarity, but at this early

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stage of Brexit negotiations, there will not be much he can tell them

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for definite. The sister of a County Cavan woman

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whose husband killed her and their three children has been

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speaking about her family's decision Alan Hawe had been buried

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with his wife Clodagh and their three sons

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after the apparent murder-suicide at their home near Ballyjamesduff

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almost a year ago. Jacqueline Connolly spoke

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to our reporter Kevin Magee. This is how the Hawe family grave

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looked up until yesterday. And this is it now after

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Alan Hawe's body was exhumed. At the time of their deaths,

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the five members of the family were buried side by side

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in St Mary's churchyard Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster,

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Clodagh's sister Jacqueline I used to call her golden girl. In

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my eyes she never put a foot wrong. She was just lovely. Clodagh was

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wonderful. She described how she felt watching

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Alan Hawe's body being removed I was there when it happened,

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and as he left the cemetery, the sun broke through the clouds

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and I cried with relief that he

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was gone for good. He may as well have killed

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us as well, because Why did you decide at

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the time that the family The funeral arrangements never

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came into our heads, we just couldn't even

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think about the fact that they were In a statement, the Hawe family said

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that they had agreed to a request from Clodagh's side

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of the family to have They referred to the devastating

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losses that they too have suffered - losing a son, grandchildren

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and daughter-in-law. They say the he circumstances

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surrounding the tragedy will be the subject of an inquest later this

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year, and in light of that they A total of 109 candidates

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are standing for election here in the Westminster contest

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on June the 8th. That's down on the 138 people

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who put their name forward in the last general

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election two years ago. This evening the Ulster Unionist MLA

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Alan Chambers withdrew his candidacy in North Down, where the party says

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the independent unionist Lady Sylvia Hermon enjoys

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overwhelming support. Here's our political

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editor, Mark Devenport. Mark, so fewer candidates,

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does that mean less I suppose it's a snap election so

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perhaps people have had less time to think about this. We have six

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candidates on average per constituency and some parties who

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put up a number of candidates last time are either not contesting or

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putting you work candidates in. We don't think Ukip is in the race, the

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Conservatives and QUB have cut back on their candidates but we do have

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some idea of a party breakdown although all the details have not

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yet been published. The main storm and parties, of them Sinn Fein, the

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SDLP and Alliance are all fielding 18 candidates, in all

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constituencies, the DUP standing aside in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

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What's the significance of the Ulster Unionist

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I think the independent unionist Lady Sylvia Hermon would be pretty

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confident about defending North Down. She places at challenge from

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the DUP in the shape of Alex Easton and other parties will be in the

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race that this would make more confident. Last time the Ulster

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unionist didn't stand against her. She was originally an Ulster

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unionist and is now independent but we will have a full list on our

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website once they have been published.

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Plenty still to come on the programme.

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Join me at Balmoral Show when I'll be introducing you to Agnes

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent most of today

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in Kilkenny on the second day of their visit to the Republic.

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The county is famous for its hurlers.

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And as our Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison now reports,

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Kilkenny hurling legend King Henry Sheflin teaching Charles

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His first question was, how hard can you hit it, so like anyone you want

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to see how hard you can head it, but for his first go he did well.

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And looking on, possible future GAA stars had a morning to remember.

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Ease asking what you need to wear and I said you need a helmet and his

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like, you have to practice us and I said yeah. The princess asked if the

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girls are better than the boys and I said the girls were better than the

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boys. It's over a century since

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a member of the royal And as all know, a lot has

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happened in Ireland - This is the Prince's third visit

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to the Republic in three years. And to quote the man himself,

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he's going to keep bothering people in the Republic as a demonstration

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of the UK's commitment to peace. With hundreds of bystanders nearby,

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the Prince, a noted organic farmer, visited the farmers' market outside

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Kilkenny Castle, impressing We have our herbal drink here cold

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Dragon Fire and we offered him that. He went to drink it but then saw

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there was garlic in it and put it down again. It was lovely to meet

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him. While the prince and the duchess had

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other engagements today, this was the highlight -

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at least for people here. The royal couple will spend

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tomorrow in Dublin. It's another sunny day

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at the Balmoral Show. The crowds are there once again

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today in their thousands - and Donna Traynor is there

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for us too. Good evening, Catherine.

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Unfortunately the sun has gone behind clouds for the moment. The

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Balmoral Show has been packed today. It has come a long way since its

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origins are being purely for farmers. I've met people from town

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and country here at Balmoral Park, and I have come across an

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interesting lady, Agnes told. She has been showing pigs, she is from

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Banbridge and you have a champion of champions. We reared her from birth

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to bacon and she has turned out exceptional and we knew from the

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start she was an exceptional guilt and so it is nice to have a champion

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of champions. She is some size of a lady. When we went to film her, she

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is a large white and how popular is that breed? Not very popular now.

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Long white breeze are dying out now, there are only three breeders in

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Northern Ireland whom breed large quite, so my husband and I are

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trying to keep the breed open, to keep them going on. You show, your

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husband shows, what about the rest of the family? My grandchildren take

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part in every year as handlers so they will be out running after the

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pegs. It's a real family occasion. Balmoral Show has an international

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flavour this year with foreign buyers trying to strike a few gales.

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Our agriculture and environment correspondent Conor Macauley met up

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with them and also find out about five to keep its content.

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Sometimes getting too close to the attractions has its perils. There is

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a competitive side to the show, like here at the cattle shed where to

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breeders were about to renew along running rivalry. Who's going to win?

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Time will tell! Desmond Bloom had splash the cash on an England rival.

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In the show ring it paid off. He won the class and later the overall

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title. Can't win them all! With the show extending to a fourth day, it

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will give people from the city a chance to see what all the buzz is

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about. The best of the show will soon be here but you may have missed

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the best of the weather. Even the Algerian trade delegation was

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feeling the heat. Are you likely to place orders as a result of being

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here or are you just here for a look? I came here to place orders,

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to make new opportunities for work because we know the know-how of

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Irish people is high-class, so this is why I came here, know-how and

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technologies. In the food Pavilion, this egg stand won best local stand

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at the show. Business owner Andy Gilbert loves his happy hands. I

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want to know the hens are contented when I close my eyes. You use your

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ears, that so you know what's going on in your henhouse. Can you

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replicate the noise of a contented hen for us?

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Today is done and two to go. There are still prizes to be handed out

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before the big clean-up. You join me here with a man who runs

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one of the most popular displays, the falconry display, and this is

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junior. What is he looking at? He's looking at this lovely microphone,

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thinking it's a bit of meat. What is it about this animal that people are

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scared when they see the displays? People get very nervous because of

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the shaft it and the talons, but they are a very friendly bird. One

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of the most friendly birds you will get in the hawk family because they

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are a pack bird, so we train them as young birds and they become part of

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our pack so they want to be around you and do things with you, so

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people get the wrong idea. The crowds soaked it all in today. What

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age is junior? Four years old. Do they have a short life span? He

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would have a life span of 20 or 25. Where did you get your love of

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birds? Was it acquired in later life? I always had it. My fathers

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cup Canaries, hens, so I always had a love for birds. These birds are my

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life. I'm looking at him, he has fantastic eyes, what a beat. What

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does he most like for his dinner? Best thing is Kentucky without the

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batter. Chicken. We don't have poultry here because of the avian

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flu. Does that affect him, that virus? There have been no reports

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that I know of, we did clear it with the powers that be and got the all

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clear. Thank you for introducing me, John. I think I've found a friend

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here. Come back to us later when are best will be here with the weather

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forecast for the next few days. You're a brave woman, Donna Traynor.

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An agreement has been signed to promote increased

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co-operation between the BBC and Northern Ireland's

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Its aim is to promote collaboration on the development

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It also encourages the sharing of facilities and student

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Now, our cameras were at the Port of Belfast a little earlier

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for the lunchtime arrival from Scotland and what we saw

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can only mean one thing - racing is getting under way

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These fans arrived in their hundreds on the ferry.

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Since then they've been making their way - in the sunshine -

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And that's where Gavin Andrews joins us from now.

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We have three scheduled races, the second is about to get under way,

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the superstock class, and we had at shop in the first. Martin Jessup

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picked up his first North West 200 win. We will speak to one of the

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great around here, Philip McCallum. A great start to the evening. It's

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been superb, a long time since we had a dry Tuesday, dry Thursday

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practising and great racing. It was a magnificent win for Martin Jessup

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to night. It was very unfortunate for Alistair Seeley, who was

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favourite to win the race but he had mechanical trouble and dropped out.

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Tough for the local lad. He's more fired up than ever, he has to be the

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favourite for this race but you need luck, mechanical like, a bit of

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everything, but behind that Apache is pushing hard, rocker is pushing

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hard, Lee Johnson, and he wants to prove a point. One rider not

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involved is John McGuinness, who had a crush in final practice on the

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coast road. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital with a

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suspected broken leg. He is one of the big favourites but at 45 do you

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see him coming back? John is a great ambassador for the sport world wide,

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he'd does a brilliant job and that was unfortunate, at 45 he doesn't

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need a crash and I heard rumours that he was thinking about this

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being his last year because he is sensible, he will not keep racing

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until he's too old to do it, he wants to finish as a winner, so we

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do not know the total injuries but I suspect it's a broken leg and if

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that becomes complicated and take such humans to steal, if he misses

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the TT and he's in pain, you could see him hanging up the lovers. Enjoy

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the rest of the meeting. We will turn to golf now, and fresh from

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getting married and signing a new equipment till, Rory McIlroy is back

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in action in Florida. It will be his first

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tournament since the Masters. The last few weeks have been cool, I

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got married and went on honeymoon, got back to Florida last Thursday,

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trying to lose a bit of weight, trying to shed a few pounds before

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here, but everything has been great. I feel like my game is in good

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shape. I had to address a few issues between Augusta and here and did

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that in the first ten days after Augusta and then turned my

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attentions elsewhere, but feel-good coming into this event. Rory tees

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off in Florida around now and we will enjoy the North West 200 and

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the Florida sunshine here. It looks lovely this evening. Now

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let's get the weather with Barra Best to whiz at the Balmoral Show

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too. It has been a great day, up until

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about an hour ago, the sunshine was out. 19 degrees in Castlederg. It

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has been the tenth consecutive dry day but that is about to end. The

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cloud has begun to roll them, we will have scattered showers moving

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into parts of County Down and tarmac, they will move north and

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west across all parts tonight but the winds are changing to come in

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from the south, so it will not be as chilly. Temperatures should stay in

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double figures, so tomorrow will be more unsettled, we can expect a wet

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start but it will not be a wash-out, it will brighten up your in the day.

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To begin with there will be widespread scattered showers but as

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we go into the afternoon most of those will move west, becoming

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confined to western counties, so along the east coast there will be

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sunshine but the a risk of a shower. Winds will be liked and in the best

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of the sunshine temperatures will once again reach the mid-to high

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teens. In the second part of the day we will see some evening sunshine,

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the best showers will be for western counties, the odd one possible

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towards the east. Tomorrow night it will turn dry for a while and we

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hold onto mild air, so temperatures no lower than ten or 11 but rain

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will move back in in time for Saturday. Saturday will have a

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disappointing start but improved, to begin with there will be some rain,

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not a great start for the North West 200, but there is good news, that

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moves out of the way and it will brighten up but there will be some

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showers following that ring, and when the sun comes out it will feel

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pleasant with temperatures in the mid-to high teens but some rain is

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likely again on Saturday. Into Monday, there will be showers at

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times, breezy but no frost and it will stay mild but for now it's back

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to normal. Our late summary

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