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The police have confirmed they're carrying out an investigation
into allegations relating to a nursing home in County Armagh
Glenview care home in Portadown agreed to close after
the latest in a series of critical inspection reports.
Here's our south east reporter Gordon Adair.
The problems here at Glenview date back some two and a half years to
September 2014 when an initial inspection was carried out that
The home undertook to correct those issues
but it led to a series of follow-up inspections and in 2016 to failure
but it led to a series of follow-up inspections and in 2016 two failure
Yesterday another inspection was carried out as the owner
applied for cancellation of its registration.
The home currently has around 20 residents, who will now
come under the care of the local health trust.
Today the police told the BBC that allegations were being
investigated by the Public Protection Branch and
workers from the public health and social care trust.
They did not give any details of the allegations but
said the safeguarding of vulnerable victim was a priority for the PSNI.
DUP Leader, Arlene Foster, says the forthcoming Assembly
election might be the most important poll since the 1998
In an interview for the BBC Radio Ulster Inside Politics programme
she said the election was not a referendum on the RHI scheme.
She also said her former adviser Dr Andrew Crawford will be cleared
by the judicial inquiry due to get underway in the coming days.
Here's our Political Correspondent Stephen Walker.
The election campaign is now under way.
In an interview for BBC Radio Ulster, Arlene Foster made it clear
This is a hugely important election, maybe the most important since the
1998 agreement because it will decide the future direction of
You may find that strange given we have election eight
months ago but a lot of issues have arisen in relation to the religion
She claimed her former adviser Doctor Andrew Crawford will be
He resigned after civil servant Andrew McCormick said he thought
Doctor Crawford was the special adviser who used his influence
to delay the introduction of excessively high tariffs.
When Dr Crawford resigned, he insisted he had acted
Today Sinn Fein accused Arlene Foster of prejudging
Arlene Foster is interfering by telling the public
who will be cleared so she is an apparel universe
if she does not realise her standing is not that high.
Questions about the RHI scheme remain unanswered.
Who knew what and when and what decisions were taken?
The inquiry begins its work next week but there will be no public
hearings until after the Assembly election.
And to some, that timetable places voters in a quandary.
Now people are being asked to cast their judgment
on the government that brought us does the Baikal under
secrecy culture around it but at the moment we just have spin,
not facts in the public domain because of the delay of those
two parties in agreeing to a public inquiry.
Arlene Foster says that election is not a referendum on the
handling of the RHI scheme but her opponents disagree.
The voters will have to decide without the full facts
but they will look at the facts that this is seven weeks on
and the drip of something possibly corrupt will be a factor
And others say the poll in March will be about the
performance of Sinn Fein and the DUP.
This election is a referendum of conference in government, which
include the inability of the Executive to produce a budget
and deal with issues like RHI and many others.
This election may not be a referendum on the RHI scheme
but the subject featured today at this DUP photocall.
Companies with RHI boilers have been told they can go ahead with a court
action aimed at stopping the publication of their names.
It's not clear how many will continue to benefit
from today's temporary court injunction which prevents
About 450 firms are covered in the action taken
But it's believed there could be about 1700 firms in total
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency is investigating a diesel
spill after a boat sank in Portaferry harbour.
The Regina Caelis had up to 1000 litres of diesel onboard.
The Exploris Aquarium at Portaferry and a marine laboratory attached
to Queen's University nearby have both closed their sea intakes
If you were going to have a pollutant, diesel is the least
offensive. It breaks down and evaporates with the action of the
sea and the waves. It floats on the surface, so it doesn't get into the
water. We are not overly concerned at the moment, this isn't a major
disaster. The excitement is building
in Las Vegas ahead of tomorrow night's WBA world featherweight
fight between the reigning champion Northern Ireland's Wayne McCullough
is backing Carl to win the rematch. He's been talking to our
reporter Thomas Kane. In the next half an hour, Carl
Frampton will weigh in and thousands of supporters have turned up to see
him. Withers is the former champion, Wayne McCullough. Describe the
atmosphere back home? The fans never let us down. It will be a great
night tomorrow night. How will it go in the ring? I think Carl will beat
his opponent easily this time. What will it do for his career should he
beat him once again? If you are going to fill arenas in America, it
would be great for his future. How big an impact will be supporters
have, around 5000 are expected to travel across? It is great, the fans
really push you along. To have them behind you is a great thing. Thank
you very much, it is a electric inside the MGM, a brilliant
atmosphere. You can listen to the fight live on radio Ulster and Radio
five Live tomorrow night. Another rematch closer to home sees
Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup holders Tyrone take on Derry tomorrow under
lights in Newry. Last year it took extra time
for Mickey Harte's men to edge out their neighbours,
and the Tyrone manager is expecting The sound bites coming out
of their camp are that there are a lot of people there who have
decided to stay and give their lot with Gerry and maybe
there are some people gone that they would
have used that they want the people
there to be committed and they seem to be committed to the Jersey
and that is the most difficult thing to beat,
not a name for someone with a record that people who work wearing
the jersey and want to fight for it and we hope we have people
of the same opinion and that should We have got some long-awaited
sunshine for part of the weekend. Tonight will be chilly and there is
a risk of ice in places because there will be showers around. Clear
skies to in between the showers and temperatures could drop close to
freezing. Maybe some fog patches around on Saturday morning. It will
start chilly. It should be a dry and bright start in many places. Early
morning showers confined to Donegal and the north-west. Otherwise
brightening up with sunshine. If you are travelling this weekend, dull
and damp across Scotland, northern England into the Midlands and
towards London. Brightening up the across Wales Southwest London. It
should be a lovely day with sunshine and not too windy. Dry and bright
across Northern Ireland in many places. There will be a few showers
in the north-west but later they would trundle down towards Belfast
and the south-east. Chilly on Saturday night. On Sunday, this
weather system will give us a few headaches. Becomes so far south
across the Republic of Ireland and then slides east. It will impact how
much rain we get on Sunday. The further north you are, the more
chance you have of staying dry with brightness. Further south, will be
cloudy and it will be thick enough to bring rain at times. It looks as
though most of the heavy rain will stay to the south. Unsettled for the
beginning of next week, but also milder.
Our next television news is at 5.20pm tomorrow