27/01/2017 BBC Newsline


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The police have confirmed they're carrying out an investigation

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into allegations relating to a nursing home in County Armagh

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Glenview care home in Portadown agreed to close after

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the latest in a series of critical inspection reports.

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Here's our south east reporter Gordon Adair.

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The problems here at Glenview date back some two and a half years to

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September 2014 when an initial inspection was carried out that

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The home undertook to correct those issues

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but it led to a series of follow-up inspections and in 2016 to failure

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but it led to a series of follow-up inspections and in 2016 two failure

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Yesterday another inspection was carried out as the owner

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applied for cancellation of its registration.

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The home currently has around 20 residents, who will now

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come under the care of the local health trust.

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Today the police told the BBC that allegations were being

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investigated by the Public Protection Branch and

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workers from the public health and social care trust.

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They did not give any details of the allegations but

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said the safeguarding of vulnerable victim was a priority for the PSNI.

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DUP Leader, Arlene Foster, says the forthcoming Assembly

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election might be the most important poll since the 1998

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In an interview for the BBC Radio Ulster Inside Politics programme

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she said the election was not a referendum on the RHI scheme.

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She also said her former adviser Dr Andrew Crawford will be cleared

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by the judicial inquiry due to get underway in the coming days.

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Here's our Political Correspondent Stephen Walker.

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The election campaign is now under way.

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In an interview for BBC Radio Ulster, Arlene Foster made it clear

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This is a hugely important election, maybe the most important since the

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1998 agreement because it will decide the future direction of

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You may find that strange given we have election eight

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months ago but a lot of issues have arisen in relation to the religion

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She claimed her former adviser Doctor Andrew Crawford will be

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He resigned after civil servant Andrew McCormick said he thought

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Doctor Crawford was the special adviser who used his influence

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to delay the introduction of excessively high tariffs.

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When Dr Crawford resigned, he insisted he had acted

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Today Sinn Fein accused Arlene Foster of prejudging

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Arlene Foster is interfering by telling the public

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who will be cleared so she is an apparel universe

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if she does not realise her standing is not that high.

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Questions about the RHI scheme remain unanswered.

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Who knew what and when and what decisions were taken?

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The inquiry begins its work next week but there will be no public

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hearings until after the Assembly election.

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And to some, that timetable places voters in a quandary.

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Now people are being asked to cast their judgment

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on the government that brought us does the Baikal under

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secrecy culture around it but at the moment we just have spin,

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not facts in the public domain because of the delay of those

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two parties in agreeing to a public inquiry.

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Arlene Foster says that election is not a referendum on the

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handling of the RHI scheme but her opponents disagree.

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The voters will have to decide without the full facts

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but they will look at the facts that this is seven weeks on

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and the drip of something possibly corrupt will be a factor

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And others say the poll in March will be about the

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performance of Sinn Fein and the DUP.

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This election is a referendum of conference in government, which

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include the inability of the Executive to produce a budget

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and deal with issues like RHI and many others.

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This election may not be a referendum on the RHI scheme

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but the subject featured today at this DUP photocall.

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Companies with RHI boilers have been told they can go ahead with a court

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action aimed at stopping the publication of their names.

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It's not clear how many will continue to benefit

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from today's temporary court injunction which prevents

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About 450 firms are covered in the action taken

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But it's believed there could be about 1700 firms in total

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The Northern Ireland Environment Agency is investigating a diesel

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spill after a boat sank in Portaferry harbour.

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The Regina Caelis had up to 1000 litres of diesel onboard.

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The Exploris Aquarium at Portaferry and a marine laboratory attached

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to Queen's University nearby have both closed their sea intakes

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If you were going to have a pollutant, diesel is the least

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offensive. It breaks down and evaporates with the action of the

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sea and the waves. It floats on the surface, so it doesn't get into the

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water. We are not overly concerned at the moment, this isn't a major

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disaster. The excitement is building

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in Las Vegas ahead of tomorrow night's WBA world featherweight

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fight between the reigning champion Northern Ireland's Wayne McCullough

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is backing Carl to win the rematch. He's been talking to our

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reporter Thomas Kane. In the next half an hour, Carl

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Frampton will weigh in and thousands of supporters have turned up to see

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him. Withers is the former champion, Wayne McCullough. Describe the

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atmosphere back home? The fans never let us down. It will be a great

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night tomorrow night. How will it go in the ring? I think Carl will beat

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his opponent easily this time. What will it do for his career should he

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beat him once again? If you are going to fill arenas in America, it

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would be great for his future. How big an impact will be supporters

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have, around 5000 are expected to travel across? It is great, the fans

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really push you along. To have them behind you is a great thing. Thank

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you very much, it is a electric inside the MGM, a brilliant

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atmosphere. You can listen to the fight live on radio Ulster and Radio

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five Live tomorrow night. Another rematch closer to home sees

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Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup holders Tyrone take on Derry tomorrow under

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lights in Newry. Last year it took extra time

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for Mickey Harte's men to edge out their neighbours,

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and the Tyrone manager is expecting The sound bites coming out

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of their camp are that there are a lot of people there who have

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decided to stay and give their lot with Gerry and maybe

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there are some people gone that they would

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have used that they want the people

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there to be committed and they seem to be committed to the Jersey

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and that is the most difficult thing to beat,

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not a name for someone with a record that people who work wearing

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the jersey and want to fight for it and we hope we have people

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of the same opinion and that should We have got some long-awaited

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sunshine for part of the weekend. Tonight will be chilly and there is

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a risk of ice in places because there will be showers around. Clear

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skies to in between the showers and temperatures could drop close to

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freezing. Maybe some fog patches around on Saturday morning. It will

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start chilly. It should be a dry and bright start in many places. Early

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morning showers confined to Donegal and the north-west. Otherwise

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brightening up with sunshine. If you are travelling this weekend, dull

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and damp across Scotland, northern England into the Midlands and

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towards London. Brightening up the across Wales Southwest London. It

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should be a lovely day with sunshine and not too windy. Dry and bright

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across Northern Ireland in many places. There will be a few showers

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in the north-west but later they would trundle down towards Belfast

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and the south-east. Chilly on Saturday night. On Sunday, this

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weather system will give us a few headaches. Becomes so far south

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across the Republic of Ireland and then slides east. It will impact how

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much rain we get on Sunday. The further north you are, the more

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chance you have of staying dry with brightness. Further south, will be

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cloudy and it will be thick enough to bring rain at times. It looks as

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though most of the heavy rain will stay to the south. Unsettled for the

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beginning of next week, but also milder.

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Our next television news is at 5.20pm tomorrow

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