20/04/2017 BBC Newsline


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The deadline to form a new power-sharing Executive

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has been pushed back until after the General Election.

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It is thought it will now be the end of June.

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The Secretary of State had set early May as the deadline

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And the SDLP leader has been giving more detail on his comments

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yesterday about his plan to form an anti-Brexit alliance.

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Our political correspondent Enda McClafferty reports.

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Politicians are getting an extension. They had been working

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towards a deadline early next month to rebuild the power-sharing

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Executive. Though they will have another month to complete the

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mission. He has simply stretched the same we hope to form a new

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executive. The time over under the current law has expired. But Sinn

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Fein say they are big questions about the commitment of the

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government to restoring the institutions. It is fair to say that

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is a growing belief from the nationalist community that the

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British government did not want this to work because they did not want

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the people here taking a firm stand on Brexit, because the people here

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voted for us to stay within the European Union. I am disappointed

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that deadlines for the beginning of next month are unlikely not to be

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bit. But there is an obligation on everybody to make sure that the

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executive and assembly are re-established here at the earliest

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opportunity. Much of the talk today was about alliances. Sinn Fein Said

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they were willing to discuss them. But the SDLP said they wanted an

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alliance of parties opposed to Brexit. We will not form a sectarian

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pact with one party which would exclude another part of the

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community. Other parties may want to do that. We want to form an alliance

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against Brexit. We want the Prime Minister to be a weird that the

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people here do not want that. No decision has been taken is to bring

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the current process will start, but the parties still feel a call will

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be made long before polling day on June the 8th.

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A five-year-old child was so traumatised by a gun attack

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on her west Belfast home that she stopped breathing

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for a time, according to her cousin who was with her during the attack.

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The shots were fired at the house in Atch-namona

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Crescent late last night. Martin Cassidy reports.

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About 10pm last night, shots were fired at a terraced house

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here in the Crescent and there were two people

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in the house at the time - one a young woman and also

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I just thought someone had put the fist and banged

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But then there was another one, then another one.

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I just stood in the room and my cousin

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They escaped injury, but the little girl was traumatised by

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They were beating on the heart of the five-year-old.

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Eventually, she did start breathing again. But the five-year-old did

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stop believing. The attack has been

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condemned by Sinn Fein. It is clear the attackers who fired

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through the windows of the house did not care who the target was,

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there was a young woman with a five-year-old and we're

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grateful none of them were harmed. People in this area and the family

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are asking why this attack happened, because no-one has

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explained to them why it occurred The people who carried out

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this attack must come Hiddink police enquiries

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A public meeting has taken place in Roslea in protest at the closure

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The former GP retired last year and patients have

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now been transferred to a surgery in Lisnaskea.

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The meeting heard from people who now face a round trip of

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30 miles in an area poorly served by public transport.

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But they were told no doctors applied to take

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Young doctors they want to work in group practices. They are aware of

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governments and providing best practice and they think that can be

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best provided with an a system of peer support. And it is very

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difficult to find the law comes. We are establishing a good practice in

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this new arrangement. A former international cricketer has

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been found guilty of possessing a hammer and assaulting

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a doorman outside a pub 61-year-old Rodney Ontong,

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who is originally from South Africa but now lives at Elm Court

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in the city, was fined ?350. The court heard that the doorman has

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left his job and his doctor believes he now has

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post-traumatic stress disorder. People living near a picturesque bay

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in County Antrim are opposing plans to land power cables

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from an proposed tidal The company says Murlough Bay

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is just one option and there will be planning conditions attached

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to any approval. Here is our Agriculture

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and Environment Correspondent, It is one of the most picturesque

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places along the coastline. A designated place of

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scientific interest. It also has strong sea curerent,

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hence its attaction The final design for the tidal

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energy scheme has not been put forward, but is believed to include

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certain elements which would stick Given that this is such

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a breathtaking part of the countryside, there

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are reservations about how the power cables get on to the land and get

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hooked up into the grid. And that is where

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the problems start. Patrick is worried about the cables

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coming ashore here and a new power station having to be

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built on the cliffs. It would create a massive

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scar on the landscape. It would also take

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many years to achieve. If that is really the thinking

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about this proposal, there are certain to be

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a lot of objections. The other would be a much longer

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and more expensive undersea cable If this gets the go-ahead,

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there will be a range of conditions We hope to work with the various

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residents, interest groups and licensing authorities,

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with regard to that. The energy company

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has only applied for permission for what it

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wants to build at sea. A plan for the onshore substation

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is expected to be submitted But most 15-year-olds

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in Northern Ireland are said to That is the key finding

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of a large-scale international study of students' well-being

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by the Organisation for Economic Our education correspondent

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Robbie Meredith has more. There are 700 teenagers

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preparing for their GCSEs at the Easter School run

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by the West Belfast They're obviously hard-working,

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but are they happy? The OECD asked half a million

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pupils in 70 countries to score how satisfied

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with their lives they were. From a zero, which meant

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they were very unhappy, to a ten, which meant

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they were very happy indeed. The average life satisfaction

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score in Northern Ireland was 7.24 out of ten,

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around the European average but higher than England,

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Scotland and Wales. But what about young

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people in West Belfast? I am working hard

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and I have support. Have good relationships

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with my friends. When you test yourself

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and get the results you want, that also gives

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you motivation. The study also found

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pupils performed best when they talked regularly

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with their parents about school. He says you should go and get

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help with your GCSEs. School can only help the children

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for so long in a day and then they The strategy at school is one

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we hope will be carried through That is what we are

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attempting to do. It wasn't all plain sailing,

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there are still worries about exams and bullying remains a problem

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but what this study suggests is that contrary to some of the stereotypes,

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the majority of our teenagers are happy, ambitious

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and highly motivated. The next fight for the Belfast boxer

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Michael Conlan will be in Chicago and he has confirmed that his second

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professional bout will on May 26. The name of his opponent

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has yet to be released, although he is likely to be a step

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up in class from Tim Ibarra, who Conlan comfortably defeated

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in his pro debut in New York Now, what does the weather have

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in store for the next few days? Good evening. Temperatures in the 15

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Mark today, but temperatures going to be a bit lower over the next few

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days. Overnight and eight, more persistent drizzle developing across

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the north and west. A damp start on Friday. Some patchy rain on and off

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during the course of the day. The yearly rain and drizzle should ease

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off, particularly in the East. This area of rain in Scotland will push

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down south during the day to waters. The Republic of Ireland enjoying

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some lovely spring sunshine. Also sunshine across eastern coastal

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areas of England. Across much of the UK, a lot of cloud cover.

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Temperatures down slightly on today. Not bad for this time of year,

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however, 12-15dC. It should dry up over the weekend. Temperatures

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dropping. Much called arriving next week. That will be accompanied by

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heavy showers. A low pressure becoming the dominant feature from

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Sunday night into next week. Coming down from the Arctic Circle. A

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significant drop in temperature. Our next BBC Newsline

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is at 6.25 in the morning You can also keep updated

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with News Online. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Hello. It's All Round To Mrs Brown's,

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where my guests will include the wonderful Gareth Malone...

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