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A 51-year-old man's been charged with the murder of a woman
Anita Downey's body was found in a house
The police are appealing for help in finding her mobile phone.
The man's expected to appear in court tomorrow.
A former senior European Commission official has warned that controls
at the border will have to return if the UK leaves the Customs Union.
Last week the Prime Minister said Brexit will mean leaving the union,
though she will seek to negotiate a new customs deal with the EU.
Michael Lux, who ran the European Customs Procedures unit,
told the BBC's Inside Business programme that a system of red
and green lanes could be introduced as a form of customs control
Here's our Economics and Business Editor John Campbell.
Thousands of vehicles cross border every day without any customs
checks. That's because the UK and Ireland are members of the European
customs union. But the Prime Minister says we are coming out of
this union, that's because its members aren't free to do their own
trade deals. Theresa May says will be no return to the Borders of the
past and that a new arrangement will be negotiated. I do want us to have
a customs agreement with the EU. Whether that means we must reach a
completely new customs agreement, become an
associate member of the customs union in some way remain a signatory
to some elements of it, I hold no preconceived position. Buddy former
head of customs procedures that the European Commission says there will
have to be changes. He suggested could be a system like the one that
operates on border routes between Murray and Sweden. There will be
Irish customs officials associates on the other side. If you have good
to declare, you go to the red channel and customs will deal with
you. If you go through the green channel, you can pass through
freely. There is no certainty that this is the sort of arrangement we
will end up with, but Brexit does mean that change is coming.
The Government has said that comments made yesterday by
the Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams that Brexit will destroy
the Good Friday Agreement are totally without any basis.
A spokesperson said the provisions set
out in the Agreement are not undermined by the decision to leave
the EU and that there would be no return to the borders of the past.
The Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir is to meet political
parties tomorrow to discuss the public inquiry into
He says he wants it to be a no hiding place inquiry
and that the meetings will be an opportunity to discuss
Mr O Muilleoir plans to make a statement
A man, a woman and a child have been treated for smoke inhalation
after a fire caused substantial damage to their home in Coleraine.
It started at the oil tank before spreading to the property
on the Ballycastle Road in the early hours of this morning.
A look now at a series we'll have this week on BBC Newsline.
How to deal with the legacy of the Troubles is one of the most
controversial issues on the political agenda
and will be a key issue in the election campaign.
This week, our home affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney
reports on the debate about whether former soldiers
who killed people when they served in Northern Ireland should
Members of the regular British Army killed 302 people during the
Troubles. Just over half were civilians. This week on BBC Newsline
I will have a series of special reports on the debate went dot-mac
around whether those should be be investigated and former soldiers
investigated and former soldiers prosecuted.
You can see more on that on BBC Newsline this week
Hundreds of people gathered in Belfast earlier to mark the start
Performances at the Ulster Hall included martial
2017 is the Year of the Rooster, which organisers of today's event
GAA now and in this afternoon's McKenna Cup semi finals Derry beat
Monaghan by two points while defending champions Tyrone saw
Mark Sidebottom watched the holders win in Clones.
The weather was kind, the crowd was ample and four January, the football
was at times impressive. Particular the opening point from Eddie
Courtney. Toronto breath and then drew level. McKenna landed a beauty
from distance as he attacked down the right flank. Ahead by three at
the break, the ultra-lively Darren McCurry dished Tyrone further info.
Then came a surge. Aidan Breen and his effort collector fine the fans
and green. Prompting a repeat from the holders. Corona advanced, Gary
Waite in next Saturday's final. Corona advanced, Gary Waite
in next Saturday's final. In ice hockey Belfast Giants remain
one point behind Elite League leaders Cardiff after
hammering Dundee Stars 6-0 It was their second win
of the weekend after beating the Nottingham Panthers
on Friday night. It was chilly today,
lets get the weather Hello there. At a cold day, is going
to be another very chilly night. Once again, we can expect subzero
temperatures. A widespread frost and pockets of fog forming by tomorrow
morning, which could the some problems during rush hour. Monday
will be much like today. I pressure dominating, going nowhere fast.
Tomorrow will see lots of settled conditions. Fog may take a while to
clear, eventually it will do so under will be good amounts of
sunshine and the winds will be late. The good news is, if you're
travelling tomorrow, it matter whether you're in Ireland Britain, I
pressure dominates us all. Good amounts of sunshine as well, with
light winds. Most of us. Go to get up into the mid single figures. If
your boss will be lucky to hit nine or 10 degrees towards the south
coast of Ireland. For us at best, we're looking at 67 degrees, the
winds will stay late. Cloud coming in from the Atlantic and some rain.
Most of which could clear by Tuesday morning. Close picking up during the
day on Tuesday, perhaps giving a few spots of light rain across western
counties. The steering areas that better. A mild day for as all. The
good news is that as high pressure clings on, we have a good deal of
dry weather and settled conditions in the forecast.
Our next BBC Newsline bulletin is at 10:20pm tonight.
Until then, you can keep up to date with local news on BBC Radio Ulster