22/01/2017 BBC Newsline


22/01/2017

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A 51-year-old man's been charged with the murder of a woman

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Anita Downey's body was found in a house

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The police are appealing for help in finding her mobile phone.

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The man's expected to appear in court tomorrow.

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A former senior European Commission official has warned that controls

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at the border will have to return if the UK leaves the Customs Union.

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Last week the Prime Minister said Brexit will mean leaving the union,

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though she will seek to negotiate a new customs deal with the EU.

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Michael Lux, who ran the European Customs Procedures unit,

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told the BBC's Inside Business programme that a system of red

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and green lanes could be introduced as a form of customs control

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Here's our Economics and Business Editor John Campbell.

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Thousands of vehicles cross border every day without any customs

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checks. That's because the UK and Ireland are members of the European

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customs union. But the Prime Minister says we are coming out of

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this union, that's because its members aren't free to do their own

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trade deals. Theresa May says will be no return to the Borders of the

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past and that a new arrangement will be negotiated. I do want us to have

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a customs agreement with the EU. Whether that means we must reach a

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completely new customs agreement, become an

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associate member of the customs union in some way remain a signatory

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to some elements of it, I hold no preconceived position. Buddy former

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head of customs procedures that the European Commission says there will

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have to be changes. He suggested could be a system like the one that

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operates on border routes between Murray and Sweden. There will be

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Irish customs officials associates on the other side. If you have good

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to declare, you go to the red channel and customs will deal with

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you. If you go through the green channel, you can pass through

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freely. There is no certainty that this is the sort of arrangement we

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will end up with, but Brexit does mean that change is coming.

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The Government has said that comments made yesterday by

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the Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams that Brexit will destroy

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the Good Friday Agreement are totally without any basis.

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A spokesperson said the provisions set

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out in the Agreement are not undermined by the decision to leave

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the EU and that there would be no return to the borders of the past.

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The Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir is to meet political

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parties tomorrow to discuss the public inquiry into

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He says he wants it to be a no hiding place inquiry

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and that the meetings will be an opportunity to discuss

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Mr O Muilleoir plans to make a statement

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A man, a woman and a child have been treated for smoke inhalation

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after a fire caused substantial damage to their home in Coleraine.

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It started at the oil tank before spreading to the property

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on the Ballycastle Road in the early hours of this morning.

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A look now at a series we'll have this week on BBC Newsline.

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How to deal with the legacy of the Troubles is one of the most

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controversial issues on the political agenda

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and will be a key issue in the election campaign.

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This week, our home affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney

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reports on the debate about whether former soldiers

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who killed people when they served in Northern Ireland should

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Members of the regular British Army killed 302 people during the

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Troubles. Just over half were civilians. This week on BBC Newsline

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I will have a series of special reports on the debate went dot-mac

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around whether those should be be investigated and former soldiers

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investigated and former soldiers prosecuted.

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You can see more on that on BBC Newsline this week

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Hundreds of people gathered in Belfast earlier to mark the start

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Performances at the Ulster Hall included martial

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2017 is the Year of the Rooster, which organisers of today's event

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GAA now and in this afternoon's McKenna Cup semi finals Derry beat

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Monaghan by two points while defending champions Tyrone saw

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Mark Sidebottom watched the holders win in Clones.

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The weather was kind, the crowd was ample and four January, the football

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was at times impressive. Particular the opening point from Eddie

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Courtney. Toronto breath and then drew level. McKenna landed a beauty

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from distance as he attacked down the right flank. Ahead by three at

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the break, the ultra-lively Darren McCurry dished Tyrone further info.

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Then came a surge. Aidan Breen and his effort collector fine the fans

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and green. Prompting a repeat from the holders. Corona advanced, Gary

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Waite in next Saturday's final. Corona advanced, Gary Waite

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in next Saturday's final. In ice hockey Belfast Giants remain

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one point behind Elite League leaders Cardiff after

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hammering Dundee Stars 6-0 It was their second win

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of the weekend after beating the Nottingham Panthers

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on Friday night. It was chilly today,

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lets get the weather Hello there. At a cold day, is going

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to be another very chilly night. Once again, we can expect subzero

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temperatures. A widespread frost and pockets of fog forming by tomorrow

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morning, which could the some problems during rush hour. Monday

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will be much like today. I pressure dominating, going nowhere fast.

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Tomorrow will see lots of settled conditions. Fog may take a while to

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clear, eventually it will do so under will be good amounts of

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sunshine and the winds will be late. The good news is, if you're

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travelling tomorrow, it matter whether you're in Ireland Britain, I

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pressure dominates us all. Good amounts of sunshine as well, with

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light winds. Most of us. Go to get up into the mid single figures. If

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your boss will be lucky to hit nine or 10 degrees towards the south

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coast of Ireland. For us at best, we're looking at 67 degrees, the

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winds will stay late. Cloud coming in from the Atlantic and some rain.

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Most of which could clear by Tuesday morning. Close picking up during the

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day on Tuesday, perhaps giving a few spots of light rain across western

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counties. The steering areas that better. A mild day for as all. The

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good news is that as high pressure clings on, we have a good deal of

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dry weather and settled conditions in the forecast.

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Our next BBC Newsline bulletin is at 10:20pm tonight.

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Until then, you can keep up to date with local news on BBC Radio Ulster

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