28/01/2017 BBC Newsline


28/01/2017

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Transfer test results were delivered to thousands of Primary seven

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The GL and the AQE exams are used by almost all of Northern Ireland's

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Our Education Correspondent Robbie Meredith was with one County Down

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family as they waited for the results this morning.

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It has been really tense, so it has. The long wait almost at an end for

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and Ferguson in County Down. Did you get much sleep? We did not. I would

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be telling you lies. She waited whilst her youngest daughter went to

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look for the local postman and then...

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Although she is crying they are tears of joy. She got the transfer

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test results she wanted and worked for. I've done about 80 papers or

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more. What has that been like? Sometimes it has been stressful.

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Just really happy with yourself. Abbey was one of 14,491 entrance. A

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very slight fall since last year. 6766 pupils sat the assessment test.

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She hopes the result will get her into a grammar school like this. It

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has been a great day for Abbey and many pupils like her. But this

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divides opinion. Even those who supported would like to see a single

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exam. The testing organisations have been talking to make that happen but

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sources tell me even though no progress has been made there is no

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sign of a single test any time soon. There's a been a serious one vehicle

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crash in county Armagh. The Castleblayney road

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near Keady has been closed. A security alert in Londonderry.

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Part of the area was closed after the discovery of a suspicious

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object. Several hundred people have taken

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part in a protest march in London, against criminal

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investigations into the actions The march which went past

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Parliament, was organised by a group called Justice for Northern Ireland

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Veterans. Yesterday the Lord Chief Justice

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denied claims he prioritises Troubles inquests, in which State

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forces are being held to account, Sir Declan Morgan said

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he wanted to see outcomes Carl Frampton has promised not

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to disappoint his fans in his WBA world featherweight title rematch

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with Leo Santa Cruz. His weigh-in was watched by hundreds

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of fans ahead of his fight BBC Newsline's Thomas Kane has sent

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this report from Las Vegas. Both boxers made the weight

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comfortably in front of thousands of fanatical fans here. Many of them

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are dreaming about a victory. Carl Frampton weighs in the same as his

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opponent, ?125 even. How are you feeling? That was an amazing

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turnout. I was expecting big numbers but that was huge. It felt like

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Belfast here today. It adds five or 10% to my game. I

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cannot wait to get going. Give us a prediction. I will win. I believe I

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can knock him out and I will. They are expected to enter the ring at

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4am home time. You can listen to it live.

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Time now for a look at the weather for the rest

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Good evening. Parts of Scotland, England and Wales had a mild day.

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For Northern Ireland it was chilly but at least it brightened up. We

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had showers. They will continue. There will be a few towards the

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north-west. It will become largely dry. Tablature is dropping towards

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freezing. Some icy patches where we've had the showers. Tomorrow, I

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change is on the way. We have some wetter weather moving from the

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south. For most of us it will be dry and cold. Some patches of vodka

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could linger. The rain will push into the south. It is quite a wet

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day for the Republic of Ireland. A bright start in the south-east of

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England but it will gradually cloud over. For north-east England it is a

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fine and great day. A few showers to the north. Quite cold but towards it

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we will see temperatures into double figures. For Northern Ireland,

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temperatures will be a degree up but it is a wild and wet afternoon. The

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weather is looking a lot more mobile. Acer bars are packing in to

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bring windy conditions. It is wet and mild.

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BBC Newsline will be back tomorrow at 10 to 7.

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You can keep up to date with local news on Radio Ulster or on our local

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From everyone on the BBC Newsline team, enjoy the rest

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