12/02/2017 BBC Newsline

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The woman who died following a two-vehicle crash


near Castledawson in Co Londonderry was 74-year-old Alice Smylie


from the Ballymena area. The crash happened on the Hillhead


Road near its junction with Creagh Road yesterday morning.


Three men were taken to hospital for treatment,


but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.


Police in East Belfast say a crowd of more than 100 teenagers gathered


at a local park drinking alcohol last night.


The PSNI also found evidence of drug taking, as Aileen Moynagh reports.


It was in this playpark in East Belfast where teenagers aged


between 14 and 17 were gathered around 8pm yesterday evening.


Police say a large amount of alcohol was found,


and there was evidence of illegal drug misuse.


The PSNI also say that the young people were not just from Belfast,


Some parents and dog walkers using the park today were concerned


We've got three young children, so it's not great, because we use


It is a family park, and there are bottles and glass


It's not great for the safety of the kids.


It is scary, those of us who are parents bringing our


children are slightly older kids wanting to play.


Some of our older children, ten, 11, come here sometimes


on their own on their way home from school, you would be worried


Posting on the PSNI East Belfast Facebook page,


vigilant about the whereabouts of their children.


At the Bafta awards ceremony this evening, the animated film Kubo


and the Two Strings, which features 15-year-old


Art Parkinson from Donegal in the lead role, has won the Bafta


The film is nominated for two Oscars at the end of this month.


The Party By Northern Ireland writer and actor Conor MacNeill missed out


In GAA, it's been a disappointing weekend for Ulster teams


in the Allianz Football League, with just one win.


Donegal had a one-point victory over Roscommon in Division 1.


And in other games, there were draws for Monaghan against Cavan,


and last night Tyrone drew with All-Ireland champions


In Hurling, Antrim beat London, but Armagh lost to Kildare.


Rugby now, and Ireland lie in second place in the Six Nations table


after recording a convincing nine-try 63-10 victory


Nial Foster was there for BBC Newsline.


After a false start in Scotland last week, it was a much


They scored four tries in the first half to secure a bonus point


in a game that the boot from start to finish.


-- in a game that they've passed. -- they lost.


They grabbed two tries each in the opening 35 minutes.


The latter touching down with an historic try which secured


the first ever for a try bonus point recorded at the Six Nations.


Ireland were clinical when in possession,


as they dissected the Italian defence with ease.


The Man of the Match stormed through early in the second half


He wasn't the only Irishman to cross the white-wash three times.


But the score of the second period went to Garry Ringrose,


who ghosted his way through the Italian tacklers to help


Ireland leave with five points and confidence going into the next


fixture at home against France in two weeks' time.


With campaigning continuing for the Assembly election,


we've been on the doorsteps to find out your views.


For tomorrow night's programme, Tara Mills has been


Over the next few weeks, what would convince you to go out and exercise


your vote? Well, the only thing about it, if they promised they're


going to do something, do it. Not once they get in, forget about it.


See Tara's report from Fermanagh on BBC Newsline at 6:30pm.


Now let's get a look the weather forecast.


The cold weather has been accentuated by the brisk


Still quite windy to begin with. are getting a bit less cold


While we still have those winds, it will continue to feel chilly


A bit damp in places this evening, a wintry feature,


It clears overnight as that moves away toward the north.


Less cold air coming in behind, so temperatures are rising


in the morning, but it will feel cold in that wind.


For tomorrow, bright and breezy start, we still have a chilly wind,


and it will start out quite cloudy first thing before the cloud


More sunshine for the Republic of Ireland, also in England and Wales.


Some lovely sunshine here as well. Along the North Sea coast we have


cloud, bringing showers into the East of Scotland.


And where we have had snow over the Pennines, the air becomes


a little bit less cold we get mist and fog forming.


We have got that breeze on the chilly side. Same for Northern


Ireland, temperatures are bit better, 7-8 , bright spells and


sunshine but we have a keen south-easterly breeze and it will


continue to feel chilly. At least it's a dry start of the new week. We


continue to see things warming up with winds from the south-east. The


weather front on Tuesday brings rain, showers are talking get


behind. On Tuesday we are going to see rain moving in across Ireland


and Wales on Southwest. Still the brisk south-easterly winds making it


feel cold. Even the temperatures are starting to come up. Elsewhere, dry


and bright. Into Wednesday, the temperatures continue to rise in the


subway wind. Still a lot of dry and bright weather. -- by southerly


wind. First they mainly dry, with temperatures into double figures.


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