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When there is severe weather in Northern Ireland the BBC will share information here about schools that have been affected.
I'm on the Keady Road in Armagh, where tributes are being paid to the man who died in a road crash yesterday.
A woman was also hurt in the accident, after a tree fell on the van they were travelling in.
County Down swimmer Bethany Firth is on a roll this week - she's set a second world record today at the British Para-Swimming International trials in Glasgow.
Her time of two minutes 22.67 seconds in the 200m individual medley trumped the old mark by 1.49 seconds.
Great news if you're heading to the Ulster match tonight as it's going to stay dry with very little wind, though expect some rain later in the weekend.
A man who said he stabbed his friend to death because of "voices" must serve at least 10 years of a life sentence.
Tomas Hornay, 36, attacked Luis Nazario Ximines with two kitchen knives at the house they shared in Dungannon, County Tyrone, on 1 August 2013.
The mother of Barry McCrory, who was shot dead at a flat in Londonderry in 2013, says she feels justice hasn't been done after a man was acquitted of his murder at Belfast Crown Court.
An inquest into the death of an eight-year-old boy has found he died from asphyxia from the toxic gases released during the mixing of slurry at a farm in Dunloy in County Antrim.
A 32-year-old man who indecently assaulted two female cousins has been jailed for four years at Londonderry crown court.
Patrick Mark Cunning form Dunlade Road in Greysteel was convicted by a jury earlier this month of indecently assaulting his first victim in August 2008 when she was 13-year-old. He pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting the girl's 18-year-old cousin in January 2013.
BBC News NI's Dan Stanton tweets: Live music on the steps of Belfast city hall this lunchtime. Well done to all involved. More of it please.
Crowds gather in East Belfast for the unveiling of a plaque in honour of Danny Blanchflower, one of Northern Ireland's greatest footballers.
The unveiling ceremony, at Grace Avenue in east Belfast, was attended by members of his family and high-profile figures from the sport.
Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Chris Henry has been selected as a replacement for tonight's game against Cardiff Blues.
Henry suffered a mini-stroke in November, but following a consultation with doctors in Dublin he's been cleared for full participation.
A 28-year-old woman's pleaded guilty to killing her three-year-old son at their Lisburn home in 2013.
Michelle Owens was returned on bail to a secure psychiatric unit at Knockbracken Health Care park in south Belfast. She'll be sentenced in May.
Former Health Minister Edwin Poots' bid to overturn rulings that his ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland was irrational and "infected" by apparent bias will not take place until October.
Senior judges in Belfast today relisted Mr Poots' appeal for a hearing to begin on October 12 - nearly four years after the judicial review proceedings were first issued.
We like to try and bring you a bit of live music on the programme on Fridays and today's no exception.
Freddie Mercury impersonator Flash Harry Hamilton is playing a couple of tunes and telling us about his 20 years in the music business!
Danny Blanchflower, one of Northern Ireland's greatest footballers, will be honoured with a commemorative plaque in his native city of Belfast on Friday.
It's hard to know if he would enjoy all of the public tributes, given that he once refused to appear on This is Your Life. You can watch Danny and Eamon Andrews discuss that incident with Michael Parkinson in 1981.
The Secretary of State says there's no sign of an imminent breakthrough in the impasse over welfare reform.
Theresa Villiers was speaking after meeting the Executive parties for another review of the Stormont House Agreement.
A vehicle is on fire on the hard shoulder of the M2 northbound, just before the Antrim turn-off.
Motorists are being directed off the M2 at the Rathbeg slip-road and back onto the motorway.
Remember the clocks go forward this weekend as we enter daylight savings time on Sunday. It means an hour less in bed, but there'll be a 'quare stretch in the evenings' too.
It can be a confusing time as this archive from 1974 shows. BBC Northern Ireland reporter Richard Ayre asked people in Belfast whether they were able to remember what way the clocks should change.
The barrister representing Ashers Bakers has told a court that they didn't know - or care - about the sexual orientation of the customer who ordered the 'gay cake'.
David Scoffield QC said: "The issue here was the content of the cake, and not a characteristic of the customer.
Kieran McLaughlin has been acquitted of murdering Barry McCrory in Londonderry in 2013, but a judge has found him guilty of possessing a loaded shotgun and a Mauser pistol with intent to endanger life.
McLaughlin had already pleaded guilty to possessing the firearms. He'll be sentenced in May.
City of Derry airport could have a new, week-round route to Dublin, with the new service short-listed for help from the government.
It would be operated by Isle of Man-based regional carrier Citywing and start in October. Flybe has also applied to run weekday return flights between Derry and Birmingham from next year.
The decision overturned an earlier ruling by the High Court in January.
A Londonderry man's been found not guilty of murdering Barry McCrory at a flat in the city in 2013. The judge at Belfast Crown Court said there was no forensic evidence to link Kieran McLaughlin to the killing.
A woman in her 40s has died following a crash in Belmore Street in Enniskillen on Wednesday night. The family of Yvette Lunney say they've donated her organs to help others to live.
Signalling problems are causing delays on the railway line between Antrim and Coleraine again today. Speed restrictions are in place.
The 13:30 arrival from Amsterdam to Belfast International Airport has been delayed until 16:25 because of delays after a power failure at Schipol Airport.
A new report says electricity consumers here could see the amount they have to pay to subsidise renewable energy triple by 2020.
A typical customer's bill currently includes £17 a year towards renewable energy, but this looks set to rise to more than £50.
Hollywood sex symbol Jane Russell sparked an international furore in the 50's when she adopted a child from a Londonderry.
A new BBC Radio 4 documentary follows Thomas Waterfield, on the right of this picture, as he made an emotional return to Derry.
BBC News NI's Business Correspondent Julian O'Neill tweets:
The woman who took the order for a cake bearing a slogan supporting gay marriage says she initially accepted it to avoid a "confrontation".
Karen McArthur from Ashers Bakery told the court: "In my heart, I knew I would not be able to put that (slogan) on the cake."
As parishioners show their support for a west Belfast priest accused of having a relationship with a woman, today we're asking is it time the Catholic Church got rid of its rules on celibacy?
Chris Buckler sitting is in for William Crawley, join us at 12:00.
The Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO) says that 35 staff members will be made redundant by 31st March due to the removal of European Social Fund monies.
Olwen Lyner, chief executive of NIACRO said: "Our concern now is the impact that this decision will have on our staff, the community, and the level of crime and reoffending across Northern Ireland."
The 'voice of sport' in the north west, Ritchie Kelly, this morning hung up his microphone after 30 years covering rugby, cricket, GAA, athletics and his own favourite, the beautiful game.
Friends, colleagues and a host of sporting organisations paid tribute to Ritchie at a special reception in BBC Foyle.
BBC News NI's Dean McLaughlin has been reporting on the 'waking of Limavady Borough Council' before the Causeway Coast and Glens supercouncil comes into power.
There are many memorable stories of Limavady through the years and you can listen to the full report here.
The BBC and Northern Ireland Screen today signed a new partnership agreement to support the television and online industries in Northern Ireland.
The purpose of the joint agreement is for the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen to work together to invest financially and creatively in developing an internationally competitive screen industry in Northern Ireland.
Andy Martin has been speaking to voters and the head of the Democratic Unionist Party Peter Robinson in Belfast about what they would want from Westminster in exchange for supporting a coalition government.
The Derry Journal reports that Sinn Féin Councillor Elisha McCallion has made history by being installed as the first ever Mayor of the new Derry City & Strabane District Council.
Cathal McCarron returns to the Tyrone defence for Sunday's Division One relegation derby against Donegal at Ballybofey after overcoming injury.
McCarron missed the narrow defeat to Cork at Healy Park after damaging a hamstring injury against Dublin.
The Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) has been meeting the families of civilians who were killed by soldiers in Belfast over a three-day period in 1971.
The shootings took place in Ballymurphy in the west of the city between 9 and 11 August, as the government introduced interment - imprisonment without trial
Have a question for Carl Frampton? Well, why not ask it? The IBF super-bantamweight champion will be answering questions after lunch on the BBC Sportsday live-blog. To ask a question just tweet with the hashtag #askframpton.
BBC News NI weather presenter Barra Best tweets: It's almost the weekend. Here's how it's shaping up for you:
The Belfast Telegraph reports that Rory McIlroy will pay tax to the Irish government rather than HMRC after deciding to base most of his global operations in Dublin.
The decision will mean a significant boost to the Irish Exchequer as the golfer will pay normal company tax at 12.5% on his royalty fees, which are expected to amount to hundreds of millions of euro over his career.
BBC NI Travel tweets:
Ireland flanker Chris Henry could be set to make an earlier than expected return to Ulster duty in Friday's Pro12 game against Cardiff Blues.
Ulster have left a vacancy on their bench for the Kingspan Stadium contest and there is speculation that Henry will fill the slot. He has been out of action since suffering a mini-stroke in November
BBC News NI reporter Aileen Moynagh tweets:
Danny Blanchflower, one of Northern Ireland's greatest footballers, is to be honoured with a commemorative plaque in his native city of Belfast later.
He captained Tottenham Hotspur in the 1960s as they won the League, the FA Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. He also made 56 appearances as a Northern Ireland international and later managed the team.
BBC Good Morning Ulster is discussing what makes a 'culchie' with local historian John Makem. One listener got in touch with to say he hadn't heard the brilliant turn of phrase 'Ya aul attercot' in years. If you've got any favourite country catchphrases you can tweet them to @BBCgmu
Culchie and Proud airs on BBC Radio Ulster this Sunday at 12:30.
Thanks to Anne Kelly for this picture of the sun rising over Ballycastle, County Antrim this morning. It'll be a largely bright and dry day, but enjoy it while you can. It's going to be wet and windy this weekend.
You can send your photos to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) is due to meet the families of civilians who were killed by soldiers in Belfast over a three-day period in 1971.
The shootings took place in Ballymurphy in the west of the city between 9 and 11 August, as the government introduced interment - imprisonment without trial. On Thursday, Mr Kenny met the families of 10 Protestant men murdered by the IRA at Kingsmills, County Armagh, in 1976.
Traffic is busy on the M2 from Duncrue Street to Nelson Street. There are also delays on the Westlink from Roden Street right through to York Street and the M2.
Traffic's also slow on the M1 from Blaris to the Saintfield Road junction.
It's a bit of a chilly, grey start to the day but it's not going to turn into too bad a day. There should be bright and sunny spells throughout the day.
This evening though, it's all change. Rain is set to move in and there'll be strong wind with it too. That unsettled weather looks likely to stay for the weekend.
Bethany Firth set a new world record on her way to winning the 100 metres breaststroke at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.
The 19-year-old from Northern Ireland set the mark with her winning time of one minute 14.40 seconds in the morning heats of the multi-category event.
Northern Ireland Water is putting up charges to its 80,000 non-domestic customers from April - the first price rise in three years.
The company said the increase would average out at 2.4%.
Good morning and welcome to BBC News NI Live on Friday 27 March. We'll be bringing you all of the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across Northern Ireland up until 19:00 this evening.
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