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Ulster man dies in vicious attack

A 47-year-old man died in what police described as a vicious attack.

The victim, who was in a critical condition in hospital, died from his injuries.

Police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the serious assault, following the attack in the Dromore Street area of Ballynahinch.

Detectives in Downpatrick are quizzing him about the attack which was reported at around 12.45am.

Officers injured after trouble in North Belfast parade

At least ten police officers have been hurt in trouble connected to a parade in North Belfast.

Violence broke out before a republican procession which drew loyalist protesters.

Missiles including stones and bottles were hurled at police.

Tensions have been brewing recently over problems near a Catholic church close to the parade.

Police continue to deal with disorder in the Carlisle Circus, Antrim Road and Clifton Street areas of North Belfast.

Missiles, including stones and bottles, were thrown at officers.

At least ten officers have been injured, three of whom have been taken to hospital.

North Belfast was the scene of serious rioting on July 12 when republicans attacked police following a loyal order parade through the Ardoyne flashpoint.

– A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokeswoman


Ulster Bank chief committed 'to making amends'

We recognise that we have work to do to restore our customers' trust in us and we believe that this is the first step in that direction.

We have worked with our key stakeholders to ensure the additional measures which we are taking provide a comprehensive response to customer concerns and demonstrate our commitment to making amends.

– Jim Brown, Ulster Bank chief executive

Ulster Bank customers to receive one-off payment

Ulster Bank customers hit by a month-long IT meltdown which crippled the bank will be offered the following compensation:

  • A one-off 25 euro (just under £20) payment for customers.
  • Free banking for three months with Ulster Bank promising to waive certain fees, charges and surcharge interest.
  • The compensation package will be worth at least 35 million euros (just under £28m).
  1. Marc Mallet: ITV News reporter

Ulster Bank announce compensation for customers

Ulster Bank has announced details of compensation package for customers affected by the bank's "technical incident".

The bank will issue a one-off payment of £20 to Personal current account customers who visited and transacted at branch.

Jim Brown, chief executive of Ulster Bank, said £28m was being set aside at Group level for costs arising from the technical glitch.

400 students have university offers withdrawn after error

Almost 400 students have had their places at the University of Ulster withdrawn after emails of acceptance were accidentally sent to too many applicants.

The student were told they had unconditional offers for the School of Engineering when in fact there were not enough places for them.

Due to a computer error, an email was mistakenly sent out informing 370 applicants to courses in the School of Engineering that they had secured a place at the University – when in reality no decision had been taken on their applications.

The University has contacted those applicants who received the email to advise them of our regrettable mistake, and we will be also be making personal contact with them to offer our most sincere apologies.