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Novo goal gives Glens home win

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Glentoran got the better of Carrick Rangers with a 1-0 league win at The Oval on Friday night.

The only goal of the game came in the second half with Nacho Novo clinching all three points with a close range finish on 47 minutes.

The first 45 minutes saw few chances for either side with both defences on top.

The home fans did not have long to wait after the restart for what proved to be the winning goal. Ross Redman made a run from deep and his delivery presented Novo with a close range finish and he made no mistake.

Glentoran won a penalty a minute from the end for hand ball in the box, but Carrick keeper Brian Neeson produced a fine save to deny Curtis Allen.


Man arrested over police murder attempt in Strabane

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Police in the serious crime branch have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with Tuesday night's attempted murder of police officers in Strabane.

The arrest was made on Friday morning in Newtownstewart.

The suspect has been taken to Musgrave serious crime suite for questioning. Det Chief Insp John Caldwell who is leading the investigation said, "we appreciate the understanding and patience of local residents as we continue to carry out our enquiries".

"We appeal to anyone who witnesses suspicious activity in the area to contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111".

Robin Swann confirms UUP leadership bid

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North Antrim MLA Robin Swann has announced his candidacy as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).

The UUP is currently without a leader, following the resignation of Mike Nesbitt.

Mr Swann has held senior positions within the party, most recently chief whip as well as chairing the North Antrim UUP Association.

He said he had submitted papers to apply for the post "after receiving support from across the Party including members of our Westminster, Assembly and Local Government teams".


Body of Donegal woman killed in Goa is repatriated

A 24-year-old man has been charged with Danielle McLaughlin's murder. Credit: UTV

The body of a Co Donegal woman who was killed in India has been repatriated to Ireland.

Danielle McLaughlin, who was 28 and from Buncrana, was found dead last week on a beach near Goa, where she had been travelling.

A man has been charged with rape and murder.

Ms McLaughlin’s remains were flown to Mumbai before being transported back home and arrived in Dublin on Friday afternoon.

A second post mortem is expected to be carried out.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, which organised the transfer, said: "She won't be in Buncrana until next week."

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