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RHI judge to give update at preliminary hearing

A preliminary hearing will take place on Thursday next week. Credit: UTV

A preliminary hearing into the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme will take place next week.

Chairman of the probe, retired appeal court judge Sir Patrick Coghlin, will outline details about how the inquiry is gathering evidence.

He will also introduce his panel team and outline the work undertaken by the inquiry team so far.

The hearing will take place at Stormont at 11am on Thursday.

Shoppers notice the difference as food prices rise

Food prices have risen in the last year, with margarine and low-fat spreads among the items going up the most.

Now experts are warning the trend is set to continue in coming months.

That's because the effects of paying the National Living Wage and rising energy costs will start to become more of a factor for producers and retailers.

Vicki Hawthorne has been speaking to shoppers in Maghera.

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