The Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has called for the First Minister Arlene Foster to consider resigning over her involvement in a controversial renewable heating scheme. Mrs Foster was the Economy Minister when the scheme went wrong. It could end up costing taxpayers here four hundred million pounds. So what was the scheme and why did it fail? Mark SImpson reports.
More than 15-thousand people are registered homeless . Almost all have some sort of accommodation with a handful of sleeping on the streets. This evening we look at what the future holds, particularly for young men. Donna has been to a hostel in Utility Street in Belfast.
The BBC has discovered that a 20 bed children's ward in the Ulster Hospital has been closed for almost a month due to staff shortages because of sickness. Have you been affected by this? David Robinson's 9 year old daughter Leah uses the Maynard Sinclair ward regularly.
Can natural toxins or man-made chemicals create a dangerous mixture in our bodies that can cause illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes and infertility? An international initiative to look at these issues is to be led by an expert from Queens University in Belfast. Four million euros has been set aside for Dr Lisa Connolly's research.
More than 15 thousand people are officially classified as homeless. Most of them live in accommodation provided by the Housing Executive. A very small number of them sleep on the streets, even though shelter is available. Rick Faragher finds out why some people sleep rough and discovers some of the problems connected to life on the streets.
A doctor has appealed to people to consider donating their corneas when completing an organ donor card. While kidney and heart transplants appear almost normal, some people are still reluctant to donate their eyes after death.
When many of us think of homelessness we often imagine someone sleeping on the streets. In fact, the Housing Executive says only a handful of the 15,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland are sleeping rough – and everyone has access to shelter if they want it. In the first part of a special series on homelessness, Rick Faragher has been finding out more about those living in hostels.
A report into last year's winter flooding has recommended a review of the water levels in Lough Neagh. Homes and businesses in mid Ulster and County Fermanagh were badly affected when weeks of persistent rainfall backed up. At the time there were claims the situation could have been managed better.
The First Minister Arlene Foster is on a trip to China and is expected to meet the Chinese Vice- President. Meanwhile the Secretary of State James Brokenshire is on a trip to promote Northern Ireland in New York.