BBC News

March 13, 2020

Covid-19: Front-line worker lost mother treated in same ward

Jonathan Newell's mother died with Covid-19 on the same ward he worked on at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Covid-19: Students plea to end 'unfair' rental contracts

Some students are being charged rent for rooms they are not living in after teaching moved online.

Covid-19: Vaccine numbers down as health staff phase 'ends'

Health trusts are now planning to invite clinically vulnerable people to receive their jab.

Netflix begins filming first major production in Belfast

The School for Good and Evil, directed by Paul Freig, is being shot at Belfast Harbour Studios.

Gordon Brown: Trust has broken down in way UK is run

The UK's nations and regions are being treated as if they were "invisible", the former PM warns.

Covid-19: NI testing for new coronavirus variant 'limited'

The "English" variant is thought to be about 50-70% more infectious than the original Covid-19 strain.

Newtownbutler: Security alert on Wattlebridge Road ends

All roads have been reopened in the Wattlebridge Road area of County Fermanagh.

Snow: Severe weather warnings in place across UK

Motorists are urged to take care with sub-zero temperatures forecast into Monday.

Brexit: NI garden centres struggling to get plants from GB

New rules mean the Irish Sea border is causing problems for plant sellers importing from GB growers.

Your pictures of snowy scenes in Northern Ireland

As the snow settles across parts of NI, BBC News NI shares some wintry snaps.

Border poll would be 'absolutely reckless', says Arlene Foster

A Sunday Times poll shows 51% of people in favour of holding a border poll in NI within five years.

Covid-19: Becoming a parent during a pandemic

Lockdowns and Covid-19 restrictions have left many new mums feeling isolated and lonely.

Coronavirus: 'Lockdown made me feel like I was in prison'

John Nicholl, who is deafblind, says his use of hands-on sign language left him isolated in lockdown.

Coronavirus: NI health staff braced for expected Covid-19 surge

On Saturday, 12 further deaths with Covid-19 are recorded by the Department of Health in NI.

Covid-19: Attempts being made to increase cancer surgeries in NI

Urgent cancer surgeries have been cancelled in some health trusts due to Covid-19 pressures.

Covid: Prioritise teachers for vaccine, says Peter Weir

Teaching staff at special schools should be "very high up in the queue", says the education minister.

Covid-19: Is NI in the toughest period of the pandemic?

With hospitals under immense pressure, are there any signs of hope in the statistics on coronavirus?

Covid-19: 'Unrealistic' to expect NI lockdown to end on 5 March

Health Minister Robin Swann warns restrictions are likely to continue after latest extension.

Covid-19: What might a 'tighter' NI lockdown look like?

With Stormont ministers extending the current lockdown, could other measures could be on the table?

Covid-19 restrictions: Your questions answered

BBC News NI's Jayne McCormack answers readers' questions about how lockdown will affect you.

How the Irish shape Britain: A story of rejection and tolerance

A story of rejection and influence, hatred and tolerance is explored in a new BBC Radio 4 series.

Brexit: Can Irish Sea border ‘teething problems’ be solved?

Hauliers tell a shadow cabinet meeting that NI and the Republic are "bad places to do business".

Oscar Wilde's grandson looks back on the case that ruined him

It was the most scandalous case of Victorian times and those on opposing sides knew each other well.

Mary Ann McCracken: Belfast woman who fought slavery remembered

A foundation is launched in memory of Mary Ann McCracken - the sister of United Irishman Henry Joy.

Latest Northern Ireland weather forecast

The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.

Tynan murders: NI Speaker and son remembered 40 years on

Sir Norman Stronge and his son James were killed by the IRA in Tynan Abbey in 1981.

Brexit: The DUP's bruising battle for control

How the relationship between the Democratic Unionist Party and Conservatives has changed.

Fresh calls for NI mother and baby homes inquiry

Amnesty International says the issue of forced adoptions also needs close scrutiny.

Coronavirus: 'The fear is that we are going to be overwhelmed'

Senior medics say there is a big difference in this wave compared to the previous one.

‘I’ve been involved with 250 Covid funerals’

A funeral director with more than six decades of experience says he has "never witnessed anything like this”.

Coronavirus lockdown: 'I couldn't feed my kids, I couldn't put heating on'

Families in a County Antrim estate highlight the challenges they have faced since the start of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: ‘It makes or breaks you’

It takes many different people to run a hospital and BBC News NI speaks to some of the support staff.

Irish cricket mourns loss of Roy Torrens

Irish cricket is in mourning after the death of former international seamer and ex-national team manager Roy Torrens at the age of 72.

Paddy McElhone: Farmer shooting by Army unjustified, inquest rules

Paddy McElhone, 24, was shot in the back by a soldier near his home outside Pomeroy in August 1974.

Coronavirus: Western Trust postpones urgent cancer surgeries

The decision to postpone red-flag operations will be "closely monitored and reviewed regularly".

Kathleen Thompson: Ex-soldier seeks access to inquest evidence

The ex-soldier is potentially implicated in the killing of Kathleen Thompson in 1971.

Covid-19: Republic's restrictions 'in place for six months'

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says Irish government will take "cautious" approach to easing restrictions.

Two arrested after police seize cannabis worth €1.1m

Following searches into organised crime in Monaghan and Louth, a man and woman are in custody.

How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating

Celebrations broke out across Ballina when Biden's presidential victory was declared - and for the young people of the town, it meant that anything was possible.

Donegal: Peat landslide had 'significant' impact on Tyrone river

The extent of the damage at a County Tyrone river won't be known until later this year, MLAs hear.

Irish violinist plays for Joe Biden and family

Patricia Treacy will perform for the Biden family at a church service before the inauguration.

Covid-19: St Patrick's Day Dublin parade cancelled for second year

Organisers say the festival week will instead be marked by virtual events for the second year in row.

Starbucks customer compensated over 'slanty' eyes drawing on cup

A Dublin branch of the chain is to pay €12,000 to Suchavadee Foley after an employee drew on her cup.

Covid-19: Apology after Dublin hospital gives staff relatives leftover vaccines

The Dublin hospital "deeply regrets" it but they would have been "discarded" had they not been used.