Stormont power-sharing talks deadline extended

Northern Ireland politicians will be given more time to reach a deal to restore a power-sharing executive at Stormont, the BBC understands.

The secretary of state, James Brokenshire, had set early May as the deadline for the current talks process.

It is thought the new deadline will be the end of June.

The provisions to form an executive by that date will be included in emergency legislation that will be fast tracked through

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