Counting of votes in Stormont poll to get underway this morning

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It's count day in Northern Ireland as ballot boxes are opened this morning following the the Stormont Assembly elections yesterday.

108 seats are up for grabs in 18 constituencies.

In Scotland, counting in the parliamentary elections there has been underway overnight, with Labour losing 11 seats.

Nicola Sturgeon's on course to lead the SNP to a third consecutive term in power at Holyrood, with the Conservatives challenging to be the second biggest party.

Ukip have had a good night in England - they're gaining seats on councils - and hoping to take Welsh Assembly seats.