The overtime bill at under-staffed Stormont departments is running at more than £40,000 a day, it can be revealed.

Spending has surged by almost 40% since 2011 and hit £14.9million in the last year.

And there are warnings that it could spiral even further because of plans to cull up to 20,000 public sector jobs.

Reported by the Belfast Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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