Cameroonian bailed over 'sham marriage'
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
A Cameroonian man accused of taking part in a sham marriage had allegedly been involved in a previous fake wedding, the High Court has heard.
Blackmail accused 'claimed to be in UVF'
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Blackmailers claimed to be from the Ulster Volunteer Force as part of attempts to get a businessman to hand over £6k, the High Court has heard.
Trio in court over Twaddell flag charges
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
A woman and two men have appeared in court on charges connected to flags being torn down at a loyalist protest camp at Twaddell Avenue in north Belfast.
Bomb maker accused refused bail
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
An alleged dissident republican bomb maker has been refused bail after a judge deemed he appeared to be "more actively involved in this enterprise" than first believed.
Tulisa in court on drugs charge
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Former N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos has appeared in court on Tuesday accused of being concerned in brokering a drug deal.
Mother charged over baby boy murder
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
A woman has appeared in court accused of murdering of her baby son in Belfast.
Two guilty of Anglo Irish Bank plot
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
Two former directors of the Anglo Irish Bank, the rogue lender that crippled Ireland's economy, have been found guilty of hatching a multi-million Euro loans-for-shares plot months before the bank's demise.
Black murder accused released on bail
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
A man accused of murdering prison officer David Black can be released on bail, a High Court judge has ruled.
'I wish they had shot me instead' - Mum
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
The mother of murder victim Phillip Strickland has told UTV she wishes his killers had shot her instead, as she remains haunted by his brutal killing in Co Down, two years ago.
Limavady woman banned from having pets
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
A Co Londonderry woman charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a family dog has been disqualified from keeping any animal for 10 years and given a suspended prison sentence in a case described by a judge as "appalling".
Police 'sought Daly for five years'
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
A high-profile republican accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bomb atrocity was being sought by police for five years, the High Court has heard.
Ex-Anglo chairman cleared of fraud
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The former chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank has been cleared of all fraud charges over a loans-for-shares scheme months before the bank collapsed in January 2009.
Weller wins damages over family photos
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Rocker Paul Weller has been awarded damages from an online newspaper after editors published pictures of his young children.
Man 'secretly filmed female doctors'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A man is to stand trial accused of secretly filming female doctors for his own sexual gratification, a judge has ruled.
Man grew cannabis 'due to chronic pain'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A middle-aged man who was caught growing cannabis said he used the drug to help him deal with chronic back pain, a court has heard.
Stolen car jumped seven red lights
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Three brothers who have over 200 criminal convictions have been jailed for almost four years after stealing a car, jumping seven red lights and nearly knocking down a pensioner.
Judge's marching season jail warning
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A Belfast judge has warned that the courts will hand out "stiffer custodial sentences" if there is further public disorder during this summer's marching season.
Royal Black members in parade breach fine
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Five members of the Royal Black Institution have been convicted of knowingly breaching a ban on flute bands playing music outside a Catholic church in Belfast.
Payout for PSNI baton strike criticised
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
The Police Federation has criticised a decision to award damages of £3,000 to a woman who was hit by a police baton.
IRA membership trial collapses
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014
The trial of a man accused of being a member of the Provisional IRA dramatically collapsed at Belfast Crown Court after the prosecution offered no evidence in the case.
Club sit-in ends at Casement Park
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014
A sit-in protest at Casement Park in west Belfast has ended as members of a social club earmarked for demolition no longer have to vacate the premises.
Man compensated for illegal police search
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014
A man is to receive £1,250 compensation for an unlawful attempt by police to search his home for drugs, a High Court judge has ruled.
Gran's mobility car in '100mph chase'
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014
A man accused of involvement in a burglary at a shop in Portglenone is alleged to have fled the scene in his grandmother's mobility car - sparking a high-speed chase by police en route to Belfast.
Homeless man punched teen girl in face
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014
A homeless street drinker who punched a sixteen-year-old girl in the face in an unprovoked attack near Londonderry city centre last Saturday night has been described in court by a District Judge as "a worthless piece of humanity."
Family sue over 'collusion' in murder
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014
The family of a Catholic woman shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries 20 years ago are to sue the British Government for alleged collusion in her murder, it has been revealed.
Five years for 'heartless tormentor' mum
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
A Co Down mother who sexually assaulted her own children and allowed them to be sexually abused by other men has been described as a "heartless tormentor" by a judge who handed down a five year, eight month jail term.
Man remanded on Omagh bomb charges
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
High-profile republican Seamus Daly has appeared in court charged with the murders of 29 people who were killed in the 1998 Omagh bomb.
Mother curses son's 'evil' killers
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
The mother of Phillip Strickland, who was murdered in comber two years ago, branded her son's killers as "evil" and said she would curse them forever.
Unedited McGurk's report to be released
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
Families of those killed in the McGurk's Bar massacre are to receive an unedited report into the bombing, lawyers revealed in the High Court.
Legal action over Troubles 'collusion'
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
Families of those killed in the 1970s who believed the state colluded with loyalists have issued legal proceedings against the British Government.
Brothers jailed for Strickland murder
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014
Two brothers who acted as "secondary parties" in the murder of Comber man Phillip Strickland have been sentenced to a total to 13-and-a-half years in prison - a sentence which the victim's mother has described as "disgusting".
Pensioner cleared of Twaddell tea attack
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014
A pensioner has been acquitted of assaulting a policewoman by throwing a cup of tea over her near a loyalist protest camp in north Belfast.
Killer laughs at victim's family
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014
A man jailed for the manslaughter of a father-of-two laughed at his victim's family as angry and emotional scenes broke out at Craigavon Crown Court.
Former GAA star 'a risk to public'
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014
Self-confessed teenage killer and former rising Tyrone GAA star Sean Hackett, who shot his 60-year-old father Aloysius 'Wishie' Hackett because he wanted him to be his guardian angel, remains a substantial and significant risk to the public and should be jailed for life, a prosecution lawyer has claimed.
Officer walks free over inmate suicide
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014
A prison officer who was trying to sleep while a suicidal prisoner took his own life has walked free from court after having his 15-month jail term suspended for three years.

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