Hijack victim 'had just passed test'
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The victim of a knife-point hijacking in Belfast was a young female motorist who had just passed her driving test, the city's Magistrates' Court has heard.
Rhys Ifans wins phone-hacking payout
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has become the latest star to settle a damages claim in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal.
Ardoyne murder accused refused bail
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A 26-year-old man, who is currently on remand on a murder charge, has been refused bail after fears were expressed that he may try and interfere with witnesses.
Man escapes jail over 'attack on democracy'
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A Co Antrim man accused of "an attack on democracy" has escaped going to prison after he was caught "red handed" last summer trying to break into an Alliance Party constituency office armed with an axe and a crowbar.
Jury sent out in trial of Dana's brother
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The jury has been sent out to consider its verdicts in the sex abuse case against the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon.
Ian Watkins appeal bid rejected
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Former Lostprophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins has had his appeal bid against his sentence turned down.
Peaches Geldof 'was heroin addict'
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Peaches Geldof was a heroin addict who had been taking the substitute drug methadone in the two and a half years before her death, an inquest has heard.
Corrie star's trial delayed again
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The trial of Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox for allegedly drink-driving has been further delayed.
Adele's son wins privacy damages
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The two-year-old son of singer Adele has accepted a five-figure sum in damages in settlement of a privacy case brought by his parents over paparazzi photos of his "milestone moments".
'Speckled Cherry' death inquest held
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Northern Ireland's Senior Coroner is urging prosecutors to consider bringing forward manslaughter charges in drug death cases.
'Delay' in case against Colin Duffy
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A solicitor for high profile republican Colin Duffy has expressed concerns about a "delay" in relation to a Crown case against his client.
Man pleads guilty over eight crash deaths
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A Co Donegal man has pleaded guilty to one charge of dangerous driving causing the death of eight people four years ago.
Man in court over murder attempt
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
A family night out at the weekend ended with a man being stabbed three times in the back, the Magistrate's Court in Derry has been told.
Tulisa calls for 'fake sheikh' probe
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has urged the police to investigate undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood - dubbed the 'Fake Sheikh' - and "put an end to his deceits" after her trial on drugs charges collapsed.
Trio to stand trial over £330k cocaine
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Three men have been committed for trial on Monday accused of involvement in a £330,000 cocaine supply plot.
Man in court over city guns seizure
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
A gun seized during a search of a house in the New Lodge area of Belfast may have been used in at least one local 'punishment attack', the High Court has heard.
Dissidents 'getting a kill' chat recorded
Published: Friday, 18 July 2014
Three alleged dissident republicans were covertly recorded in talks about seeking out security force targets with a high chance of "getting a kill", the High Court has heard.
Cowell 'intends to address' gay claim
Published: Friday, 18 July 2014
A representative for music mogul Simon Cowell has said they intend to make a statement "as soon as possible" after claims in the trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos that he is gay.
Man urinated outside church service
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A man has been fined £100 for urinating outside a church while a service was underway.
Jail for assaulting security guard
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A man who assaulted a security guard after asking how much it would cost to rob an electrical store has been jailed for five months.
Man to stand trial over knife attack
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A man is to stand trial accused of trying to murder a pensioner and two women in a knife attack, a judge has ruled.
'I didn't spike Tulisa's drink'
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
An undercover reporter has told a court he wanted to "expose criminality" about an alleged drug deal involving Tulisa Constostavlos and it was "outrageous" to suggest he spiked the singer's drink during one of their meetings.
Double stab accused refused bail
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A Co Armagh father of one accused of stabbing two men in Lurgan last July has been refused bail by a Crown Court judge.
Tulisa ‘promised film role with DiCaprio’
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Tulisa Contostavlos helped to supply cocaine to an undercover reporter who promised he could help the singer crack the movie business and get her a role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, a court has heard.
Ian Watkins' appeal moves forward
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Disgraced rocker Ian Watkins has been given a boost as he appeals against his 35-year jail sentence for child sex offences.
GAA referee jailed for child sex abuse
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
A well-known Co Antrim GAA referee has been jailed for a total of 11 years for the sex abuse of six youngsters on differing dates stretching from the early 1980s to March 2000.
Jury sworn in for Tulisa drugs trial
Published: Tuesday, 15 July 2014
A jury has been sworn in for the trial of former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos who is accused of helping to broker a cocaine deal.
Man accused of 'wielding machetes'
Published: Monday, 14 July 2014
A man has appeared in court accused of wielding machetes and threatening a woman in south Belfast.
Woman remanded over £350k drugs find
Published: Monday, 14 July 2014
The alleged owners of a hospital in China are under investigation in connection with a £350k cannabis seizure in Northern Ireland, a court has heard.
Three in court over weekend disorder
Published: Monday, 14 July 2014
Three men have been remanded into custody accused of riot-type offences in Belfast during the early hours of the Twelfth.
Attack accused allowed to attend bonfire
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
A Ballymena woman accused of involvement in the murder bid of a young man, whose naked body was found in a sealed wheelie bin, has had her bail curfew extended to attend an Eleventh night bonfire.
Murder victim 'was showered after assault'
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
A murder victim found dumped in a wheelie bin in Craigavon was showered after being subjected to a violent assault, the High Court has heard.
Fake alibi charge pursued in Black case
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
The prosecution of a woman accused of giving a fake alibi to a man formerly accused of killing prison officer David Black will continue, despite the fact the PPS dropped the murder charge.
Burglar attacked student mid-robbery
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
A father-of-three who broke into a house in the University area of Belfast then proceeded to attack an occupant who challenged him has been handed a two and a half year sentence.
Man to stand trial over schoolboys' abuse
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
A Belfast man is to stand trial on charges of inciting ten different schoolboys into sexual activity, a judge has ruled.

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