Man fined after child hit by bike
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
A 22-year-old man who was the pillion passenger on a motorbike which knocked down a young girl in Londonderry last year, has been fined £300 and disqualified from driving for nine months at the city's Magistrate's Court.
Mum's relief at gas fitter's guilty plea
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
The mother of one of two teenagers who died of carbon monoxide poisoning while on a weekend break has said she is relieved she finally has justice after a Coleraine man pleaded guilty to their manslaughter.
Strickland accused 'no interest in guns'
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
A Co Down farmer accused of blasting a man to death with a shotgun told police he didn't have a firearms licence as he had "no interest in guns", a jury has heard.
'Car thieves' remanded over police chase
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Two alleged so-called 'joy-riders' have been remanded into custody after a high-speed police pursuit in west Belfast.
Father ‘never harmed children’
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
One of three Londonderry men accused of a string of child abuse and rapes has said the allegations are totally insane.
Homeless couple 'attempted car-jackings'
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
A homeless couple are to be arraigned at the Crown Court in Derry next month charged with attempting to hijack a BMW car and a Vauxhall Vectra car at Trench Road in the Waterside area of the city last year.
Two jailed for attacking disabled man
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Two men who punched and kicked a disabled man on the head and body knocking him unconscious, in a drunken and unprovoked assault in Londonderry, have been jailed at the city's Crown Court for six years.
Laundrette murder conviction quashed
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
A man jailed for shooting dead his ex-lover in a laundrette has had his murder conviction quashed.
Child sex accused gives first evidence
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
The trial of three men accused of years of child abuse has heard one of the defendants giving evidence for the first time.
Roache 'always a perfect gentleman'
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride has told a jury her co-star William Roache was "always a perfect gentleman" around her.
Men plead guilty over dissident rifle
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Two Derry men have pleaded guilty to having a rifle linked to dissident republicans which was uncovered in the summer of 2011.
Éirígí press officer bailed over photos
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
The Newry press officer for the republican party, Éirígí, accused of having information useful to terrorists, was freed on bail on Tuesday evening after Belfast's Deputy Recorder, Judge Corinne Philpott QC reserved judgement in his case.
Abuse victim thought violence 'was love'
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A young woman who suffered horrific sexual exploitation as a teenager has spoken out about the cruel treatment at the hands of her abuser in order to help other victims.
Cousin jailed over ex-footballer's death
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A man who battered his second cousin, former Irish League footballer David Mills, to death has been jailed for manslaughter.
Gas fitter guilty of teenagers' deaths
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A Coleraine gas fitter has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of two teenagers from Newtownabbey who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a holiday home in Co Londonderry.
Child abuse accused said claims 'insane'
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The trial of three Londonderry men accused of a litany of child abuse offences has heard details of interviews in which they deny raping young children.
Dog owner fined after Akitas attack cat
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The owner of two Japanese Akitas has been fined after the dogs attacked a cat in west Belfast.
Children in care 'worked in chain gangs'
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A former resident of a children's home in Londonderry, run by the Sisters of Nazareth, has told an abuse inquiry how he worked in a chain gang in conditions likened to a Nazi concentration camp.
Roache 'has no memory' of accusers
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Coronation Street actor William Roache has "no memory" of being in the company of any of his accusers, a court has heard.
Man on double attempted murder charge
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two teenagers in west Belfast.
Law confronted Craig over alleged affair
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Jude Law confronted Daniel Craig about his alleged secret 2005 affair with the Sherlock Holmes star's then-girlfriend Sienna Miller in a tense phone call, a court has heard.
Abuse victim waives right to anonymity
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
A woman who was subjected to what a judge described as "a depraved and humiliating period of sexual and physical abuse" over a three year period, starting in April 2006 when she was aged 15, has waived her right to anonymity.
Resuscitation attempted on murder victim
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
The jury in the trial of two man accused of the murder of Philip Strickland in Comber, Co Down two years ago has heard how a man and his sister tried to resuscitate him.
Child sex accused guilty of sister abuse
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Two defendants in the trial of three men accused of years of child abuse have pleaded guilty in another court to a string of sex offences against their own sister, starting when she was four.
Man cleared of raping ex-partner
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
A 22-year-old Co Antrim man has been cleared of raping and sexually abusing the mother of his two children last May.
Police photo publisher to 'blank faces'
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
A Newry man accused of publishing photographs of on duty police officers on his Facebook page, has told a trial he would learn how to blank out the faces of security force members in the future.
Man denies work do manslaughter
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
A manslaughter trial has heard how a Christmas night out for a company of doormen ended in tragedy when one of them fell to his death down a flight of stairs in the seaside town of Portrush.
Roache cleared of one sex charge
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
The jury in the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache has been told to return a verdict of not guilty with regards to one charge of indecent assault.
Two plead guilty to terrorist offences
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Two men from the Republic, who were due to go on trial for the attempted murder of a student policeman over four years ago, have pleaded guilty to a number of terrorist offences.
'Rehab not jail' for making devices
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
A non-custodial sentence imposed on a man for making devices planted at a Catholic primary school, community hall and GAA ground was lenient but not wrong in law, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Crash car 'went through two red lights'
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
A court has heard that the man responsible for killing Constable Philippa Reynolds drove a stolen vehicle through two red lights in Londonderry, at speeds of up to 80mph, before he crashed into her patrol car.
Donegal man denies Hyde Park attack
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
A Co Donegal man has denied murdering four British soldiers in a 1982 IRA bombing of Hyde Park in London.
Teen couple 'made bombs in their home'
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
A teenage couple were allegedly involved in making explosives for dissident republicans at their south Armagh home, the High Court has heard.
Former soldier remanded over explosives
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
A former soldier has been remanded in custody accused of having 10 improvised explosive devices at his Co Antrim home.
Manslaughter accused's 'aggressive past'
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
A man who battered his cousin to death in a drunken street brawl has a "propensity to aggressive behaviour," a judge has heard.

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