Challenge over Kincora inquiry decision
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015
Victims of child sex abuse at Kincora are launching a legal challenge over the Secretary of State's decision not to include the former children's home in the Westminster abuse inquiry, UTV Live Tonight can reveal.
Man given life for Gray murder
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015
An east Belfast man was given a life sentence for the murder of father-of-three George Gray, who was killed in his east Belfast home over two years ago.
Double killer struggles in legal aid bid
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015
Convicted double killer Hazel Stewart's legal battle over police pension benefits inherited from her murdered first husband has been put on hold over her difficulties in securing legal aid for the contest.
Woman charged with PSNI data theft
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015
A PSNI employee has appeared in court charged with obtaining personal information of police officers, including a chief superintendent, without authorisation.
Tulisa loses assault case appeal
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Tulisa Contostavlos has lost an appeal over her conviction for assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan.
Man charged with harassing sex offender
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015
A Co Londonderry man is facing a new charge of harassing a convicted sex offender.
Former DUP aide facing voyeurism trial
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015
A former church minister and DUP advisor accused of voyeurism is to be prosecuted in the Crown Court.
Jamie Bryson to stand trial next month
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015
High-profile Union flag protestor Jamie Bryson will stand trial next month for allegedly taking part in a series of unlawful public processions, it has been confirmed.
Gun tampering claims at murder inquest
Published: Tuesday, 13 January 2015
The inquest into the UVF murder of Roseann Mallon in Dungannon over 20 years ago, has heard the gun used to kill her may have been tampered with by an unknown RUC Special Branch unit before it was examined by forensic experts.
Tulisa appeals against assault conviction
Published: Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Tulisa Contostavlos appeared in court on Monday to appeal against a conviction for punching a blogger at a music festival.
Glitter sex abuse trial adjourned
Published: Tuesday, 13 January 2015
The trial of former pop star Gary Glitter has been adjourned until Wednesday.
Legal bid over same sex marriage
Published: Tuesday, 13 January 2015
A same sex couple from Northern Ireland have launched a legal bid in an attempt to have their marriage recognised.
Sham marriage gang jailed
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015
Five members of a sham marriage gang have been jailed at Downpatrick Crown Court.
Ex-RUC men cleared over perverting justice
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015
Two former RUC detectives have been formally cleared of intending to pervert the course of justice during an investigation into the murder of a soldier in Londonderry in 1979.
Worker admits customers' money theft
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015
A 29-year-old Co Antrim man has admitted using his position as a bank employee to steal money from the accounts of three unwitting customers.
Christmas Eve murder accused in court
Published: Saturday, 10 January 2015
Two brothers and a third man have appeared in court accused of the murder of Matthew Goddard in east Belfast.
Bates brothers guilty of waste dumping
Published: Friday, 09 January 2015
Two former directors of Ace Bates Skip Hire have admitted to waste dumping offences.
Coroner's anger over inquest delays
Published: Friday, 09 January 2015
The coroner John Leckey has demanded the PSNI, Northern Ireland Office and the Department of Justice explain long-running delays in the handling of information ahead of the inquest of a murdered GAA official almost 20 years ago.
'Bias' by Poots over gay blood ban
Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015
Former Health Minister Edwin Poots' ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland was "infected by apparent bias", a High Court judge has ruled.
Stephen Fry's fiance banned from driving
Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015
Stephen Fry appeared at a court in Wales on Wednesday to support his fiance Elliott Spencer as he was slapped with a driving ban just a day after their engagement was confirmed.
No flight booked for band trial witness
Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Thirteen members of a loyalist flute band accused of provocatively playing a sectarian tune outside a Catholic church had their trial put on hold because no flights were booked for an expert prosecution witness.
Four jailed for dry shaving woman's head
Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Three men and a woman have been jailed for the roles they played in a head-shaving incident described by a Judge as an "appalling act of degradation".
McCollum approved for NI jail transfer
Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Peru drugs mule Michaella McCollum's transfer to a Northern Ireland jail has been given the go-ahead by the head of the prison service in Belfast.
Derry councillor avoids jail after appeal
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
An independent councillor has avoided jailed and saved his seat by agreeing to pay compensation for damage he caused to Londonderry's walls.
Oldest witness tells HIA panel of abuse
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
An 89-year-old man - the oldest person to come forward to speak to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry - has described how he was beaten every day by a nun and constantly sexually abused by older boys in Nazareth Lodge in Belfast.
Jackie Chan's son to stand trial
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Jackie Chan's son Jaycee is set to stand trial on Friday on a drugs charge.
Pair in court over 'bomb factory'
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
A 19-year-old woman, jointly accused with her boyfriend of running a "bomb factory" for dissident republicans, has denied eight offences relating to explosives and ammunition.
Owner fined after dog attacks child
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
A north Belfast woman has been fined £250 and ordered to pay £400 compensation after her dog attacked and injured a child.
Abortion law legal challenge next month
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
A legal challenge to the abortion law in Northern Ireland will be heard next month, it has been confirmed.
Saved by the Bell star to stand trial
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
US actor Dustin Diamond, best known for his role in 90s comedy series Saved by the Bell, will stand trial for allegedly stabbing a man on Christmas Day.
Bryson's bid to clear name 'on hold'
Published: Monday, 05 January 2015
High-profile Union flag protestor Jamie Bryson must prove he was unaware a series of demonstrations were unlawful, a judge has ruled.
Smyth abused children in care, inquiry told
Published: Monday, 05 January 2015
A Catholic religious order has accepted that a notorious paedophile priest abused children while they were in the care of nuns in Belfast, a lawyer told a public inquiry on Monday.
Brother attack accused bailed in Australia
Published: Monday, 05 January 2015
A man from Co Antrim has been granted bail at an Australian court over the alleged “one-punch” attack in Sydney which has left his brother in a critical condition in hospital.
Man accused of £700 adult toys theft
Published: Monday, 05 January 2015
A man has appeared in court accused of stealing £700 worth of adult toys in a raid on a Belfast shop.
Child abduction accused refused bail
Published: Saturday, 03 January 2015
A Newtownabbey man accused of child abduction has been refused bail after a 14-year-old girl was found in his bedroom in her pants and vest.

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