Drugs accused was 'sightseeing'
Published: Tuesday, 09 December 2014
A Vietnamese man stopped in Co Fermanagh in a van with £43,000 worth of cannabis plants claims he was in the area sightseeing, the High Court has heard.
Corporate manslaughter trial for care home
Published: Tuesday, 09 December 2014
A Co Antrim private nursing home is to stand trial on a charge of corporate manslaughter following the death of a patient in its care, a court has heard.
Man admits spate of hoax bomb calls
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
A 26-year old man from the Rathcoole area of Co Antrim has admitted being behind a spate of hoax bomb calls in Newtownabbey, including causing a security alert at the home of a local councillor.
Bank 'may have committed criminal fraud'
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
The Bank of Scotland may have committed criminal fraud in how it dealt with some customers in Northern Ireland, according to Attorney General John Larkin QC.
Belfast Trust to pay £8m to disabled boy
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
A severely disabled teenager who suffered catastrophic injuries as a baby is to receive up to £8m in compensation.
PPS review to be 'rigorous' - Starmer
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
The former director of the Crown Prosecution Service in England has said his investigation into claims made by Maíria Cahill will be rigorous.
Armagh man given 20 years for assaults
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
Police have welcomed a 20 year jail sentence handed to a south Armagh man for sexual assault and other offences.
Derry man denies murder charge
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
A Londonderry man has pleaded not guilty to murder and is to stand trial next year charged with carrying out the killing of Barry McCrory in the city.
Stewart 'had abandoned' murder appeal
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
Convicted double killer Hazel Stewart's first bid to overturn a verdict that she murdered her policeman husband was formally abandoned, her new lawyers have accepted.
Call for UK inquiry into 'hooded men'
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
Demands have been made for a human rights investigation to be made by UK authorities into the treatment of "the hooded men".
Priest sentenced for stealing funds
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
A priest who admitted stealing almost £1,800 over a three year period from church funds in Londonderry has been sentenced for the offences at Londonderry Magistrate's Court.
MS patient's joy at Dalriada ruling
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
A Multiple Sclerosis patient, who sought a judicial review over the decision to temporarily close Dalriada Hospital, Ballycastle, has spoken to UTV of her delight after a Belfast judge ruled new admissions can continue.
Ban on Facebook posts about sex offender
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
A judge in Londonderry has banned a man from posting comments about a convicted sex offender on his Facebook page which he uses to 'monitor' sex offenders.
Phil Rudd back in court after scuffle
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was back in court again on Thursday after he was embroiled in a scuffle with a witness in his pending kill threat case.
Murder accused to move to prison
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
A Portstewart man accused of murdering his mother is to move out of a hospital's secure unit after the Mental Health Order detaining him expires.
Injuries 'send a shiver up the spine'
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Injuries inflicted on an alleged rape victim found unconscious in a blood-soaked bedroom "send a shiver up the spine", a High Court judge said.
Alleyway killing due to 'dispute'
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
A murder victim was allegedly gunned down in a west Belfast alleyway as part of a "long-standing dispute", the High Court heard on Wednesday.
Worker witnessed McColgan murder
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
A postal worker has been describing how he saw two loyalist gunmen shoot Danny McColgan at a sorting office in Rathcoole in north Belfast almost 13 years ago.
Rape accused soldier to stand trial
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
A soldier is to stand trial accused of raping a woman in a Belfast city centre doorway, a judge has ruled.
Irish call to reopen ‘hooded men’ case
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
The Irish government has decided to request the re-opening of the landmark 'hooded men' case.
Father and son jailed for animal cruelty
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
A father and son have been jailed for a catalogue of animal cruelty offences against dozens of horses, ponies and donkeys.
Man jailed for hoax bomb calls
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
A Craigavon man has been jailed for making a series of hoax bomb calls to the police.
Judge to rule on Dalriada closure
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
A decision on lifting the ban on new admissions for the Dalriada Hospital in Ballycastle will be made by the courts on Thursday.
Threats accused 'researched beheading'
Published: Monday, 01 December 2014
A man accused of issuing threats to kill his sister and brother-in-law allegedly revealed how he researched beheading methods, the High Court has heard.
Date for murder conviction appeal
Published: Monday, 01 December 2014
A pharmacist jailed for battering her elderly neighbour to death with a crucifix has been given a new date for her legal bid to clear her name.
Pair warned over jail for animal cruelty
Published: Friday, 28 November 2014
A horse dealer and his father who allowed horses, ponies and donkeys to suffer, some starving to death on the Co Antrim farm they shared, have been warned there is the distinct chance they may be going to jail.
Man to stand trial over murder bid
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
A 50-year-old man is to stand trial on a number of offences including attempted murder.
Actress to go on trial over attack
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
EastEnders actress Linda Henry is to stand trial accused of racially aggravated harassment outside a Jamie Oliver restaurant.
Man sentenced over fight death
Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2014
A 33-year old Belfast man who caused the "senseless" death of a father-of-three during a fatal drunken fight in an alleyway has been handed a six-year sentence.
Phil Rudd arrives late to court
Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd risked arrest in New Zealand on Wednesday by arriving late to a scheduled court date.
Pair banned from entering Belfast
Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Two loyalists accused of trying to kill high-profile rivals in a north Belfast gun attack are to be released from custody, a High Court judge has ruled.
Syria accused's phone examined
Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Detectives investigating a Londonderry man accused of receiving weapons and explosives training in Syria have discovered apparent text and telephone communication with Arabian contacts, the High Court has heard.
Man may have had McColgan information
Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014
A man who was found dead at the bottom of a Belfast cliff 12 years ago in an apparent suicide, may have had information about the murder of a Catholic postman, a coroner's court has heard.
Guilty pleas over Ballymena bin attack
Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Two Ballymena men have admitted assaulting and falsely imprisoning a man who was found taped inside a wheelie bin in the Co Antrim town last year.
Man pleads guilty over hoax bomb calls
Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014
A Co Armagh man has pleaded guilty to making a series of hoax calls claiming suspect devices had been left at various locations in Craigavon and Lurgan.

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