Man entered hospital armed with hatchet
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
A man, who went into a Belfast hospital armed with a hatchet, has been given a four-month suspended jail sentence.
Scottish addict jailed for Twelfth riot
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
A 53-year-old heroin addict from Scotland who danced on top of a police Land Rover during a riot in north Belfast has been handed a three-year sentence.
Dog torture accused granted legal aid
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Two men accused of burning a family's dog to death are set to argue for the charges against them thrown out of court, a judge has heard.
Men 'covered in blood' after stabbing
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Two men were found covered in blood after a young man was stabbed in the head in a house in Limavady in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Londonderry Magistrates' Court has heard.
Driving ban for Professor Green
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Rapper Professor Green has been banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay a £525 fine and costs after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Pair remanded over Ardoyne murder
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who was found dead in Ardoyne in north Belfast on Saturday.
Girl sues Giants for hockey puck injury
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
A schoolgirl spectator hit on the head by an ice hockey puck at a Belfast Giants match is seeking a landmark award of up to £30,000 in damages, it has emerged.
Dappy denies assault charge
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has denied assaulting a man outside a nightclub last month.
Abusive man 'tried to headbutt officer'
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
A man tried to bite and head-butt police officers called to deal with a rowdy group in a Belfast hotel, a court has heard.
Man bailed over bomb hoax
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
A Bangor man accused of causing a bomb hoax has been released on bail despite being labelled "dangerous" by a judge.
Paddy Power's Pistorius advert banned
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
An advertising campaign by bookmaker Paddy Power regarding the Oscar Pistorius trial - which offered "money off if he walks" - brought advertising into disrepute, the regulator has ruled.
Loyalist worker jailed over cannabis
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
An east Belfast loyalist community worker has been jailed for six months over his involvement in a "wholesale" cannabis production factory.
Killer driver jailed over new offence
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
A man who served a prison sentence for causing the death by dangerous driving of a west Belfast schoolgirl has been jailed after appearing in court on motoring offences.
Man 'possessed terrorist cook book'
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
A Londonderry man has pleaded to bomb making offences and having a terrorist 'cook book' after appearing in court.
Fatal crash driver to get credit for plea
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
A woman who caused the death of a baby girl on her first birthday through her careless driving, has been told that she would receive substantial credit for her guilty pleas as it saves the baby's parents from having to sit through a trial.
Belfast man 'in threat to chop up uncle'
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
A Belfast man has been released on bail after appearing in court accused of stabbing his uncle in the neck with a broken vodka bottle and threatening to "chop him up".
Man in court over Carrick bomb hoaxes
Published: Monday, 17 March 2014
A man has appeared in court accused of a series of arson attacks and causing security alerts near his home in Co Antrim.
Van sped 'at 100mph' during police chase
Published: Monday, 17 March 2014
A stolen van was driven at speeds of over 100mph during a police pursuit into Belfast, a court has heard.
'Shoddy' workmanship led to gas deaths
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
The deaths of two young men from carbon monoxide poisoning in a holiday apartment in Co Londonderry was caused by "shoddy and dangerous workmanship" and could have been avoided "with just a little bit of care", a Belfast judge has said.
Doctor to sue Trust over A&E problems
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
A senior doctor working at the accident and emergency unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital and a patient are to sue the Belfast Health Trust over the problems they have experienced in the department.
Brothers jailed for child sex abuse
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
Two brothers have been jailed for more than 20 years each for an appalling catalogue of child sex abuse and multiple rapes that took place over two decades and against members of their family.
Woman jailed for microwaving kitten
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A woman has been jailed for causing the death of her kitten by cooking it in a microwave because it attacked her goldfish, in what the RSPCA described as one of the worst cases of cruelty it had seen.
Suspended sentences for dog fight trio
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A father and two sons from east Belfast who admitted animal cruelty charges related to dog fighting have received suspended six-month sentences.
Son cleared over father's murder
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
The only son of a Ballymena couple, who stabbed his parents while believing he was the devil and after killing the family dog because he thought it had supernatural powers, has been cleared of murdering his father and attempting to murder his mother.
Legal challenge to Casement rebuild
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
Building work on the new £76m Casement Park in west Belfast could be halted by legal action from a social club facing demolition to make way for the GAA stadium.
PUP man fails in bid to gag newspaper
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A Progressive Unionist Party member has failed in a legal bid to have a newspaper gagged from claiming he is involved with loyalist paramilitaries.
Woman admits Spanish property scam
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A Co Tyrone woman at the centre of an international property scam has dramatically pleaded guilty to stealing around £270,000 from investors.
Man with 500 convictions appeals verdict
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
A Londonderry judge has described a man with over 500 driving convictions as having the worst criminal record he had ever seen in his time at the bench.
Soldier remanded over barracks murder
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
A 23-year-old serving soldier has appeared in court charged with murdering a Northern Irish corporal found dead at Army barracks in England.
Father sentenced for Twelfth rioting
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
A father-of-one who threw two missiles at police lines during a riot in east Belfast has been handed an eight-month sentence.
Two admit manslaughter of Armagh man
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
A soldier and a tree surgeon have admitted the unlawful killing of a Co Armagh man who survived in a coma for two years before dying in a nursing home in 2012.
'No walking away over OTRs' - Haass
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
The former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass has urged parties in Northern Ireland not to walk away from peace talks over the issue of 'on-the-runs'.
Man 'suspended from OO over riot'
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A 25-year old Belfast man has been suspended from the Orange Order after becoming embroiled in a riot in the north of the city, a court has heard.
Pensioner fought off Derry car-jackers
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A 71-year-old woman fought off two would-be hijackers when they attempted to take her car as she was parking the vehicle in her church carpark on Sunday morning, a court in Londonderry has heard.
Samurai sword 'used in family feud'
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A man was attacked with a samurai sword and knife as part of a feud between two families in Belfast, the High Court heard on Tuesday.

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