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.
'Abuse footage kept as trophy images'
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Mobile phone footage of a vulnerable woman's hair being burnt and shaved was kept as trophy images, the High Court has heard.
Man died two years after Armagh attack
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A man so badly beaten that he was left in a coma died two years later in a nursing home after the agonising decision was made to turn off his life support machine, a murder trial has heard.
Men on trial for Armagh murder
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
Two men are to go on trial on Tuesday accused of the murder of an Armagh man attacked nearly four years ago.
Jury sworn in for father murder trial
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
A Newry Crown Court jury has been sworn in to try the case of a 27-year-old Co Antrim man charged with murdering his father and attempting to murder his mother.
Men in court over explosives haul
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
Two men have appeared at a preliminary enquiry at the Magistrate's Court in Derry charged in connection with the discovery of a haul of weapons, explosives and drugs in the attic of a house.
Charges reinstated over Hamill murder
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
High Court judges have quashed a decision to halt criminal proceedings against two men and a woman in connection with the murder of Catholic Robert Hamill in 1997.
Boy, 13, remanded on burglary charges
Published: Saturday, 08 March 2014
A 13-year-old boy accused of committing two burglaries in Belfast got a hug and kiss from his mother in court before he was remanded into custody on Saturday.
Nurse jailed over patient sex attack
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
A male auxiliary nurse who sexually assaulted a "hopelessly defenceless" elderly patient was on Friday handed a five year jail term.
Buckfast rioter danced on PSNI van
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
A north Belfast man has been jailed for six months after he was caught on film dancing on top of police landrovers while drinking from a bottle of Buckfast wine.

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