Judge's warning as rioters are jailed
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Ahead of the marching season, Belfast's Deputy Recorder Judge Corinne Philpott QC, warned those intent on trouble to expect to go to prison, as three rioters were jailed for their involvement in disturbances last summer.
Salt poison child inquest halted
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
An inquest into how a four-year-old girl died from salt poisoning has dramatically halted after a judge said he "felt an offence may have been committed".
Glitter charged with sex offences
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Former pop star Gary Glitter is to be charged with eight sex offences involving underage girls, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
Harris 'should not be accused of lying'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Former Crimewatch presenter Sue Cook has told a court that Rolf Harris should not be accused of lying after forgetting a game show appearance in the 1970s - because she cannot recall being in the programme either.
McPeake 'enquired about girl at school'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
The vice principal of a Belfast school has revealed that Irish musician Francis McPeake had been on the premises without an appointment or permission, where he talked to several teachers about his alleged victim's exams.
O'Dowd 'must back integrated education'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A landmark High Court declaration will compel the Education Minister to encourage and support the integrated sector in Northern Ireland, campaigners have claimed.
Firearm accused released on bail
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A man accused of having a sawn-off shotgun and nearly 800 rounds of ammunition can be released on bail, a High Court judge has ruled.
Man jailed for abducting woman
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A man who subjected a "resourceful and brave" young woman to a "night of horror" when he abducted her off the street has been jailed for eight years.
Harris groping claims 'ridiculous'
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
Rolf Harris's brother has told a court that claims the entertainer groped a make-up artist more than two dozen times in a single day are "ridiculous".
Man 'sorry' for Ballycastle stab death
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A 29-year old Co Antrim man has admitted killing another man at a house in Ballycastle, and apologised to the victim's family for their loss.
Pair in court over stolen burnt out car
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A man and a teenager have appeared before court in Derry on charges relating to the theft of a car which was then set on fire.
Potato peeler used in car hijacking
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A 21-year-old student has appeared at the Magistrate's Court in Derry charged with using a potato peeler to hijack a car in the Waterside area of the city last year.
Man's pothole injury claim 'fantastical'
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A man who claimed he fractured an ankle by riding his bicycle into a pothole made up his account on the spur of the moment, a High Court judge has ruled.
Man in court over weapons training camp
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A 48-year old man has pleaded guilty to a string of charges linked to what police believe was a weapons training camp in Co Tyrone.
Woman breaks down at McPeake trial
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
A Belfast woman, who alleges she was involved in a sexual relationship with traditional Irish musician Frances McPeake when she was a 15-year old schoolgirl, has tearfully rejected claims that she had made the whole thing up.
Ombudsman in legal action against PSNI
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
The Police Ombudsman has served notice on the PSNI that he is to take legal action over its alleged refusal to provide investigators with information.
Teen tasers taxi-man to avoid fare
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
A teen high on a cocktail of drink and drugs, who used a Taser on a taxi driver in May last year to escape paying his fare, has been jailed for six months.
Harris compliments 'not in a lurid way'
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
Rolf Harris complimented his daughter's friend on her "lovely curves" but not in a "lurid way", a jury has heard.
Company fined after worker loses hand
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
A timber company has been fined at Derry Crown Court for a health and safety breach which resulted in a worker losing his hand.
Ex-charity boss facing forgery charges
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
The former director of a registered charity in Derry, which helps to integrate migrants into the local community, has gone on trial at the city's Crown Court charged with fifteen counts including fraud and forgery.
Michaela family 'frustrated' over progress
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
The loved ones of honeymoon murder victim Michaela McAreavey have released a statement expressing their frustration over the slow progress of fresh criminal proceedings into her death.
Musician faces sex abuse charges
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
A member of one of Ireland's most famous musical families allegedly abused a 15-year-old girl in a music workshop, during trips across the border and in his car, a jury has heard.
Harris denies 'deliberate lie'
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
Jurors in the trial of veteran entertainer Rolf Harris have been shown footage of a TV game show starring the artist in Cambridge in the 1970s - despite the star telling them he had never been to the city until three or four years ago.
Man remanded over Scott Vineer attack
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
A man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of teenager Scott Vineer in Lisburn two years ago.
Child murder reviewed after NI ruling
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
Police and prosecutors in England are in fresh talks about the prime suspect in the 1978 murder of a Devon schoolgirl - Robert Black - after he failed to overturn his conviction for murdering a Co Antrim schoolgirl.
Cody accused plead not guilty
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
Two men, charged with dousing a family pet dog in petrol and setting her alight which resulted in the animal's death, have pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Couple to be tried on sex abuse charges
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
A husband and wife are to stand trial accused of holding a woman with mental disabilities prisoner in their Co Armagh home and subjecting her to years of sexual abuse.
Committal hearings set over Black murder
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
Two men and a woman accused of involvement in the murder of prison officer David Black will face committal hearings next month.
Arrest warrant for Jeremy Kyle hopeful
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
An arrest warrant has been issued for a man - who wanted to appear on the Jeremy Kyle Show to take a lie detector test - after he was convicted of shouting sectarian slogans outside Belfast City Hall.
Ex-RUC men accused of perverting justice
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
Two former RUC detectives expected to appear before a judge accused of perverting the course of justice over an investigation into the killing of a soldier in Londonderry in the 1970s, have not appeared in court.
'Last chance' for Belfast pub arsonist
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
A man who lost part of his ear in a "severe beating" after starting two fires in a pub on Belfast's Shankill Road was placed on two years' probation after being told by a Judge "this is your last chance".
Harris's daughter 'smashed up paintings'
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
Rolf Harris's daughter was so "beside herself" when she found out her father was accused of sexually abusing her friend that she furiously "smashed up paintings" he had given to her, a court has heard.
'Screwdriver attack' on father's killer
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
A man accused of a screwdriver attack on his father's killer must remain in custody, a High Court judge has ruled.
'Elvis attack not a minor offence'
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been warned by a judge that his alleged assault of an Elvis impersonator is "not a minor offence".
Carroll murder appeals rejected
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
Two dissident republicans have failed to overturn their convictions for murdering police constable Stephen Carroll in Co Armagh.

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