Court hears Tulisa 'vendetta' claims
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos, who is accused of assaulting a celebrity blogger, has claimed the charges against her are the result of a "vendetta".
Court rules weapons verdict 'unsafe'
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
A weapons conviction against one of the so-called 'Colombia Three' is to be quashed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Joss Stone murder plot men win appeal
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Two men convicted of plotting to kidnap and murder British soul singer Joss Stone in 2011 have had their sentences reduced on appeal.
Real IRA leader fails in appeal bid
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
A dissident republican, who was the first person to be found guilty of directing terrorism in the Republic has lost his bid to mount a challenge against his conviction in the Supreme Court.
Man cleared over indecent child images
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
A Belfast man who didn't know his computer held images of child sex abuse and extreme pornography, has been cleared of possessing over 600 indecent images found on his laptop.
Man accused of drugging woman
Published: Monday, 19 May 2014
A man has gone on trial of accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a young woman after promising her a modelling contract.
Tulisa 'hit me in eye at festival'
Published: Monday, 19 May 2014
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos allegedly "swung her arms" towards a man at a music festival, making contact with his left eye, a court has heard.
'Tiocfaidh Ár Lá' man convicted
Published: Monday, 19 May 2014
A man who shouted an Irish republican slogan outside a fast-food restaurant has been convicted of disorderly behaviour.
Newspaper 'harassed' Belfast man
Published: Monday, 19 May 2014
A north Belfast man suffered harassment from a newspaper reporting his alleged links to murder and dissident republican terrorism, his legal team has argued in the Court of Appeal.
Derry man in court over sandwich theft
Published: Monday, 19 May 2014
A 37-year-old man, who was arrested at the weekend, has been fined £100 for stealing a sandwich from a supermarket in Londonderry over two years ago.
Triads 'make £900k a year from NI drugs'
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
Triad gangs are raking in £900,000 a year out of a drug dealing racket in Northern Ireland, a court has heard.
Domestic abuse victim speaks out
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
A woman has spoken of the horrific physical and sexual abuse she suffered for years at the hands of her former partner in order to encourage others to seek help.
Driver banned for police station crash
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
A 24-year-old man, who rammed a car into the security gates at Strand Road Police Station in Londonderry after a drinking binge, has been handed a suspended sentence and disqualified from driving.
Warrant issued for bride's arrest
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
A Portuguese national, who agreed to act as a 'groom' in a sham marriage to be held at Belfast City Hall, has narrowly avoided being sent to jail.
Assault accused doctor's 'drink spiked'
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
An anaesthetist who works at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry, who is accused of assaulting two police officers, had a date rape drug in her system at the time of the alleged offences, a court has heard.
PSNI flag protest appeal fast-tracked
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott's appeal against a ruling that police wrongly facilitated illegal loyalist flag protest marches is to be fast-tracked.
Derry trio jailed for transporting bomb
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
Three men from Londonderry who were stopped in a car which contained a viable anti-personnel weapon that had the "potential to kill or seriously injure" have each been handed a 10-year sentence.
Pair acquitted of McDaid killing
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
The remaining two men accused of involvement in the killing of Coleraine community worker Kevin McDaid have been acquitted on Thursday morning of all charges.
Access denial to Price hearing 'unlawful'
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
A decision to deny a human rights watchdog access to a hearing on whether to release Old Bailey bomber Marian Price was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
Couple in court over robbing pharmacy
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
A Derry couple have pleaded guilty at the Crown Court to charges linked to the robbery of a pharmacy in the city.
Court rules on prison officer naming
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
The mother of a man who died in jail following a restraint procedure has lost her High Court battle to have the prison officers involved publicly named.
Mum abducted son from Lithuania
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
A boy abducted by his ex-soldier mother and brought to Northern Ireland is to be returned to Lithuania, the UK's highest court has ruled.
Prisoner 'forced mum to smuggle drugs'
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
A Coleraine man who admitted pressurising his mother into smuggling drugs into Magilligan Prison for him, has been jailed for six months.
Harris 'groped' teenage girl
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
Rolf Harris groped a teenage girl after she saw him at a celebrity event, a court has heard.
'800 rounds' found in hate crime probe
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
An east Belfast man has been remanded into custody after police investigating suspected race hate crimes uncovered a sawn-off shotgun and almost 800 rounds of assorted ammunition.
Men jailed for fatal Armagh attack
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Two men have been jailed for the part they played in the manslaughter of Armagh man Lee Smyth, who died two years after receiving "catastrophic" head injuries in an early morning assault.
School fined over asbestos
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
An east Belfast grammar school has been fined £7,500 after admitting a series of health and safety breaches in relation to the management of asbestos.
Man jailed for stealing alcohol in Derry
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A Belfast man who stole two bottles of whiskey from a Londonderry off-licence following a three-day drinking binge has been jailed for four years.
DPP not opposing 'Colombia Three' appeal
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Northern Ireland's Director of Public Prosecutions will not be opposing one of the so-called Colombia Three's appeal against a weapons conviction, a court has heard.
Fake rape claim woman could face jail
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A 40-year-old woman, who sparked two police investigations after she slashed herself with a blade or razor before crying "rape", has been warned that she could face jail for her false claim.
Charges dropped over McDaid killing
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A Co Antrim man who was due to stand trial on Wednesday on charges arising from the death of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid has had manslaughter and attempted murder charges dropped.
Lorry driver admits circus bra theft
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A lorry driver has pleaded guilty at Londonderry Magistrates' Court to stealing a bra and underwear from a circus in the Waterside area of the city last month.
Harris accuser 'confided in friend'
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A former school friend of one of Rolf Harris's alleged victims has told a court that she confided in her that he had "sexually abused her over many years" since she was 13 or 14.
Murder suspect killed, inquest reveals
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The chief suspect in the murder of dissident republican Kieran Doherty has been shot dead, it has been revealed.
Judge settles newspaper libel claim
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
A judge has settled his libel action over a newspaper's report which questioned the sentence he handed down to a barrister for a motoring offence.

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