Trial delayed in doctor's assault case
Published: Thursday, 06 February 2014
A District Judge at Londonderry Magistrates' Court has granted extra time to a defence barrister to take instructions from a doctor who has been charged with assaulting two police officers in the city last December.
Corrie's Roache cleared of sex charges
Published: Thursday, 06 February 2014
Coronation Street veteran William Roache has been cleared of all charges of rape and sexual abuse against five young girls in the 1960s and 70s.
Jury retires in child rape case
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A jury in the trial of three Londonderry men accused of child abuse and rape has retired for the day after failing to reach a unanimous verdict.
Man in court on prison officer murder
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of prison officer David Black.
Pair in court accused of child cruelty
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A 22-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man have appeared at Belfast Crown Court charged with child cruelty.
Roache trial jury considers verdicts
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
The jury in the trial of Coronation Street's William Roache has been sent home and will return to resume its deliberations on Thursday.
Mum of three jailed over £30k pay rise
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A mother of three children who gave herself a £30,000 pay rise while working as payroll co-ordinator has been jailed for nine months.
Dad 'joined riot to rescue daughters'
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A father who threw masonry at police after going to rescue his teenage daughters from rioting in north Belfast has been spared jail.
Judge in 'neknominate' video is sorry
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A high profile Northern Ireland judge has owned up to her "foolish behaviour" after she was filmed taking part in the 'neknominate' drinking game.
Indeterminate sentence for Philippa death
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A man has been given an indeterminate sentence for the manslaughter of policewoman Philippa Reynolds in Londonderry.
Man jailed for £1m bin bags drugs haul
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A man caught outside Belfast with £1m of cannabis in black bin bags has been sentenced to six years in jail.
Attempted murder conviction overturned
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A Co Antrim man jailed for attempting to murder another man with an iron bar has had his conviction quashed at the Court of Appeal.
Glentoran fan sentenced for Oval affray
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A Glentoran fan who was part of a large crowd of people who attacked teenage Linfield fans following a football match at the Oval implicated himself after boasting about his presence on social networking site Bebo.
Man held after £330k drugs found in post
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
An alleged member of an English-based organised crime gang has been remanded in custody accused of posting almost six kilos of cocaine to Northern Ireland.
Child rape allegations 'inconsistent'
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Defence lawyers at the trial of three Londonderry men accused of years of child abuse and rape say the case against the men does not stand up.
Co Antrim man cleared of doorman death
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A Co Antrim man cleared of killing a doorman out celebrating Christmas has offered his sympathies to his family as he was unanimously acquitted of the manslaughter of the 48-year-old father of three Colin McLeister.
Nigerian sex slave wins NI court challenge
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A Nigerian woman who fled to Northern Ireland amid claims of having been forced into sexual slavery has won her High Court challenge to being denied human trafficking victim status.
RUC murder appeal rejected
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A man jailed for the murder of a part-time police officer 32 years ago has failed in a bid to have his conviction overturned.
Solicitor in court over £800k theft
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Former solicitor Damien Murray has appeared in the dock of Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday, where he admitted stealing over £800k from clients at his law firm over a four-year period.
Murder accused 'helped in gun search'
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
The jury in the Philip Strickland murder trial has heard how one of the accused voluntarily helped detectives look for the weapon used in the killing.
Ex-soldier was guilty of benefit fraud
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
A former soldier has received a suspended sentence after he falsely claimed over £33,000 in housing benefits for almost a decade.
McGurk's families 're-traumatised'
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Relatives of those killed in one of Northern Ireland's worst terrorist atrocities have been "re-traumatised" by learning a report into the bombing may have been rewritten, it was claimed on Monday.
Man remanded over 'assaulting nurses'
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
A 51-year-old old man accused of assaulting two nurses in Altnagelvin Hospital last week has been remanded into custody.
Prisoner caught with drugs in buttocks
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
A driver who caused the death of a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for three months after prison officers found cannabis in his cell.
Men ‘were on active dissident duty’
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Two alleged dissident republicans on "active duty" have been remanded into custody charged with having explosives.
Hospital witness 'died day after attack'
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
A Londonderry Court has been told that a terminally ill patient who witnessed an assault in the intensive care unit at Altnagelvin Hospital earlier this month, died the day after he witnessed the assault.
Men 'used children as sex objects'
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
The trial of three Londonderry men accused of years of child abuse and rape has heard a prosecuting lawyer suggest the men used children as sex objects.
Newry pair remanded over ecstasy haul
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
A man and woman from Newry have been remanded into custody charged with having £50,000 of class A ecstasy.
Two charged over Derry walls' graffiti
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Two men arrested at the weekend for allegedly painting political slogans on Derry's historic walls have appeared in court charged with causing criminal damage.
Firm fined after man loses part of leg
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
One of Co Down's largest employers, Walter Watson Ltd, has been ordered to pay nearly £25k in fines and costs for a breach in health and safety which resulted in one of their employees losing part of a leg two years ago.
Bandsman jailed over throwing firework
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
A loyalist bandsman has been jailed for 12 months for throwing a firework at police during "sporadic, but sustained" rioting in north Belfast.
Woman appears in court in onesie
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
A woman has appeared in the dock at the Magistrate's Court in Londonderry dressed in her onesie pyjamas.
Coleraine abuse trial 'to end next week'
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
The trial of three Londonderry men accused of years of child abuse is expected to end next week.
Drink driving death appeal refused
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
A mother-of-four who killed another motorist merited a tough prison sentence for being more than two times over the drink-drive limit, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Pearse Jordan inquest findings quashed
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
The findings of an inquest into the police shooting of an IRA man more than 20 years ago are to be quashed, a High Court judge has ruled.

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