NI's past 'shouldn't focus on state wrongs'
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
NI Secretary of State Theresa Villiers is to call for a "proportionate" focus on wrongdoing by republicans and loyalists, rather than the police, as part of future measures to deal with the region's troubled past when she delivers a speech in Belfast later.
Dublin gun attack victim named
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A man shot dead in an early morning gun attack in Dublin has been named as John O'Regan.
Dramatic rise in racism attacks in NI
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Police figures show that there has been a huge rise in the number of racist attacks in the past 12 months, however, work is underway to help tackle the growing problem in communities.
Arrest over 'body in lake' murder
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A man arrested in relation to the murder of Kevin Kearney in north Belfast last autumn has been released unconditionally.
Gay pop star's message of support
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Co Tyrone pop singer Ryan Dolan has used his experiences as a young gay man growing up in the town of Strabane to help others who may find themselves in similar situations.
Man released in dissident probe
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A man arrested by police in Newry investigating dissident republican activity has been released unconditionally.
'Fertiliser' found in Fintona alert van
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Police have discovered a substantial amount of 'fertiliser' inside a Transit van which sparked a security alert when it was stopped overnight on the outskirts of Fintona in Co Tyrone.
Baby simulator helps train NI medics
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A Co Down hospital is introducing a new pilot training programme for its paediatric staff which is set to revolutionise the way infants are treated.
IT firm creates 50 jobs in Belfast
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Fifty new IT jobs are to be created in Belfast.
Major expansion for Antrim coast hotel
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A historic hotel on the north Antrim coast has announced a £3m expansion.
Man released in Derry crime probe
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A man who was arrested by police investigating recent serious crimes in Londonderry has been released unconditionally.
Man 'secretly filmed female doctors'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A man is to stand trial accused of secretly filming female doctors for his own sexual gratification, a judge has ruled.
Man grew cannabis 'due to chronic pain'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A middle-aged man who was caught growing cannabis said he used the drug to help him deal with chronic back pain, a court has heard.
Out-of-town superstore plans refused
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has refused applications for four out-of-town supermarkets near Magherafelt in Co Londonderry.
Stolen car jumped seven red lights
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Three brothers who have over 200 criminal convictions have been jailed for almost four years after stealing a car, jumping seven red lights and nearly knocking down a pensioner.
Judge's marching season jail warning
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A Belfast judge has warned that the courts will hand out "stiffer custodial sentences" if there is further public disorder during this summer's marching season.
Lisburn city set for £300k refurb
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Lisburn is set to receive a £300,000 refurbishment.
Girl released over flight 'terror tweet'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A 14-year-old girl arrested over an alleged bomb threat sent via Twitter to American Airlines has since been released, Dutch police have confirmed.
Burglars use ladder to access nursery
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Police are hunting criminals who used a ladder to get into a nursery via the roof.
Royal Black members in parade breach fine
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Five members of the Royal Black Institution have been convicted of knowingly breaching a ban on flute bands playing music outside a Catholic church in Belfast.
Arrest after stolen vehicles recovered
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A man has been arrested after police seized 16 vehicles, some of which are believed to be stolen property, during a raid in Newry, Co Down.
2013 'driest summer in a decade'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Last summer was the driest in a decade, according to the Marine Conservation Society.
Ruling reduces electricity bills by £10
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A ruling from the Competition Commission on electricity price controls means that customers in Northern Ireland will see annual bills reduced by £10.
Over 2,000 gorse fires in NI last year
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
More than 2,000 gorse blazes were attended by firefighters in Northern Ireland last year, the Fire and Rescue Service have revealed.
Payout for PSNI baton strike criticised
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
The Police Federation has criticised a decision to award damages of £3,000 to a woman who was hit by a police baton.

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