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Ex-Irish League player awaits sentences

A former rising Irish League star has pleaded guilty to a series of attempted thefts at shops in Ballymena and he has also admitted shoplifting.

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Owen Gardner was sentenced at Belfast Crown Court

Window cleaner sentenced to twelve years for Lamont murder

A County Down window cleaner who “repeatedly stamped’’ on his victim’s head claiming it was self-defence was told today (Wednesday) he must serve a minimum of 12 years of his life sentence for murdering Coleraine man Mark Lamont.

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Sectarian thug jailed after fight over spilled pint

Sectarian thug jailed after fight over spilled pint

A sectarian thug once imprisoned for 22 years for the attempted murder of a Catholic man has been jailed for nine months for a drunken street fight over a spilled pint.

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Man ‘ransacked former foster carer’s home’

A man accused of ransacking his former foster carer’s home and attacking her partner was detained as he returned again armed with a meat cleaver, the High Court has heard.

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Appeal launched after female conductor indecently assaulted

Police are investigating after a train conductor was indecently assaulted on board a train on Saturday, April 14.

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North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey pictured at the scene in Ballymoney.

Suspected pipe bomb attack on family home was an elaborate hoax say police

Police have said a suspected pipe bomb attack on a family home in Ballymoney was an elaborate hoax.

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Ruling is due this week

Ruling is due this week

A window cleaner “repeatedly stamped” on his victim’s head while he lay on the ground following an altercation, a court heard today (Friday).

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Fan accused of Showgrounds pitch invasion

Fan accused of Showgrounds pitch invasion

An alleged pitch invader at an Irish Cup quarter-final, who is also accused of assaulting police, appeared in the dock at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Police have appealed for information

Man suffers fractured skull after masked men attack him with metal bars in 'brutal' incident

Police have appealed for information following a paramilitary-style assault on a man who was beaten with metal bars by masked men.

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Distribution of police stations in 1999. Compiled by Adam Kula

Revealed: two-thirds of all police stations shut in two decades

The number of police stations in Northern Ireland has been cut by two-thirds over the last two decades, new figures obtained by the News Letter reveal.

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Coleraine cold callers ‘using very aggressive tactics’

Police are asking for the public’s help in relation to cold callers in the Coleraine area.

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The inquest heard that Inspector Peter Magowan was worried about the potential loss of his job

Tragic PSNI officer’s body lay undetected in station for 10 hours

A PSNI inspector who shot himself with a colleague’s pistol in a police station locker room lay undiscovered for almost 10 hours after the room was sealed off as a crime scene due to the gun theft

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A loyalist parade through Rasharkin in 2017 'PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

Man gave one-fingered gesture at bands on Twelfth

A MAN who shouted abuse and made a one-fingered gesture at passing bands and police and also pointed towards an Irish Tricolour flying at Rasharkin’s Main Street during a July 12 loyalist parade, has been given a suspended jail sentence.

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The road traffic collision is causing disruption to traffic in Belfast.

Appeal for information on Coleraine shooting

East Londonderry MLA John Dallat has urged anyone with any information on Thursday evening’s shooting in Coleraine, to contact police immediately.

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Partygoer must pay for urinating on carpet

A red-faced reveller who urinated in a Portrush hotel corridor during stag night celebrations has been ordered to pay compensation towards a new carpet.

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Window cleaner pleads guilty to Coleraine murder

Window cleaner pleads guilty to Coleraine murder

A County Down window cleaner today pleaded guilty to murdering a man in North Antrim 15 months ago.

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The public consultation started today.

Fine for using phone while driving could increase from £60 to £200

A public consultation has opened today on proposals aimed at deterring the illegal use of a mobile phone while driving.
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Would you support more severe penalties for anyone found to be using a mobile phone illegally whilst driving?

POLL: Should the fine for using a mobile phone while driving in NI be more severe?

It's time to have your say.

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Killer Stewart’s house on the market

Killer Stewart’s house on the market

Hazel Stewart’s Coleraine home has been put on the market in an attempt to settle legal action over benefits she inherited from her murdered husband.

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Police appeal over Crescent area assault

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the report of a paramilitary style assault at a house in The Crescent area of Ballymoney yesterday, Sunday, 4 March.

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