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Police appeal over missing Bushmills woman Ann Penney

Police have issued an appeal for anyone with information about the whereabouts of missing Bushmills woman Ann Penney to come forward with information.

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Ann Penney

Appeal launched to find missing Ann Penney

Police are appealing on social media for help to locate missing Ann Penney.

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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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WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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From left,  Kelli Bagchus, manager of Carrickfergus Enterprise, John Robbin of Craicntour and Julie Campbell of The Ballygally Apartments. Pic by Carrie Davenport.

New map plots route to hidden gems in The Glens

Glens of Antrim coastal businesses are set for a boost through a new map higlighting the route’s hidden gems.

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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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North West 200 week will be ‘the best ever’

North West 200 week will be ‘the best ever’

A bumper week of events has been put together as part of this year’s North West 200 race festival.

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Nominations open for 2018 People of the Year awards

Nominations open for 2018 People of the Year awards

It’s time to get your nominations in for the first-ever annual Coleraine Times/Ballymoney Times & Roe Valley Sentinel Causeway Coast & Glens People of the Year Awards.

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NI to be as warm as Portugal next week

Temperatures are on the rise in Northern Ireland, according to the Met Office.

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File photo dated 01/03/18 of a Carpetright in Leeds, as the embattled retailer has put jobs under threat as it draws up sweeping restructuring plans which will close poorly-performing stores and see it tap investors for up to �60 million. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 1, 2018. See PA story CITY Carpetright. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Carpetright closure blow to local economy

Retail Northern Ireland chief executive Glyn Roberts says the closure of fice Carpetright stores, including the Coleraine outlet, in Northern Ireland is a blow to the local economy.

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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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Crankill Road

Fresh appeal for witnesses to fatal collision

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A26 Crankill Road in Ballymena last November after which Anthony McGhee died have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses.
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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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North Antrim MP Ian Paisley

Paisley says sorry over ‘Ramadan’ retweet

Ian Paisley has apologised after retweeting a message from right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins which said: “London has a higher murder rate than New York...and Ramadan’s not yet begun.”

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NI Railways

NI Railways to increase crackdown on anti-social behaviour

NI Railways will be increasing security on its services and at stations across the network in the run up to and over Easter 2018, it has emerged.
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