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‘Sex in the bath’ tag man granted bail

A MAN who was jailed for damaging an electronic monitoring tag on his ankle after it got caught on a tap while having sex in a bath, has been released on fresh bail ... with electronic monitoring.

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Drive ban for man found sleeping in car

A man found by police to be over the limit and sleeping in the driver seat of a car with the key in the ignition in the grounds of Galgorm Resort & Spa after attending a wedding has been banned from driving for nine months and fined £300.

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Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane who was shot dead by loyalists.

Dublin slammed on victims ‘bias’

A man whose brother was killed in the Kingsmills massacre has challenged the Irish Foreign Minister as to whether Pat Finucane was worth more than the ten men killed in that atrocity.

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Poll backing for Ashers

A new opinion poll has confirmed overwhelming public support in Great Britain for Ashers Baking Company over the controversial ‘gay cake’ case.

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Gary Haggarty is facing over 200 charges linked to UVF activity

Thousands of papers to consider in case against supergrass Gary Haggarty

A high profile court case involving so-called ‘loyalist supergrass’ Gary Haggarty has been postponed until the middle of next year.

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Inside Michael White's garage.

Man ran ‘global counterfeit operation’ from his garage

A County Antrim businessman who ran an international counterfeiting operation from his garage in Templepatrick has been given a suspended jail sentence at Laganside Courts today.

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Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel

Man (71) ‘sorry for looking at child porn images’

A 71-year-old Co Antrim man who helps out at his wife’s guesthouse, has apologised for downloading images of child sex abuse from the internet.

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Graffiti on Wellington Street Church

Extraordinary scenes as ‘Preacher’ makes court appearance

There were extraordinary scenes inside and outside Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday when a defendant “preached” in the court grounds for ten minutes and then shouted several remarks about God when he entered the courtroom.

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Carrick death crash man’s sentence reduction bid fails

Carrick death crash man’s sentence reduction bid fails

A Carrick man jailed for causing the death of a nurse in a high-speed collision failed today in a bid to have his sentence reduced.

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Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin

Charter NI has links with UDA, says top PSNI officer

Pressure is mounting on Charter NI after a senior police officer revealed that people connected with the organisation are members of the UDA.

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Cars broken into while owners attended children’s Christmas concert in Co Armagh

Cars broken into while owners attended children’s Christmas concert in Co Armagh

Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were broken into at a carpark in the Mullaghbrack Road area of Armagh last night.

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Judge uses interpreter to tell drink driver ‘you are a menace and a danger to other road users’

District Judge Peter King said he would not allow a man to drive after bail was fixed to appeal a four months jail term because his “concern is he could kill somebody over the Christmas period”.

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Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton says no new probe into Troubles service personnel is happening. Pic: Pacemaker.

Police dismiss reports of new murder probe on 1000 soldiers

The PSNI has dismissed media reports that there is to be a new Troubles investigation into as many as 1000 former service personnel.

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Les Allamby (NI Human Rights Commissioner) at Belfast High Court

More resources are needed for progress on Troubles - NIHRC

Progress in investigating Troubles-related deaths in Northern Ireland remains elusive, the Human Rights Commission has said.

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Belfast-born Private Matthew Boyd, 20, of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. Jake Vallely, 24, has been jailed for life at Cardiff Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum of 16 years in prison for murdering the soldier in the barracks town of Brecon, South Wales, in the early hours of May 8. Photo: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire

NI soldier’s killer gets life sentence

A boxer who boasted that he was the “hardest man” in his town has been jailed for life after murdering a soldier on a night out.

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Pte Matthew Boyd

Self-proclaimed 'hardest man in Brecon' jailed for murder of soldier

A boxer who boasted that he was the "hardest man" in his town has been jailed for life after murdering a soldier on a night out.
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Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams

Adams challenged to name IRA figure

The son of a murdered prison officer has personally challenged Gerry Adams to name a former IRA leader who admitted the terror group carried out the killing.

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