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Bessbrook death: man faces drugs charges

A 48-year-old man has been charged with drug offences in relation to the sudden death of a woman in Bessbrook, Co Armagh, earlier this week.

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Ballymoney man fined £750 for keeping barn owls

A man who claimed he kept rare owls at his open farm to help educate the public about wildlife is now disheartened after a crackdown by the authorities and now says: “I don’t care if the last owl in Northern Ireland is dead”.

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Police pay informers millions in NI

Two arrested after collision with police vehicle

Two people have been arrested after a suspected stolen car collided with a police vehicle in Newtownards on Friday night.

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Murder victim Gerard Quinn

Teen admits killing man in Londonderry

A teenager has admitted killing a man outside a house in Londonderry last year.

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Sean McElwee

Lorry driver jailed for killing GAA man Sean McElwee

A 51-year-old Lithuanian lorry driver who caused the death of Co Tyrone man Sean McElwee in a head-on crash two years ago has been jailed for nine months.

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Pregnant woman ‘raped after she was accused of cheating’

A Belfast man allegedly raped his pregnant partner and shaved off her hair amid accusations of infidelity, the High Court heard on Friday.

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Man spared prison for biting off thumb of another man

A father of two who bit off another man’s thumb whilst being attacked with golf clubs was spared jail on Friday after it was accepted he acted the way he did in a case of “excessive self defence.”

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Jail term for lewd act outside nursery school

A pensioner who committed a lewd act outside a nursery school on Belfast’s Shankill Road was handed a five-month prison sentence on Friday.

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Man loses appeal over death threat

A man jailed for threatening to blow a Catholic taxi driver’s brains out at gunpoint failed today in a bid to overturn his conviction.

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Man arrested after Bessbrook sudden death

A 48-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the sudden death of a woman in her 30s in south Armagh.
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The scene of the security alert at Ardnalee in Culmore, Londonderry on Wednesday, where a bomb exploded outside a police officer's home. PACEMAKER

Officer targeted was ‘a father and a devoted family man’

The police officer targeted by “violent dissident republicans” in Londonderry on Wednesday was a father, the PSNI has confirmed.

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Arlene Arkinson and Robert Howard

Coroner defends delays in Arlene Arkinson inquest

Delays to the long-running inquest for missing Northern Ireland schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson are worthwhile, a coroner's court has been told.

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Judge’s Home Office warning to Polish ‘transient’

Judge’s Home Office warning to Polish ‘transient’

A Polish man residing in Ballymena has been living a transient lifestyle and stays at a friend’s house despite coming here nine years ago.

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Man used walking stick as weapon in courthouse incident

An Ahoghill man has admitted being disorderly inside Ballymena Courthouse and to assaulting a number of people including court security staff and police whilst using a walking stick as an offensive weapon.

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Rise in fake set-top boxes supporting crime gangs

Rise in fake set-top boxes supporting crime gangs

The PSNI has warned that the rise in public demand for fake set-top boxes is supporting organised crime gangs.

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Duo went on ‘eat and run’ drunken scoffing spree in town

Duo went on ‘eat and run’ drunken scoffing spree in town

Two men have admitted tucking into food and downing drink in a “drunken escapade” and running up a bill of almost £100 at two Ballymena eateries before fleeing without paying.

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The scene at Ardanlee, in the Culmore area of the city, on Wednesday. (Pacemaker)

Security alert in Londonderry ends as under-car bomb confirmed

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a police officer in Londonderry yesterday are appealing for information about the attack.

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Kenneth Newman, pictured in June 1979

Tribute to RUC chief constable who led force in 1970s

Tribute has been paid to an officer who led the RUC through some of the most turbulent and bloody years of its history.

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Police at the scene of the incident in Londonderry on Wednesday

‘Justifying’ Provos campaign plays into dissidents’ hands: DUP

Attempts to justify the Provisional IRA’s bombing campaign are helping “legitimise” attacks such as the attempt to kill a police officer in Londonderry on Wednesday.

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A real danger to women ... judge’s chilling verdict on cesspit killer

The predatory partner of children’s author Helen Bailey who was found dead in a cesspit was branded a “real danger to women” as he was jailed for 34 years for her murder.

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