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Man injured in kneecapping faces life changing injuries

The man who was kneecapped in west Belfast faces life changing injuries, police said.

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Police-issued photograph of Mark Ponisi, 53, who was killed at a flat in east Belfast on Saturday, January 20

Murder probe after death of man, 53, in Belfast

The man whose death at a flat in east Belfast yesterday morning sparked a murder investigation has been named as 53-year-old Mark Ponisi.

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Beware phone scammers after £20k-plus stolen in two incidents

The public have been urged to be vigilant after tens of thousands of pounds were lost in two phone scams in Co Down.

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Police cordon off the area in west Belfast

Victim of 'brutal' shooting was hit over head with hammer

A man shot in both legs and ankles in Belfast on Friday night was struck over the head with a hammer by his attackers.
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Former pole-dancer Natasha Gordon, 44, who entered into a suicide pact with a postman and left him to die alone, arrives at Leicester Crown Court to be sentenced on Friday

Former pole-dancer jailed after encouraging a man to kill himself

A former pole-dancer has been jailed for four years after entering a suicide pact with a postman and leaving him to die alone.

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Police and emergency services at the scene on the carriageway between Newtownards and Bangor

Judge: there’s no point in jailing bike death driver, I just won’t do it

A Co Down man who killed a cyclist was handed a community service order on Friday after a judge said he saw “no point” in sending him to jail.

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Monaghan man, aged 71, fined for NI waste offences

A man from the Republic of Ireland has been fined for committing waste offences in Co Armagh.

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Judge in Loughinisland case should step aside says lawyers for Ombudsman

A judge who ruled that a damning report into the Loughinisland atrocity was unlawful should step aside from the case, the High Court heard today.

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Burglary at home of elderly woman condemned as ‘absolutely disgusting crime’

Burglary at home of elderly woman condemned as ‘absolutely disgusting crime’

Police are hunting heartless thieves who stole cash and jewellery after breaking into the home of a woman aged in her 90s in Dromore, Co Down last night.

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet child following sexual grooming

A 34-year-old man was arrested in Lurgan yesterday on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

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Chris Tarrant and Jane Bird arrive at Reading Magistrates' Court,

Ban and £6,000 fine for drink-drive Tarrant

Radio host and TV presenter Chris Tarrant has apologised after he was given a road ban for drink-driving.

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Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said he has changed his views on abortion

Fianna Fail leader backs changes to Irish abortion law

The leader of the second-biggest party in the Republic said he has changed his views on abortion, and now supports moves to legalise it.

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The scene on Lough Erne after Lu Na McKinneys death

Man charged with murdering wife on Fermanagh boating holiday to be given bail

A man charged with murdering his wife during a family boating holiday is to be granted bail, Northern Ireland’s most senior judge ruled on Thursday.

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Smuggler has his court debt slashed

Smuggler has his court debt slashed

A £77,000 confiscation order against a Co Tyrone man in connection with millions of smuggled cigarettes is to be slashed to just £5,000, the Court of Appeal ruled today.

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Brothers plead guilty to sex trade charges

Brothers plead guilty to sex trade charges

Two brothers who had earned tens of thousands of pounds from the sex trade today (Thursday) pleaded guilty to controlling women for prostitution.

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A trailer similar to the one that was stolen in the Gilford area. Pic posted by PSNI Banbridge.

Cattle trailer stolen: Police appeal for witnesses

Police investigating the theft of a cattle trailer in the Gilford area have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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‘Evil’ former monk jailed for indecent assaults on boys

An 89-year-old “evil” former monk who preyed on three young boys, was today (Thursday) jailed for eight and a half years and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life after agreeing to serve a further two years on probation.

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Man due in court over thefts

Man due in court over thefts

Police have charged a 22-year-old man with 20 counts of theft.

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Immigration enforcement

Co Antrim takeaway faces fine over illegal Chinese workers

A Co Antrim business is facing a potential penalty of £40,000 after two immigration offenders from China were found working at its premises., the Home Office has said.

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Man charged with manslaughter following Newry death

A 32-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a 51-year-old man in Newry yesterday (January 17).

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