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Anger at one punch killer jail term

The family of a man who died as a result of a one punch attack yesterday reacted angrily when the man who admitted killing him was jailed for six months.

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At present, a court translator is provided only when it is required when a witness cannot speak and understand English.
So it is a nonsense to suggest that a witness who can speak English perfectly well should have their evidence translated from Irish," said Mr Allister

Allister: Repeal of ban on Irish in courts would only hinder justice

The mooted lifting of a ban on Irish in Northern Ireland courts would be a retrograde step that would hinder the delivery of justice, TUV leader Jim Allister has warned.

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Alleged burglar in teacher death case put into custody

Alleged burglar in teacher death case put into custody

An alleged burglar was remanded in custody today accused of stealing a car belonging to a former teacher later found dead at her home.

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Alleged UDA boss gets bail to attend funeral

Alleged UDA boss gets bail to attend funeral

An alleged UDA boss is banned from going near its power base during temporary prison release, a High Court judge ordered today.

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Britain First member John Richard Banks, from Doncaster, at Belfast Magistrates Court.

Photo: Press Eye

‘Counter jihadist’ denies inciting hate

A self-proclaimed counter-jihadist is to deny allegations of inciting hatred in Belfast, a court heard today.

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McIlroy first chatted to the girl innocently on a social network

Man jailed for asking girl of 14 to strip for photos

A former children’s party organiser who sought online comfort from a teenage schoolgirl after his marriage broke down was given 12 months yesterday, for getting her to strip and email him the pictures.

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Man arrested by Paramilitary Crime Task Force

Man arrested by Paramilitary Crime Task Force

Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force arrested a man (48) today on suspicion of possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply.

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Cash and jewellery of sentimental value stolen

Cash and jewellery of sentimental value stolen

Cash and jewellery of great sentimental value, including a diamond engagement ring, have been stolen from a Co Down property.

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Men due in court following creeper burglary

Men due in court following creeper burglary

Two men are due to appear in court this morning charged with burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.

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Morning View

A republican justice minister would be a political disaster

There was last night a Sinn Fein account as to what the DUP agreed in the talks.

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The aftermath of the La Mon House hotel terrorist atrocity. PACEMAKER PRESS INTL.

La Mon 40th anniversary: some families still pressing for fresh investigation

The RUC investigation into the La Mon House atrocity – carried out by the IRA 40 years ago tomorrow (17 February) – was revisited by the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) with an 81-page report presented to the families six years ago.

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Firefighters tackle the La Mon House hotel fire bomb in 1978

La Mon 40th anniversary: savage attack charred victims beyond recognition

Although brutal terrorist atrocities were commonplace in Northern Ireland by the late 1970s, the utter depravity of the IRA’s fire bomb attack at the La Mon House hotel 40 years ago tomorrow sent shockwaves around the world. MARK RAINEY reports

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Two men arrested after creeper burglary

Two men arrested after creeper burglary

Police have arrested two men following a creeper style burglary in Newtownabbey last night (Wednesday, February 14).

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Former minister of the environment Dermot Nesbitt leaving Belfast High Court

Former UUP minister challenges approval for social housing apartments beside his home

Planning approval was given for social housing apartments beside a former Stormont minister’s home without properly considering their form, he told the High Court on Thursday.

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Indefinite hospital detention for man cleared of attempted murder

Indefinite hospital detention for man cleared of attempted murder

A Belfast man who repeatedly stabbed a lorry driver after voices from his TV said he was delivering dead bodies to his street, will be detained in hospital indefinitely.

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Police arrest ‘prolific hoax bomb caller’

Police arrest ‘prolific hoax bomb caller’

Police have arrested a person in connection with hoax bomb calls in Antrim.

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Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

‘Rogue trader’ tried to charge pensioner £6k to tarmac driveway

An alleged rogue trader was in court yesterday accused of trying to charge a pensioner £6,000 to tarmac her drive.

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The incident happened at a Gay Pride march in Belfast last August

No prosecution over DUP placard insult at Gay Pride parade

A 25-year-old woman investigated by police for holding a placard bearing an offensive message about the DUP will not be prosecuted.

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Raymond Johnston

Murder victim was ‘always up for a laugh’

The man who was shot dead in front of his partner and young child in west Belfast last night has been described as a “cheerful guy” who was “always up for a laugh”.

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Brian Duffin

Councillor quits SDLP after sex assault charge

A Co Antrim councillor has resigned from the SDLP after appearing in court charged with sexual assault.

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