News

  • Concerns growing for missing teen

    Sun 19th Oct 2014

    The family of a missing teenage girl in north Belfast are becoming concerned for her safety. 15-year-old Clodagh O’Hara has been missing from her home in the Brookfield Place area of the city since Friday evening. Clodagh is described as being approximately 5’4″ tall, slim build with long dark hair and a nose piercing. At […]
  • House petrol bombed in Dunmurry

    Sun 19th Oct 2014

    A house has been damaged in a petrol bomb attack in Dunmurry on Sunday morning. A window was smashed and the device thrown at the door of the Cloona Manor property shortly before 12.45am. A second unexploded petrol bomb was found in the driveway and was taken away for forensic examination. No one was in […]
  • Tens of thousands to join pay march

    Sat 18th Oct 2014

    Tens of thousands of workers, including many who have been on strike this week, will join protests today to highlight the need for pay to increase. Huge numbers are expected to take part in the main rally in London as well as in Glasgow and Belfast. The TUC is organising the demonstrations under the banner […]
  • Plan ‘would not help sex workers’

    Fri 17th Oct 2014

    Criminalising the purchase of sex in Northern Ireland would not reduce trafficking, new research has claimed. The controversial proposal, which is up for debate at Stormont next week, could also put sex workers in greater danger, is unlikely to deter customers and would be almost impossible to police, according to the study. The survey, the […]
  • Man dies in ‘police chase’ smash

    Fri 17th Oct 2014

    A man has died after a car apparently being chased by police crashed into another vehicle on Thursday night. Three other people are in a critical condition in hospital after the two-car crash on the Saintfield Road between Belfast and Carryduff. While it is believed police were chasing one of the cars at the time, […]
  • Hearing suspended over thug remark

    Thu 16th Oct 2014

    A Stormont committee hearing was suspended after a former Executive minister called a unionist rival a thug. The DUP’s Sammy Wilson made the remark as he accused Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister of bullying a witness appearing before the Social Development Committee. The committee was hearing evidence from DUP ministerial adviser Stephen Brimstone as […]
  • McGuinness condemns DUP over talks

    Thu 16th Oct 2014

    the deputy first minister has accused his Democratic Unionist partners in government of showing contempt and disrespect after they boycotted the opening of new political talks at Stormont. Martin McGuinness’s criticism of the DUP was echoed by the SDLP and Alliance party as a plenary session chaired by the Government got under way in the […]
  • Armed robbers raid east Belfast shop

    Thu 16th Oct 2014

    A shop worker has been threatened at gunpoint during a robbery in east Belfast on Wednesday night. Two masked men went into the Bloomfield Avenue premises shortly after 8.40pm. They made off towards the Ravenscroft Road and the Newtownards Road in a white Fiesta with cash, cigarettes and a mobile phone.
  • Man attacked by gang in Holywood

    Thu 16th Oct 2014

    A man has been seriously hurt by robbers at a house in Holywood on Wednesday night. A gang of masked men entered the Firmount Crescent home shortly before 8pm. They assaulted the occupant, who is in his 30s. He was treated in hospital for injuries to his hands.
  • £1m worth of cannabis seized

    Thu 16th Oct 2014

    Cannabis with an estimated street value of between £750,000 and £1 million has been seized by police in Northern Ireland. Two men aged 36 and 21 have been arrested and are helping police with their inquiries. Plants, cultivation equipment and drugs paraphernalia were seized when officers from the PSNI swooped on a suspected cannabis factory […]
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