News

  • Midwives to strike here

    Tue 21st Apr 2015

    Midwives in Northern Ireland are set to go on strike in a row over pay. They will take the industrial action by walking out for four hours on April the 30th. It is the first time in the organisation’s history that it is voted to strike. It will be followed by other forms of action […]
  • Car ‘first choice for transport’

    Tue 21st Apr 2015

    More than £1 billion was spent on buses and trains in Northern Ireland during the first decade of this century but most people still preferred the car, the audit office said. Morning rush hour bus speeds on main routes in Belfast fell by a fifth due to time spent at kerbsides picking up increased passenger […]
  • Commuters left in limbo over strike action

    Mon 20th Apr 2015

    Public transport strike action could be avoided if management would talk to unions. That is according to UNITE, as buses and trains will come to a standstill, the day before the general election. It will be the second walkout in weeks, in a row over budget cuts . Jimmy Kelly says savings could be found […]
  • Man charged over Greenisland attack

    Mon 20th Apr 2015

    A 42 year old man has been charged with assaulting paramedics and causing damage to an ambulance in Greenisland. The windscreen of the vehicle was smashed and a defibrillator damaged in the incident in Knockleigh Drive around 6.50am on Sunday. A woman was also attacked in the incident. The suspect is also to be reported […]
  • Woman targeted in sectarian hate crime

    Mon 20th Apr 2015

    A window has been smashed after a brick was fired at a house in a sectarian hate crime in south Belfast. A television was damaged in the incident in Walmer Street around 7.20pm on Sunday night. Sectarian abuse was also shouted at a woman who was inside. The victim in her 30s wasn’t hurt, but […]
  • Jail sanctuary for threatened bird

    Mon 20th Apr 2015

    One of the world’s most threatened birds has found a sanctuary within a prison used for housing the most dangerous inmates in Northern Ireland. Life sentence prisoners helped create the habitat for around 20 pairs of breeding lapwings which have made their home at HMP Maghaberry on a marshy no-man’s-land dominated by razor wire and […]
  • Man arrested after assaulting ambulance crew

    Sun 19th Apr 2015

    A man’s been arrested in Greenisland after assaulting two ambulance crew members and a woman in her thirties this morning. He also smashed the windscreen of the ambulance and damaged a defibrillator. The man’s been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class C drugs, two counts of criminal damage and three of common assault. He […]
  • 15 year old boy charged with car theft

    Sun 19th Apr 2015

    A 15 year old boys been charged over the theft of a car from a convent on the Falls Road on Thursday evening. He’s been cahrged with burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and driving dangerously as well as driving without a license. The teenager was arrested 45 minutes after the car was reported stolen. He’s set […]
  • 13 dogs killed in Co. Fermanagh fire

    Sun 19th Apr 2015

    A fire in County Fermanagh which killed seven dogs and six puppies is being linked with the discovery of a suspicious object. It’s believed the fire started at a shed on the Drumcor Road in Clabby at around 8.15 last night. Police say it’s being linked with the discovery of a suspicious object on Friday […]
  • Titanic deckchair sells for over £100,000

    Sun 19th Apr 2015

    A deckchair from the Titanic’s sold at auction in Wiltshire for just over £100,000. The seat was on the first class promenade deck when the luxury liner hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. It was found bobbing on the surface of the Atlantic by a crew sent to recover bodies […]
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