• Man tasered on board plane ahead of Gatwick-Belfast flight

    Thu 20th Aug 2015

    A man has been Tasered by police on board an aircraft at Gatwick airport after reportedly wanting to take two pieces of hand luggage onto the plane. The incident leading to the man’s arrest happened on board an easyJet flight waiting to depart from Gatwick to Belfast at just after 8am. A Sussex Police spokesman […]
  • Woman ‘safe and well’ after major coastal search

    Sun 16th Aug 2015

    A woman has been found safe and well after a land air and sea search on the North Coast. The operation began after a car was found crashed in Portstewart this morning. No one was in the vehicle when it was discovered on the strand road by a member of the public shortly before 2am. […]
  • Got your A level results and wondering what to do next?

    Thu 13th Aug 2015

    The number of students who have passed their A levels has risen in Northern Ireland. Over 98 percent of pupils got grades A star to E – and more young people got the top marks than last year. Maths has been the most popular subject – with more girls taking on the class along with […]
  • Tow people charged after North Belfast riots

    Mon 10th Aug 2015

    Two people have been charged after rioting in North Belfast. A 36 year old woman is facing four charges, including assault on police and will appear before Belfast Magistrates Court this morning. A 53 year old man has been charged with common assault and disorderly behaviour and will appear before the court next month. Trouble […]
  • Murdered mum Jennifer Dornan buried later

    Fri 07th Aug 2015

    The funeral will take place today of Jennifer Dornan – who was murdered at her Dunmurry home on Sunday morning. The mother of three was stabbed before her killer set fire to the house in a bid to destroy the evidence. It’s thought the 30 year old was fatally attacked with a 14 inch blade, […]
  • Police chief in historic west Belfast event appearance

    Fri 07th Aug 2015

    Northern Ireland’s chief constable has stressed the need for courage to deal with the region’s troubled past as he made a symbolic appearance in a republican area of Belfast. George Hamilton joined Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness at a discussion panel event focusing on the vexed legacy of the Troubles. The idea of the region’s most […]
  • Pastor McConnell in court over claims Islam is satanic

    Thu 06th Aug 2015

    A legal action against an evangelical preacher who branded Islam ‘satanic’ is among the most bizarre cases to come to court, a judge has heard. Pastor James McConnell appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court charged with two offences connected to a controversial sermon he gave last year. The 78-year-old from Shore Road, Newtownabbey Co Antrim is […]
  • Investigators to help speed delayed troubles inquests

    Thu 06th Aug 2015

    Investigators are to be appointed to help a revamped coroners’ service in Northern Ireland deliver legacy inquests, an official said. Senior judges are to adopt the most complex cases, the Department of Justice added, which have been bogged down in years of legal wrangling. The Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) which will investigate Troubles killings will […]
  • Man arrested over Dornan murder

    Thu 06th Aug 2015

    A man’s been arrested in connection with the murder of Jennifer Dornan. The mum off three was discovered inside her home which was set alight in Dunmurry last Sunday. But police believe she was already killed and the culprit set the property on fire to destroy evidence. A 39 year old’s been detained on suspicion […]
  • Copies of 100,000 profiles to be kept for Troubles related probes

    Wed 05th Aug 2015

    Copies of more than 100,000 DNA and fingerprint profiles are set to be retained in Northern Ireland to aid investigations into Troubles crimes. Material in the rest of the UK is being destroyed following a landmark European court ruling against holding the genetic information of the innocent indefinitely. Police in Northern Ireland fear a major […]