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  • Two small blasts in County Down

    Mon 01st Sep 2014

    Army bomb disposal experts have been called to examine the scene of two small blasts in Co Down. Loud bangs were heard in the Coily Hill Road area of Killyleagh last night. The incidents were reported to police today. Detective Sergeant David Cameron said: “Police conducted a search of the area today and found what […]
  • Survivors detail care abuse ordeals

    Mon 01st Sep 2014

    Children from Northern Ireland who were sent to Australia shortly after the Second World War faced grave sexual and physical violence after arrival in institutions, witnesses have told a public inquiry. Survivors have given graphic details of their ordeals while aged as young as five, according to the chairman of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) […]
  • Abuse inquiry witness ‘suicidal’

    Mon 01st Sep 2014

    A woman abused while resident at a children’s home in Northern Ireland was left suicidal after telling her story before a public inquiry. Kate Walmsley, 58, was in an institution in Londonderry from 1964 to 1969, having been admitted as a young child. She recalled being targeted aged eight by a priest in a confessional […]
  • Pensioner pushed in Belfast robbery

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    A woman in her eighties been pushed to the ground in an assault in city centre. The pensioner had her bag stolen in Upper Queen Street around two o clock on Saturday afternoon. Members of the public chased after a suspect and a 22-year-old man was arrested a short time later. Constable Ferris said: “I […]
  • Child killed as explosion blasts building in Paris

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    A four-storey building has collapsed in Paris, killing a child. At least 11 others have been injured following an explosion in a suburb of the French capital. Firefighters say seven adults and five children are still unaccounted for. It’s not yet known what caused the blast.
  • Man in his twenties shot in West Belfast

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    A man in his twenties has been shot in West Belfast. He received injuries to his legs after a number of shots were fired in an alley way off the Shaws Road around eight o’clock on Saturday night. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
  • Twenty years on from the IRA ceasefire

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    Brave step towards peace or grudging acceptance that military defeat was inevitable – the IRA’s historic ceasefire of 1994 still sharply divides opinion in Northern Ireland 20 years on. Ahead of this weekend’s anniversary of the landmark announcement, which at the time was met with victory celebrations in republican areas across the region, Stormont Deputy […]
  • Cameron nervous about referendum

    Sat 30th Aug 2014

    David Cameron has admitted he’s “nervous” about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks. His comments come after the results of the first poll since a second televised debate show the No campaign’s lead was cut in half, to just six points. The survey found 47 percent of respondents would […]
  • Suspected arson attack on house in Armagh

    Sat 30th Aug 2014

    A house has been set alight in a suspected arson attack in Armagh. The property went on fire shortly after ten past two on Saturday morning. One man was inside at the time but it’s not believed he was injured. Armagh Sergeant Barbara McNally said: “Enquiries are continuing, but at this stage police believe the […]
  • Man stabbed during robbery

    Fri 29th Aug 2014

    A man has been stabbed in the stomach during an armed robbery in East Belfast. The 40-year-old was walking on the Castlereagh Road when three men approached him and asked for a cigarette around one o’clock this morning. It’s believed they took a sum of money and other items before he was taken to hospital. […]
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