News

  • Milk shelves cleared in pricing protest

    Sat 01st Aug 2015

    Farmers protesting against the diary crisis here have been seen clearing milk from a supermarket in Stabane. In a video uploaded on social media, shelves were left empty by the group last night and 50 tractors blocked a lane into the carpark. It’s after fears prices will plummet even more, meaning producers could go out […]
  • Hundreds expected to attend Alan Drennan funeral

    Sat 01st Aug 2015

    The funeral will take place today of a Co.Antrim man who died in Ibiza almost two weeks ago. Alan Drennan traveled to the the spannish Island to go clubbing with friends, but was later found dead in his hotel room. Less than 24 hours into the trip, Alans friends were told he had died. They […]
  • Security alert in Strabane

    Sat 01st Aug 2015

    Residents in Strabane are being told to be vigilant and not to touch anything suspicious. It’s after reports a device was left in Town’s End Street – sparking an overnight security alert. Police haven’t found anything as yet, but searches are continuing.
  • Leaflet drop in Paul McCauley sectarian murder probe

    Fri 31st Jul 2015

    Police investigating the sectarian murder of Paul McCauley have conducted a leaflet drop in parts of Londonderry. Flyers were distributed in the Fountain estate and Irish Street area close to the scene of the 2006 attack. Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey from Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Serious Crime Branch said he hoped it […]
  • Frankie Boyle Belfast show protests to go ahead

    Fri 31st Jul 2015

    Demonstrations against Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle’s appearance in west Belfast following his jokes about the disabled are set to go ahead. Boyle will attend the West Belfast Festival next week for a sell-out show in Falls Park. The Glasgow comic’s quips about children with Down’s syndrome and disabled people created a chasm within the republican […]
  • Political unease hits consumer confidence here

    Thu 30th Jul 2015

    Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland has taken a hit, with the political situation at Westminster and Stormont highlighted as potential causes. After recording a strong performance in the first quarter of 2015, Danske Bank’s consumer confidence index dropped between April and June. The index examines the financial position of local households and their expectations for […]
  • Two could face retrial over migrants container smuggling

    Thu 30th Jul 2015

    Two men accused of smuggling 35 immigrants in to the UK in a container in which one man died are facing a possible retrial. Four defendants stood trial at Basildon Crown Court after denying organising the operation after 35 Afghan Sikhs, including 15 children, were found inside the container at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on August […]
  • Dog fun park planned at animal sanctuary

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    A fun park for dogs is to be built at an animal sanctuary that was on the brink of closure three months ago. Benvardin Animal Rescue Kennels (Bark) was saved following a massive public fundraising campaign. Now the charity is to build the North West’s first canine recreation centre complete with dog swimming pool and […]
  • Man arrested in major human trafficking probe

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    A 39-year-old man has been arrested as part of a major human trafficking investigation. The suspect was detained in Belfast and is being quizzed by specialist detectives about human trafficking, labour exploitation, gang master offences and money laundering. The arrest follows the “rescue” of five human trafficking victims in the city last week. Detectives from […]
  • Fisherman rescued as boat sinks off coast

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    Fishermen have been rescued after their vessel collided with another boat and sank off the Co Down coast, the Coastguard said. The incident happened just before 5.30am eight miles south of Ardglass. Nobody was injured. A Coastguard spokesman said: “The crew of that fishing vessel moved on to the other vessel. “Newcastle Lifeboat took the […]
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