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Couple sentenced after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to their dogs

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Tara, the Jack Russell Terrier, was found to be living in unsuitable conditions
Seamus and Stacey Lee, aged 36 and 34, of the Drumalla Park area, Carnlough, were sentenced at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court on 25 November, after previously pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a Boxer dog and failing to ensure the welfare of the animal and a Jack Russell Terrier dog. The charges were brought against the couple by Mid and...

Detectives welcome sentencing of Christopher Robinson for the murder of prison officer Adrian Ismay

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A Belfast man who murdered prison officer Adrian Ismay in 2016 has today been told he will serve at least 22 years in prison. Christopher Robinson, 50, was convicted of the murder of the respected prison officer in January this year, and received a mandatory life sentence. Today’s tariff setting will mean  he will serve a minimum of 22 years in prison before...

Detectives investigating armed robbery in west Belfast

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Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an armed robbery at business premises at the Beechmount Avenue area of west Belfast this morning (Thursday 26th November). Detective Inspector Keith Wilson said: “Shortly before 8:15am, it was reported that two masked men entered a shop in the area. One of the men is described as wearing a navy jacket, combat...

£850M City Deal investment nears important milestone

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The Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) Council Panel, which met today in Mid and East Antrim.
Plans for an £850 million regional investment are nearing “an important milestone”, according to the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) Council Panel, which met today in Mid and East Antrim. Drawn from across the political spectrum, the Council Panel is made up of 24 elected members representing the six BRCD council partners. Working collaboratively with council officers, the Panel is...

Four men arrested in Banbridge on suspicion of fraud offences

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Four men, three aged 19 and one 22 year old, have been arrested after an attempt was made to use what police believe may be false financial details at a retail park in Banbridge yesterday, Tuesday 24 November. It’s understood four men were involved in attempting a number of transactions in various stores but were refused each time. The four...

CCTV footage released following Coleraine shooting incident

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Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team, who continue to investigate the shooting of a vulnerable woman in her home on Bushmills Road, Coleraine on Monday, 5 October, have today released CCTV footage of the suspected gunmen. The 61 year old grandmother was seriously injured when gunmen fired over 10 shots at her home leaving her...

Newry Band Replica “I don’t want to hear about Covid at Christmas time.”

Danny, Stephen and Daniel McCoy get into the festive mood with a rendition of "I don't want to hear about Covid at Christmas time."
Newry Band Replica, which is a duo Stephen and Daniel McCoy is helping us to get into the festive spirit, with their song "I don't want to hear about Covid at Christmas time." Stephen McCoy is hoping to top the charts if he gets his way! with his first Christmas song that he has written. Stephen has said; "I've been a...

Police Service of Northern Ireland extends use of Spit and Bite Guards

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As a result of the COVID19 Pandemic and the associated potential dangers for officers and staff dealing with persons who may spit or bite, in March 2020 the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland made a decision to temporarily issue Spit and Bite Guards to COVID19 Response Teams, Custody Staff, Armed Response Unit and Cell Van...

Appeal after burglary at a house in Dundonald

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the report of a burglary at the home of an older person in the Cumberland Drive area of Dundonald last night (Saturday, November 21st).  Detective Sergeant Bell said: “It was reported to police at 7.00 pm that at 6.55 pm and unknown male had gained entry to the property. The man entered the living...

Appeal for information after burglary at house in Holywood

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Detectives are appealing for information following a report of a burglary of a house in Holywood on Friday evening (20th November). It was reported to police at around 7:50 pm that between 7:15 pm and 7:30 pm on Friday evening, entry was gained to the property in the Demesne Road area. A masked male in dark clothing was seen a short...

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