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Boxing Day ‘feud’ teen turned on police and called officer ‘specky’

A teenager was involved in, what was described by a defence barrister as, a “feud” amongst young people in Antrim on Boxing Day last year.

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Cllr Stephen Ross.

Pipe bomb attack condemned

Local Assembly election candidates have hit out at those responsible for a pipe bomb attack in the Mill Road area on Saturday, February 18.

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Pipe bomb thrown within ‘densely populated area’

Pipe bomb thrown within ‘densely populated area’

Police are investigating an incident which occurred at the Abbey Business Park in the Mill Road area of Newtownabbey in the early hours of Saturday, February 18.

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Police investigate incident in residential area

Police investigate incident in residential area

Police are appealing for information following the report of an incident at a house in the Elmfield Road area of Glengormley on Friday, February 17.

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A photo of a west Belfast Black Taxi and the advert which the dissident group RNU opposed.

Dissident republicans slammed for attacking public safety campaign

The husband of a woman killed by a scrambler motorbike has hit out at republicans who have pressed to have PSNI posters about the issue removed from west Belfast taxis.

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Readers Park. Pic by Google.

Police investigate damage in Ballyclare development

Police are appealing for information after criminal damage was caused to a number of properties in a new housing development in Ballyclare.

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PSNI issue cash trap warning after skimming device find

PSNI have issued a warning to Antrim/Newtownabbey residents after a skimming device was found earlier today.
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Hillcrest Crescent. Pic by Google.

Police investigate car theft

Police are appealing for information after thieves targeted a property in the Doagh Road area this morning.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised for comments about the IRA by one of her party's MSPs.

Nicola Sturgeon ‘sorry’ over IRA ‘freedom fighter’ Tweet

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to relatives of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA in Belfast after one of her party members described the terror group as “Irish freedom fighters”.

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Trading Standards have issued advice after some consumers fell foul of an online scam.

Man conned out of £2,200 in online concert ticket scam

Trading Standards Service has urged potential ticket purchasers to exercise extreme caution when using online ticket booking services for concert and sporting events.

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The memorial to Fusiliers John McCaig, his brother Joseph and Dougald McCaughey at White Brae on the outskirts of north Belfast where they were shot in 1971

Families of murdered Scottish soldiers query MSP’s IRA apology

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered in Belfast have questioned the sincerity of an apology from a Member of the Scottish Parliament for pro-IRA comments – claiming an internal party email revealed a political motivation for the climbdown.

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Church Crescent. Pic by Google.

Vandals target Glengormley properties

Police are appealing for information following two incidents in Glengormley in the early hours of today.

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Drunk man avoids prison after biting paramedic

Drunk man avoids prison after biting paramedic

A drunk night club reveller who had bitten the arm of a paramedic trying to treat him for a head injury in an ambulance near Portrush and who had been sentenced to four months has avoided jail after lodging an appeal.

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John Mason SNP

SNP’s John Mason apologises for IRA ‘freedom fighter’ comments

Scottish National Party MSP John Mason has issued a formal apology after comparing the IRA killers of three Scottish soldiers in Northern Ireland to “Freedom Fighters”.

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David McCaughey (cousin of Dougald McCaughey) at the monument for the three Scottish soldiers murdered in the IRA honeytrap attack in 1971.
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£10k target reached for landmark civil action against PIRA

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA have praised the role of the News Letter in hitting a £10k fund-raising target to launch a civil action against their killers.

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Scales of justice.

Alleged head of £20m drugs plot claimed he travelled to Belfast to buy shoes

The alleged head of a plot to smuggle nearly £20 million worth of cannabis into Northern Ireland said he travelled to Belfast to buy training shoes, the High Court heard today.

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General view of  Bawnmore Drive in Newtownabbey where the attack happened. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Police investigate Newtownabbey shooting

Police are appealing for information after shots were fired at a house in the Bawnmore area on Sunday, February 5.

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Burglar with 76 convictions urged to ‘grow up’

Burglar with 76 convictions urged to ‘grow up’

A 24-year old man with 76 convictions on his criminal record was urged to “grow up” by a Crown Court judge or risk spending increasingly longer periods of his life in prison.

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