Other NI News In Brief

Arrest Warrant Out For Teenage Rapist

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a convicted rapist who has breached the conditions of his probation.

Edward Connors was 15 when he twice raped an American tourist in the Colin Glen Forest in west Belfast, four years ago, and he was given an eight year jail sentence.

He was due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday morning charged with failing to "complete an individual programme of work to address his sexual offending," but he did not turn up.

County Fermanagh Man Popped 20 Ecstasy Tablets A Day

A 27-year-old from Lisnaskea has admitted regularly using 20 Ecstasy tablets in a day.

Kevin Joseph McElroy of Main Street pleaded guilty at Fermanagh Court to possession of the drug.

The prosecutor said Mr McElroy had drug and alcohol dependencies and the tablets were found on him by chance.

Northern Irish Structures Commended At National Awards

Derry/Londonderry's Peace Bridge has won a national steel design award.

And Rise, the 37.5-metre sculpture on the Belfast's Broadway roundabout, was highly commended at the national Structural Steel Design Awards in London.

Other structures that were recognised at the awards were the main Olympic Stadium, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the new footbridge at MediaCity UK, in Salford.


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26 November 2015
Man Stabbed In North Belfast
A 28-year-old man has been stabbed in north Belfast. The incident happened in the Strathroy Park area at around 6.15pm on Wednesday. Four hooded men stabbed the victim in the arm at the front door of his home. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
17 November 2015
Police Appeal After Man Attacked And Robbed In South Belfast
Police are appealing for information after a man was punched in the face and robbed in south Belfast. The attack occurred in the College Park Avenue area on Saturday 31 October. Another man punched the victim in the face and stole his bag. The suspect, believed to be in his 30s, is described as around 6ft tall with stubble.
07 January 2011
City Competition Catering For Success
Belfast City Council will honour the achievements of the hospitality sector in the city when it hosts the Belfast Business Awards this year.
23 November 2015
Belfast Marks International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Belfast Lord Mayor, Arder Carson, has been joined by members of the LGBT community to mark International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Attendees heard personal experiences from transgender people living in the city, discussed ways of promoting tolerance and reducing prejudice and enjoyed music from Quire, a LGBT choir based in the city.
11 November 2015
Belfast Bus Driver Gives New Coat To Homeless Man
A university student has praised a Belfast bus driver as he took the time to buy and deliver a new coat to a homeless man. Anna Marie McDaniel wrote to Translink via a Facebook post on Tuesday night which read: "On the bus home from university there, absolutely miserable wet and cold night.
19 November 2015
Two Men Arrested After Man Shot In West Belfast
Two men have been arrested after a man was shot in west Belfast. The incident happened in the Shaws Road area on Thursday morning. The victim was shot in the head after a shot was fired through the window of the car he was travelling in. He is currently being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital however his condition is unknown.
19 November 2015
McAleer & Rushe To Build New Hotel In Belfast
Planning has been approved to build a new hotel in Belfast. The hotel is to be located on the site of the former Belfast Metropolitan College adjacent to Blackstaff Square. Cookstown-based developer McAleer & Rushe acquired the site just over a year ago and plans to develop the site with a mixed-use hotel and student accommodation scheme.
19 November 2015
Mother And Child Last Seen In South Belfast Missing
Police are concerned for the welfare of a mother and daughter who were last seen in south Belfast. Petia Fleming and her eight-year-old daughter Rhianna were seen in the Newtownbreda area on Wednesday morning. Petia is described as around 5ft 4inches in height, of slim build and with collar-length blond hair.
16 November 2015
Two Men With Suspected Firearms Force Their Way Into North Belfast Home
Two men with suspected firearms have forced their way the home of a mother and child in north Belfast. The incident occurred in the Manor Street area shortly after 9pm on Sunday. The men checked all of the rooms in the property before making off in the direction of Harcourt Drive.
16 November 2015
Man Shot In North Belfast
A 49-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting in north Belfast has been released unconditionally. The incident happened in the Cranbrook Gardens area just after 9pm on Friday. The 30-year-old male victim is currently in a stable condition in hospital.
16 November 2015
Book Of Condolence Opens At Belfast City Hall
A book of condolence has open at the Belfast City Hall today, 16 November, in honour of the victims of the attacks in Paris. The Lord Mayor Arder Carson and members of political parties attended the signing.
13 April 2010
Belfast Business Awards On Way
Local businesses successes will be celebrated at a prestigious business awards later this month. UTV's Marc Mallett (pictured) is looking forward to hosting the Belfast Business Awards which will take place in the City Hall on Thursday 29 April. Space NK.apothecary founder Nicky Kinnaird will co-host the awards alongside the UTV presenter.
05 November 2003
Training success honoured at Belfast gala dinner
A total of 24 local organisations, businesses and individuals have scooped 33 awards in this year’s prestigious National Training Awards competition.
13 November 2015
Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Belfast
A plane had to make an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport after it was diverted due to high winds and ran low on fuel. The Air France flight had 93 passengers on board was due to land in Dublin but got into difficulty on Thursday. The airport confirmed the flight had landed safely in Belfast at 3.43pm. No injuries were reported.
11 November 2008
Housing Executive Up For Two National Awards
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) will find out this week whether it has won two national awards for regeneration. NIHE has been nominated for the Developing and Regenerating Communities prize and the Outstanding Achievement in Housing in Northern Ireland accolade.