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Northern Ireland News on Thu, Aug 15 2019, 366 days ago

Man Attacked With Baseball Bats In North Belfast
A man has been left with a suspected broken leg after he was attacked with baseball bats in north Belfast. Police are investigating the incident, which occurred in the Hartwell Place area this morning, 15 August, as a suspected paramilitary style attack.
Concern For Missing Co Antrim Man
The family of a 48-year-old man missing from County Antrim are believed to be growing increasingly concerned for his whereabouts. Adrian Bamber from Ballyclare, was last seen driving in the Larne area at around 3pm on Wednesday afternoon, 14 August. He was driving a grey coloured Audi A4.
Coroner: 1972 Army Killing Was 'Unjustified'
The killing of an IRA man by a British Soldier in L'Derry in 1972 has been ruled by the coroner as unjustified. Seamus Bradley was shot and killed in the Creggan area of the city on 31 July 1972, at the age of just 19.
Top A Level Grades Rise Across NI
As thousands of pupils across Northern Ireland opened their A level results envelope this morning, it was revealed that the amount achieving the top grades has increased slightly.
West Belfast Shop Targeted In Armed Robbery
A sum of money has been stolen during an armed robbery of a shop in west Belfast. Two men, one armed with a suspected firearm, entered a shop in the Jasmine End area of Dunmurry at around 6.25am this morning, 15 August.
Local Culinary Delights To Be Showcased To The World
The finest selection of local food and drink produce is to be celebrated over the coming months as part of Tourism NI's 'Taste the Island' campaign.
Power NI Announce Price Hike
Bill payers in Northern Ireland will be tightening their purse strings in the coming months as Power NI implements a 6% price hike.
New Model In Progress For Adult Learning Disability Services
The Health and Social Care Board is seeking opinions from service users and their families as it develops a new model for Adult Learning Disability Services.
Cold Callers Offering Knives For Sale In Co Down
The PSNI is reminding members of the public to be vigilant when dealing with cold callers following reports of individuals offering knives for sale in County Down. A number incidents were reported in the village of Donaghcloney, near Craigavon, in recent days.
Lisburn Engineering Firm To Grow Following £395k Investment
A County Down engineering firm has invested almost £400,000 in new machinery, premises upgrades and staff as it expands its operations.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Aug 15 2018, 731 days ago

Call For Applications For Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Invest NI have announced an open call for applications for their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme from local businesses looking to supercharge their research and development (R&D) projects.
Former Police Ombudsman Claims Omagh Bomb 'Could Have Been Prevented'
Former Police Ombudsman, Baroness Nuala O'Loan, has claimed that the Omagh bombing "could have been prevented if the security forces had acted differently". The Baroness has made the claim on the 20th anniversary of the bombing, which killed 29 people on 15 August, 1998.
Onus On Political Leaders To Build Truly Reconciled Society - SF
Twenty years on from the Omagh bomb atrocity, there is an onus on all political leaders to help build a truly reconciled society, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O'Neill has said.
Two New Major Developments Approved In Belfast City Centre
Two new major Belfast developments worth a combined £70 million have received the green light from Belfast City Council's Planning Committee.
Parents Urged To Talk To Children About Staying Safe Online
Parents are being urged to talk to their children about how to stay safe online.
Number Of Cars Damaged Overnight In L'Derry
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information after a number of cars were damaged in the Ballymagroarty area of Londonderry overnight.
Parents Urged To Sign Up For Childcare Vouchers Before Scheme Closes
Parents are being encouraged to sign up for Childcare Vouchers before the scheme closes to new entrants in the coming weeks.
Donaghadee Food Tour Serves Up A Taste Of The Town
Donaghadee's seaside cuisine is simply "Deelicious". A brand-new food tour will be served up as part of the Donaghadee Lights up Festival, which takes place from Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September and celebrates the town's fantastic restaurants and it's Ulster-Scots Heritage.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Aug 15 2017, 1,096 days ago

Translink Releases Footage Of People Taking Risks At Level Crossings
Translink have released shocking footage of people taking risks at level crossings as part of its safety campaign. The footage shows a person jumping over a barrier when it is down and the lights care flashing red indicating that a train is close and they run through the crossing.
Contractors & Suppliers 'Plug In' To Leisure Transformation Opportunities
More than 90 supply and contractor businesses attended a 'Meet the Buyer' event at Olympia Leisure Centre hoping to share in a £43 million contract to transform leisure in Belfast.
Ryanair Calls For Action On Pre-Flight Drinking
Europe's largest budget airline, Ryanair, has called for a two-drink limit before a flight and for the sale of alcohol in airports to be banned before 10am, in the wake of increased disruptive behaviour from passengers travelling from British airports.
An Dream Derg Hands Letter To NI Secretary Of State
Irish language campaigning group An Dream Dearg has handed a letter to the NI Secretary of State asking him to engage with them over the Irish Language Act. Sinn Fein's Niall Ó Donnghaile said Mr Brokenshire and the government have failed to honour its commitment to the Act.
Residents And Police Attacked At L'Derry Bonfire
Residents and police officers came under attack last night at a bonfire in the Lecky Road area of L'Derry. It is understood that residents in the area were attacked with bottles and rock by people gathered for the bonfire.
Missing Sisters Found 'Safe And Well' In NI
Two sisters missing from Perth in Scotland have been found safe and well in Northern Ireland. Grace and Kara McKinney went missing with their father and his girlfriend. The girls, aged eight and five, had been missing since Thursday, 10 August.
Defibrillator Stolen In Newtownards
An investigation has been launched into the theft of a defibrillator from outside a shop in Newtownards. The life-saving equipment was taken overnight from outside a Vivo store on Glenard Road.
Man Killed In Lisburn Crash Named
The PSNI have released the name of a man who died in a three-vehicle crash in Lisburn. The collision happened on the Old Ballynahinch Road just before 7am on Monday, 14 August. Gary Wilson, aged 50, was the driver of one of the vehicles involved.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Aug 15 2016, 1,461 days ago

Exploris Aquarium Re-Opens Following Refurb Work
Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry, Co Down, has re-opened following refurbishment work.
Funding Package Announced To Help Amateur Boxing Clubs
A funding package of up to £200,000 to help amateur boxing clubs carry out work to improve their premises has been announced. Sports Minister Paul Givan said the funding will help three Belfast clubs – Cairn Lodge ABC, City of Belfast ABC, Midland ABC and one Carrickfergus club, Castle ABC.
Michaella McCollum Arrives In Ireland
Convicted drug smuggler Michaella McCollum from Co Tyrone has returned to Ireland. The 23-year-old from Dungannon and Melissa Reid from Scotland were arrested in Peru after being caught with £1.5 million worth of cocaine at Lima Airport in August 2013.
Woman And Children Escape Injury Following Arson Attack In South Belfast
A woman and three children have escaped injury after an arson attack in south Belfast. The attack happened at a property in the Ormeau Embankment area at around 6.20am on Saturday, 13 August.
Funding Competition Launched For Businesses To Develop International Strategy
A new £1.2 million international cooperation feasibility studies competition has been announced by Innovate UK. Businesses across the UK aiming to create international business networks have been invited to apply for funding of up to £30,000 with Innovate UK.
Orange Hall Damaged During Arson Attack In L'Derry
An Orange Hall has been damaged during an overnight arson attack in Co L'Derry. Emergency services attended the blaze at Salterstown Orange Hall at around 4am on Monday, 15 August.
Man Sustains Head Injury During Attack In Belfast
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked outside a fast-food restaurant in Belfast city centre. The assault occurred in the Donegall Place area at around 12.35am on Sunday, 12 August. An altercation is believed to have started inside the restaurant which continued outside.
Police Return To John Boreland Murder Scene In North Belfast
Police investigating the murder of UDA brigadier John Boreland have returned to the scene in north Belfast. Mr Borland was fatally shot in the Sunningdale Gardens area in Ballysillan on Sunday, 07 August.
Blaze At Sion Mills Being Treated As Arson
A fire at a derelict building in Sion Mills near Strabane is being treated as arson. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) attended the scene at the empty Herdman's Mill just after 9pm on Sunday, 14 August.
Man Seriously Attacked In South Belfast
A man has been seriously assaulted in south Belfast. The attack happened in the Alfred Street area just before 2am on Sunday, 14 August. The victim, aged in his 30s, was stabbed in his face and has been taken to hospital to be treated.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Aug 15 2014, 2,192 days ago

Kainos CodeCamp Hailed A Success
An IT-based summer scheme, organised by digital solutions company Kainos in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College and Belfast City Council, has been declared a success for the second year running. 76 youngsters from all over Northern Ireland attended the event.
Danske Bank To Close Two Branches
Danske Bank has confirmed it is to close two of its branches in L'Derry. The branches in Dungiven and Maghera are to merge with its Limavady and Magherafelt branches. The branches will merge on 15 November 2014.
Man Jailed For Threatening Paramedics
A man has been sentenced to nine months in prison over threats made against paramedics in County L'Derry. Damian Moore, 27, admitted threatening paramedics outside the Sion Community at Bonds Hill in the Waterside area on 5 June.
Cardinal Séan Brady Offers Resignation To The Pope
Cardinal Séan Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, confirmed that he offered his resignation to Pope Francis last month. In a statement he said: "Last month I offered my resignation to Pope Francis in accordance with the requirement of Canon Law.
Four Teens Arrested Over Fire At Florence Court
Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack on a property at Florence Court estate in Enniskillen. The National Trust house, which had a thatched roof, was set on fire on Thursday at approximately 8.30pm.
Motorcyclist In Critical Condition Following Ulster Grand Prix Crash
A rider is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision at the Ulster Grand Prix meeting in Dundrod, County Antrim. The crash occurred during the first lap of the ultra Lightweight/Lightweight event on Thursday.
HSENI Inspectors To Visit Construction Sites Unannounced
Health and Safety Executive inspectors for Northern Ireland (HSENI) will make unannounced site visits to tackle a number of risks facing local construction workers. During the site visits, HSENI inspectors will look for improvements where work activities fall short of expected standards.
Graffiti Attack On War Memorial In Stoneyford
A war memorial has been vandalised in a sectarian attack in Stoneyford in the early hours of this morning. This is the second attack on the memorial in the past three months. Lisburn Ulster Unionist Councillor Robbie Butler condemned the attack.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Aug 15 2013, 2,557 days ago

Foster Praises NI Food & Drink Firms
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has praised the Northern Ireland food and drink companies which secured a record number of gold stars in the UK Great Taste Awards.
Michaella McCollum's Solicitor Flies To Peru
The solicitor of Michaella McCollum, a 20-year-old Dungannon woman currently being held in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking, is to fly to Lima to advise her.
Robinson Stalls On Maze Development
First Minister Peter Robinson has changed his party's position on the new peace and conflict resolution centre to be built at the Maze prison site.
PSNI Murder Attempt Men Released
Three men who were arrested as part of investigations into the attempted murder of a police officer in Dungannon, County Tyrone, in 2007, have been released. Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch arrested the suspects, aged 36, 37 and 41, in County Antrim yesterday morning.
A & AS Levels - NI Achieves 98% Pass Rate
As Northern Ireland students collect their A & AS Level results today, the Department of Employment and Learning has revealed that the overall pass rate has remained unchanged this year, with 98.2% of grades awarded at A* - E. 83.5% of entries at A-level in Northern Ireland achieved grades A*- C.
NI Economy May Have 'Turned The Corner' - FM
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has said the Northern Ireland economy may have "turned the corner" on economic instability. The statement follows a meeting yesterday with representatives from Pubs of Ulster in Ballynahinch.
ICT Scheme To Recruit 50 Apprentices
50 people are to be recruited into a new ICT Apprenticeship Scheme that will offer the chance to take up various software development and IT infrastructure roles. Nine private sector, seven government departments and three public sector organisations are participating in the programme.
PSNI Encourages Safety During A-Level Partying
The PSNI has issued a statement following today's A-Level results, reminding students to "keep safety in mind" when planning parties and nights out.
Marie Curie 10k Walk - Registration Still Open
Marie Curie is reminding the public there is still time to sign up for the upcoming 'Walk Ten at Stormont Estate' fundraising event.
80 Restaurants Prepare For Belfast Restaurant Week
More than 80 restaurants, cafés and gastro-pubs are expected to participate in this year's Belfast Restaurant Week. The city-wide initiative will see Belfast's eateries deliver food-focused events, special menus and offers to promote and champion the local restaurant scene.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Aug 15 2012, 2,922 days ago

Coleraine's Olympian Rowers Welcomed Home
Northern Ireland's Olympic medal winning rowers have returned to the Bann Rowing Club in Coleraine, where they learnt their skills. Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls.
Northern Ireland Unemployment On The Increase
Unemployment figures have increased again in Northern Ireland. The percentage of unemployed people increased by nine percentage points to 7.6% here between April and June, but still stayed neatly below the UK-wide figure of 8% unemployment.
ICT Apprenticeship Launched
Computer buffs have been handed a new way to train and work towards employment. Employment and Learning Minister, Dr. Stephen Farry and Finance and Personnel Minister, Sammy Wilson, today launched an ICT Apprenticeship Scheme to recruit individuals into this growing and exciting sector.
Potato Wart Disease Fields Get All-Clear
A major exercise to clear fields that were placed under restriction to fight Potato Wart Disease has ended and 750 fields have now been declared disease-free. Potato Wart Disease is caused by a soil-borne fungus prevalent in parts of Ireland in the early 20th century.
Six Great Taste Awards For Fermanagh Meat Company
Specialist meat processing company, Kettyle Irish Foods based in Fermanagh is celebrating after picking up six accolades in the prestigious Great Taste Awards.
Police Appeal Following Ballymena Fire
Police have appealed for information about a fire at a disused Ballymena laundry last night. About 30 homes were evacuated after the fire broke out at the property on Clonavon Road South at about 16:00 BST.
Dunluce Castle Tome Tells Lively Tale
Its striking silhouette on a sheer cliff face is greeted by 'oohs' and 'aahs' on the north coast tour buses every day. And the story of how Dunluce Castle's kitchen fell into the sea one day is worthy of any great saga.
Glass Bottles Sprinkled Over Farmer's Field
A farmer's field was strewn with glass bottles "deliberately", the County Down Outlook has reported.
Game Of Thrones Details Found In Armagh Forest
A call sheet from the fantasy series Game of Thrones was found abandoned in County Armagh, the BBC has reported. A member of the public handed the document to a journalist who said the document could easily have caused plot details to leak.
Todds Leap To Employ More Staff
Ballygawley-based Todds Leap has announced plans to employ an additional 10 staff with support from Invest Northern Ireland's Jobs Fund.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Aug 15 2011, 3,288 days ago

Deadly Co Armagh Knife Attack Condemned
Three men are being questioned about the murder of a 21-year-old man in Portadown on Sunday. Then victim was Marc Williamson, from the Richhill area of Co Armagh. He was stabbed in Hartfield Avenue just after 4am on Sunday morning.
Army Bomb Squad Blast Suspect Object
There is a bomb alert underway today after a suspicious object was found in the car park of a supermarket in Ballynahinch, Co Down. It was discovered behind Supervalu in the High Street area on Monday morning with the shop being closed while Army bomb squad officers carry out examinations.
Derry Violence Flares After Peaceful March
The SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has said those responsible for serious trouble in Derry following the otherwise peaceful Apprentice Boys' march at the weekend are only disrupting the lives of the local people and offer no solution to the solving of contentious issues like parades.
Overturned Bus Passengers Recovering
A double-decker bus overturned in Belfast on Sunday injuring around 30 people, including two children and a pregnant woman. Cutting equipment was used to free the badly injured driver from the bus and the passengers were taken to four hospitals in Belfast.
SF Calls For Police Ombudsman's Removal
A weekend newspaper report has put pressure on the NI Police Ombudsman's office after it outlined a number of criticisms over its performance.
A8 Safety Measures Welcomed
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs Jnr has welcomed news that safety features are to be added to the A8.
Derry PSNI Attacked With Petrol Bombs
There has been further trouble in Londonderry this past weekend with petrol bombs thrown at police in the Milltown Crescent area of lower Tullyally at around 11.35pm on Sunday.
Guarded Welcome For NI Broadband Fund
The Stormont Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed additional money to help get NI firmly on the Internet highway - but has also said that it falls short of the level of help expected.
City Open Spaces Competition Launched
Belfast City Council is asking the public to vote for their favourite city park or open space to win a prestigious award. Seven Belfast parks and open spaces recently won a coveted Green Flag, the national excellence standard for parks management.
Female Business Champions Sought
Entries are now open for the inaugural Women in Business NI Awards, supported by Deloitte. Thee awards are open to all businesswomen across the province, whether they anchor an international operation or run an enterprising, small, innovative business.
A8 Safety Measures Welcomed
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs Jnr has welcomed news that safety features are to be added to the A8.
Contract Awarded For VEC Campus Extension
Dublin-based contractors John Sisk and Son has been appointed to undertake construction work on the a new education campus at the former Army barracks on the Armagh Road in Knockaconny in County Monaghan.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Aug 15 2008, 4,383 days ago

Unsolved Omagh Massacre Case Remembered
Harsh memories will be stirred today as a memorial service is held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Omagh bombing. The Real IRA car bomb attack, which killed 29 people and unborn twins and injured dozens more, was the worst single atrocity of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Ombudsman Probes PSNI Station Death
As reported briefly on www.4ni.co.uk yesterday, investigators from the Police Ombudsman's office were last night probing the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man's body in a Co. Londonderry police station.
O'Loan 'Sorry' For Giving Offence
Although not renowned for controversy, the BBC's long-running radio show, Woman's Hour, has this week sparked considerable debate over remarks attributed to Dame Nuala O'Loan which have been interpreted in some quarters as a slur on NI Protestants.
Drugs Bust Pair In Court
It has been revealed that a package containing around 2kgs of cocaine - with a street value of between £80,000 and £100,000 - has been seized at Belfast International Airport. The drugs, concealed in 200 small packages, were discovered at the airport last weekend.
Coleraine Road Death Pushes Toll Up Again
Just as details of a man who died after a road accident in Co Down on Wednesday night were being released, another man has been killed in a road accident, this time near Coleraine. The earlier victim was just 18 years old, and has been identified as Stephen Barlow from the Banbridge area.
Workers Rescued From Warrenpoint Harbour
An investigation is set to get underway later today into how two men came to fall into Carlingford Lough while working on a construction project. The pair have been rescued from Warrenpoint Harbour after the structure they were working on collapsed into the sea.
Cancer Foundation Offers Artistic Distraction
A new art therapy service for cancer patients has been launched by the Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) as a pilot in Londonderry. UCF's art therapy service is being rolled out regionally with this being the first time it will be offered to local cancer patients in their own community.
Porpoise Poised To Pose
Although no one's quite sure if by accident or design, there seems to be a definite 'purpose' to the arrival of an aquatic visitor to the River Bann.
Ruane Welcomes Mourne Hotel Plans
The granting of planning permission for a new Co Down hotel has been hailed as "good news for the Mournes", (pictured). South Down MLA Caitríona Ruane welcomed the move to allow a new Glassdrumman hotel to be constructed on a seven and a half acre site, near Annalong.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Aug 15 2007, 4,749 days ago

£50M Health Investment Plan Confirmed By Minister
Details of a major £50 million capital investment into the health infrastructure in the southeast have been revealed. The plans were confirmed today at a Board meeting of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, where the Health Minister Michael McGimpsey met with the Trust Board members.
Pensioner Injured In Petrol Bomb Attack
A 65-year-old man has suffered minor injuries in a petrol bomb attack at his home in west Belfast. Larry McGrady was in bed in his Erris Grove flat when a device was thrown through a bedroom window at about 3.00am on Tuesday.
Man Shot In County Down
A 28-year-old man has been shot in the leg in a gun attack in County Down. The man was getting out of his car at the Quays in Killyleagh at about 1.00am on Wednesday morning when a man approached him and shot him.
Unemployment Falls To Lowest Level On Record
Unemployment in Northern Ireland has fallen to a record low, with the unemployment rate now the lowest among the UK regions. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Northern Ireland was estimated at 3.7% for the period April - June 2007, the lowest rate on record.
NI Dairy Company Expand In The Republic
Northern Ireland dairy business Dale Farm is expanding in the Irish Republic. The company have taken over Superchill Ltd, which is an ice cream distribution business with bases in Galway and Letterkenny.
Progress On Armagh City Centre Scheme
Armagh City and District Council recently revealed that plans to overhaul Ogle Street are still underway. The proposals, which include the introduction of a one-way traffic system for the street, are part of the comprehensive Environmental Improvement Scheme set to transform the City Centre.
Gardeners On Plant Disease Alert
A rare plant disease, which has been described as ‘potentially devastating’ has been discovered in a Rhododendron plant on the outskirts of Londonderry.
SS Nomadic Ready For Public Viewing
Following months of preparation by volunteers and the SS Nomadic's maintenance crew, the Third Class Passenger Area is now ready for public viewing.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Aug 15 2006, 5,114 days ago

Security guard injured in city robbery
Police have appealed for information following the robbery of a security van in south Belfast earlier today. It is understood that a security van was making delivery to the Ulster Bank on the Ormeau Road in the south of the city just after 11am today, when the incident happened.
Republic manager confronted by gunman
Police are investigating a threat made to the Republic of Ireland football manager, Steve Staunton, yesterday evening. The incident happened at around 8pm yesterday, at the Portmarnock Hotel near Dublin, where the Ireland team was staying.
Racist motive for Newtownabbey attacks
Police in County Antrim are treating attacks on two houses at the weekend, as racist. Petrol and paint bombs were thrown at the houses on the Tobarglen Crescent area of Newtownabbey at around 10pm on Sunday night.
New system to combat prescription fraud
A new IT system has been set up in a bid to combat prescription fraud and to help the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety save approximately £4 million a year.
Belfast rates eighth in TV license evasion
Belfast has today been named as one of the worst cities in the UK for television license evasion. Almost 3,000 people have been caught watching TV without a licence in the city over the past six months, putting it eighth in the national league of shame – up two places from last year.
New laws to improve NI taxis
The Environment Minister David Cairns has today announced a consultation on new laws to regulate taxis in Northern Ireland.
Renewed appeal in Green murder probe
Police have today renewed their appeal for information in connection with the murder of Michael Green who was shot dead in the Sandy Row area of South Belfast one-year ago today. Mr. Green, 42, had just arrived for work at Gilpins furniture store at 8.15am when the incident happened.
County Down company sells herbal medicine to China
Invest Northern Ireland has assisted a County Down herbal medicine company, to obtain a contract selling natural medicinal lotions, sprays and liquids to China where herbal medicine has been practised for thousands of years.
Number of noise complaints rise in NI
The Department of Environment (DOE) has today revealed that noise complaints in Northern Ireland have increased by 13% over the last year. The report provides information relating to the number and type of noise complaints received by all 26 district councils in Northern Ireland, from 2005 to 2006.
Suspected gas leak given the all clear
Police have given the scene of a suspected gas leak in north Belfast, the all clear. Earlier today, Ambleside Street, in the Shankill area of the city and the surrounding areas between Tennant Street and Silvio Street were closed off after the incident was reported to police.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Aug 15 2005, 5,479 days ago

Tyrone draw with Dublin at Croke
It is all to play for again at Croke Park as Tyrone must face Dublin in the replay of the All-Ireland Football quarter-final on Saturday, August 27.
Police renew north Belfast murder appeal
Detectives investigating the murder of 15-year-old Thomas Devlin have renewed their appeal for information.
UVF linked to early morning fatal shooting
The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) is thought to have been behind Monday's morning's fatal shooting of a man in south Belfast.
Missing teenager reunited with family
A 15-year-old Co Londonderry girl has been reunited with her family after going missing from her home nearly two weeks ago. The girl disappeared from her home in Garvagh on Wednesday 3 August and was last seen in Co Cork.
Post vans damaged in petrol bomb attack
Two post vans have been damaged in a petrol bomb attack in Londonderry overnight. The incidents occurred at a depot in Little James Street shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday when up to four devices were thrown over a wall.
Hoax pipe bomb attack on pub
Police in Londonderry are appealing for witnesses following the discovery of a pipe bomb type device outside a bar on Sunday. The device is believed to have been thrown at the premises on the Strabane old road, Gobnascale, at around 2.15am.
Arson attack on grocery store
Detectives are investigating an arson attack on a grocery store in North Belfast at the weekend. The fire started on Sunday morning after two men entered the store on the Antrim Road and set newspapers alight before fleeing the scene.
'Star' Queen’s researcher awarded €1.2m funding
A leading Queen’s University researcher has won a prestigious European award to further his world-leading astronomy research. Dr Stephen Smartt has been awarded over €1.
Defensive headache for Sanchez ahead of Malta game
Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez looks set to call up Burnley defender Michael Duff for this Wednesday’s friendly against Malta in Valetta.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Aug 15 2003, 6,210 days ago

Remembrance service held for Omagh bomb victims
A remembrance service was held in Omagh today to mark the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the town centre in 1998. Over 300 people were injured and 29 people killed when in the Real IRA car bomb exploded amid Saturday afternoon shoppers on August 15.
Portrush house fire claims life of householder
A man in his 50s has died following a fire at his home on the north Antrim coast last night. The alarm was raised at around 9.30pm last night after a fire was spotted at the flat at Dhu Varren, just outside Portrush. A number of fire crews where called to the scene to tackle the blaze.
Police to patrol Northern Ireland trains
PSNI officers are set to patrol trains running throughout east Belfast and North Down following a rise in recorded incidents of disorderly behaviour. The new initiative, which aims to provide greater safety for passengers and the general public, will run on services on Friday and Saturday evening.
Government reaffirm e-farming pledge
The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to using electronic services, such as the Rural Portal and APHIS Online, to ease the regulatory burden on farmers.
House-building activity still on the rise
House-building activity in Northern Ireland saw an increase during the second quarter of 2003, according to statistics released by the National House-Building Council (NHBC).
Pensions complaints on increase
Complaints about pensions have increased by almost one third in the last financial year and are at an all time high, the Pensions Ombudsman has revealed in his Annual Report.
Co-op dividend for NI homeless
A presentation of £21,400 from the Co-operative Movement to Simon Community Northern Ireland for its work with single homeless people has taken place in Belfast.
Quinn hails Coleraine team as 'heroes'
Coleraine manager Marty Quinn hailed his team as heroes last night after they toppled Portuguese side UD Leiria in their opening UEFA Cup first leg tie.
Task Force report IT shortages
The Northern Ireland Skills Task Force has published a report on potential skills shortages in the IT and Electronic Engineering sectors.
B&Q open 100th UK Warehouse in Belfast
DIY giants, B&Q has officially opened its 100th UK Warehouse in Belfast, which has created 215 new jobs. B&Q Warehouse, Holywood Exchange is the retailer's eighth store in Northern Ireland, which will bring the total number of B&Q staff in Northern Ireland to 1,000.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Aug 15 2002, 6,575 days ago

Service marks fourth anniversary of Omagh atrocity
Hundreds of people gathered in Omagh today to join in an ecumenical service to mark the fourth anniversary of the bomb which killed 29 people and unborn twins.
Substantial drugs haul in Londonderry
A woman has been arrested in County Londonderry after police uncovered a substantial drugs haul in a car last night Police stopped and searched the vehicle close to the Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry at around 10.30pm.
Demolition company fined for health and safety breach
Kenneth Martin & Company have been fined for a breach of health and safety regulations by Newtownards Magistrates.
Three men beaten in separate incidents
A teenager was abducted from his home in County Tyrone last night in what police have described as bearing the "hallmarks of a paramilitary-style attack". The 16-year-old youth was in his home in O'Nolan Park in Strabane when a masked gang entered the house at around 11.10pm.
Police appeal after attempted abduction of teenager
Police are appealing for information after a man attempted to abduct a teenager in east Belfast last night. The 16-year-old girl was walking alone along Glenview Road at around 10.20pm last night when she became aware of a red car following her.
Focus shifts to peace conference and community projects
After weeks of paramilitary violence and civil unrest the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) is refocusing its efforts on the benefits of the current peace process.
Mayor reopens Ballymena MOT Centre
The Mayor of Ballymena Councillor Hubert Nicholl has presided at the official reopening of Ballymena's revamped MOT Centre.
Ministers congratulate students on high standards
Education Minister Martin McGuinness and Employment and Learning Minister Carmel Hanna have congratulated local students and their teachers on the standards achieved in this year’s GCE A and AS-level examinations.
Motor industry promotes careers day
This year’s British International Motor Show, to be held in the Birmingham NEC and sponsored by The Daily Telegraph, has teamed up with the Campaign to Promote Engineering (CPE) to bring young people the opportunity to kick-start their career in the motor industry.
T-Mobile announces customised price plan
T-Mobile, one of the world’s leading mobile communications companies, has announced a radical change in the way customers choose mobile services.
Strong performance from local A-level students
Exam result figures released today by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) show that local students have performed strongly in their A-levels.
'Lucky escape' for five people in house fire
An 18-month old baby was among five people who escaped a fire in a house in County Londonderry in the early hours of this morning. By the time emergency services arrived at the scene, all five people were safely out of the house, having been helped in their escape by neighbours.

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Big W appoint senior management team
The new Big W store, which will officially open at Yorkgate Shopping Centre, Belfast in November, has announced its new senior management team.
Health chiefs consider prescription fraud clamp down
Health Service chiefs are considering introducing fixed penalty charges to combat the multi-pound prescription fraud in Northern Ireland.
NI unemployment figures fall
Sir Reg Empey, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, has welcomed news that unemployment, including long-term unemployment, has fallen in Northern Ireland. The Minister was commenting on the latest set of labour market statistics which were circulated on Wednesday.
Investors helped to find unclaimed dividends and windfalls
The Unclaimed Assets Register (UAR), which holds details on lost or forgotten life policies, pensions and unit trusts, is to be extended to include £3 billion in unclaimed dividends and other securities.
Rate Collection Agency receives Charter Mark
Northern Ireland’s Rate Collection Agency has received the Charter Mark award in recognition of the service the Agency provides to the public.
Pipe bomb attack leaves father and daughter in shock
A man and his 12-year-old daughter suffered from shock after a pipe bomb attack on their home in north Belfast. The police have said they believe the attack on the Catholic family on Tuesday August 13 was sectarian.
Police renew appeal three years after Omagh bomb
Police from both sides of the Irish border have launched a major new inquiry into the Omagh bombing exactly three years after 29 people were killed when a Real IRA bomb exploded in the County Tyrone town.
Senior citizens set to benefit from free travel
Senior citizens who currently have to pay half fares on Northern Ireland’s transport system will be able to obtain a concessionary pass that enables them to travel free of charge as of October 1 this year.
Marconi face FTSE-100 relegation
Telecoms company Marconi were in further trouble on Tuesday as the company’s share price fell by 12 per cent. As a result of the sliding stock many investors believe the company could be relegated from the FTSE-100 index.
Major IT firm reports deterioration in trade
Computacenter, a specialist provider of IT infrastructure services to large organisations, have reported deteriorating trading conditions in the sector.
Local authorities fail to cope with rapid growth of e-mail
Local authorities will fail to meet government targets to deliver services electronically unless they radically rethink how they handle electronic mail.
Euro tops 90 cents as it forges on to a new high
The euro was heading towards a new mid-year high as it pushed through the 90 cent barrier against the US dollar on Wednesday morning.
Easynet Dial launched for business users
Leading pan-European commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) Easynet, has unveiled the re-launch of Easynet Dial (www.easynetdial.co.uk), an online communication solution aimed at the telecoms market and small office/home office (SOHO) business users.
Colombians begin questioning IRA suspects
Colombian authorities have begun interviewing three IRA suspects arrested in Bogotá last Saturday on charges of training Marxist rebels.
Foreign bid for Belfast International Airport’s parent
French construction firm Vinci are believed to have made an offer for leading airport operator TBI. If the move is successful it will mean that a foreign company will own Belfast International Airport, which is a part of the TBI group, for the first time.
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