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Baby escapes injury after masked men attack house in ‘hate crime’

An 11-month-old baby has escaped injury after masked men attacked a house in Bangor, in what police have described as a hate crime.

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Ballymena man lost £400 on fake website

Ballymena man lost £400 on fake website

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has issued a reminder to consumers to take extra care when shopping online after a Ballymena man lost £400 on a fake website.

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The attack happened at an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

Social Media: Northern Ireland reacts to Manchester attack

Public figures from right across Northern Ireland have used social media to express their sadness, shock and anger at the Manchester concert attack.
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Bail granted to man who denies attempted intimidation charge

A woman, her son and her 13-year-old daughter were attacked by masked intruders wielding a baseball bat who burst into their home in Ballymena and told them to leave their home just hours after police carried out a drugs raid at the address, it has emerged.

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A Peregrine Falcon

PSNI to monitor Peregrine sites across Northern Ireland with drones

Police are now using drones to monitor ‘hot-spot’ areas where crimes against birds of prey are happening.
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The U.K. will hold a general election next month.

Cyber attack ‘highly likely’ in UK election

A cyber attack aimed at influencing the outcome of the UK General Election is highly likely, a leading cyber security expert from Northern Ireland has warned.
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Drank a bottle of wine while in charge of car

A teacher from Martinstown has been banned from driving for six months and fined £450 after admitting a charge of being in charge of a vehicle with excess alcohol at the Tesco carpark at Larne Road Link in Ballymena.

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Damage caused to the outside of the property. Pic courtesy Cllr Paul Michael

Children escape injury after petrol bomb attack

Police are appealing for information after a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in the Ballydonaghy Meadows area of Crumlin in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

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Ballymena ‘baseball bat’ incident - man remanded in custody

Ballymena ‘baseball bat’ incident - man remanded in custody

A 45-year-old Ballymena man, who has been remanded in custody, is denying charges of aggravated burglary and attempted intimidation.

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Texting man calls judge ‘mate’

A man who called District Judge Peter King “mate” was told by the judge: “I’m not your mate”.

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Sinn Fein councillor Patrice Hardy

Accused of harassing Sinn Fein councillor

A Portglenone man has appeared in court accused of harassing a Sinn Fein councillor.

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Sex offender ‘put out of house’ was ‘living in car’

Sex offender ‘put out of house’ was ‘living in car’

A convicted sex offender has been fined for using a car without insurance when he was “living” in it in a public carpark near Ballymena after being burnt out of his Cullybackey home.

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Cigarettes stolen in burglary

Cigarettes stolen in burglary

Police are appealing for information after a burglary at commercial premises located on New Street in the Randalstown area.

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Suspected money laundering - arrests made

Suspected money laundering - arrests made

Police have arrested a 30 year woman and a 29 year old man on suspicion of conspiracy to launder money and drugs trafficking offences.

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Race attack sentence deferred after appeal

A man who was given a six months jail term after he entered a takeaway in Ballymena and asked for “half a kebab with half heroin” and then broke the owner’s nose has had sentencing deferred on appeal.

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The incident took place on Saturday evening. (Stock Image)

Car 'touts' on its drunk driver by phoning police after crash

A clever safety feature in a new car led to the arrest of its drunk driver at the weekend, after the vehicle called police following a crash.
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Phyllis Peacock continually denied stealing up to 1,500 from a dying Castledawson pensioner

Reduced sentence for carer who stole from dying Castledawson pensioner

Family members 'turned detective' by installing a secret camera to snare a care worker who callously stole money from their dying 87-year-old mother, a court has heard.
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Officer injured in mass brawl between rival football fans

Police are appealing for information after a fight involving around 40 Ballymena United and Glenavon fans, that left one police officer injured.

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Older people’s charity slams ‘lenient’ sentence

Older people’s charity slams ‘lenient’ sentence

A charity that works to prevent the abuse of older people has criticised the sentence handed down to a care worker from Crumlin who stole more than £1,300 from a 91-year-old client.

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Halfords Ballymena

Man high on drink and drugs vandalised Halfords store

A heroin addict who sprayed puncture repair foam throughout a Halfords store just yards from Ballymena Police Station has been jailed for six months.

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