Antrim and Newtownabbey Council has defended its decision to warn a local householder that they could face a fine of up to £2,500 if they fail to remove an “unauthorised” Irish language street sign erected on their property.
A 42-year-old man has been charged with aggravated burglary, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence, common assault and trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence.
Police officers who chased cash machine thieves in Ballymena early this morning didn’t make any arrests as the culprits “had already fled across fields in the darkness and out of sight”, the PSNI has said.
Retail NI has urged the PSNI to ensure that sufficient resources are being dedicated to tackling the problem of cash machine thefts, warning that “many rural areas of Northern Ireland could become ATM free zones.”
A Troubles veteran has spoken out about his ongoing battle with depression and suicidal thoughts in a bid to highlight the need for better support for ex-servicemen and women who are suffering mental ill health.