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Major seminar puts hate crime in focus

The need to challenge the scourge of so-called ‘hate crime’ across the Mid & East Antrim Borough has been at the centre of major council seminar.

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Ross Clarke was freed on a two-year probation order

Co Antrim man freed after wreaking trail of havoc in stolen fire engine

A remorseful Co Antrim teenager who took a stolen fire engine on a £160,000 drunken joyride of destruction with a pensioner, has been freed on probation.

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Renewed appeal over Laurence Shaw murder in Larne

Renewed appeal over Laurence Shaw murder in Larne

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch are continuing to appeal for information following the murder of 56-year-old Laurence Shaw in Larne.

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The flat where the body was found

Woman's body may have lain in flat 'for more than two years'

Detectives say a woman whose body was found at a flat in west Belfast on October 6, may have died more than two years ago.
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UVF commander turned supergrass Gary Haggarty

UVF suspects won’t face trial after supergrass Haggarty fails credibility test

Evidence provided by paramilitary commander turned supergrass Gary Haggarty has been deemed “insufficient” to secure the prosecution of 13 UVF suspects, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said.

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Woman, 72, denies causing grandson’s crash death

A 72-year-old Co Antrim woman has denied causing a collision which claimed the life of her seven-year-old grandson.

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Pensioner denies death by dangerous driving charge

Pensioner denies death by dangerous driving charge

A 72-year-old Co Antrim woman today (Tuesday) denied causing a collision which claimed the life of her seven-year old grandson.

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Laurencce Shaw who was found dead at his home in the Hillmount area of Larne

Arrest in Larne murder probe

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Larne yesterday.

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Bogus callers have been targeting local people. (Photo: David Cheskin/PA Wire)

‘Fraudulent calls’ warning in Mid and East Antrim

Police have issued a warning over fraudulent calls in the Mid and East Antrim area.

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PACEMAKER BELFAST   13/03/2017: Heavily armed police squad on the streets of Carrickfergus in the immediate aftermath of the murder of George Gilmore.

Court hears claims that phone traffic connects accused to ‘scouting’ of murder victim

A man charged with the murder of high-profile loyalist George Gilmore is allegedly linked by a tracking device fitted to his work van, the High Court heard today.

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Dog mauled by other dogs

Pet dog Woody mauled by blood-thirsty lurchers

Two young children have been left traumatised after their pet dog was set upon by a pack of blood-thirsty lurchers.

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Heavily armed police in the Woodburn area following the shooting in March. 
Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Three women and man arrested in connection with Gilmore murder

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of prominent loyalist George Gilmore in Carrickfergus on March 13 have this morning arrested four people in the south east Antrim area.

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Campaigners protesting against an oil drilling operation at Woodburn Forest in Carrickfergus last year

£241k legal bill over Woodburn drill challenge

A judicial review into a controversial oil exploration project in Co Antrim has left ratepayers facing a whopping £241,000 legal bill.

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George Gilmore

More than £5m on policing as loyalist feud spreads, court told

More than £5 million has been spent policing a paramilitary feud which has claimed two lives, a court heard today.

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George Gilmore

Man charged with murder of loyalist George Gilmore

Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of George Gilmore in Carrickfergus in March have charged a 32-year-old man with murder.
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George Gilmore

Gilmore murder probe: four men released

Four men arrested in Carrickfergus yesterday in connection with the murder of prominent loyalist George Gilmore have been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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George Gilmore

Five arrested in connection with Gilmore murder

Officers from the Serious Crime Branch have arrested five men this morning in connection with the murder of prominent loyalist George Gilmore.

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Victor Kennedy escaped prison officers during a visit to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine

Prison service in dock after murderer escapes custody

Questions are being asked of the prison service after a murderer who beat a teacher to death in 2007 escaped custody during a hospital visit.

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The Royal Oak bar in Carrickfergus. Picture: PressEye

Three accused of Carrick bouncer attack won’t face attempted murder charge

Three Carrickfergus men accused of attacking a pub bouncer as part of a suspected loyalist feud are no longer to be charged with his attempted murder, a court heard on Monday.

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