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Youths’ comments on stone throwing ‘challenge police’

The PSNI has responded to comments made on social media by teenagers following stone throwing incidents in Larne and Carrick.

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A shot was fired at the front door of a property at Woodburn Avenue recently.

Police say find in bag was paint gun

A holdall bag containing a paint gun and suspected ammunition has been found by police in Carrick’s Castlemara estate.

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Police are attending the scene

Driver robbed at gun and knifepoint in Carrickfergus

Two men armed with a gun and “long blade” have robbed a delivery driver in Carrickfergus.

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Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Carrick

Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery of a delivery driver in Carrick last night, Sunday February 19.

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Welcome for drugs seizure

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party candidate Roy Beggs has welcomed a seizure of drugs in Carrick worth an estimated £10,000 .

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This herbal cannabis was seized by police in Carrick.

Carrick drugs haul worth £10,000

Police in Carrick have recovered herbal cannabis with a street value estimated to be worth up to £10,000.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised for comments about the IRA by one of her party's MSPs.

Nicola Sturgeon ‘sorry’ over IRA ‘freedom fighter’ Tweet

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to relatives of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA in Belfast after one of her party members described the terror group as “Irish freedom fighters”.

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Trading Standards have issued advice after some consumers fell foul of an online scam.

Man conned out of £2,200 in online concert ticket scam

Trading Standards Service has urged potential ticket purchasers to exercise extreme caution when using online ticket booking services for concert and sporting events.

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The memorial to Fusiliers John McCaig, his brother Joseph and Dougald McCaughey at White Brae on the outskirts of north Belfast where they were shot in 1971

Families of murdered Scottish soldiers query MSP’s IRA apology

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered in Belfast have questioned the sincerity of an apology from a Member of the Scottish Parliament for pro-IRA comments – claiming an internal party email revealed a political motivation for the climbdown.

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‘We must not allow marine’s actions to bring down military’s reputation’

A former soldier has said that he was “disgusted” to learn of the details of Ciaran Maxwell’s crime.

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Metropolitan Police undated handout photo of Ciaran Maxwell of Exminster, Devon

‘Alarm bells’ should have rung over Marine

Security “alarm bells” should have rung over the appearance of a Royal Marine in a Sinn Fein propaganda publication in the years before he joined the UK Armed Forces.

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John Mason SNP

SNP’s John Mason apologises for IRA ‘freedom fighter’ comments

Scottish National Party MSP John Mason has issued a formal apology after comparing the IRA killers of three Scottish soldiers in Northern Ireland to “Freedom Fighters”.

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David McCaughey (cousin of Dougald McCaughey) at the monument for the three Scottish soldiers murdered in the IRA honeytrap attack in 1971.
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£10k target reached for landmark civil action against PIRA

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA have praised the role of the News Letter in hitting a £10k fund-raising target to launch a civil action against their killers.

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Burglar with 76 convictions urged to ‘grow up’

Burglar with 76 convictions urged to ‘grow up’

A 24-year old man with 76 convictions on his criminal record was urged to “grow up” by a Crown Court judge or risk spending increasingly longer periods of his life in prison.

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Suspected sheep rustling - police appeal

Suspected sheep rustling - police appeal

Police have made an appeal for information after it was reported that 19 sheep had been taken from Sealstown Road area of Newtownabbey.

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Cannabis and cannabis growing equipment has been found by police in Carrick.

Cannabis ‘being laced with class A drugs - claims Beggs

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party candidate Roy Beggs has welcomed a successful drugs raid in Carrick.

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Cannabis plant. Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

‘Dealers lacing cannabis with harder drugs’, says Roy Beggs

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party candidate Roy Beggs has warned of reports he received that cannabis is being laced with what he called “addictive Class A drugs”.

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Mid and East Antrim PCSP member Ashleigh Perry with Superintendent Ryan Henderson and Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley . INLT-05-701-con

Police pledge crackdown on scramblers in East Antrim

The PSNI have pledged to join forces with Mid and East Antrim Council and the local Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) to tackle the misuse of scramblers across the borough.

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