Stories By Tanya Fowles, Local Democracy Reporter
News/ 7 months ago
Teacher appears in court on charges of inappropriate relationship with pupil
A schoolteacher has appeared in court on a number of allegations relating to an inappropriate relationship with a pupil. The accused...
Tyrone/ 7 months ago
Proceeds of crime action against fraudster and cancer faker still not completed
Almost a year after a Fivemiletown woman was jailed for defrauding her employers out of £1.9 million to fund her jet-set...
Brothers remanded in custody over latest in alleged Traveller feud
Two brothers have been remanded in custody in relation to an alleged Traveller feud amongst two groups living in Coalisland. Sean...
Man accused of ‘very sustained, violent attack’ on mother of his child denied bail
A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with offences relating to the alleged attempted murder of his partner. Appearing...
Tyrone/ 8 months ago
Judge dismay at PPS ‘fait accompli’ decision not to send cannabis factory case to crown court
A judge has criticised a Public Prosecution Service decision not to send a cannabis factory case to crown court on learning...
Tyrone/ 8 months ago
Tyrone man charged with murdering Damien Heagney whose remains recovered from reservoir
A thirty-nine-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering Damien Heagney, whose remains were recovered from a County Tyrone reservoir,...
Inquest finds farmer’s death at Clogher Valley mart was preventable
An inquest has found the death of a farmer who sustained severe head trauma at a cattle mart could have been...
Senior GP abused his position for drugs after ‘tsunami of bad luck’
A doctor who abused his position as a General Practitioner to obtain prescription-only drugs has avoided jail after it emerged his...
Newry/ 8 months ago
Newry man returned for trial accused of murdering neighbour in arson attack
A forty-three-year-old Newry man has been returned for trial accused of murdering his neighbour whose lifeless body was discovered after his...
Trial averted as youth admits sexually abusing girl when he was 13
A trial has been averted after a youth previously accused of raping and assaulting a female child admitted a lesser count....
Portadown/ 8 months ago
Decision to reject bail for suspected Portadown paedophile branded ‘grossly unfair’
Despite police initially not objecting to bail for a suspected paedophile, although expressing concerns for his safety, a judge has remanded...
Suspected firearm seized after ‘prolific offender’ crashed grandmother’s DLA car
A prolific offender currently on High Court for other serious matters has been refused bail after crashing his grandmother’s DLA car...