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Court hears how man supplied drugs to Omagh woman Emma Doogan before death

The death of a teenager in Omagh at the weekend is a “chilling example” of the dangers of the illicit use of drugs, a judge has said.

Man in court after taking goat into Northern Ireland Lidl store

A man pleaded not guilty to being disorderly after he took a goat and pony to a Co Antrim supermarket.

Vet issues health warning after Belfast dogs hit by vomiting bug

A Belfast vet has issued a health warning after a "high number" of dogs in parts of south and west Belfast were hit by a sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhoea.

Historic eclipse turns day into night across the US

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the US from coast to coast in nearly a century.

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Northern Ireland traffic alerts: Reports of 2 mile long M22 delays

Follow our feed for the latest traffic updates from across Northern Ireland.


Police shoot dead Barcelona attack suspect 'wearing explosive belt'

Police hunting the van driver behind the Barcelona terror attack say they have shot dead a suspect wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt.

What's on: 10 things to do in Northern Ireland this week

Music fans are spoilt for choice this week as Belfast Vital kicks off and the series of gigs at Custom House Square continue - take a look at what's on across Northern Ireland over the next seven days.


English rider Gavin Lupton dies from injuries sustained at Ulster Grand Prix

Motorcyclist Gavin Lupton has died from injuries he suffered in an accident at this year's Ulster Grand Prix.

High-security prison officer 'a key player in organised crime gang'

A prison officer charged with dealing drugs inside a high-security jail is a "key player" in an organised crime gang, a court has been told.


The show must go on: Carl Frampton confirms split from McGuigan and Cyclone

Carl Frampton has confirmed that he has parted ways with Cyclone Promotions.


Police shoot dead Barcelona attack suspect who was 'wearing explosive belt'

Police hunting the van driver behind the Barcelona terror attack say they have shot dead a suspect wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt.


Northern Ireland care home shut down with immediate effect due to 'serious risk to life' of residents

A care home in Enniskillen has been shut down with immediate effect due to the "serious risk to the life, health and wellbeing" of all those living there.


Four Ulster rugby players charged in sex assault case

These are the four Ulster rugby aces charged in connection with a serious sex attack in south Belfast.


Baby's lucky escape after loyalists fire shots at home of Catholic family in Derry

Neighbours in a quiet Londonderry street have been left terrified after gunmen shot through the window of a young mother's house on Saturday night as her baby slept upstairs in what has been branded a sectarian attack.


'Gay is sin' pastor plans gospel rally at Foyle Pride

A controversial Londonderry pastor who holds a 'Homosexuality is Sin' gospel rally at the city's Pride March every year says God can "cure" gay people and that their lifestyle is "physically, mentally and spiritually harmful".

Ex-principal who stole £15k from Northern Ireland school stripped of MBE honour

A former headmaster who avoided being sent to jail after he was caught siphoning money from his Co Down school has been stripped of his MBE.

Over 5,000 Northern Ireland drivers caught using phone

Drivers in Northern Ireland are the third worst in the UK for using mobile phones while on the road, new figures reveal.

Family anguish as bodies of Rodney McDowell and Mark McPeake found outside Ballymena flats

The family of one of two men who died suddenly together have spoken of their shock and devastation after finding their bodies lying outside flats in a Ballymena housing estate.

'Hugely popular' Tyrone man Denver Chambers dies aged 40

Tributes have been paid to a popular and hard-working Co Tyrone father whose sudden death has "completely devastated" his family.

Man on drug charges after teen girl Emma Doogan found dead in Omagh

A Co Tyrone teenager who died at the weekend was described as a "loving person" who "put a smile on everyone's face".

Sunday, Aug 20

Man charged after sudden death of 19-year-old female in Omagh

Police in Omagh have launched an investigation following the sudden death of a 19-year-old woman in the Meelmore Drive area on Saturday afternoon.

Female pedestrian dies following M1 collision near Belfast

A female pedestrian has died following a road collision on the M1 near Belfast.

Investigation launched after two bodies found in Ballymena

An investigation has been launched after the bodies of two men were discovered in the Drumtara area of Ballymena.

PSNI bust bar with 20 underage drinkers

A bar has been caught out serving around 20 underage young people as part of a special operation being carried out by the PSNI to ensure all door staff in Northern Ireland are licenced.

Saturday, Aug 19

Prison officer charged in Maghaberry drug smuggling probe

A prison officer has been charged with 16 offences including conspiracy to supply class A, B and C drugs, police say.

Finnish stab attack being treated as possible act of terrorism

A stabbing attack in the western Finland city of Turku that killed two people and wounded eight is being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent.

Relieved NI holidaymakers tell of lucky escapes

Holidaymakers returning from Salou expressed relief as they arrived at Belfast International Airport yesterday after armed police swamped the popular tourist spot in the aftermath of multiple terror attacks in Spain.

Angels looked over my family, says NI mum caught up in Spanish terror

A Londonderry mother caught up in the Barcelona terror attack says the angels were most definitely looking down on her family on Thursday.

Friday, Aug 18

Loyalist parade passes off without incident in Rasharkin

A controversial loyalist parade has passed off without incident in the north Antrim village of Rasharkin.

Limavady mother tells of terror at being caught up in Barcelona attack - 'it was like a nightmare. I just got up and ran'

A Limavady mother has described her terror at being caught up in the Barcelona attack.

Mourners to wear purple to symbolise battle of brave cancer mother Aundrea

Brave Dundonald mum Aundrea Bannatyne will be laid to rest at a celebration of her life next Monday, where guests have been asked to wear purple to symbolise her fight against pancreatic cancer.

Barcelona attack: Northern Ireland honeymooner caught up in horror tells of 'chaos and panic'

A honeymooner from Northern Ireland last night spoke of his shock as he and his wife were caught up in the terrorist carnage of Barcelona.

Thursday, Aug 17

Barcelona attack: 13 dead and more than 100 hurt as van ploughs into pedestrians in Las Ramblas

At least 13 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians in a terror attack in a busy tourist area of Barcelona.

Judge dismisses Northern Ireland same-sex marriage ban challenges

Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed.

A-level results day: Gender performance gap widens in Northern Ireland

Three in 10 A-level entries scored at least an A grade this year as Northern Ireland students performed strongly.

Widow of murdered Kevin McGuigan '100% believes' shooting was sanctioned by leadership of the IRA

The widow of IRA murder victim Kevin McGuigan has said she believes that his killers will never be convicted.