The PSNI said the burglars “threatened the male occupant with hammers and what was described as a ‘handgun’, demanding money, before assaulting him and making off with cash”. Photograph: David Young/PA

A 39-year-old builder required hospital treatment for a head injury, cuts and bruises following an aggravated burglary.The man was attacked by three a(...)

Mary Hamilton celebrates her EuroMillions win at a reception at the Culloden hotel outside Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Northern Ireland couple who are the latest EuroMillions winners have pledged to spread their fortune across Belfast’s sectarian divide.Mary and Alex(...)

 Charanjit (46) from Twinburn Gardens in Newtownabbey, was found guilty at Belfast Crown Court of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl who was brought to him with a stomach complaint. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

An Indian faith-healing ‘Holy Man’ who raped and abused a 12-year-old girl “in a most vile fashion” was jailed on Tuesday for 13 years, after sentenci(...)

The jury  rejected Ronnie Nelson’s  claims that he was not the man behind the Spiderman mask and convicted him. File picture: Getty

A 29-year-old mechanic convicted of being the ‘Spiderman’ rioter captured on CCTV pelting police with house bricks was on Tuesday sentenced to three y(...)

“The majority of our clients are abused between the ages of five and 10, but don’t come to us for support until they are aged between 25 and 49”

Gail, a 38-year-old woman from Northern Ireland and married with two young children, said a key lesson for victims of sexual abuse is that while the(...)

Henry Purcell was refused bail at Belfast High Court after a judge was told raiders posed as Water Board workers at the home of one elderly victim.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A father-of-19 accused of carrying out four house burglaries in a single afternoon must remain in custody, a High Court judge ruled yesterday in Belfa(...)

The PSNI is appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

A number of homes were evacuated in Co Antrim last night after a viable pipe bomb was found by police in Newtownabbey.The device was discovered under (...)

Karen and Darren Gardiner, proprietors of Ground Espresso Bars, which plans to create more than 100 jobs in the coming year as part of a multimillion-pound expansion plan that will include a unit in Dublin.

Northern Ireland’s largest independent cafe chain, Ground Espresso Bars, is opening its first outlet in the Republic, with clothing retailer Next, in (...)

Commercial property values in Northern Ireland today are said to  be closer to what they were back in 2001 and 2002. Photograph: Getty Images

Remember that car made in Belfast which proved to be such a lasting hit in the Back to the Future trilogy of movies? The DeLorean time machine that(...)

A suspicious package found at a sorting office in Northern Ireland was a viable letter bomb, police said. A spokeswoman for the Police Service (...)