A former homeless man caught with a lock knife claimed he had it to kill rats while sleeping rough in Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A former homeless man caught with a lock knife on the streets of Belfast claimed he had it to kill rats while sleeping rough, a court heard today. De(...)

The man is at Antrim police station for questioning. File photograph: Trevor McBride

A man is being questioned by police following the discovery of a bomb at a house in west Belfast on Friday night. An improvised explosive device was (...)

Police investigating an off-licence robbery in Belfast are attempting to find a middle-aged woman, who was wearing a wedding hat and missing her “upper front teeth”.

Police investigating an off-licence robbery in Belfast are attempting to find a middle-aged woman who was wearing a wedding hat and missing her “up(...)

A police officer lifts tape as another escorts an elderly resident on a street closed off after an explosive device was found under a police officer’s car in Derry, Northern Ireland, June 18th, 2015. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

A 57-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a failed bomb bid on a Northern Ireland police officer. The suspect is being questioned about t(...)

A 13-year-old boy has been released from police custody following his arrest for suspected rioting in Belfast. The PSNI was called to Bryson Street in(...)

Ahead of the Tour of North parade the Orange Order lost a High Court bid to overturn conditions imposed by the Parades Commission including not being allowed to play songs within “earshot” of St Patrick’s Church. Photograph: Reuters

The first major parade of the North’s marching season has passed off peacefully in Belfast. The bands involved in the Orange Order’s annual Tour of th(...)

Members of Team Sky leaving the Titanic Belfast  on stage one of last year’s Giro D’Italia. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of cyclists will follow in the wheeltracks of top professionals when they leave Belfast for the inaugural Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia this week(...)

The bomb was left at Glenrandel in the village of Eglinton on the outskirts of Derry city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Three men have been arrested in the Republic in the wake of an attempted booby trap bomb attack on a car belonging to a couple who are PSNI officers.(...)

Two men were found dead in a house in St Patrick’s Terrace in Lisnaskea, Fermanagh. Police are waiting on the results of a post mortem to try to determine how the men died

Police are trying to discover what caused the deaths of two men whose bodies were discovered in a house in Co Fermanagh on Monday night. The men were(...)

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A schoolboy who took his own life after being duped into sending intimate photos online was subject to a “relentless” blackmail bid by a Nigerian gang(...)