Latest Stories

Brexit 'could lead to organised crime expanding in Northern Ireland'
The Organised Crime Task Force has warned gangs could seek to exploit any new tariffs or other arrangements.
city plan

Cormac Campbell

BBC News NI South East Reporter

Plans are afoot for the frontier town to branch out but not everyone is happy about the proposals.

Read more

'I want to buy a cake for a total stranger'

'I want to buy a cake for a total stranger'
To celebrate his daughter's first birthday, Hannah's daddy bought a cake for a total stranger in her memory. 
Watch his story about why he hopes a random act of kindness can help others. 
Read more about the Brontë's story here.
Creggan violence: Stones and petrol bombs thrown at police
A bomb was found after up to 80 police officers took part in a security search targeting the New IRA on Monday.
Strabane mother says young son is traumatised by mortar bomb left outside home.
Aileen Mullan says her young family is traumatised after a mortar bomb was found in the street outside their home.
PSNI's Simon Byrne: Children 'not weapons' in fighting crime
NI's police chief denies suggesting children could be used as "weapons" to fight paramilitary crime.

Co Down woman tells of sexual abuse by babysitter

Co Down woman tells of sexual abuse by babysitter
When Leanne Truesdale was about six-years-old she was sexually abused by her babysitter George Oliver at her home in Newtownards, County Down.
Ms Truesdale said she became an alcoholic because of the abuse, eventually seeking help for alcoholism in her early 30s.
She said she finally found "closure" when Oliver, now 68, of Dicksonia Drive, Newtownards, pleaded guilty in court last month to indecently assaulting her and received a 14-month suspended prison sentence.

Van driven into house in Londonderry

Police are appealing for witnesses after a van drove into a house in the Glendale Road area of Londonderry on Tuesday evening.

The PSNI said on Twitter that the van, when reversed, was set on fire.

"While thankfully no one was hurt, this was a reckless act."