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Dungannon ice cream thieves grateful for taste of freedom after walking free from court

A pair of grateful ice cream thieves from Dungannon have been granted a taste of freedom after walking free from court with suspended prison sentences.

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Up to two million tonnes of sand are dredged every year from Lough Neagh

Judges quash Lough Neagh dredging verdict

A decision not to order an immediate halt to the unauthorised extraction of up to two million tonnes of sand a year from Lough Neagh is to be quashed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Crime
Corbyn and May are trending as potential baby names among new parents, according to research

Corbyn? New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. Photograph: Nintendo

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out

If you’ve not already pre-ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after distributors sold out of pre-orders this morning.

Lifestyle
Scania bear

Children’s toy recalled over choking fears

A children’s manufacturer has recalled a popular stuffed animal following worries that part of the toy could become detached and pose a risk of choking.

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People not protecting themselves despite record ID fraud levels

People not protecting themselves despite record ID fraud levels

Britons are failing to take basic steps to protect themselves from online crime - despite identity fraud now being at record levels.

Offbeat
Ed Sheeran announces Belfast show

Ed Sheeran announces Belfast show

Following on from his fantastic performance at Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be bringing his tour to Belfast next year, much to the delight of his legions of fans,

Music

Pre-sentence reports ordered

Pre-sentence reports have been ordered for a Coalisland man accused of motoring charges.

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Driver got insurance two days after being stopped

Driver got insurance two days after being stopped

A Polish man has been fined £250 for driving without insurance.

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Stole almost £50,000 from her employer ‘under duress from UVF’

A woman who stole almost £50,000 from her employer claimed she did so while she was ‘under duress’ by a man in the UVF.

Crime
Saltmarine Cars is crowned one of the top dealerships in the UK

Saltmarine Cars is crowned one of the top dealerships in the UK

Car buyers in County Tyrone can be sure to receive outstanding customer service at Saltmarine Cars after it was recognised as one of the top dealerships in the UK.

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An introduction to Bird Ringing

Have you ever wondered if the robin you regularly see in your garden is the same bird every time?

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Product warning

Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury's has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Met Office weather warning

Yellow weather warning for rain on Tuesday

Hold any plans for outside parties on Tuesday as Northern Ireland is expected to experience "very heavy rainfall".

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Drink driver without UK licence disqualified

A Lithuanian man has been disqualified from driving for twelve months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

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Defendant smoked joint for ‘pain relief’

A Cookstown man has been fined £100 after being caught with cannabis that he was using for ‘pain relief’.

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IFA Chief Executive Patrick Nelson

Irish Football Association launch new five-year strategy

The Irish Football Association has launched a new Five-Year Strategy aimed at promoting, fostering and developing football for all.

Football
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the Isle of Man TT.

ULSTER GP: Michael Dunlop ready for 'hot and heavy' shootout at Dundrod

Senior TT winner Michael Dunlop is targeting more Superbike glory on the Bennetts Suzuki at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix in August.

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Rory McIlroy with Harry Gregg

IRISH OPEN: Sporting legends tee-up to aid Rory Foundation and Harry Gregg Foundation

Rory McIlroy and his charitable foundation, the Rory Foundation, have announced the Harry Gregg Foundation will benefit from this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. The tournament will take place next week (6th to 9th July) at Portstewart Golf Club.

Football
Take our Harry Potter quiz

Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.
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