County Antrim

Where to move for… low crime rates

No, we have not metamorphosed into the Daily Mail. Indeed, we live in an age of historically low crime; the last Crime Survey for England and Wales suggests it fell by 9% in the year to June 2017, and has been falling since 1995. In Scotland, the latest police records put reported crime at its …

Crime

Watch: McGinty stunner sends Sky Blues second

Shane McGinty completes a second-half turnaround as Ballymena United come from a goal down to beat Ards 2-1 in Bangor.<p>Mark Kelly's deflected opener put Ards in front before James Knowles' equaliser for the visitors.<p>McGinty fired home from the edge of the area with 15 minutes remaining to complete …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Poet’s corner: The aristocratic family home which provided a haven for the literary geniuses of the 19th century

Swinburne and Lord Tennyson are both connected to this fine country house, which has been renovated to include a stunning infinity pool overlooking …

Lifestyle (UK)

Race 6 (MSW) at IND on 8/17/18 - 2018

Order of Finish<p>1<p>Caleb's Posse – Immortal Fame<p>3YO Gelding<p>$18,600<p><b>J:</b>Marcelino Pedroza• <b><br>T:</b>Ben Colebrook<p><b>B:</b>Candy Meadows LLC (KY)• <b><br>O:</b>Cheyenne Stables …

Horses

Race 3 (MSW) at ELP on 8/17/18 - 2018

Order of Finish<p>1<p>Bernardini – Homeschooling<p>3YO Filly<p>$25,200<p><b>J:</b>Corey J. Lanerie• <b><br>T:</b>Brendan P. Walsh<p><b>B:</b>Meritage Ventures, Inc. (KY)• <b><br>O:</b>Meritage Ventures Inc. …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Weekly newspaper review: Triple stabbing and £1.5m sports hub plan

Front page of the Larne Times<p>Front page of the Impartial Reporter<p>Front page of the Tyrone Courier<p>Front page of the Lurgan Mail<p>Front page of the Newry Democrat<p>Front page of the Coleraine Times<p><b>A triple stabbing, a mother's plea over road developments, and a £1.5m sports hub are among the stories</b> …

Crime

Irish Premiership: Unbeaten Linfield beat Crusaders 2-0 to go two points clear

<b>Linfield made it three wins from three games by beating champions Crusaders 2-0 at Seaview to go two points clear at the top of the Irish Premiership.</b><p>Joel Cooper and Jamie Mulgrew scored for the Blues to end the Crues' record of 20 home league games unbeaten.<p>Coleraine were held to a 2-2 draw at the …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Tiz a Slam Could Command Sky Classic Field

Chiefswood Stable homebred Tiz a Slam has a chance to dominate Woodbine's $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (G2T) on the turf Aug. 19.

Horse Racing

Boys Amateur Championship reaches quarter-finals

There are just eight players remaining going into the weekend at the 2018 Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush.<p>Stoke Park golfer Conor Gough beat Aidan O'Hagan of Scotland 7&6 to progress to his quarter-final against Denmark's Nicolai Højgaard while Mark Power from Kilkenny GC defeated Jerry …

Sport (N. Ireland)

NI Open: Sharvin one behind leader Kim at Galgorm Castle as Hoey misses cut

<b>Ardglass man Cormac Sharvin is a shot off the lead at the halfway stage of the Northern Ireland Open after firing a flawless six-under-par 65 on Friday.</b><p>The 25-year-old's round left in a four-strong group on 10 under - one behind South Korean 17-year-old Minkyu Kim.<p>Unruffled by regular showers at …

Sport (N. Ireland)

DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP: MATCHDAY 3 PREVIEW

The big games keep coming in the Danske Bank Premiership this weekend starting tonight at the Newry Showgrounds, we look ahead to all the</b> …

NIFL

Arlene Foster turns down invitation from Irish Government to Pope's visit

DUP leader Arlene Foster has declined an invitation from the Republic of Ireland's government to attend an address by Pope Francis at Dublin …

Northern Ireland

The Score - Irish League Chat (and a bit of La Liga) by Lisburn's 98FM - Listen to music

Spanish La Liga

I will not quit as MP, says DUP's Ian Paisley

<b>Ian Paisley, the MP for North Antrim, has said he would have resigned if he had thought he had done anything to warrant it.</b><p>In July, MPs voted to suspend him from the House of Commons after failing to declare holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.<p>"If I believed that I'd done anything that …

Great Britain

Northern Michigan trucker accused of raping teen in Saginaw County

<b>SAGINAW, MI</b> -- A Mancelona trucker is accused of raping a teenage girl inside his tractor-trailer a year ago.<p>According to prosecutors, 38-year-old …

Crime

Northern Ireland Baileys production line pumps out 400 bottles a minute

Production ahead of the Christmas rush is well underway at the Baileys factory in Mallusk, Co Antrim.

Ireland

Musical evening at Halfway House Hotel

Cairncastle Ulster-Scots are holding a soiree in the Halfway House Hotel, Ballygally on Wednesday, August 29 at 8pm.<p>Artists appearing are Blood …

Northern Ireland

McNarry and Campbell: Unionists should not support Sinn Fein-led bid to unseat Ian Paisley in North Antrim

Ian Paisley has been punished by Parliament for breaching its rules but to unseat him would be a completely disproportionate reaction.It is clear to …

Great Britain

Translink train timetables for Carl Frampton Windsor Park fight announced

If you're travelling to the huge night of boxing at Windsor Park, then you might want to make a note of special Translink travel available for the …

Trains

St Killian’s celebrates stellar results

St Killian’s College Garron Tower students have shattered all previous records by attaining 92% 3 A*-C at A level.<p>Such a feat, the school says, …

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Open highlights: Day One

The best of the action from the first round of the Challenge Tour event at Galgorm Castle in County Antrim.<p>Welshman Stuart Manley and 17-year-old South Korean Minkyu Kim fired 64s to lead on seven under.<p>They are one ahead of Englishmen Richard Finch and Marcus Armitage plus Denmark's Victor Gebhard …

Northern Ireland

Baby Shark challenge video owned by brilliant trio from Co Antrim

If you've got kids of a certain age then you probably know all about Baby Shark.<p>And these Co Antrim kids have really made it their own.<p>Caitlin, nine, …

Belfast

Spider Alert: Irish Women finds three-inch spider in her home

It is that time of year again, when your lovely home becomes a hub for uninvited creepy crawlies who seem to be getting bigger each year.<p>Recently an …

Spiders

The Mess in Northern Irish Politics Shows Where Far-Right Rhetoric Gets You

Ian Paisley Jr's cringing apology for breaking "paid advocacy" rules was no surprise to anyone familiar with the toxic politics of the DUP.<p>It has been an uncomfortable summer in Northern Ireland. Much like the roads of South Antrim, pasty descendants of Celts, Normans and Anglos began to melt when …

Northern Ireland

American on honeymoon in Ireland charged with attempted murder of 3 men

An American electrical engineer who was visiting Ireland on his honeymoon has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of three men in …

Crime

‘Lives at risk’ warning after barriers damaged at Co Antrim walking route

A renewed safety warning has been issued after members of the public knocked down fences and removed locks barring their way on the subsidence-hit …

Northern Ireland

BETMcLEAN LEAGUE CUP: DOLLINGSTOWN v BALLYMENA UNITED

The NI Football League can confirm that the BetMcLean League Cup game between Dollingstown and Ballymena United has been switched to Dixon Park.<p>The …

Football League Cup

Giant spiders spotted in Northern Ireland homes

It's getting to that time of year.<p>Eight-legged creepers appear to becoming more and more visible as we enter mating season.<p>The spider in the photo …

Belfast

Man allegedly linked to £860,000 cannabis distribution network denied internet access for chip shop business

A man allegedly linked to the distribution of £860,000 worth of cannabis through Northern Ireland's postal system has been denied internet access for …

Corruption

The Gobbins enjoying bumper summer season

One of east Antrim's most exhilarating tourism attractions is enjoying a bumper summer season, with more than half of its visitors travelling from …

Northern Ireland