Two high-profile loyalists allegedly came under close-range gun attack in a "casual and off-the-cuff" attempt to kill them, a court heard today.

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Car stopped in Londonderry

A 21-year-old man from Londonderry is jailed for five years after pleading guilty to possession of guns and explosives

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Secretary of State Theresa Villiers told MPs at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee that the government was no longer standing by the "on the run" letter because some contained factual errors.

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Thousands of people have registered to vote in Scotland in the past week.

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