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Barcelona terror attack: PSNI issue advice to holidaymakers

The PSNI has issued potentially life-saving advice for local people on what to do in the event of a firearm or weapons attack abroad in the wake of the Barcelona attack.

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NSPCC image - exams

Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

Education
Giants Causeway

Do you dare to take on the Clifftop Experience at the Giant’s Causeway?

The National Trust and local tour company, ‘Away A Wee Walk,’ are delighted to be relaunching the spectacular hike which offers visitors the opportunity to venture along the stunning journey across the Causeway Coast’s clifftop path.
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A sad child - NSPCC image

'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Getting the flu jab

New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

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Eden McAlister, Katherine Walker and Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Are you ready for a Sparkle Dash?

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Sparkle Dash 5k event this summer - bringing a festival of glitter and entertainment to Giants Park, Belfast on Sunday, August 6.

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A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

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MRI scanner - major funding secured

£3.5 million investment for Antrim Area hospital

The Northern Trust says funding for a second MRI scanner for Antrim Area Hospital has been secured from the Department of Health.

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Sharon Doey.

Sharon honoured as dementia champion

Ballymena woman Sharon Doey has been honoured as a “dementia champion” at a graduation ceremony held in Antrim recently.

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Mark Lynn receives his 'Heart Hero' award from BHF Chief Executive Simon Gillespie.

Six-year-old Mark named as ‘Heart Hero’

A six-year-old Ballymena boy has been named a Heart Hero by British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) at a special awards ceremony.

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Welcome for free access to
leisure facilities for carers

Welcome for free access to leisure facilities for carers

North Antrim DUP MLA Paul Frew has welcomed Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s decision to enable carers who are attending leisure facilities as part of their caring duties, free access.

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The new Ballymena health teams.

Local health teams providing care locally

The Northern Trust is providing the community of Antrim and Ballymena with access to dedicated, local health and social care teams locally.

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Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Nearly one in three young people have concerns about their mental health - but most did not seek help from anyone, a new survey has revealed.

Education
Made in Chelsea star’s boxing bout
boosts treatment fund for David

Made in Chelsea star’s boxing bout boosts treatment fund for David

A high profile television ‘reality’ star has punched above his weight to support Co. Antrim man David McClean.

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back strain

3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

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Scene of the terror attacks in the London Bridge area

NI health staff will ‘learn’ from London and Manchester

The health service in Northern Ireland says it will learn from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in case of such an atrocity happening here.

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Cullybackey

Dementia care course is free

People in Cullybackey caring for someone with dementia are being offered the opportunity to learn more about the condition and how it affects people.

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Barbecues can be fantastic occasions but it's important to be careful when preparing food outside.

VIDEO: How to cook food safely on the BBQ

People all over Northern Ireland will be barbecuing food in their gardens this evening.
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The new laws come into force on May 20, 2017.

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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