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First known death in NI from new narcotic

A young man from a Co Antrim village has been revealed to be the first – and so far only – person in Northern Ireland whose death has been linked to a new drug.

Lauren Neilly. Image taken from GoFundMe

NI woman diagnosed with cancer after toothache

A Northern Ireland woman who went to see the doctor over a toothache and a small cut was given a devastating cancer diagnosis.

Members of Connect Cycling at Green Pastures in Ballymena.

Free bike rides help community take to the road

A scheme aimed at encouraging cycling for free has been hailed a huge success in Ballymena just months after it was launched.

Jo-Anne Dobson, organ donation ambassador and son Mark with Sarah Lamont (right) who is joining the Team Kidney Care UK team running the Belfast Marathon in aid of the charity and her son Joe.

Marathon effort for Ballymena ‘hero mum’

Ballymena mum Sarah Lamont who donated a kidney and part of her liver to her five-year-old son will be taking part in the Belfast Marathon.

Kathryn Le Coz donated a kidney to her brother David.

Kidney donor Kathryn takes on London run

A past pupil of Ballymena Academy will be taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon in memory of her mother Heather Clarke.

Braefield Nursing Home, in Ballymena, has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the top 20 care homes in Northern Ireland.

Ballymena nursing home awarded for ‘high standard of care’

A Ballymena nursing home has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the top 20 care homes in Northern Ireland.

Antrim Area Hospital. AT5-312JC

Recruitment day for nurses

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust will be hosting a recruitment open day for nurses who would like to work in the surgical division in Antrim Area, Causeway, Mid Ulster or Whiteabbey hospitals.

UUP leader Robin Swann pictured at the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Centre at Belfast City Hospital where he was donating blood for the 50th time. 'Picture by Jonathan Porter/

UUP leader makes 50th blood donation

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA, made his 50th blood donation in the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Centre at Belfast City Hospital.

An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
Ballymena triplets Conor, Ciaran and Cillian at six months old

‘My husband was shocked when they found a third baby in me – I just laughed’

Ballymena mum Deirdre Kelly could not be more proud of her trio of tiny tots.


Prince Harry’s praise for ‘Royal’ team in Belfast

Prince Harry has personally thanked a team of health professionals from Belfast – using video technology as Storm Ophelia prevented the RVH team from making it to London to receive a prestigious award in person.

Preparing an injection

Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

Whiteabbey Hospital (image Google)

Reprieve for Whiteabbey as Trust scraps majority of ‘major’ cuts proposals

A series of controversial proposals which would have seen the closure of wards at Whiteabbey Hospital have been scrapped by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Jonathan Hodge, Manager of Hope Centre in Ballymena, along with Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Cllr Paul Reid, Chairperson May Anderson and Jackie Patton, Head of Community Planning at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Mural bringing ‘Hope’ to local support group

A new mural has been unveiled in Ballymena, aimed at breaking down the stigma associated with substance misuse.

Julie Aiken from Samaritans pictured alongside Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Cllr Paul Reid and the Public Health Agency's Gabrielle Rawashdeh at the Suicide Prevention Training held at the Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena.

Councillors and staff receive suicide prevention advice

Elected Members and senior staff at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have been taking part in awareness sessions with the Public Health Agency on suicide prevention.

Protestors showed their opposition to the proposed cuts at Stormont.

Healthcare funding provides ‘short-term respite’

A £40 million cash injection will reduce the need for the most controversial cuts to healthcare in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has said.

Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

Dunloy Cycling Club at The Dark Hedges promoting their 'Tour of Legends'

Hop on your bike for the ‘Tour of Legends’ with Nicolas Roche

Dunloy Cycling Club’s Tour of Legends Sportive will take place on Saturday, October 14, with cycling star Nicolas Roche joining in to raise funds for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and Community Rescue Service.

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