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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Julie Aiken from Samaritans pictured alongside Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Cllr Paul Reid and the Public Health Agencys 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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‘Wrong drugs’ caused fatality - panel suspends pharmacist for seven months

A pharmacist convicted of supplying the wrong drugs to a grandmother who later died has been suspended from practising for seven months.

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Sinead Stewart

Tributes paid to tragic mother Sinead Stewart

Friends have told of their devastation on social media after the untimely death of 27-year-old Sinead Stewart.
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The average life expectancies in Northern Ireland for men and women are 78.3 and 82.3 years respectively.

REVEALED: Life expectancy in your area

The life expectancies for men and women living in the 11 local council areas of Northern Ireland have been revealed.

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Grieving mum makes asthma awareness video

The mother of a young man who died after a severe asthma attack has made a moving video to highlight how serious the condition can be.

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Have your say on Trust’s £13m savings proposals

Have your say on Trust’s £13m savings proposals

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has announced a series of public engagement meetings over proposals to meet its share (£13 million) of the overall Health and Social Care system’s 2017/18 savings target of £70 million.

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TV personality Eamonn Holmes visits the Northern Ireland Hospice in north Belfast and chats with patient Ursula Burns. Photo by Pacemaker Belfast

Eamonn Holmes: People don’t come to NI Hospice to die, they come here to live

TV star Eamonn Holmes, who grew up a short distance from Northern Ireland Hospice’s adult and children’s facilities in north Belfast, said he had witnessed an amazing transformation.

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An organ donor

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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