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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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Kenneth Tweedie and grandson Callum.

Stroke survivor’s family seeks support for charity

A Carrick man is calling for greater support for a local stroke charity following his illness and recovery.

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There are Greggs outlets throughout Northern Ireland.

Greggs launch summer diet plan

High street food retailer Greggs have launched a ‘diet plan’ - which is intended to allow for treats such as doughnuts and sausage rolls while still losing weight.

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Cara Walls.

Larne woman ‘did not intend to kill herself’ at mental health facility

A 25-year-old Larne woman who hanged herself at a secure hospital, 350 miles from home, died after a number of shortcomings in her care, an inquest has found.

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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
Northern Trust Chief Executive, Tony Stevens, recently accompanied Zoe Wilson, a Homecare Reablement Worker as she carried out duties in the Newtownabbey area. Zoe is based in the Rathcoole office.

Making an ‘Impact’ across the community

The Northern Trust is working alongside the voluntary sector to develop a partnership with communities across East Antrim.

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(From left) The East Antrim team: Sister Karen Cairns, Claire Jess, Senior social Worker, Kirsty Rainey, Community Occupational Therapist, Iris Johnston, Community Occupational Therapist, Gail Howie, Social Worker, Melanie Phillips, Assistant Director East Antrim locality, Angela Brown, Staff Nurse, Glenda Harper, Community Team Manager and Mark Hamill, Student Nurse.

New health teams providing local services in East Antrim

The Northern Trust has introduced dedicated teams that provide East Antrim with access to local health and social care workers locally.

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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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Ballyclare Group Practice. Archive pic.

New arrangements for appointments at Ballyclare GP clinic

A development aimed at improving appointments access for patients at a local health centre is set to come into effect on Monday, June 19.

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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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Police net £300k-worth of suspected cocaine after vehicle stop

Police net £300k-worth of suspected cocaine after vehicle stop

A massive haul of suspected cocaine has been seized in Co Antrim.

Crime
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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Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

Offbeat
The amount of sugar in Lucozade drinks has been reduced by 50 per cent.

Warning over Lucozade sugar reduction

People who use Lucozade drinks to treat low blood sugar levels are being urged to check the labeling on the beverage before consuming it.

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The new laws come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here's how NI vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Northern Ireland vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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Dementia training for staff at Specsavers

The teams at branches of Specsavers in East Antrim are becoming qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

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Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

A sick Dungannon girl travelling to London for vital surgery and her distressed parents were left stranded at the George Best airport for several hours on Monday after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute.

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