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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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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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Whiteabbey Hospital. Pic by Google.

Proposed cuts to be discussed

A public meeting is due to take place to inform residents about proposed cuts that could be introduced by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

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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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Michael Dickson has completed the "Seven Sevens" challenge.

Retired PE teacher takes on the Mournes

Greenisland man Michael Dickson has completed the “Seven Sevens” challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

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Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs.

Health minister must be appointed says Beggs

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has called for ministers to be urgently appointed to end the indecision which has now resulted in the NHSCT proposing emergency closure of intermediate care beds and the reduction in planned elected surgery and domiciliary care packages.

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Antrim Area Hospital. AT5-312JC

Bed closures and increased hospital parking charges among Trust’s cost saving proposals

The Northern Health and Social Services Trust has just announced consultative proposals to reduce a wide range of services in order to make financial savings

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Police officers stand next to the van involved on an attack in Las Ramblas

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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Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs.

Return crutches for recycling - Trust

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Assemblyman Roy Beggs has welcomed a commitment by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to recycle equipment.

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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.

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Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart.

Welcome for ‘greenway’ grant aid

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart has welcomed the award of a £25,000 grant for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to draw up detailed design plans to establish a dedicated cycle route between Monkstown and Greenisland on the former Black Line railway route.

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Greenway route takes step forward

Greenway route takes step forward

Funding of £25,000 has been approved by the Department of Infrastructure to develop a “Greenway” project in Greenisland.

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Noel McKee is seeking participants for the Carrick Cycle Challenge.

Cycle challenge to Cushendall or Carnfunnock

Participants are being sought for the Carrick Cycle Challenge which will take place on Saturday September 2 from the Royal Oak.

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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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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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