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Grandmother trapped in hospital 11 weeks over carer shortage finally goes home

A grandmother who was trapped in hospital for 11 weeks because of a chronic shortage of community carers has finally been able to return home.

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Elizabeth Canavan had been treated for multiple fractures following a fall

Grandmother gets care package – after 11 weeks in hospital

A grandmother who was trapped in hospital for 11 weeks because of a chronic shortage of community carers has finally been able to return home.

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

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

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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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Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend

Plain packaging for tobacco a ‘milestone’

Cancer campaigners have hailed the introduction of plain packaging for all tobacco products sold in Northern Ireland as a “momentous milestone”.

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Northern Ireland's GP Committee has warned up to 10% of GP practices in NI could close

Doctors' union warns 10% of Northern Ireland's GP practices could shut in 2017

As many as one-tenth of GP practices are expected to close in Northern Ireland this year, a doctors' union warned.

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Reuben and Lindsay ready to make a special delivery of a bag to a local PND sufferer.

Why mums are taking a ‘pramble’ to highlight postnatal despression

“Oh…so you look okay, but you’re still not well?” The question isn’t meant in an unkind way but, those who struggle with Postnatal Depression (PND), know all to well that it’s a question on many lips or minds.

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Karyn Wilson

Former DUP MLA mourns ‘big-hearted’ sister

A DUP councillor has paid tribute to his “big-hearted” sister, who has died suddenly.

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Pope Francis caresses a sick woman during an audience with Huntington's disease sufferers and their families, in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Thursday, May 18, 2017 i)

Pope seeks to end stigma over Huntington's disease

The Pope is trying to end the stigma of people afflicted with Huntington's Disease.
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A generic image of a cannabis plant

Suspected drug importer held as £70k-worth of cannabis found

It is believed that about £70,000-worth of cannabis has been seized in Co Down, the PSNI has said.

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Lisa Lecky with partner Adam and children Conor and Orla

How I dealt with having a stroke when I was ten weeks pregnant

Life changed in a flash for 39-year-old Belfast mum Lisa two years ago.

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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.

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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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Online clinic could be alternative abortion service, study suggests

An online abortion service can offer an alternative to unsafe methods of ending pregnancies, a study of women in Northern Ireland and the Republic concluded.

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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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Richard Pengelly (left, in grey suit) applauding his wife, Emma Little-Pengelly, as she was elected an MLA last year

Top health official warned staff over political tweets before taking advice

Northern Ireland’s most senior health official appears not to have taken any advice before seeking to restrict medics’ free speech in a way which a QC has said may be unlawful.

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The allegations have been under investigation for more than four months

Whistleblower allegations prompt inquiry into £80m health contracts

The Civil Service is investigating a whistleblower’s allegations of a potential conflict of interest in an £80 million health project, it has confirmed.

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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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The allegations have been under investigation for more than four months

Whistleblower allegations prompt inquiry into £80m health contracts

The Civil Service is investigating a whistleblower’s allegations of a potential conflict of interest in an £80 million health project, it has confirmed.

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Fridays attack infected more than 125,000 computer systems and hit more than 60 NHS trusts in England and Scotland

PSNI warns NI may already be infected by virus

The PSNI has warned workers across Northern Ireland that their systems may already be infeicted by a computer virus and to be on the alert as they return to work on Monday.

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