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Judge approves plan for Charlie Gard's final hours

A High Court judge has approved a plan which will see Charlie Gard "inevitably" die shortly after being moved to a hospice and having life-support treatment withdrawn.
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Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

Vomiting bug and staffing levels lead to bed closures at Altnagelvin

An outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea and a lack of nursing staff has led to beds at Altnagelvin being closed while all routine procedures are to be cancelled, it has been confirmed.

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Charlie Gard

Parents agree to hospice care for Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard's parents have decided that their terminally-ill baby son should spend his final days in a hospice, a High Court judge has been told.

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Charlie Gard's mother Connie Yates arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, where a judge is set to decide where the terminally-ill baby will end his life after the little boy's parents and hospital bosses became embroiled in a new legal fight

Judge hears proposals as he decides where Charlie Gard will end his life

A High Court judge asked to decide where terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard will end his life has started hearing proposals put forward by the little boy's parents.

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Western men’s sperm count in major decline

Sperm counts of Western men are in a “shocking” downward spiral that poses a potential threat to fertility in industrialised countries, a major study has found.

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Baby Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard's parents in new High court fight over taking baby home to die

Charlie Gard's parents are embroiled in a new High Court fight with doctors over the circumstances of the terminally-ill baby's death.

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Giants Causeway

Do you dare to take on the Clifftop Experience at the Giant’s Causeway?

The National Trust and local tour company, ‘Away A Wee Walk,’ are delighted to be relaunching the spectacular hike which offers visitors the opportunity to venture along the stunning journey across the Causeway Coast’s clifftop path.
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Nurse Katrina Turner, 36, from Ballycastle, Co Antrim is hoping to raise awareness of the importance of self examination after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Be more breast aware, urges nurse saved by early cancer diagnosis

A nurse whose early cancer diagnosis helped save her life is on a mission to make every man and woman in Northern Ireland more breast aware.

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'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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Charlie Gard

Mother of Charlie Gard pays tribute to 'warrior' son

Charlie Gard's mother Connie Yates paid tribute to her "warrior" baby son after abandoning a legal fight for treatment.
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Parents end court fight over terminally-ill Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard's parents have ended their legal fight over treatment for the terminally-ill baby.
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Nearly a quarter of the global population drink water that is not safe

£16M project aims to develop smart devices to help identify safe drinking water

Smart devices may be able to quickly tell if water in the developing world is safe to drink, researchers said.

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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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City Hall, Belfast city centre - the council had to repair servers and PCs after a cyber attack.

Attack damaged 15 servers and six PCs at Belfast City Council

Belfast City Council confirmed that it had two “major incidents” in the past two years, one of which damaged 15 of its servers and six PCs.

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Cyber security expert David Crozier said trusts may not be aware of advanced persistent threats on their systems

Patients’ medical records could 
be on dark web, warns QUB expert

NHS trusts across Northern Ireland may not be aware if cyber criminals are stealing patients’ medical and social care records – and distributing them on the dark web – an expert has warned.

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Trusts and councils take cyber security ‘seriously’

Trusts and councils take cyber security ‘seriously’

Health trusts and local councils across Northern Ireland have insisted that they take cyber security very seriously and enlist a range of software and external security experts to safeguard their systems.

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Northern Ireland's first air ambulance

Air ambulance’s first call-out is to boy hurt in tractor accident

The first-ever emergency flight of Northern Ireland’s new air ambulance took place at the weekend, following a farming vehicle accident.

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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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Carly and Robin Emerson with baby Jorja

Couple’s race against the clock to save baby daughter Jorja’s life

The parents of a baby girl from Bangor, Co Down, are callling on the public to help them fund getting their daughter private medical care in London.

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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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