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Five-year delay for new RVH critical care building

The revelation that a £150m critical care building in Belfast remains largely closed to the public five years after it was due to open has been met with shock and outrage by politicians.

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Glen Graham and family

Urgent fundraising appeal launched to save life of family man Glen Graham

A heartfelt JustGiving appeal has been launched to raise funds for family man Glen Graham - and it is "a matter of life or death" as he has discovered that a brain tumour had returned after being 15 years in remission.
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A doctor

Failed Stormont talks causing 'uncontrolled collapse' of GP services, union says

A leading doctors' union has warned that the failed political talks at Stormont is causing the "uncontrolled collapse" of GP services, with 20 surgeries expected to close in the next year.
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John Alexander Sinton worked on despite being shot in both arms

Blue Plaque unveiled in Co Tyrone in honour of Victoria Cross hero

A Blue Plaque has been unveiled in Co Tyrone to commemorate a military doctor who was awarded the Victoria Cross for attending to the wounded under heavy fire – despite being shot in both arms and the side.

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John Concannon

John Concannon is officially identified

A 16-month nightmare for the family of the late John Concannon is finally over after humans remains discovered on the Lenamore Road on March 11 were formally identified by the PSNI as belonging to their missing loved one.

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Getting an injection

Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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Isabel (Ida) Mitchell was inspired to become a missionary after hearing a talk from Sara Greig

Ulster missionary doctor who left lasting impression in Manchuria

Local historian Gordon Lucy marks the centenary of the death of Isabel Deane (Ida) Mitchell, a Presbyterian missionary in Manchuria and a nurse whose name was ‘known and revered through all of China’ according to an elder who spoke at her funeral in 1917 after her death at the age of 38

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One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

A mother will always go the extra mile for her child but for Castlederg woman Charlotte Caldwell the journey to save her son Billy, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, was much longer.

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Colin receives kidney dialysis for four and a half hours, three days a week in the Ulster Hospital.

McGuinness legacy will be to shed more light on this serious illness, says NI man with Amyloidosis

Colin Nevin, who suffers from the same rare degenerative health condition which Martin McGuinness was diagnosed with, has spoken of his sorrow at the former Deputy First Minister’s death.

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Clare Howie, third right, with her sister Rachel and other siblings

‘Having a sister with Down’s Syndrome has enriched our lives’

I cannot pinpoint an exact moment when I realised that my older sister, Rachel, had Down’s syndrome. She was my big sister and I didn’t know any different.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Martin McGuinness

REACTION: Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Martin Kemp at the National Television Awards 2017. Pic: PA

I have no regrets but I paid a price: Martin Kemp

Spandau Ballet bassist and actor Martin Kemp has enjoyed adulation and fame during his 40-year showbiz career. But, he tells Gabrielle Fagan, he paid a price for all those hits...

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A couple of elderly residents

Elderly care costs ‘could swallow up value of home’

An average stay in a residential home could swallow up as much as half of the value of your home, according to a study warning of a care cost postcode lottery.

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Helen McGurk with the implants

‘Deaf’ for a day: Experience of life without any hearing

Can a hearing person ever really know what it is like to be deaf?

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Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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Picture of Lisa and her mum Geraldine shortly before her passing

Mum of cancer blogger Lisa Magill tells of heartache at her passing

The heartbroken mother of a Co Antrim native who died this week of terminal cancer has shared her daughter's last message to the world online.
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A protest was staged at Stormont on Monday over the end of the project

Charity says axing troubled Belfast family project ‘false economy’

A charity programme which was recently praised by Arlene Foster is to draw to a close.

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