Tributes pour in for inspirational cancer victim Aundrea Bannatyne

Around 3000 tributes have today poured in for cancer warrier Aundrea Bannatyne who passed away this morning.
Baby Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard's parents to use £1.3m fund to set up foundation for sick children

Charlie Gard's parents say they will use £1.3 million donated by well-wishers to set up a "Charlie Gard Foundation" to help other children with rare diseases.

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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.

Health boss Richard Pengelly

Many lowest paid health workers still not getting National Living Wage

Many of Northern Ireland's lowest paid health workers are still not getting the National Living Wage despite legislation being introduced in April.

Ian Paterson, a surgeon jailed jailed for 15 years after carrying out needless breast operations

Rogue surgeon schooled in NI has cost NHS £17m

The NHS has paid more than £17 million in compensation for victims of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson.

Concerns over ambulance cover as service admit targets not met

Concerns over ambulance cover as service admit targets not met

Concerns have been expressed about shortages in ambulance cover in parts of the Province.

A Pro-Life protest outside the Marie Stopes office in Belfast in 2015

Bid to have Marie Stopes stripped of abortion licence

Thousands of pro-life campaigners have signed a petition calling on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to strip Marie Stopes International (MSI) of its abortion licence in the wake of media reports about some of its practices.

The Comber Greenway

New greenways on way

Three new greenways are to be created by the Department of Infrastructure in a £75,000 move.

Positive Life chief executive Jacquie Richardson

Call for NI to get HIV prevention drug as infection rates rise

Northern Ireland risks falling behind in the fight against HIV if the infection prevention drug PrEP is not rolled out in the region, a charity has warned.

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Damning report highlights major failings with cancer care services

A scathing new report highlights the “critical point” cancer care services have reached in Northern Ireland, a leading charity has warned.

Altnagelvin Hospital.

Altnagelvin Hospital ward re-opens after vomiting bug

A ward in Altnagelvin Hospital that was forced to close because of a vomiting bug has re-opened to admissions.

Eleven-year-old Conor McMullan pictured beside one of the air ambulance helicopters with (left to right) air doctor Darren Monaghan, paramedic Glenn O'Rourke and pilot David O'Toole . Conor, from Castlewellan, was the first people to use the air ambulance after he was involved in an accident and the helicopter was diverted from a training exercise. Pic by Jonathan Porter, PressEye

Air Ambulance Service launches in NI after 12-year campaign

Emergency paramedics will be able to reach any part of Northern Ireland within 25 minutes now an air ambulance has been introduced.

The Advertising Standards Authority received 14 complaints about the billboard campaign

Complaints over pro-life billboard campaign rejected

A complaint about a billboard campaign claiming Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives has been dismissed by the regulator.

Anti-abortion campaigner Bernie Smyth. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Graphic pro-life displays defended

Three pro-life groups are to display “large graphic images of aborted babies” in Belfast, Dublin and Manchester today.

Undated family handout file photo of Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Gard. Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard could soon be moved to a hospice and allowed to die.

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.
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.

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.

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.


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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