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Recommended compensation for institutional abuse victims 'derisory'

Victims of institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland have hit out at a "derisory" recommended compensation payment of £7,500.
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Belfast City Council said vandalism has been concentrated at the bike docks in the city centre area

Warning that vandalism and theft could force Belfast bike scheme off streets

Belfast City Council is considering options to tackle the problem of vandalism that has severely diminished its fleet of Belfast Bikes.

Crime
Billy Caldwell has gone 80 days without an epileptic seizure since taking cannabis oil

Tyrone GP prescribed illegal cannabis oil ‘to put patient’s life first’

The Tyrone GP who wrote a groundbreaking prescription for medicinal cannabis this week said he did so because his patient’s welfare outweighed all other issues.

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Nuns will be unable to stop lawful abortions at new hospital, says consultant

Nuns will be unable to stop lawful abortions at new hospital, says consultant

One of the country’s most respected consultant obstetricians has said nuns will not be able to stop lawful abortion or contraceptive treatment in the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

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VIDEO: Little Billy Caldwell becomes first child to receive cannabis on prescription

An 11 year-old from Northern Ireland has become the first child in Ireland or the U.K. to be prescribed medicinal cannabis through the National Health Service (N.H.S.).

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Prince Harry has opened up about the grief he felt over his mother's death. Photo: PA

Prince Harry praised after revealing long fight to process grief over mother's death

Prince Harry has been hailed for changing attitudes after revealing he sought counselling to come to terms with the death of his mother.

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Carl Frampton pictured with little four year-old, Rory Gallagher and Rory's mum, Shauna.

VIDEO: Carl Frampton gives little boy with cerebral palsy an Easter to remember

Northern Ireland boxer, Carl Frampton, surprised a little boy who has cerebral palsy when he dropped in to visit him at the weekend.

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Michael McGimpsey, former culture and health minister, in 2011

‘Public services in crisis as SF pushes Irish language’

A unionist grandee has condemned as “absolutely irresponsible” the fact that an Irish Language Act is holding up the formation of government at a time when the Province’s public services are in “very, very serious trouble”.

Education
Daisy Hill Hospital

Sinn Féin to blame for Daisy Hill A&E woes, says Irwin

The lack of a functioning Assembly is “having an impact” on ongoing problems at the accident and emergency department at Daisy Hill hospital in Newry, a DUP MLA has said.

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Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

The average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter.

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Craigavon Area Hospital

Southern Trust approves £1m contingency plan for emergency cover

A £1 million contingency plan for Craigavon Area Hospital has been approved to ensure it could cope if night time emergency services at Daisy Hill are suspended.

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May Rose Gibney with her mum Analee

Mother of baby girl given just days to live has not given up hope

A baby girl from Co Armagh who was given just days to live after being born with a rare birth defect continues to fight for her life five weeks on.

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The coroner said "the public must know about the dangers of holding babies in this way".

Tragedy of 25-day-old baby girl who died after mother fell asleep while holding her in bed

A coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.

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The study was conducted in Spain.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study has found.

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Two-year-old girl almost died after swallowing car key battery

Parents have been warned of the dangers of lithium batteries following a near-fatal incident when a toddler swallowed a lithium cell battery which fell out of a button car key

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Worried about spots

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Pierce Brosnan with his daughter Charlotte, who died of cancer in 2013

The Irish black dog sits beside me after family cancer deaths, admits Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan revealed that he struggles to "look at the cup as half-full" as he spoke about the loss of both his wife and daughter to cancer.
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Marmite

Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Love it or hate it, a Marmite sandwich a day could stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

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