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WATCH - PC rams car to save mother and child on M1

Dramatic dash-cam footage has been released by Leicestershire Police

Transport
A filling

Fillings could be bad for your health

Having more than eight fillings could raise blood mercury levels two-and-a-half times - increasing the risk of brain, heart and kidney disease, a study shows.

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Obese child

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

The obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, new research suggests.

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Group offers hope for patients

Group offers hope for patients

Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland began many years ago as a thought, by a patient who found herself bed-bound due to a mysterious illness.

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Ian Green and his mum, Joan, (back left), are pictured collecting their cruise tickets from Briege McElroy, Manager of Oasis Travel Lisburn, as Cavan ONeill and his mum, Emma, look forward to the journey which they hope will change Cavans life. Pic by Bill Smyth

Dunmurry boy Cavan preparing for life-changing journey

A three-year-old Dunmurry boy who suffers from Cerebral Palsy is to undergo pioneering surgery in a bid to help him walk.

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Invisible illness steps into the light at Stormont

Invisible illness steps into the light at Stormont

For too long Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) has been known as an ‘invisible illness’ with sufferers left with little support and no medical way forward.

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A woman with the common cold

One-size-fits-all cure for the common cold on its way

A cure for the common cold could be on the horizon, according to new research.

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Elderly

Care Home operator goes into administration

A care home operator in Northern Ireland has gone into administration.

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Back pain

Housework, handbags and heels cause back pain in young women

High heels, heavy handbags and housework could be behind young women suffering serious back pain while still in their 20s, suggests new research.

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Photograph of seized drugs at West Bank Road

Gangsters ‘threatened bullet in head over failure of drug deal’

A Dublin-based gang suspected of smuggling nearly £1.5 million-worth of cocaine and heroin into Northern Ireland warned someone would get “a bullet in the head” if the operation failed, a court has heard.

Crime
Before and after pictures of Ruari

‘Frostbit boy’ puts weight loss down to regular country jiving

A young Ulsterman who found a measure of fame thanks to his thick accent has put his successful weight loss down to regular country music dancing.

News
Jonathan Adair Jnr in Belfast in 2003

Police presence at funeral of ex-UDA figure Adair’s son

Police officers were visible around the Scottish crematorium where Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair paid his last respects to his son on Friday.

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News

NI town has among highest wedlock births in UK

A Northern Irish town has among the highest proportion of children born within wedlock or a civil partnership anywhere in the UK.

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Cain McCarthys lawyers argued that with no prosecution the police could not justify retaining his legal high pills

Judges ban return of legal highs to Coleraine man

A Coleraine man who took legal action in a bid to force police to return so-called legal highs will not be getting the pills back, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Crime
Man accused over £1m cannabis haul denied bail

Man accused over £1m cannabis haul denied bail

A Co Louth man charged in connection with the seizure of £1 million worth of herbal cannabis in Belfast must remain in custody, a High Court judge has ruled.

Crime
Little Ruby is doing well now

Little fighter Ruby is thriving after receiving new heart in transplant

A Portadown baby girl, whose parents were told she would die without a heart transplant, is thriving after receiving a donor organ.

Health
Claire Burke

‘I have been called ‘weird’, ‘aloof’ and ‘not quite right’’

Although I was not ‘officially’ diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome until I was at the age of 35 – myself and my family always knew there was something ‘different’ about me.    

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Spar

Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Convenience chain Spar has removed packs of its own brand Midget Gems because it may contain splinters of wood.

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Kidney transplant recipient Katie Ledger with her mother Jane after her successful operation

More than 500 kidney donations to stranger ... but 5,300 on waiting list

More than 500 people have donated one of their kidneys to save a stranger’s life, according to new figures.

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Belfast Royal Academy pupil McKibbin leads Guinness Book attempt in aid of NI Hospice

Golfing sensation Tom McKibbin targets onesie world record for the Northern Ireland Hospice

Teenage Golf sensation Tom McKibbin isn’t content with breaking world records on courses around the world.

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