‘It’s very hard to hear you carry the gene for a potentially deadly heart condition’

One in five people with deadly inherited heart conditions are only diagnosed after the loss of a loved one. We hear from one Belfast woman who only discovered she was at risk after the sudden death of her beloved brother

The luxurious Galgorm Resort and Spa

Nominate your mother for chance to win an overnight stay for two at the luxurious Galgorm Resort & Spa

It’s competition time - nominate your mother and win an amazing stay for two at the world-class Galgorm Resort & Spa, Co Antrim.

DUP MLA Paula Bradley with her daughter Jessica

DUP MLA: 'I am so lucky my cancer was caught early'

DUP MLA Paula Bradley knows first-hand the distress of a cancer diagnosis.
Linda McAuley

BBC’s Linda McAuley: ‘I fell into broadcasting by accident’

There are radio voices that become like family you listen to them so often – they are household sounds – and, as with family, you are inescapably involved.

Barbara and her husband David

Stroke survivor Barbara Parr: ‘I knew what I wanted to say but the words just wouldn’t come out’

Barbara had her stroke in September 2014 when she became suddenly ill while visiting her mother’s house. Barbara didn’t realise she was having a stroke – but her friend Tara, a nurse, happened to be with her and quickly realised something was wrong and took her to Craigavon Area Hospital.

Beverley Roberts at the Titanic Belfast

Why great-grandparents’ romance may have inspired Titanic movie

Beverley Roberts hands me a purse. It is tiny, it’s brown leather wrinkled, it’s insides worn. The small, delicate item gives me goosebumps, for it belonged to Kate Florence Phillips, a survivor of the Titanic disaster and Beverley’s great-grandmother.

Ulster Rugby star Andrew Trimble. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Andrew Trimble: ‘Rugby is my passion - I never thought I was going to be this lucky’

Before our interview Andrew Trimble wasn’t chasing an oval-shaped ball or bulldozing his way down a rugby pitch, rather he was in a supermarket in hot pursuit of his fleet-footed two-year-old son Jack after the youngster decided to go for an amble.

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