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Inquiry into recall of 2,500 neurology patients announced

An independent inquiry has been set up to review the recall of around 2,500 neurology patients by the Belfast Trust last week, the Department of Health has announced.

Health

Belfast City Marathon marred by tragedy after man dies

The highly successful Belfast City Marathon was marred by tragedy yesterday after a man in his early 50s died after collapsing during the race.

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Thousands of runners took part in today's Belfast City Marathon

Man dies after collapsing at Belfast City Marathon

A man in his 50s has died after collapsing during the Belfast City Marathon.
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Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody

Praise for Snow Patrol star Gary Lightbody opening up on depression

Mental health campaigners in Northern Ireland have welcomed the decision by Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody to open up about his struggle with depression.

Music
An image of the scene on Trostan in Co Antrim sent in by the rescue team

Dramatic mountain rescue for 15-year-old

A 15-year-old boy who broke his leg in three places atop a snow-covered mountain was rescued by helicopter with night approaching amid freezing conditions on Wednesday.

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Robert McClenaghan

Pain and anger over IRA bomber ‘victim’

Former members of a forum for Troubles victims have criticised the failure to tell a pensioner whose son was killed in an IRA bomb that there was an IRA bomber in the group.

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Former UUP leader Lord Empey has said there is a difference between consulting on 'how' rather than 'whether' legacy institutions are implemented

Empey ‘weasel words’ warning on legacy consultation plan

The former Ulster Unionist leader Lord Empey has expressed concern about the scope of a consultation on measures to deal with the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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More snow on the way

Worst cold snap in years set to hit Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is set this week for the worst cold snap in years, although it will escape the extreme freeze due to hit other parts of the UK.

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GRAPHIC IMAGE: Binman suffers horrific injuries in dog attack

A binman suffered horrific injuries requiring 50 stitches after being mauled by a dog.
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The temporary changes are not impacting the adult A&E, which remains unaffected and open

Northern Ireland A&E waiting times ‘worst on record during December’

More than 2,000 people were forced to wait over 12 hours at emergency departments in Northern Ireland last month, by far the highest on record.

Health
The funeral has taken place of Shannon McQuillan at St. Joseph's Church, Dunloy, Northern Ireland.'Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Shannon McQuillan: hundreds turn out at funeral of talented, lively and personable teenager

Hundreds of mourners turned out in Dunloy, Co Antrim on Wednesday for the funeral of a 19-year-old woman who lost her life after she was struck by a van at the weekend.

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The PSNI said 77 incidents of vigilante-style groups have been brought to their attention since last June

PSNI have questions to answer over ‘paedophile hunter’ groups: Sugden

The PSNI has questions to answer over the rise in vigilante-style ‘paedophile hunter’ groups in Northern Ireland, a former justice minister has said.

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A crowd of mourners at the funeral of Christopher Colhoun yesterday

‘River of tears’ shed for tragic teacher Christopher ‘Crico’ Colhoun

A popular young teacher and sportsman from Co Tyrone who died following a short illness had a “loving” influence on others throughout his short life, mourners at his funeral heard yesterday.

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Ian Paisley

Paisley: Sinn Fein talks a ‘waste of time’

A DUP MP has called for direct rule from Westminster rather than “wasting time” by continuing “dead end” talks with Sinn Féin.

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Foyle College prepares for move to Waterside

Foyle College prepares for move to Waterside

One of only four seventeenth century schools in Northern Ireland will make an historic move from Londonderry’s cityside to the opposite bank of the River Foyle on Monday.

Education
Barclay Bell from the Ulster Farmers Union.' Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

UFU warning over farm subsidy plans

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has warned of the dangers of a new government farm subsidy plan that could favour protecting the environment in front of food production.

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Watch: School's adorable Christmas video proves a hit

A Lisburn primary school who captured their comic Christmas capers on film are delighted with the huge audience who have watched the heart-warming festive video

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Patrick Morgan pictured shovelling snow in Belfast

Big freeze to last all weekend in NI

Children across Northern Ireland rejoiced on Friday as snow forced dozens of schools to close, even if their parents might not have been so happy.

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Referee Ovidiu Hategan gives Northern Ireland's Corry Evans a yellow card after making his controversial penalty decision during the 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in the World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park

IFA in discussions with FIFA over dodgy penalty

The IFA has declined to confirm whether it will take action similar to that brought by its counterpart in Dublin following the infamous Thierry Henry handball that kept the Republic of Ireland out of the 2010 World Cup.

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