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Care home resident’s family mount protest

The family of a late resident at a heavily criticised care home have protested at the offices of inspectors, demanding accountability.

Health
Louise launched Moody leggings after being inspired by her mum to create the line which donates 100 per cent of the profits to help women affected by mental illness

‘Moody’ Tyrone woman launches clothing line for women’s mental health in memory of mum

For the past two years, Louise McCann has poured her heart and soul into one thing – creating a clothing brand to help women affected by mental illness.

Arts

Dunmurry Manor scandal: Council seeks answers over ‘dreadful catalogue of events’

The “dreadful catalogue of events” that took place at Dunmurry Manor care home must never be allowed to happen again.

Health
Pictured L-R: Lynn Bulled, Alzheimers Society volunteer; Alderman John Smyth, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey; Leona Barr, Centre Manager, The Junction Retail and Leisure Park; Danny Brown, Alzheimers Society service user; and Pamela Frazer, Dementia Friendly Communities Support Manager, Alzheimers Society.

This is Northern Ireland's first dementia friendly shopping centre

The Junction Retail and Leisure Park is set to become the first dementia friendly shopping centre in Northern Ireland.

Health
Francie and Anne Brolly

‘We believe in right to life – but IRA killings and abortion are different’

A husband-and-wife duo who both quit Sinn Fein over its abortion stance have insisted that terminations of the unborn are different to killings carried out in the Troubles.

Crime
Former Sinn Fein MLA Francis Brolly

Abortion stance of gang-like SF strikes at vital republican values: ex-MLA

A former Sinn Fein MLA has fiercely criticised his old party for its abortion stance, saying it strikes against republican values – and he now regrets having joined in the first place.

Crime

Cannabis mum is selling oil online

A Castlederg mother who has been campaigning to legalise medicinal cannabis has defended the fact that she is a director of a company that sells cannabis oil online.

Crime
Support group to shine a light on
issue of male mental health

Support group to shine a light on issue of male mental health

The tragic death of Lisburn man Robbie Fleming, who took his own life just a few weeks ago, has galvanised the men of the local community to come together to offer support to anyone struggling with mental health issues and their message is clear - you are not alone.

Health
A client having her body mass composition measured

Will I pass my first health MoT?

Does paying for a full top-to-toe health check keep you healthier than a routine visit to your GP? HELEN McGURK finds out with a visit to Randox Health.

Health

WATCH: Could Prince Ozzy from Belfast be 'National Cat of the Year 2018'?

Prince Ozzy has been shortlisted to become Britain’s most heroic cat - for saving the life of his owner.
News
Sinn F�in vice-president Michelle O'Neill

Cheering SF pro-choice members on a power trip, says campaigner

A campaigner has decried the delighted reaction of Sinn Fein members as they defeated a bid to make abortion a matter of conscience in the party.

Health
Melissa Leavy says the transformation of a key benefit has left her exhausted and fearful for the future. Photo: Handout/PA Wire

‘It made me feel angry and frustrated to be asked to perform tasks I couldn’t do’

A Northern Ireland woman who suffers from MS says the change of a key benefit has left her exhausted and fearful for the future.

Health

‘The next seizure could kill Sophia’

Delays by Department of Health officials in completing paperwork for the import of medicinal cannabis could cost the life of a Newtownards girl, her mother says.

Health
Care homes claimed for dead residents

Care homes claimed for dead residents

Private care homes claimed public fees for a small number of dead residents for around two years, an Audit Office report in Northern Ireland has said.

Health
Chris Moncrieff

It beggars belief that Caldwell faced death due to cannabis law

The drama over the 12-year-old severely epileptic boy and the medication he so urgently required need never have happened, indeed should never have happened.

Opinion

William Hague adds to pressure on PM over cannabis law amid row over Billy Caldwell treatment

Theresa May is facing increasing political pressure to review the law on cannabis after a raft of MPs including a former Conservative leader called for reform.

Health
Dunmurry Manor on the outskirts of Belfast. 'Photo by Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker Press

Germ outbreak at care home

An outbreak of a bacteria that can cause diarrhoea has been discovered at a care home on the outskirts of Belfast that hit the headlines this week following a 16-month investigation into care standards.

Health

Billy Caldwell's mother demands meeting with Home Secretary after cannabis oil seized

The mother of a 12-year-old boy with acute epilepsy who had cannabis oil used to treat his condition confiscated from her at Heathrow has demanded a meeting with the Home Secretary and the Health Secretary within 24 hours.

Health

Billy Caldwell: Review of law on medical use of cannabis oil must be swift, says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he hopes that a review of the law on the medicinal use of cannabis oil can be completed within months.

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