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FIGURES REVEAL 2000 AMBULANCE CALLS NOT RESPONDED TO ON TIME IN NORTHERN IRELAND

2,000 calls made to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were not responded to on time, latest figures show. Statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act show that 1,194 emergency calls were not responded to within the eight minute target set by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Trust.
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BELFAST YOUTH FORUM SCOOP AWARD

BELFAST Lord Mayor, Councillor Tom Hartley, has congratulated members of the Belfast City Council Youth Forum after winning national recognition for their work highlighting the issues facing young people.
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NEW ZOO WEBSITE LAUNCHED

zoo4BELFAST Zoo has enlisted the help of eight Northern Ireland celebrities including Zoe Salmon, Colin Murray and Gerry Anderson to promote their new website by impersonating the animals. Continue reading

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CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR IN BELFAST

PLANS have been unveiled to celebrate Chinese New Year 2009 in Belfast.
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CALL FOR HEALTH MINISTER TO RESTRIST TOBACCO AVAILABILITY IN NI

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FOLLOWING the announcement from the Department of Health on new tobacco control measures in England and Wales, the Ulster Cancer Foundation has called on Health Minister Michael McGimpsey to restrict the availability of tobacco to young people in Northern Ireland. Continue reading

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BELFAST CITY COUNCIL SET TO MAKE £10M CONTRIBUTION TO TITANIC PROJECT

titanic-signature-project1BELFAST City Council is set to ratify its £10m contribution to the Titanic Signature Project at a special council meeting on December 16. Diane Dodds, Chairperson of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, welcomed the announcement that the Northern Ireland Executive is to offer £43.5m towards the £97m Titanic Quarter proposal.
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MLAs PLEDGE TO REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE

r194556_737903NORTHERN Ireland MLAs have vowed to combat climate change, says a new environment body. A survey, conducted by the Northern Ireland Climate Change Impact Partnership, found that both the public and local politicans are willing to make changes to their lifestyle to reduce climate change and feel that the Northern Ireland Assembly has a role to play in encouraging more action. Continue reading

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