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SEXUAL HEALTH CAMPAIGNER CONDEMNS LACK OF SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES IN NORTH BELFAST

A LEADING sexual health campaigner has condemned the lack of sexual health services in North Belfast. Mary Crawford, director of Brook Northern Ireland, a sexual health advice service for young people under 25, has condemned the lack of service provisions in one of Northern Ireland’s most deprived areas. Continue reading

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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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JAMES CRACKNELL LEADS THE “GET HOME SAFE” INITIATIVE

get-home-safe-anderson_cracknell-12AS the Christmas countdown begins and the festive party season gets underway, Stella Artois has found that up to 83 per cent of revellers will get frustrated when trying to get home after a night out, due to not planning journeys home in advance. Stella Artois is encouraging people to make a plan to ‘get home safe’, which builds upon the brand’s commitment to responsible drinking. Continue reading

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NATIONAL TREE WEEK IN BELFAST

tree1BELFAST families are invited to plant trees at Orangefield Park on Saturday November 29 to celebrate National Tree Week. The event, taking place between 12-4pm, will also be marking the first of four seasonal events planned for the park by Belfast City Council, Bloomfield Wildlife Watch and BBC Breathing Places. Continue reading

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AMNESTY CONDEMNS HOMOPHOBIA AS PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENS IN BELFAST

26474HUMAN rights campaigners have published information showing deep-rooted prejudice and intolerance towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) people across eastern Europe.
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RAPE CRISIS CENTRE REVEALS DOCUMENTS TO SHOW A GOVERNMENT MINISTER WAS MISLEAD TO WITHDRAW FUNDING

rape-crisis-centre2THE Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre today reveals an internal memo that shows a government minister who approved a recommendation in 2006 to withdraw the organisation’s funding was deliberately given information that was factually incorrect by civil servants. Continue reading

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RAPE CRISIS CENTRE INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM THE PUBLIC AFTER HARD-HITTING BBC DOCUMENTARY

centreTHE Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre has been inundated with messages of support from all over Northern Ireland and further afield following the screening of a hard-hitting documentary by the BBC on Wednesday night. Continue reading

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THE HUMBLE ONION NAMED NI’S FAVOURITE BURGER TOPPING

spicy_miniburgersTHE humble onion has been named Northern Ireland’s favourite burger topping. A survey carried out by the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) found that over half of the people surveyed picked onions as their burger topping of choice Continue reading

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CELEBS BACK LOCAL BRAND

ripstopclothing1NORTHERN Ireland’s edgy clothing brand Ripstop is proving a hit across the UK, thanks to celebrity fans.The brand, launched by Co. Armagh man Barry Corvan in 2006, is now stocked in 180 stores across the UK and Ireland, and has been worn by sports stars Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton, Neil Lennon, and Martin Johnson. Continue reading

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NI CONSUMERS CONCERNED ABOUT ORGIN OF FOOD

livestock-meat2CONSUMERS in Northern Ireland are becoming increasingly concerned about the origin of their food, according to recent figures. A recent survey commissioned by the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) found that over 60 per cent of people want to know where the beef has come from when they are eating out. Continue reading

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HEAVENLY FOOD EXPERIENCE LAUNCHED IN CUSHENDALL

Heavens KitchenA NEW concept in cookery has been launched in Northern Ireland. Heaven’s Kitchen is a group activity which focuses on the fun of learning to cook healthy and nutritious meals. Continue reading

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WIN A HOUSE FOR JUST £35

comberhouse1A HOUSE worth £600,000 can be yours for just £35.
That’s the irresistible offer from a Comber man who is employing a very unusual method to sell his house and raise money for charity.
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IRISH FAMILY RECORDS RELEASED

familyrelatives1ONE of the largest collections of Irish family records is being released online by http://www.Familyrelatives.com. The collection forms part of a programme to add more than 10 million new records by the end of this year.
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ELVIS MANIA SWEEPS NORTHERN IRELAND

THE Paddy Power sponsored All Ireland Elvis Competition arrived in Belfast with a spectacular live audition roadshow.
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YOUR LINE OR MINE MAKES BELFAST DEBUT

ABANDON Theatre will bring their improvised comedy show “Your Line or Mine?” to Belfast this weekend. The show, which has run successfully in the UK for over a year, will open the first of its residencies at the Black Box on Sunday November 2 and will be staged on the first Sunday of every month thereafter. Continue reading

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