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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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