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New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

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Eden McAlister, Katherine Walker and Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Are you ready for a Sparkle Dash?

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Sparkle Dash 5k event this summer - bringing a festival of glitter and entertainment to Giants Park, Belfast on Sunday, August 6.

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A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

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LMK Law raised �1,000 from their recent Will Month which was presented to the Northern Ireland Hospice

Ballymoney law firm helps Hospice

In March, Northern Ireland Hospice held a province wide “Make A Will Month”.

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Action on Hearing Loss needs north coast volunteers

Action on Hearing Loss needs north coast volunteers

Leading charity Action on Hearing Loss is urgently seeking volunteers from the Coleraine, Portrush and surrounding areas to provide two hours of their spare time each month to support isolated older people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus.

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Defib training at Route 2 Health

Defib training at Route 2 Health

A Ballymoney gym has provided life-saving equipment for the public’s use at Main Street in the town.

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Garvagh Primary School has won a new iPad in a Snap the Cig photo competition.

Garvagh PS win ‘Snap the Cig’ competition

Garvagh Primary School has won a new iPad in a ‘Snap the Cig’ photo competition organised by Cancer Focus NI.

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Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Nearly one in three young people have concerns about their mental health - but most did not seek help from anyone, a new survey has revealed.

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Made in Chelsea star’s boxing bout
boosts treatment fund for David

Made in Chelsea star’s boxing bout boosts treatment fund for David

A high profile television ‘reality’ star has punched above his weight to support Co. Antrim man David McClean.

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3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

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Scene of the terror attacks in the London Bridge area

NI health staff will ‘learn’ from London and Manchester

The health service in Northern Ireland says it will learn from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in case of such an atrocity happening here.

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Ballymoney Model CIPS pupil Ella Mack won the primary category of The Voice Box Awards after she won the heart of the judges with an animated account of her favourite joke. Q. Why is Elsa not allowed to hold a balloon? A. Because she will let it gooooooo!!

Ella’s joke is an award winner

Ballymoney Model CIPS pupil Ella Mack won the primary category of The Voice Box Awards after she won the heart of the judges with an animated account of her favourite joke.

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Gerry O�"Connor and Christine O�"Connor

MNDA event in memory of Tony

Local estate agent Gerry O’Connor recently held a high-profile fundraising event at Titanic Belfast to celebrate the life of his brother Tony O’Connor.

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Dementia courses in Coleraine and Ballymoney

Dementia courses in Coleraine and Ballymoney

People in Coleraine and Ballymoney caring for someone with dementia are being offered the opportunity to learn more about the condition and how it affects people in a series of free courses being run by Alzheimer’s Society throughout Northern Trust area.

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Barbecues can be fantastic occasions but it's important to be careful when preparing food outside.

VIDEO: How to cook food safely on the BBQ

People all over Northern Ireland will be barbecuing food in their gardens this evening.
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Patient and Client Council roadshow team. From left clockwise: Nigel Warburton, Keli Farrell and Jess Murray

Patient and Client Council coming to Portrush

The Patient and Client Council will be heading down the highways and byways on a roadshow around Northern Ireland this June.

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Phillip, Laura and Kevin Diamond with family and friends presenting the cheque to Michael Nugent, community fundraiser and Kilrea Hospice Support Group.

Bellaghy family raise £18,000 for NI Hospice in memory of Margaret

A Bellaghy family has raised an incredible £18,000 for the Northern Ireland Hospice in memory of their much-loved mother.

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The Stewart family who organised and supported the charity night for Friends of the Cancer Centre, Belfast. Included are from left - Robert, (mum) Hilda, James, Elizabeth and Nigel.

Another successful fund-raiser for Robert

A substantial amount has been raised for Friends of the Cancer Centre in Belfast following a successful fund-raiser at the Royal British Legion Clubrooms in Ballymoney.

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