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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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Give blood, urges Kilrea’s John Dallat

Give blood, urges Kilrea’s John Dallat

SDLP MLA John Dallat has urged local people to come forward and support the blood donation sessions in Kilrea on May 31.

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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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Power of music helps dementia

Power of music helps dementia

Coleraine singer-songwriter Anthony Toner joined Alzheimer’s Society staff, supporters, volunteers and people affected by dementia last week for a celebration of all Singing for the Brain groups in Northern Ireland to mark this year’s Dementia Awareness Week.

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Bags of Hope at the Pramble

Bags of Hope at the Pramble

It was sunshine, and not so many showers, for this year’s ‘Portstewart Pramble’.

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The new laws come into force on May 20, 2017.

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Reuben and Lindsay ready to make a special delivery of a bag to a local PND sufferer.

Why mums are taking a ‘pramble’ to highlight postnatal despression

“Oh…so you look okay, but you’re still not well?” The question isn’t meant in an unkind way but, those who struggle with Postnatal Depression (PND), know all to well that it’s a question on many lips or minds.

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Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

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The amount of sugar in Lucozade drinks has been reduced by 50 per cent.

Warning over Lucozade sugar reduction

People who use Lucozade drinks to treat low blood sugar levels are being urged to check the labeling on the beverage before consuming it.

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The new laws come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here's how NI vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Northern Ireland vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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Trust retains Baby Friendly accreditation

Trust retains Baby Friendly accreditation

The Northern Trust’s Maternity Services have retained their UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) Baby Friendly accreditation.

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Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

A sick Dungannon girl travelling to London for vital surgery and her distressed parents were left stranded at the George Best airport for several hours on Monday after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute.

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Bee Heard event for Mental Health Awareness Week

Bee Heard event for Mental Health Awareness Week

Bee Heard, a mental health peer advocacy charity, held a Coffee Morning in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week on May 10.

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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 8 to May 14.

Five things you can do to improve your mental health

It's Mental Health Awareness Week.
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Guest Speaker  Barbara Morrison, Development Officer with Smiles Charity, with Members of Breathe Easy Causeway at their May meeting.  Also in picture is Mrs Nessie Blair MBE, N.I.  Service Development Officer with BLF.

Busy agenda for Breathe Easy Causeway group at AGM

The objective of the British Lung Foundation to encourage respiratory patients to take more positive action to improve quality of life; a tribute to the work of the Breathe Easy network in Northern Ireland and an insight into the plight of the needy in Romania.

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The findings were published in the British Medical Journal.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.

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Margaret Toye photographed during The Nurse of the Year judging

Nurse Margaret up for UK award

A Coleraine district nurse whose skill and intuitive care has enabled her to help the most challenging patients has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

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Bushmills to become first Dementia Friendly Village

Bushmills to become first Dementia Friendly Village

Alzheimer’s Society in Causeway is encouraging residents to unite against dementia this Dementia Awareness Week (14 - 20 May).

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