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NI town has among highest wedlock births in UK

A Northern Irish town has among the highest proportion of children born within wedlock or a civil partnership anywhere in the UK.

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Boundary Commission proposals do away with Mid Ulster constituency

Two-times blood cancer survivor Ailis smashes run of her life for Anthony Nolan Trust

Just two years after getting the all clear from blood cancer, Kildress woman Ailis Corey has run the race of her life for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

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Spar

Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Convenience chain Spar has removed packs of its own brand Midget Gems because it may contain splinters of wood.

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Belfast Royal Academy pupil McKibbin leads Guinness Book attempt in aid of NI Hospice

Golfing sensation Tom McKibbin targets onesie world record for the Northern Ireland Hospice

Teenage Golf sensation Tom McKibbin isn’t content with breaking world records on courses around the world.

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Dementia Roadshow stopping in Mid Ulster next week

Dementia Roadshow stopping in Mid Ulster next week

With around 1,300 affected by dementia in Mid Ulster, a pioneering roadshow will be stopping at a few local locations to answer questions and concerns about the condition.

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Gaye with Anthony in happier times

Coalisland mum to ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmillan after losing her husband to cancer

A Coalisland mum who lost her husband to cancer in 2012 is ‘braving the shave’ tonight (Friday) to raise money for the Macmillan nurses who cared for him.

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Lip reading

How good are you at lipreading? Take the test

People around the country are being challenged to see how they would cope without their hearing to mark Lipreading Awareness Week.

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The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos.

Fears raised after Northern Ireland residents treated for Zika virus

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has been urged to provide “urgent clarity” following confirmation that a number of people from Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

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Health and safety courses

Health and safety courses

Due to public demand EMS Magherafelt will be running new courses in their training centre at 37 Rainey Street, Magherafelt.

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A night out

More than half of female students victims of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is the biggest risk for female students on a night out according to a new survey by the alcohol education charity Drinkaware.

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Raymond Hughes with his cousin Briege Dorman, whom he donated a kidney to on Tuesday

Coalisland ‘hero’ gives his cousin her ‘life back’ with the gift of a kidney

What are the chances that after six years of dialysis while waiting on a new kidney, your heroic cousin gives you one of his on Organ Donation Week?

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Solitary existence

Millions of Brits now happy to live a solitary existence

Millions of Brits are now happy to live a solitary existence, according to new research.

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What's in your child's packed lunch?

Just how unhealthy are your children’s lunchboxes?

Childhood obesity is being fueled by packed lunches, new research has found.

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Mental health investment boost urged as suicides rise 19%

Mental health investment boost urged as suicides rise 19%

The number of suicides has increased by almost a fifth in Northern Ireland, statistics revealed.

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Michelle and Barry Rocks at Belfast Coroner's Court where an inquest for their still born daughter Cara is being held

Stillborn baby’s mother ‘was a good candidate for a C-section’

The mother of a baby stillborn at a Northern Ireland hospital had been a good candidate for a planned caesarean section, an inquest has been told.

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Children enjoying sunshine

More kids play Minecraft than build a den this summer

Today’s children could be missing out on the things their parents enjoyed during their summer holidays.

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Michelle and Barry Rocks at Belfast Coroner's Court

‘Catalogue of errors’ in Coleraine stillbirth

A catalogue of failures contributed to the stillbirth of a baby girl at a Northern Ireland hospital, a landmark inquest has heard.

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Hay fever cases are set to soar across Europe

Hay fever cases set to soar

Millions more people will suffer from hay fever in the future as global warming dramatically increases the pollen count, according to a new study.

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Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said.

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Watch: Carnlough’s Cora defies doctors to celebrate 8th birthday

Brave terminally ill Carnlough girl Cora McQuade-Denvir has defied doctors’ expectations to celebrate her eighth birthday.

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