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Billy Caldwell situation now ‘life threatening’

The Castlederg boy whose cannabis related anti-epileptic medication was confiscated at Heathrow Airport on Monday, is now suffering such frequent seizures that his situation is life threatening, his family have said.

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Members of Superstars Club who are celebrating after receiving almost �300,000 of National Lottery funding.

£300K for young people with learning disabilities

Local young people with learning disabilities and physical and sensory impairments are improving their lives, thanks to almost £300,000 of National Lottery funding.

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Western Trust Volunteers with Jackie White, Director at Action on Hearing Loss Northern Ireland (far right), Geraldine Keys, Information Officer (2nd right top) and Mary Cruickshank, Hearing Aid Liaison Officer (2nd right bottom).

Vounteers are just Perfect!

A group of volunteers from the Western Health and Social Care Trust area have been recognised for their vital role delivering hearing aid maintenance and information to people with hearing loss across the Trust area.

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VIDEO: Sore back? Tight shoulders? Try these simple exercises

In this week's Health, Fitness and Mindset blog, award winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox takes you through a series of daily exercises which can help loosen up those tight shoulders or stiff back. Check them out and let us know if it helps!

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Mum Angela vows to fight her cancer diagnosis

Strong and determined Angela McCabe is not taking her terminal cancer diagnosis laying down - and despite her illness even ran a leg of the recent Belfast Marathon.

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A computer-generated image of the reception area of the proposed Cookstown health and wellbeing village.

£8m health village plan ‘well advanced’

Plans are “well advanced” for the development of an £8 million health and wellbeing village in Cookstown, it has been revealed.

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Councillors voice concerns after health hub plans put on hold

Councillors voice concerns after health hub plans put on hold

Concerns about the future of health service provision across Mid Ulster, particularly in the Cookstown and Magherafelt areas, are to be raised with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health (DoH).

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Checking out the new defibrillator in Coagh are Les Ross (Tamlaght), Carmel Lyttle (Stewartstown Health Centre) and members of the Curran family.

Defibrillators installed in Coagh and Drummullan

Defibrillators have been installed to serve the communities of Coagh and Drummullan thanks to the efforts of a local community group and support received from people in the wider area.

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The air ambulance.

Air Ambulance appeal for local volunteers

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) is seeking 400 volunteers to raise £2 million needed to keep the vital service operational.

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The Southern Trust Colorectal Nursing Team are marking Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Back L-R: Bernie Trainor (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse), Stacy Leathem, Macmillan Support Worker, Fiona Keegan, Macmillan Colorectal Cancer Nurse Specialist. Front L-R: Claire Young (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse), Cheryl Bleakney (Administrative Assistant), Lynn Berry (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse) Missing from photo: Tanya Garvie (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse).

More support for bowel conditions

Patients with bowel conditions are to benefit from developments to services in the Southern Trust’s Stoma/Coloproctology Team.

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Dara Lynch  had to be bandage wrapped every day and covered in steroid cream.

‘If we didn’t have this treatment Dara would still be in and out of hospital’

A Maghera mum has called for a tailored treatment for Atopic Eczema, which has totally changed her son’s life, to be made widely available in Northern Ireland.

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Craigavon Emergency Department ‘worst yet’ amid calls for immediate action

Ambulances squeezed into the arrival bay at Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department last night in what was described as ‘the worst yet’ by one local politician.

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Winter weather

Temperatures drop triggers Cold Weather Payments for 16,000 people

A drop in temperature across parts of Northern Ireland has triggered the first of this winter’s Cold Weather Payments.
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Fiona wins Macmillan excellence award at London ceremony

Fiona wins Macmillan excellence award at London ceremony

A Macmillan nurse from Castledawson has won a prestigious award recognising her inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer.

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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Severe injuries sustained after firework thrown into car

Police have released a series of graphic images of fireworks burns - after a woman was left with serious injuries when a lit firework was thrown into a car.
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Castledawson nurse nominated for Macmillan award

Castledawson nurse nominated for Macmillan award

A Macmillan Nurse from Castledawson has been shortlisted for a prestigious award recognising their inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer in the area.

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Mid Ulster singer songwriter James Bradley, 36.

Mid Ulster singer’s tribute to brother who died tragically through suicide goes viral

Singer songwriter James Bradley, 36, from Maghera recently quit a successful role in retail management to follow his passion and pursue a career in music. The decision came after his emotional tribute to brother Alex, who took his own life at just 19 years of age, became a viral sensation with over 31.5k views currently online.

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Southern Health Trust accused of bribing staff to take flu vaccine

The local health trust has been accused of bribing staff to take the flu vaccine.

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