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Parking enforcement measures to be introduced at hospital site

Parking enforcement measures are to be introduced at Lagan Valley Hospital in Lisburn from March 1.

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Pictured are Lauren McCaughtry, Matthew's partner and fellow M&S employee, and M&S Head of Region, Ryan Lemon, as they announce the partnership.

M&S Stores in Lisburn announce partnership with Heart Charity

Lisburn-based Marks & Spencer stores have revealed a new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), this follows the sudden death of Lisburn man Matthew Thompson last year.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug.

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Experts have discovered a link between fizzy drinks and liver disease.

Fizzy drinks spark liver disease warning

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, biscuits, cakes and ice cream is causing an epidemic of liver disease among youngsters, warns new research.

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Getting some Vitamin D

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Being healthy improves your bank account

Eight ways a healthy lifestyle can improve your finances

This time of year everyone is thinking about getting healthy but have you ever thought about improving your financial fitness

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Kelly Roberts

Mum auctions wedding dress to raise funds for autism charity who supported son

A bride is auctioning her beloved wedding dress to raise funds for a charity that supported her son, who has autism.

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ChannelMum.com wants to hear from mums in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland mums wanted for paid vlogging role

One of the UK’s first ever all-video parenting site ChannelMum.com is looking for a vlogging Northern Ireland supermum to join the new online video community.

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A disabled woman being interviewed

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple.

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Harriet Davis.

‘Not everyone with an eating disorder is going to be stick thin’

A medical student from Lisburn has made a film showing that you don’t have to be ‘stick thin’ to have an eating disorder.

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Nola Harrison with her daughter, Zara.

Mum reveals how daughter’s brave battle against cancer has been helped by local charity

The mother of a 13-year-old Hillsborough girl diagnosed with leukaemia is helping Cancer Fund for Children to mark a significant milestone by bravely sharing her family’s experience with cancer.

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On the mobile

Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

An entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

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Dr Fiona Carey, Consultant Clinical Lead in Sexual Health with the South Eastern Health Trust.

Top doctor says rise in HIV cases is ‘a worrying trend’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading sexual health professionals has described the continuing rise in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases here as “a worrying trend.”

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Dr Fiona Carey, Consultant Clinical Lead in Sexual Health with the South Eastern Health Trust.

‘Encouraging signs that we may be starting to stem the tide of STIs’

The number of people in the Lisburn area being diagnosed with the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has “plateaued” over the past couple of years, it has been revealed.

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A pregnant woman

Sugar rush helps first-time mums give birth quicker

A sugar rush helps first-time mums being induced have a shorter labour, a new study found.

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A meal like burger and chips can cause damage to your liver.

Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

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A woman sitting down

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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Dunmurry Manor. Pic by Freddie Parkinson, Press Eye

Inspection concerns: Care home owners say they are working to comply with regulations

The owners of a Dunmurry care home where concerns have been raised about the welfare of residents have given an assurance that they are working with regulators to ensure full compliance with all regulations.

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Sick mum and daughter

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Pregnant eating

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

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