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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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Alzheimer’s Society talks

Alzheimer’s Society talks

Alzheimer’s Society are holding a series of talks in Hillsborough Village Centre on the first four Tuesdays in August from 7pm to 8.30pm.

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Dementia course in Dumurry

Relatives of Brooklands and Kilwee Care Homes in Dunmurry are inviting people within the local community affected by dementia to attend a course run by Alzheimer’s Society. Taking place on 3, 10, 17 and 24 August 2017 from 6.30 – 9pm in the Kilwee Care Home, this free course is suitable for those who are caring for someone with dementia.

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Dromara Primary pupils go the extra mile

Dromara Primary pupils go the extra mile

Pupils and staff at Dromara Primary School have been celebrating their first year of participating in The Daily Mile.

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Stress control sessions in Lisburn

‘Stress Control’ is a six session class provided free of charge by the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust and delivered by experienced qualified cognitive-behavioural psychotherapists.

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School nurse praised for life saving work

School nurse praised for life saving work

The school nurse at Fort Hill Integrated College, Eileen McConnell was awarded runner up in the British Heart Foundation Professional Award 2017, which were held recently in Belfast City Hall.

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There are Greggs outlets throughout Northern Ireland.

Greggs launch summer diet plan

High street food retailer Greggs have launched a ‘diet plan’ - which is intended to allow for treats such as doughnuts and sausage rolls while still losing weight.

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Pictured promoting the Big Family Brush Up initiative are Dunmurry Dental Practice staff Fiona Kelly, dental nurse; Debbie McLorinan, manager; and Nicola Quinn, dentist.

Families urged to brush up on oral hygiene

Staff at Dunmurry Dental Practice have joined with Denplan, the UK dental payment plan specialists, to challenge local families to really focus on their teeth brushing habits during July.

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Ruth at the awards evening held at Groundwork Duncairn Gardens in Belfast recently.

Top volunteering honour for Ruth

A young Lisburn woman has won a prestigious award from a charity.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS SCOOP AWARDS: Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Morton Centra, and Rebecca Dalzell Action Cancer along with Ava Hanna, Gillian Dunlop (Teacher) and Leon Gilbert pictured at the annual Health Action Awards, where Largymore Primary School, Lisburn scooped a Gold award. The Awards are part of Action Cancer�"s unique Health Promotion Programme, sponsored by Centra, as part of the brand�"s ��Live Well�" initiative. Fifty schools across Northern Ireland picked up awards for their innovative approach to good health promotion across various areas including, providing healthy meal options, promoting healthy snacks and water, encouraging extra-curricular exercise programmes and running cancer awareness initiatives. A full list of the 2017 award winners is available at www.actioncancer.org

Largymore Primary goes for gold at Action Cancer health awards

LOCAL charity Action Cancer and leading convenience brand Centra has recognised thousands of school children across Northern Ireland at the annual Health Action Awards at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn.

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back strain

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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Charity patron Jo-Anne Dobson (third from right) with guest speakers and delegates at the 'Seeking Solutions' conference.

Dobson chairs international health conference at Stormont

Former Upper Bann MLA Jo-Anne Dobson recently chaired an international Fibromyalgia and ME conference featuring eminent speakers and researchers from the United States, Norway and London.

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Stephen McElroy

Stephen McElroy inquest: Family hoping to get answers

The family of a Ballyward boy who died just hours after he was discharged from hospital are hoping his inquest this week will answer concerns they have about the standard of care he received.

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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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Jo celebrates being alive at Lagan regatta

Jo celebrates being alive at Lagan regatta

Breast cancer survivor, Jo Myles from Lisburn, and the Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s only breast cancer survivors dragon boat team, are gearing up to host their first ever regatta on the River Lagan on June 3.

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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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Karyn Wilson

Former DUP MLA mourns ‘big-hearted’ sister

A DUP councillor has paid tribute to his “big-hearted” sister, who has died suddenly.

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