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Commissioner’s probe into care home coming to an end

An investigation prompted by “serious concerns” over care standards and the safety of residents with dementia at a care home in Dunmurry is moving to its final stages.

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Pictured (l-r) are Margaret Elliott, Margaret Kerr, Brian Patterson, Bryan Clay, Roberta Thompson, Maureen Doran, Anne Carroll, Marie McQuade and Una Caughey.

New dementia care peer support group for Lisburn

Community Dementia Care NI is launching a new peer support group in the Lisburn area.

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Jo-Anne Dobson and son Mark are home

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and son 'home sweet home' after kidney transplant

Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark are now 'home sweet home' after undergoing major surgery.
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Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has donated a kidney to her son Mark

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and son doing well after kidney transplant

Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark are both recovering well after she gave him the gift of new life in the form of one of her kidneys.

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Picture taken this morning of Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark

Ex-MLA Jo-Anne Dobson gives son Mark 'ultimate gift' of life as she donates kidney

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson is currently in surgery donating a kidney to her son.
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Roy Beggs MLA, Carla Lockhart MLA, Robbie Butler MLA, Gerry McElwee from Cancer Focus NI and Paula Bradshaw MLA.

Butler urges smokers to be proud quitters

Lagan Valley MLA Robbie Butler has backed Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s call to local smokers to stub out their cigarettes and become ‘Proud Quitters’.

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Trained volunteers at a Hearing Aid User Support Session. Sessions in Lisburn will take place in the city's library from March 28.

Change of venue for local Hearing Aid User Support Sessions

Hearing Aid User Support Sessions in Lisburn will take place in Lisburn Library from Wednesday, March 28.

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Reuben Davis (11) who is suffering from Leukaemia

Brave Reuben, 11, faces the ‘battle of his life’

Lurgan boy Reuben Davis, who emigrated to New Zealand with his family two years ago, is battling the ‘biggest fight of his life’ after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

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Be a quitter this No Smoking Day

Be a quitter this No Smoking Day

On Wednesday, March 14, Laganview Enterprise Centre and Resurgam Healthy Living Centre will be the place to be for smokers or anyone who lives with someone who smokes.

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The ambulance was requested at 1.42pm but didn't arrive until nine hours later

Apologies to family as elderly woman dies after nine-hour wait for ambulance

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service has apologised after an elderly woman died following a wait of more than nine hours for an ambulance.

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Behind the Masc will offer young men a safe place to come together and talk about mental health issues.

New support group to help young men look after their mental health

Two friends from Lisburn are preparing to launch a new support group that will offer young men a safe place to come together and talk about mental health issues.

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Jill celebrates record year with Peter Andre

Jill celebrates record year with Peter Andre

A Slimming World Consultant from Lisburn was congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

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Just in case you need to see a GP over the holidays

Just in case you need to see a GP over the holidays

Over Christmas the GP out of hours service will be operating for all GP practices from 6pm on Friday, December 22 until practices reopen on Wednesday, December 27.

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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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Bridge Community Centre, Lisburn. Pic by Google

WATCH: Are you or a family member affected by macular degeneration?

A Lisburn-based support group which helps to increase the confidence and independence of people affected by eye condition macular degeneration will hold its first monthly meeting of 2018 on Monday, January 8.

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Alderman William Leathem of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, who is raising awareness of Fibromyalgia and ME.

Local councillor speaks out about the pain of living with Fibromyalgia

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councillor, Alderman William Leathem has spoken out about how his life has been impacted by Fibromyalgia - a long-term medical condition that causes pain all over the body.

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Lagan Valley Island.  Pic by Benrie Brown

Meeting to discuss future of medical imaging services

The Department of Health is inviting anyone with an interest in the future of medical imaging services to a meeting in the Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island on Thursday, December 21.

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The Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit team.

Praise for Midwifery Led Unit’s ‘professional and caring’ service

More than 100 people attended the recent open evening at the Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) at Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn.

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Lisburn and Castlereagh tops life expectancy chart

Lisburn and Castlereagh tops life expectancy chart

Life expectancy in the Lisburn and Castlereagh area is higher than in any other part of Northern Ireland, according to the latest government figures.

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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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