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Dunmurry Manor scandal: Council seeks answers over ‘dreadful catalogue of events’

The “dreadful catalogue of events” that took place at Dunmurry Manor care home must never be allowed to happen again.

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Support group to shine a light on
issue of male mental health

Support group to shine a light on issue of male mental health

The tragic death of Lisburn man Robbie Fleming, who took his own life just a few weeks ago, has galvanised the men of the local community to come together to offer support to anyone struggling with mental health issues and their message is clear - you are not alone.

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The Old Warren estate in Lisburn is now one of the most sought-after social housing communities in Northern Ireland

Royal recognition for Lisburn community organisation

A community organisation which had its beginnings in a once notorious loyalist estate in Lisburn is to be given a Queen’s Award for helping the area ‘emerge from conflict’.

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Pictured (l-r) are Sally Burch, Councillor Scott Carson, Chairman of the council's Corporate Services Committee, Shauna McCausland, Alderman William Leathem and Tim Burch.

Council HQ lit up blue to raise awareness of ME

Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s headquarters, was recently lit up blue to raise awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

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Lisa Turan, CEO of the Child Brain Injury Trust, with one of the new Brain Injury Information Cards.

New support service for children with acquired brain injuries

The Carryduff-based Child Brain Injury Trust has launched a new support service for young people with acquired brain injuries.

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Andrea Kearns.

Help Andrea spread the word about pancreatic cancer

A charity worker from Dunmurry is seeking to recruit volunteers to help her raise awareness about pancreatic cancer.

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VIDEO: Improve your squat and build a better bum!

In this week's Health, Fitness and Mindset blog, award winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox explains how activation drills can improve your squatting technique.

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Dr Michael Steel, Chair of South Eastern Local Commissioning Group, Zoe Boreland, Head of Midwifery, SE Trust (retired), Dr David Glenn, David Robinson, Assistant Director, Woman and Acute Child Health, SE Trust, Fionnuala McCluskey, Tracey Magowan and Denise Boulter, Public Health Agency.

Hospital unit praised for care standards

Staff at the midwifery-led unit at Lagan Valley Hospital have been praised in an evaluation commissioned by the South Eastern Local Commissioning Group (SELCG).

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Dunmurry Manor on the Outskirts of Belfast. 'Photo by Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker Press

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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