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Joe and Paul finish tractor run

Over the St Patrick’s day weekend Joe and Paul Molloy completed their Journey of almost 515 miles from Mizen head to Malin head raising £23,000 in the process. This colossal journey was arranged as a fundraising event for two charities Kilronan special school in Magherafelt and Sands a stillbirth and neonatal bereavement organisation. The pair hoped to raise £10,000 for the charities and planned on taking almost four days to complete, however with their commitment and dedication that’s not how the story went.

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Patient Terence Lawless before he was discharged from Craigavon Area Hospitals new discharge lounge with staff nurse, Maureen Brown

Craigavon Area Hospital launches new discharge lounge

In a move to open up beds to acutely ill patients sooner, Craigavon Area Hospital has opened a new discharge lounge at the hospital.

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Almost a year after his fall Steven Collins remains in hospital in Belfast, but remains hopeful that he will walk again.

Cookstown dad left paralysed by three storey fall hopes to walk again

Despite suffering injuries last May that left him paralysed from the chest down, Cookstown man Steven Collins has not lost hope of walking again.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Martin McGuinness

REACTION: Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Vote now for Everyday Harmony Music Therapy

Vote now for Everyday Harmony Music Therapy

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the Northern Ireland public the chance to decide how up to £150,000 of National Lottery funding will make a difference in their local area.

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Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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Lindsey Coulter was just 27 when a hidden heart condition took her

Silent heart condition claims young Fivemiletown bride-to-be

The family of a young Fivemiletown woman who was suddenly lost to a silent heart condition six months before her wedding day, have spoken out in a bid to raise awareness.

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See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
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Research suggests a key ingredient of cannabis may help to treat anxiety.

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

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Dad’s skydive after kids get meningitis

Dad’s skydive after kids get meningitis

Barry Kelly from Draperstown braved the skies and successfully completed askydive to raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

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Vaping

Cigarette use in decline on National No Smoking Day

Today (March 8) is National No Smoking Day, and appropriately, new figures released show that the number of smokers is at its lowest level since records began in 1974.

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Scientists

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.
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Blood pressure medication

New pills to treat high blood pressure on horizon

New pills to treat high blood pressure could soon be available after a medical breakthrough by scientists.

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People with ginger hair are more at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease according to new research.

Red hair link to Parkinson’s disease

Ginger haired people are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.

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Mindfulness

Breakthru brings back mindfulness

After a very successful course on mindfulness last year, a Dungannon charity has invited Madeline McBride to impart her calming ways with a new series this March.

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Nurses join staff at Antrim Area hospital

Nurses from Italy join staff at Antrim Area Hospital

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is delighted to welcome the first cohort of nurses joining the Trust as part of an overseas recruitment drive. Six nurses joined the Trust in following a recruitment drive in Italy.

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London Marathon

Bereaved Cookstown dad running London Marathon in honour of lost twins and ‘courageous wife’

The father of identical twins lost after surgery to treat Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is running the London Marathon to fund research into the condition.

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PCSP chair Cllr Frances Burton with Ulster Bank's Emma OHagan, PSNI Inspector Keith Jamieson and PCSP VC Ciar�n McElhone

Life-saving defibrillator installed in Dungannon

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed on the wall of Ulster Bank Dungannon in conjunction with the area’s Police and Community safety Partnership.

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Tyrone GAA star changing sides for a good cause

Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh is lending his support to this Saturday's Cycle Against Suicide spin-off - even though it's the Armagh leg and it took all he had to handle the orange jersey.

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