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Northern Ireland News on Fri, Apr 12 2019, 731 days ago

Police Probe Woman's Death In North Belfast
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in the New Lodge area of west Belfast. The body, understood to be a woman aged in her 30s, was found in a block of flats in Victoria Parade on Thursday morning, 11 April.
Alliance: Historic Abuse Victims Being Let Down By Stormont Impasse
The DUP and Sinn Fein's refusal to establish an Executive and restore power sharing is responsible for prolonging the suffering of victims and survivors of institutional abuse, Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw said.
Police Slam 'Reckless' Attacks On Public Transport
Police have hit out after two attacks on public transport in west Belfast when bricks were thrown through the windows of buses. The incidents occurred on the evening of Wednesday 10 April between 5pm and 10pm in the Stewartstown Road and Lenadoon Avenue areas of the city.
Man Hijacked At Knife Point In Belfast
A man has been arrested after a reported hijacking at knife point in the New Lodge area of Belfast yesterday, Thursday 11 April. The incident happened in Dronore Court at around 11.30am, when the hijacker jumped into the car and produced a knife.
Council Supports SMEs With Build Your Own Website Initiative
A cohort of 15 small and medium-sized enterprises in the Antrim and Newtownabbey area have just completed an innovative 'Build Your Own Website' programme which equips business owners with key digital skills.
Police Warning Over Contaminated Supply Of Cocaine
Police have issued a warning after receiving information about a contaminated supply of cocaine circulating in the County Antrim and County L'Derry areas.
Alliance Call For Greater Recognition Of Parkinson's Disease
An Alliance Party MLA has marked World Parkinson's Day, Thursday 11 April, by calling for greater awareness of the disease among the general public.
Fresh Appeal Over ATM Thefts
Police are urging the public to remain vigilant this weekend following the ninth ATM theft in eight separate incidents in Northern Ireland this year. The most recent theft saw a cash machine ripped from the wall of O'Kanes Filling Station in Dungiven on the morning of Sunday 07 April.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Apr 12 2018, 1,096 days ago

Doing Business In The USA Event
Invest NI has announced a 'Doing Business In The USA' event as part of Nashville in Belfast Week.
New Dissident Group Will 'Actively Target Crown Forces'
A new Belfast-based dissident republican group, calling themselves the Irish Republican Movement (IRM), have issued a death threat to anyone who is involved in the drugs trade.
Man Jailed For 10 years For Murder Of Richard Miskelly
A man has been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in jail for the murder of Richard Miskelly in February 2017. Mr Miskelly died of blunt force trauma to the head in an altercation outside a house on the Bangor Road in Newtownards in the early hours of Sunday, 26 February last year.
Kingspan Protestors Call On Ulster Rugby To 'Address Reprehensible Behaviour'
A protest is planned for outside the Kingspan Stadium on Friday, 13 April to "put pressure on Ulster Rugby to address the reprehensible behaviour of the accused in the Belfast rape trial".
Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter Of Body Discovered In Garage
A 36-year-old Lithuanian man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a fellow Lithuanian, whose body was discovered in a garage in County Tyrone almost three years ago. The body of 32-year-old Gediminas Stauskas was found in a garage at Moor Road, near Coalisland on 15 October, 2015.
SDLP Welcome Housing Shortage Funding
SDLP Social Justice Spokesperson, Nichola Mallon MLA, has welcomed an agreement made between Radius Housing and Barclays that will see £50 million of funding used to tackle housing shortages in areas of high demand.
Sinn Féin's 'Respect' Comments Contradicted By Their Actions
DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds has said that Sinn Féin's "respect" comments are contradicted by their actions. Deputy Dodds said that the party's continued disrespect for the victims of violence contradict comments about respect, equality and power sharing.
300 Jobs To Be Lost With Carpetright Store Closures
A total of 300 jobs are to be lost with the closure of 92 Carpetright stores, as part of a "restructuring plan" announced by the retailer.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Apr 12 2017, 1,461 days ago

Talks To Form New Power-Sharing Executive Suspended
Talks aimed at forming a new power-sharing Executive have been suspended until after the Easter break. Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire made the announcement as no agreement has been reached.
Planning Approved To Redevelop Two Leisure Centres In Belfast
Planning permission has been approved for the redevelopment of two leisure centres in Belfast. Belfast City Council (BCC) gave the green light for the Robinson Centre in Castlereagh and the Brook Activity Centre in Twinbrook to be restored.
Man Arrested Over Murder Of George Gilmore
A 39-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of George Gilmore. Mr Gilmore, aged 44, was shot in the neck in Carrickfergus on Monday, 13 March. He died from his injuries in hospital the following day, 14 March.
Appeal Issued For Missing Teenager From Newtownards
Police are appealing for information to trace the whereabouts of a 16-year-old girl from Newtownards, Co Down. Phoebe Armour was last seen on Monday morning, 10 April. It is out of character for her not to keep in contact with her parents.
Brick Lands In Baby's Cot In Antrim 'Hate Crime' Incident
The PSNI have slammed those involved in a "reckless" attack in Co Antrim. A brick was thrown through the window of a house in the Tarragon Park area which landed in the cot of a one-year-old baby. A kitchen window and an upstairs window were also smashed at the property, just before 2.
Woman Settles Sexual Harassment Case
A Portadown woman who alleged she was subjected to unlawful sexual harassment at her workplace has settled her case for £6,000, paid without any admission of liability.
Invest NI Announces Knowledge Transfer Partnership Showcase
Invest NI has announced a showcase event to highlight the work carried out across Northern Ireland by its Knowledge Transfer Partnership(KTP) Programme.
Campaign To Tackle Rural Crime Launched
A new campaign to tackle agricultural and rural crime in Northern Ireland has beenand aims to reduce crime in rural communities.
Victim Of Fatal Road Collision In Co Antrim Named
The victim of a fatal road crash in Crumlin, Co Antrim, has been named as Emmanuel Caddell, police have confirmed. Mr Caddell, 22, died following the two-vehicle collision involving a car and a lorry on Monday, 10 April. The incident happened on the Manse Road at around 10.50am.
People Relying On Health Service Need Executive To Be Formed - Alliance
People relying on the health service need an Executive to be formed immediately, according to the Alliance Party. Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has warned people in NI are missing out on vital drugs and treatments while there is no Executive.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Apr 12 2016, 1,826 days ago

Man Arrested Over Attempted Murder
A man has been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of another man in November last year. The 42-year-old suspect was arrested in Craigavon on Tuesday, 12 April, and is currently in police custody.
Two Armed Men Rob Off Licence In Co Armagh
Police are appealing for information after two armed men robbed an off licence in Portadown, Co Armagh. The incident happened at premises in the Gilford Road area at around 9.40pm on Monday.
Four People Escape Injury Following Arson Attack In L'Derry
Four people have escaped injury following an arson attack in L'Derry. The incident happened at a house in the Drumard Park area at around 3am on Tuesday. Police believe old furniture was deliberately placed against the door of the property and set alight.
Private Sector Reports 'Very Strong Start To The Year'
Northern Ireland's private sector continued to report a very strong start to the year in March, according to the latest Ulster Bank NI PMI.
Police Appeal After World War One Medals Stolen In North Belfast
Police are appealing for information after World War One medals were stolen during a burglary in north Belfast. The incident happened in the Parkmount Road area sometime between 9pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.
Extern To Take On Some FASA Work
A social justice charity is to take on some of the work previously provided by the Forum for Action on Substance Abuse (FASA) and will also employ 27 former staff members. FASA closed in March following financial difficulties.
Missing Craigavon Pair Found 'Safe And Well'
Two people who went missing from the Craigavon area have been found safe and well. Chelsea McGarry, 17, and Daire McIlroy, 21, were reported missing on Tuesday, 29 March. They were believed to have been recently seen together at Dublin Airport.
Woman Escapes Injury In Larne House Fire
A woman has escaped injury following a house fire in Larne, Co Antrim. Four fire appliances attended the scene shortly before 2.20am on Tuesday. The woman made her way out of the property before the fire crews arrived. The fire gutted the two-storey detached property which involved an oil tank.
Woman Injured After Refrigeration Unit Explodes In College In L'Derry
A woman has suffered minor injuries after a refrigeration unit exploded at a college in L'Derry. The incident happened in the Tower Building of the North West Regional College shortly after 8:40am today, 12 April. The unit blew up in the first floor canteen of the building.
New Police Station Opens In Co Down
A new police station has opened in Downpatrick, Co Don. The new facility provides a base for Local Policing Teams who respond to calls for assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also includes an Enquiry Office which allows people to report crime, sign bail or arrange to speak to police.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Apr 12 2013, 2,922 days ago

Belfast City Hall Installs LED Lighting
Belfast City Hall has become the first building in Europe to install a new 'intelligent' lighting system. The new LED floodlighting at the famous Belfast landmark is also the biggest single building project of its kind in Europe.
East Belfast Benefits From Bombardier Order
Belfast's Bombardier airline manufacturing plant is set to receive a boost following news that that Porter Airlines has agreed to purchase 12 CS100 airliners, with options for an additional 18 CS100 aircraft. The wings of the C-series aircraft are built at the factory in East Belfast.
McDevitt Concern Over Private Health Centres
SDLP Health Spokesperson Conall McDevitt has expressed concern that two privately funded health centres are to be opened in Lisburn and Newry. The new £40m health care centres were announced by Health Minister Edwin Poots yesterday.
DUP Call For Investigation Into Thatcher Parties
DUP North Down MLA Peter Weir has has written to Chief Constable Matt Baggot to ask that street 'celebrations' over the death of Margaret Thatcher be investigated.
Long Welcomes Bombardier Order
Alliance East Belfast MP Naomi Long has welcomed the order for 30 C-series planes that has been secured by Bombardier with Porter Airlines, which operates in North America. The wings of the C-series aircraft are built at its factory in East Belfast.
Operation Dulcet: PSNI Release More Images
Detectives working as part of Operation Dulcet have released a further 15 images of people they want to speak to with regard to obstructive protesting and illegal processions.
Call For Targeted Rates Reductions For Businesses
Deputy John Lyons has stated that there should be targeted rates reductions for businesses in town centres, and has welcomed Chambers Ireland's support for such a policy.
High Pollution Over NI
High levels of air pollution are being monitored in the Belfast, Newry, Lisburn, Armagh and L'Derry areas, the Executive has announced. In addition, there are moderate levels of pollution being monitored in the North Down, Ballymena, Strabane and Lough Navar areas.
Sustainable Energy Report Launched
A new report into the economic benefits of sustainable energy technology in Northern Ireland has been launched.
Ash Dieback Report Published
The Department of Agriculture is asking for feedback on a new report published today on how to tackle the spread of ash dieback in Northern Ireland.
Lord Mayor 'Walks Off The Blues'
Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson has been walking with residents in east Belfast as part of a new scheme to promote wellbeing. Several hundred people stepped out for 'Walking off the Blues' and made the journey from Holywood Arches to Victoria Park along the Connswater River.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Apr 12 2012, 3,287 days ago

Man Charged With Pensioner's Murder
A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a pensioner eleven years ago. Coleraine man Norman Moffatt, 73, was walking home after buying a paper in a local shop on Railway Road, Coleraine, on 26 January 2001 when he was stabbed. He died two months later in hospital on 19 March.
Fifth Of School Children Hear Voices In Their Heads
A startling amount of children have admitted to 'hearing voices' in their heads. According to research carried out by the British Journal of Psychiatry over 20% of children from Ireland, aged between 11 and 13 have reported hearing voices.
Giant's Causeway Centre 'On Track'
Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has visited the construction site of the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre and said that the project is on track to open this summer.
Clarke Marries Former Miss NI
Golf ace Darren Clarke has tied the knot with former Miss Northern Ireland Alison Campbell. The wedding was held on the beach at Abaco Club, a golf and hotel resort in the Bahamas, yesterday. The Open Champion, 43, and the model agency boss, 47, wed in front of family and friends.
NI Prepares For Digital Switch-Over
The UK-wide digital switch-over is nearing completion and an information campaign to help people switch over to digital TV is being launched in Northern Ireland.
New Govt Scheme To Support Growing Irish Companies Launched
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. today launched the €150 million Development Capital Scheme and issued a call to Fund managers to signal their interest in establishing Funds to invest in Irish SMEs.
Delay In Trial Of Turkish Man Accused Of Murder
A Turkish waiter who is accused of killing two Northern Ireland women has appeared in front of a special court hearing as it is revealed that a trial could be further delayed.
Top Chinese Politician Visits NI
One of China's top female politicians is to begin her visit to Northern Ireland today. The highest ranking female politician in the Communist Party of China, State Councillor Madame Liu Yandong will partake in a number of engagements and will stay in the country until Saturday.
NI Tourism Spend Up 20%
Spending by overseas visitors in Northern Ireland has rose by 20% in 2011 in comparison with the previous year. It is understood that overseas tourists spent an estimated £368million during 2011. In addition. 1.
Four Rescued From Lough Erne
Four people had to be rescued from the Lough Erne yesterday after their boat ran aground. The RNLI was called out to the lake to rescue the stranded passengers. No one was injured in the incident.
Seven Arrested At Apprentice Boys Parade
Seven people, including a 12-year-old boy, were arrested after trouble erupted following the Apprentice Boys Parade in Carrickfergus on Easter Monday.
New Export Success At Ditty's Castledawson Announced
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced that Ditty’s Bakery has won a listing from Dean & DeLuca, the US gourmet and speciality food retailer.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Apr 12 2011, 3,653 days ago

PSNI Reviews Newry Bomb Cordon
The police are to carry out a review into why hundreds of motorists were able to drive past a van that was later found to contain a deadly 500lb bomb in Newry last week.
House Prices Falling In NI
According to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), house prices in Northern Ireland will continue to fall this year. The report by RICS and Ulster Bank shows prices are expected to fall over the next three months.
TUV Demands Stormont Opposition
"Stormont needs the shake-up that only TUV can give it", said the leader of one of NI's most vociferous political parties this week. Speaking at launch of the Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) manifesto, party Leader Jim Allister said: "TUV is in this election to make a difference.
Two Arrests Over Castlerock Gas Tragedy
Two men have been arrested and are being questioned by detectives about the deaths of two teenagers from carbon monoxide poisoning. The victims, Aaron Davidson and Neil McFerran, both aged 18 and from Newtownabbey, died tragically at a holiday apartment in Castlerock (shown on map) last August.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Donated
Hundreds of people living in rural Draperstown will be safer in their homes thanks to an initiative supported by one of Northern Ireland's leading social enterprises, The Workspace Group.
Sinn Fein Launch Election Campaign
Sinn Fein has launched its campaign for the Assembly elections on 5th May in Belfast's Waterfront Hall with the party fielding 40 candidates in 18 constituencies.
AIB Job Cuts 'Outrageous Blow'
The 1,400 bank workers at First Trust in Northern Ireland are today worried about their future following an announcement that at least 2,000 more jobs are to be axed by its parent business AIB Group by the end of 2012.
Barn Planning Failures Cost £20K
A Co Tyrone man has been fined £20,000 plus £101 court costs for non-compliance with a Planning Enforcement Notice at Dungannon Magistrates' Court. He was fined for failing to comply with an order to demolish a barn which had been converted into a house without the correct permission.
Car Dealer Fined For 'Clocking' Offence
A Coalisland car dealer has been fined a total of £650 plus costs at Dungannon Magistrates' Court this week.
Planning Failures Cost £20K
A Co Tyrone man has been fined £20,000 plus £101 court costs for non-compliance with a Planning Enforcement Notice at Dungannon Magistrates' Court. He was fined for failing to comply with an order to demolish a barn which had been converted into a house.
Larne Town Hall Expanding
Stonework is to be repaired and brought back to its original glory as around £2.5m is spent in Co Antrim to fund a major town hall extension.
BOI Reveals 'Unwelcome' Economic Trends
In its latest quarterly update the Bank of Ireland (BOI) has forecast growth levels as more modest than expected. In 2011, the Irish Republic's economy will grow by 0.5% - which is 1% down from the previous forecast.
Huge Dublin Technical College Planned
Plans for a €486 million development of a new urban quarter and campus for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) at Grangegorman will be submitted to Dublin City Council within weeks. Some 450 full-time construction jobs will be created for a 10-year period during the development of the site.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Apr 12 2010, 4,018 days ago

Ford Appointed As Blast Mars Justice Day
A bomb blast close to MI5 headquarters in Northern Ireland has marred the devolution of policing and justice powers to the Stormont Assembly. The device detonated at Palace Barracks at around 12.
Quinn Formally 'In Administration'
Despite resistance from the company's owner and a weekend of lengthy talks, the Financial Regulator has moved to place Quinn Insurance into full administration today. The company has maintained throughout the past week that it has been in a profitable position and had sufficient cash resources.
United Condemnation Follows Bombing
Newly appointed Stormont Justice Minister David Ford has condemned last night's car bomb attack by dissident republicans in Holywood. Mr Ford (pictured) said: "This was a cynical attack designed to intimidate politicians and the community ahead of today's vote in the Assembly.
Quinn Formally 'In Administration'
Despite resistance from the company's owner and a weekend of lengthy talks, the Financial Regulator has placed Quinn Insurance into full administration. The company has maintained throughout the past week that it has been in a profitable position and had sufficient cash resources.
Prisioners Treated After Jail Blaze
There has been further disruption at a Co Antrim high security jail. After violence over the Easter period, two prisoners were taken to hospital following a fire at Maghaberry jail, on Sunday.
National Winner Celebrated
The success of Co Antrim Jockey in Saturday's Grand National seems to have cost Northern Ireland bookmakers a lot of money. A late flurry of bets on the champion jump jockey's mount Don't Push It saw his price fall from 20/1 to 10/1 favourite in the hour before the race.
UTV Back Celtic Media Celebrations
A major showcase of Celtic-themed media has been given a boost.
Consultation Puts Listed Buildings In Focus
The best method of identifying and formally 'listing' buildings of historic or architectural importance is being sought.
Council Opposes Co Antrim Waste Plant
Lisburn City Council will oppose plans to build an 'Energy from Waste' gasification plant, according to a newspaper report. Councillor, William Leathem said there should also be public inquiry to be held before any decision was made, reports the Ulster Star.
UTV Back Celtic Media Celebrations
A major showcase of Celtic-themed media has been given a boost.
Royal Irish Honoured In Bangor
Soldiers from NI who are again preparing for front-line action have been on the march in Bangor.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Apr 12 2007, 5,114 days ago

Firefighter 'prevented from calling for help'
A part-time firefighter who died during a blaze was prevented from calling for help because of his breathing apparatus, an inquest has heard.
Police attacked in west Belfast
Police have come under attack by a gang of youths in the New Barnsley Estate area of west Belfast yesterday evening. Petrol bombs, bricks and stones were among the “heavy missiles” thrown at police during the incident.
Northern Ireland house price rise fastest in the UK
Northern Ireland’s property market has rose faster last month than anywhere else in the United Kingdom according to new figures released. A Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors survey, carried out with the Ulster Bank showed price growth to be over 8% in the month.
O’Driscoll voted player of the Six Nations
Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll has been voted the RBS Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second successive season. O’Driscoll was chosen by fans who logged on to the official Six Nations website to record their dream team.
£3.5m boost for specialist schools
Specialist schools in Northern Ireland are set to benefit from £3.5 million from The International Fund for Ireland. The initiative is part of the fund’s efforts towards reconciliation and integration in schools.
Sum of money stolen during robbery
Detectives in west Belfast are appealing for information following an armed robbery at Norglen Road yesterday morning. The driver of a lorry was reversing into a parking space, when he was approached by two men. One of the men was carrying a handgun.
Northern Ireland companies visit South East Asia
Senior executives from nine Northern Ireland companies will be visiting markets in South East Asia from 14-24 April to strengthen trade links and explore other business opportunities.
Belfast Speed Networking event is big success
Belfast’s Biggest Speed Networking event took place at the Holiday Inn in Belfast last week. Two hundred and ten business people from around Ireland attended the event, which was hosted by B4B.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Apr 12 2006, 5,479 days ago

NI company investigates scaffolding collapse
An inquiry is being launched after three workers were injured during the collapse of scaffolding on a Milton Keynes building site, managed by a County Tyrone construction company.
Rapist receives life sentence for murder of Attracta Harron
The jury in the case of murdered Strabane woman Attracta Harron have today found a 23-year-old, County Tyrone man guilty of her murder.
Lord Rooker defends increase in rate bills
Finance Minister Jeff Rooker has today defended the increase in rate bills, as the 19% price hike takes effect this week. The Minister said that the governments decision to raise the amount that Northern Ireland householders pay, would allow the level and quality of public services to be improved.
Government announces additional £6m for cancer drugs
The government has today announced that an additional £6 million is being given towards specialist drugs used for the treatment of cancer. Today's announcement completes a programme of new investment in specialist medicines, amounting to £21 million over the next two years.
Child injured in west Belfast hit and run
Police in west Belfast have appealed for information following a hit and run incident yesterday afternoon. At around 4.15pm, a white Vauxhall Vectra, registration number RBZ 7510, was in collision with a 10-year-old boy on the Lenadoon Avenue area of the city.
Man shot in paramilitary style attack
A 32-year-old man has been taken to hospital following a paramilitary style shooting in north Belfast. The attack happened in Agnes Street in the Shankill Road area of the city at around 10.20pm yesterday.
Pensioner injured during attempted car theft
Police have appealed for information after a pensioner was injured during an attempted car theft in Lisburn last night. Two men knocked on the window of the man's car, which was on the Belsize Road at around 9.30pm, before trying to steal his keys.
Employment in Northern Ireland rises to an all time high
Employment in Northern Ireland has risen to an all time high according to the latest figures released from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Development.
Soldier killed by lightning strike named
The soldier who died after being struck by lightning in County Down at the weekend has been named. Sergeant Carl Stephenson, 29, from Withernsea in Yorkshire was found on the summit of Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains just before 2pm on Saturday by a group of walkers.
Last security barriers removed from Belfast
The last security barriers in Belfast city centre are to be removed this week, bringing the province one step closer to returning to a state of normality. The blockades were put in place at the height of the Troubles in a bid to prevent access to traffic to the city centre at night.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Apr 12 2005, 5,844 days ago

Woman held hostage in £1 million south Belfast robbery
Police in Belfast are investigating the suspected theft of up to £1 million in cash from a security firm on the outskirts of the city.
Man arrested following Derry drugs seizure
A man has been arrested after police seized £250,000 worth of drugs during raids in Londonderry on Monday. A kilogram of cocaine and a significant amount of pharmaceutical bulking agents were discovered during the planned search in the Shantallow area of the city.
Family threatened at gunpoint during burglary
A family was threatened at gunpoint during a burglary at a house in Co Down on Monday. The incident occurred on Station Road, Killough at around 8.30pm when a man dressed as a police officer confronted the male occupant of the home and forced his way into the house.
Commission voices concern over UK human rights record
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (HRC) is set to address the United Nations Human Rights Commission this week on the UK government’s alleged failure to protect civil liberties in Northern Ireland.
Major NI business delegation visits Asia
Directors and senior managers from six local companies are currently visiting South East Asia for the first time on an Invest NI trade mission.
McGuinness to meet Reiss on US trip
Sinn Féin MP for Mid-Ulster Martin McGuinness is to meet US Special Envoy Mitchell Reiss during a two day visit to the United States. Mr McGuinness left for the US on Tuesday and is expected to meet Mr Reiss on Wednesday followed by meetings with a number US Congress members.
Local GPs warn of shortage of MMR vaccine
Local GPs have warned that supplies of the MMR vaccine in Northern Ireland could be running out following a mumps outbreak among teenagers and young adults.
Antrim Council unveils ID card for secondary school pupils
Antrim Borough Council has become the first local authority in Northern Ireland to introduce a 'Citizen Card' scheme to all secondary schools in the area.
Belfast estate agent appears in court on money laundering charges
One of Belfast’s leading estate agents has appeared in court in connection with money laundering charges. Philip Johnston, who employs more than 40 staff in six agencies in and around east Belfast, appeared in court on Monday to face four money laundering charges in connection with property.
McCartney to stand aside in North Down election
Former MP for North Down Robert McCartney has confirmed he will not be standing in this year’s general election for his former seat.
Payments for dust related disease scheme increases
The Department for Employment and Learning has confirmed that compensation payments made under the Pneumoconiosis (Workers’ Compensation) Scheme will increase by 3.1% from this week onwards.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Apr 12 2002, 6,940 days ago

Another pensioner robbed in her home in County Armagh
Another pensioner has been robbed in the latest wave of attacks on the elderly across Northern Ireland. The latest incident happened in the Mowhan area in County Armagh at about 6pm on Thursday.
More contenders for PSNI chief job than expected
It has been reported that a senior Metropolitan police officer investigating allegations of collusion between members of the security forces and loyalist paramilitaries is in the running for the top job in Northern Ireland’s new police service.
Four charged following major benefit fraud probe
Police have charged four people as part of a major investigation into social security fraud. The alleged benefit fraud is estimated to have cost the Social Security Agency about £300,000 in lost revenues.
Sainsbury’s still behind Tesco’s after strong quarter
Despite a strong showing over the Easter holidays, Sainsbury's have been unable to overtake Tesco's as the UK's biggest supermarket group. Like-for-like sales rose 6.8% to March 30, and excluding petrol and excluding Easter like-for-like sales gained 6% overall, which is 0.2% down on rival Tesco's.
Recruitment fair offers US opportunity
Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) is coming back to Belfast to offer interested individuals the opportunity to find out more about working with children in American summer camps.
High level discussions held on Harland & Wolff’s future
Numerous political figures have been in discussions with regard to securing a viable future for Harland&Wolff at its site in East Belfast.
Limited jobs are worse for your health than no job at all
People who move into jobs with limited opportunities are often more unhappy than people who become unemployed. This is according to Professor Michael West, who was speaking at the CIPD’s annual training conference on Tuesday April 16.
BIC Systems completes project for NI Housing Executive
BIC Systems, a leading technology solutions provider in Ireland and the UK, has just completed a major automation and workflow project for the Housing Executive, Northern Ireland’s Regional Housing Authority.
Police treat knife attack as sectarian
The police say they are treating a knife attack on a man in Londonderry as sectarian. The victim, who is in his early 20s, was sitting in his car when he heard a noise at the rear of the vehicle at about 9.30pm on Thursday April 11. The man got out of his car and was confronted by two masked men.
Black and Asian workers lose out in pay say TUC
The Trades Union Congress is calling on the British government to extend Britain’s race relations laws to tackle a serious problem of low pay among the country’s black and Asian workers.
£2.75m Victorian mill restored to former glory
A former Victorian linen mill in north Belfast has been brought back to its former glory following a £2.75 million refurbishment.
North and south plans to build centre for children with autism
The education ministers, north and south of the border, have launched plans to build the first ever all-Ireland centre of excellence for children with autism.
Ryobi announces £7 million expansion of Carrickfergus plant
Japanese-owned Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Limited is set to expand its die-casting and machining capacity at Carrickfergus in a new business strategy that will include innovative services to customers in the European automotive industry. Announcing the £6.
McGimpsey highlights success of National Lottery aid to NI
Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister, Michael McGimpsey, has emphasised the significant contribution which the National Lottery has made to the social and economic regeneration of Northern Ireland.
Consignia request 1p increase for first and second class stamps
Consignia has set out its proposals to introduce “more competition into the mail market and raise customer service to record levels”. Part of the plan by the struggling state-owned UK postal service is to request for a one-penny increase in the price of stamps.
Causeway Hospital a sign of Executive’s “commitment to health”
The new Causeway Hospital is a visible sign that health is a major priority for the Northern Ireland Executive, the First Minister David Trimble and Deputy First Minister Mark Durkan, have said.
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