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Northern Ireland News on Fri, Oct 20 2017, 1,461 days ago

Unique Circumstances In NI Demand Specific Brexit Solutions - May
Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland demand specific Brexit solutions. She was speaking Brussels following a meeting with leaders of the European Union. Mrs May said: "It's vital that joint work on the peace process is not affected in any way.
Antibiotic Use In NI Is 10% Higher Than England
The use of antibiotics in Northern Ireland is 30% higher than England, according to NI's Chief Medical Officer.
SXSW Competition Wants To Send Entrepreneurs To Texas
As part of Global Enterprise Week 2017, Belfast City Council is offering one entrepreneur the chance to win up to £2,000 financial support to attend the world-renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) event, the leading conference for music, film and interactive technology, taking place in Austin, Texas, f
Appeal Launched Over Death Drivers In West Belfast
Police have launched an appeal for information after a "death driver" was seen driving erratically in west Belfast on Friday, 20 October, at around 3am. The PSNI received reports that a vehicle was performing dangerous manoeuvres in the Falls Road area.
Hospital To Establish Food-Free Specialised Waiting Room
A hospital has agreed to establish a specialised waiting room where no eating or drinking is allowed after a mother of two children with life-threatening allergies took a discrimination case.
Deputy Speaker Of Assembly Resigns
The deputy speaker of the NI Assembly, Sinn Fein's Caitríona Ruane, has resigned from the role. She kept her post as principal deputy speaker, which has a salary of £55,000, despite the assembly not functioning. TUV leader Jim Allister brought the issue to light and called for her to resign.
Man Arrested Following Drugs Seizure In Co Down
A 44-year-old man has been arrested following a drugs seizure in Millisle, Co Down. The drugs, worth an estimated street value of £18,000, were found following the search of a house in the Park Crescent area. A quantity of drugs-related paraphernalia was also discovered and a sum of cash.
Two Men Arrested Following Car Chase In East Belfast
Two men have been arrested following a car chase in east Belfast. Detectives were carrying out an anti-burglary operation in the Lower Newtownards Road area on Friday, 20 October, and they signalled for a black Ford Fiesta to stop.
All Roads Affected By Storm Ophelia Reopened
All roads in Northern Ireland affected by Storm Ophelia have been reopened. Over 300 Department for Infrastructure staff and contractors removed trees and debris from around 200 affected roads across the region.
'Children Should Not Be The Latest Victims Of Daft Political Games' - Alliance
Children should not be the latest victims of daft political games, Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said. She made the statement after the announcement that the defence of "justifiable assault" will be removed from Scottish law, which will protect children from physical abuse.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Oct 20 2016, 1,826 days ago

New Immersive Technology Event Announced
A new immersive technology innovation initiative has been announced for Friday 04 and Saturday 05, November, 2016.
Belfast Boxer Carl Frampton Confirms Rematch With Leo Santa Cruz
Belfast boxer Carl Frampton has confirmed a rematch with Mexican Leo Santa Cruz. The Featherweight World Champion from Tigers Bay took to Twitter to make the announcement. He wrote: "Done deal! The rematch vs @leosantacruz2 is on!!! More news to come soon #AndStill".
Woman Dies In L'Derry Farm Incident
A woman has died following an incident on a farm in Garvagh, Co L'Derry. The woman, aged in her 70s, is understood to have been working with cattle at the time. The Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) has launched an investigation.
Council To Discuss Plans To Extend Sunday Trading Hours
Belfast City Council is to discuss a proposal to change Sunday opening hours for shops which would see specific areas of the city designated as a 'holiday resort'.
Banbridge Firm Wins £1.4m Asda Deal
A leisure vending firm in Co Down has scooped a £1.4million deal with supermarket retailer Asda. Clearhill in Banbridge will now install its products in over 100 Asda stores.
Man Shot In Paramilitary Style Attack In L'Derry
A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in a paramilitary style attack in L'Derry. The 22-year-old victim was found in the Hass Park area at around 8pm on Wednesday, 19 October. He was abducted and taken to Dungiven where he was shot in the leg.
£165m York Street Interchange Scheme 'On Hold'
Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has put a £165million road project in Belfast "on hold".
Around £15,000 Worth Of Ski Clothing Stolen In South Belfast
Around £15,000 worth of ski clothing has been stolen from commercial premises in south Belfast. North Face and Dare 2b branded jackets, trousers and fleeces were stolen from 'We Are Vertigo' in the Cedarhurst Road area at around 10.15pm on Wednesday, 15 October.
Man Seriously Ill After Being Found Unconscious In Co Antrim
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being found unconscious at a house in Ballymena, Co Antrim. The man was discovered at a property in the Dunclug Gardens area on Tuesday, 18 October. A 40-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with their enquiries.
Two Men Arrested Over Attempted Car Hijackings In South Belfast
Two men have been arrested in connection with two attempted car hijackings in south Belfast. Two men, one armed with a small knife, ordered a man out of his vehicle on University Street at around 7.40am on Wednesday, 19 October.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Oct 20 2015, 2,192 days ago

Republican And Loyalist Terrorist Groups Still Exist - Villiers
Republican and loyalist terrorist groups in Northern Ireland still exist, a Government independent review has found. All of the groups that declared ceasefires in the 1990s have gone on to commit murders, according to the Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers.
Man Shot In Both Legs In North Belfast
A man has been shot in both legs in north Belfast. The shooting occurred in the Carlisle Parade area at approximately 8pm on Monday. The victim, in his 20s, is being treated in hospital, however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Kevin McGuigan Murder: Man Arrested
A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan in August. Mr McGuigan, a former IRA prisoner, was shot dead outside his home in the Short Strand area of east Belfast on 12 August. The man is being detained at Musgrave Street police station in Belfast.
Police Launch Fresh Appeal Over 2003 Murder
Police have launched a fresh appeal for information over the murder of James McMahon in 2003. Mr McMahon was attacked by a group of men in the Hancock Street area of Lisburn at around 10.30pm on 20 November.
Two Men Arrested Over Serious Sexual Assault
Two men have been arrested after a woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Co Down. The attack occurred in the Bangor area in the early hours of Saturday morning. The suspects, both aged 23, were detained after officers stopped a car on the Seacliff Road in Bangor on Monday afternoon.
NI Retail Firm Announces 40 New Jobs
A Northern Ireland retail firm has announced it is to create 40 new jobs as part of a £5 million investment, part funded by Danske Bank. Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall in Richill, between Portadown and Armagh, first opened in 1998 by the Reid family.
Open Championship To Be Held In Portrush In 2019
The Open Championship is to be held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2019. Organiser the Royal & Ancient (R&A) confirmed it will take place from 18-21 July 2019.
Unite Calls For Meeting With Portaferry Hotel Owner
Unite the union is calling for a meeting with the owner of the Portaferry Hotel which shut down suddenly with the loss of 20 jobs.
Bogus Caller Tells Pensioner He Was Sent By A Priest
A bogus caller attempted to enter the home of a 90-year-old man by pretending he was sent by a priest to give him a blessing. The incident happened on Monday in a rural development outside Lurgan. The man's 87-year-old brother was also in the house at the time.
Four Arrested On Suspicion Of Supplying Heroin
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of supplying heroin. The four suspects, aged 24, 30, 40 and 54, were arrested in the Antrim Road area on Monday. A small quantity of heroin, a sum of cash and suspected false identity documents were also recovered.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Oct 20 2014, 2,557 days ago

Belfast Firm Scoops Business In The Middle East
Belfast-based Art on Fashion has won its first business in the Middle East with assistance from Invest Northern Ireland.
Heavy Winds Expected Across NI
Heavy winds and gales are expected across Northern Ireland as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo cross the Atlantic. A yellow weather warning has been issued by the UK Met Office from midnight to 3pm.
NHS Radiographers Strike In Pay Dispute
Radiographers at Musgrave Park Hosptial in Belfast and Altnagelvin in L'Derry have held a strike in a dispute over pay. The industrial action was taken by members of the Society of Radiographers for the first time in the organisations history.
First Minister To Meet Maíria Cahill
The First Minister is to meet with Maíria Cahill, over claims that major republicans are involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse. Ms Cahill has alleged that she was raped by a suspected IRA member and that the organisation subsequently interrogated her about the crime.
MLAs Debate Human Trafficking Bill
MLAs are debating a human trafficking bill, drawn up by DUP peer Lord Morrow. It is understood that the new Bill contains a clause that would make it illegal to pay for sex, a clause that has been opposed by Justice Minister David Ford.
Church Leaders To Meet With Stormont
Political leaders are to meet the heads of Northern Ireland's four main churches at Stormont later today ahead of the latest round on political talks on Thursday.
First Minister Appoints New Foyle MLA
L'Derry Democratic Unionist Party councillor Maurice Devenney is to replace William Hay as Foyle MLA. First Minister made the announcement on this Twitter account. He tweeted: "Delighted to welcome our new Foyle MLA Maurice Devenney to @niassembly . All signed in & ready to take his seat.
Man Arrested Following Suspected Attack On Toddler
A toddler is currently being treated in hospital following a suspected assault in County Armagh. The alleged attack on two-year-old girl occurred in in Bessbrook on Sunday. A man in his 20s has been arrested.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Oct 20 2011, 3,653 days ago

Tragic Road Accidents Blight Irish Roads
A woman has been knocked down and killed in a road traffic accident in Ballymoney. The police have confirmed that the victim was a female pedestrian, aged 56, and that she died after being struck by a vehicle on the Lislagan Road on Wednesday evening.
£3.25m Scheme To Help First Time Buyers
A new scheme worth over three million pounds has been launched to help first time buyers get their foot on the property ladder and in turn boost the construction sector.
NI Construction Output 'At 2008 Level'
Construction output in Northern Ireland has continued to fall in the largest quarterly decrease in production since 2008.
Dana Tyre Damage 'Not Unusual'
A police investigation has been launched into damage caused to a wheel on Dana Rosemary Scallon's Irish Presidential campaign car. However, experts have said that the damaged tyre on the campaign car was consistent with the car having been driven on a flat tyre.
Titanic Boost For NI Tourism On Way
The bricks and mortar of NI's newest visitor attractions will form the building blocks upon which the future of tourism will be built, Arlene Foster said today. The Titanic building in Belfast and the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre are due to open next year as part of the 'NI2012' celebrations.
Titanic Boost For NI Tourism On Way
The bricks and mortar of NI's newest visitor attractions will form the building blocks upon which the future of tourism will be built, Arlene Foster said today. The Titanic building in Belfast and the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre are due to open next year as part of the 'NI2012' celebrations.
NI Developer Criticised Over Dublin 'Fire Traps'
A Derry-born developer has come under fire after sub-standard building work led to the eviction of 180 residents from his Priory Hall housing complex in Dublin.
Unions Slam BBC Boss's Belfast Remarks
Both the journalist and the media and entertainment unions have taken issue with remarks made to BBC Belfast staff by the corportation's Director General Mark Thompson.
Medal Success For NI At WorldSkills
Northern Ireland has triumphed at the global skills competition WorldSkills London 2011, winning gold, silver and bronze medals as part of Team UK. A gold medal in bricklaying was awarded to Philip Green, student at Belfast Metropolitan College and self-employed at DG Green and Sons, Lisburn.
Lisburn Manufacturing Facility 'Builds Jobs'
An extension to a factory used by a leading manufacturing firm is open for business and in turn has created 30 new jobs.
Iconic Portaferry Hotel Sold
Up-and-coming hotelier Bill Wolsey, whose company Beannchor Group owns The Merchant in downtown Belfast, has acquired The Portaferry Hotel - a famous gem in the Irish hotel world.
Lisburn Manufacturing Facility Creates Jobs
An extension to a factory used by a leading manufacturing firm is open for business and in turn has created 30 new jobs.
Carryduff Tesco 'Given Green Light'
Despite criticism and complaints, planners have said that the proposed Tesco store at Carryduff on the outskirts of south Belfast should be given the go-ahead.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Oct 20 2010, 4,018 days ago

PMS Bail-Out 'Softens' £4bn Cut-Backs
A House of Commons announcement on a 'bail-out' for NI savers has been welcomed as "a great relief".
Terror Policing Cash Sparks Division
There has been friction between the two main political parties at Stormont over a plea for extra money to fight the growing terrorist threat.
NI Builders Facing Deepening Crisis
There has been a continuing downturn in the NI construction sector as builders in Northern Ireland struggle to manage the recession. Even before this week's Comprehensive Spending Review and expected cutbacks in Executive spending on new building projects, the latest figures have showed a 5.
Belfast City Airport's Seat Cap 'May Remain'
The boss of George Best Belfast City Airport has been trying to reassure residents that any change in the airport's controversial 'Seats for Sale' limit wouldn't mean more aircraft used.
Freed Prisoner Held, But One Still Sought
A prisoner who was wrongly released after appearing in court in Downpatrick earlier this month has been re-arrested. Connelly James Cummins, 25, was detained by police in the Elgin Street area of south Belfast on Tuesday morning.
City Airport's Seat Limit 'May Stay'
The boss of George Best Belfast City Airport has been trying to reassure local residents that any future change in the airport's controversial 'Seats for Sale' limit wouldn't mean more aircraft being used.
PMS Lifeline As Chancellor Cuts £2bn
While Stormont's Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson has said that he expects the NI Executive will lose £2bn of its block grant in the UK Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review today, there may be some limited 'good news'.
Railways 'On Track' After Near Disaster
It was a bridge too far for the Irish railways when the collapse of a viaduct in the Republic of Ireland closed the main Dublin-Belfast track - and a major disaster was narrowly averted as a passenger train had just crossed the bridge when it fell into the sea.
Stormont Backs 'Negative Equity' Protection
Problems over 'negative equity' resulting from housing redevelopments in the south Belfast area have been successfully targeted for action by Sinn Fein.
Third Of Irish Births 'Outside Marriage'
It has been revealed that a third of Ireland's births were outside of wedlock, according to a statistical 'Yearbook', published today. The data appeared in The Statistical Yearbook of Ireland, published today, giving an overview of how Ireland fared in 2010.
Stormont Backs 'Negative Equity' Protection
Problems over 'negative equity' resulting from housing redevelopments in the south Belfast area have been successfully targeted for action by Sinn Fein.
Open University HQ Opens In Belfast
Servicing Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an expanded new Open University headquarters has now opened in Belfast. It is designed to accommodate 58 university staff who support 350 part-time associate lecturers and more than 7,500 students.
Open University HQ Opens In Belfast
Servicing Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an expanded new Open University headquarters has now opened in Belfast. It is designed to accommodate 58 university staff who in turn support 350 part-time associate lecturers and more than 7,500 students throughout Ireland.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Oct 20 2009, 4,383 days ago

Paul Quinn Murder To Be Marked
Friends and family of a young south Armagh man brutally beaten to death by a gang of men armed with iron bars are to get together this week to commemorate his death.
Transport Firm Fined Over Fitter's Death
The tragic death of a worker in Co Antrim was recalled in court this week as the firm involved faced action from the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). Montgomery Transport Ltd.
Public Sector Borrowing Breaks Records
The UK's is living 'far beyond its means' with a record-breaking net borrowing which last month reached £14.8bn. Overall, the Government's net borrowing for the last six months stands at £77.3bn - the highest half-yearly figure since the Office for National Statistics (ONS) records began in 1946.
Belfast Goes 'Streets Ahead'
The pedestrianisation of Belfast city centre is taking a step forward. Buses are to be banned from part of Belfast city centre as part of a review of traffic safety, the Department of Regional Development has said.
High-Flying Airline Re-Takes Top Award
For the eighteenth year in succession, the airline bmi has won the prestigious 'Best UK Domestic Airline' award at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.
Hospital Building Work Boosts Economy
The construction of the new, state of the art £270m acute hospital near Enniskillen, is estimated to sustain as many as 850 jobs on site of which 200 will be 'new' by the time it opens in 2012.
High-Flying Airline Re-Takes Top Award
For the eighteenth year in succession, the airline bmi has won the prestigious 'Best UK Domestic Airline' award at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.
Soldiers Recall Troubles On History TV
A new TV series is to focus on the Northern Ireland Troubles - this time from a military perspective.
Two Decades To 'Right Roads'
There has been a warning that it might take as long as 20 years to clear an alleged backlog of underfunding and get NI roadways 'fit for purpose'.
Cooking Up Kitchen Success At Glenvale
Glenvale Kitchens - who are based in the small border town of Keady - have won the National KBB Industry Awards.
Cinemagic Targets Young Filmmakers
Young people, aged 16-25, keen to get an inside track on the film industry can do just that in December, as a regional Cinemagic 'Talent Lab' returns to Belfast as part of the annual Coca-Cola Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People.
Erne's Best Broadcasts To German Market
A crew from a German TV channel VOX TV was filming in one of Northern Ireland's most picturesque areas during September.
Larne Asda Construction Progressing
Building work on a Co Antrim Asda store is continuing to progress - with piling work already well underway.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Oct 20 2008, 4,748 days ago

No Informer Access For Devolved Security Minister
Any devolved security minister at Stormont would not be privy to details on police informers, incumbent NIO direct rule Minister Paul Goggins (pictured) has said.
Roads Claim More Lives
The roads have claimed another victim, this time a man in his 20s who was killed in a car crash on the Ballydonaghy Road in Crumlin on Sunday morning. The crash was reported to police around 8am after a young man was found lying beside a black Vauxhall Vectra. He died later in hospital.
'Tax Dodgers' Camera Catches Roads' Minister
A mistaken belief that it was permissible to ride a vehicle to a garage to have it serviced for an MOT test has led to the Stormont Minister responsible for roads being fined for riding one of his several motorcycles without tax or MOT.
UK 'Already In Recession', Forecasters Say
Britain's economy is already in recession, and is due to shrink by 1% in the next year, according to expert analysts.
Troubles' Truth Commission May Sit For Five Years
A new Commission to examine incidents from the Troubles is being recommended by the group looking at ways of dealing with these past atrocities.
'Abuse Of Rights' At Movilla, Says Children's Commissioner
The Northern Ireland Children's Commissioner has branded strike action by teachers at a Newtownards school an "abuse of children's rights".
'Gun Haul Not UVF's': PUP
Although a spokesman who acts as the UVF's intermediary with General John de Chastelain's arms decommissioning body, has strongly denied a link to the illegal paramilitary group, the police investigation in to an arms haul found after a man shot himself last week is still following that line of enqu
MoD Rates Debate Continues
As controversy continues over rating 'rebates' for army bases owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the North West, the Land and Property Services (LPS) has clarified claims about 'errors' in rates estimates and expressed disappointment over reaction from local representatives.
5,250 New NI Homes 'Non-Negotiable', Says Minister
Housing Minister Margaret Ritchie has reaffirmed her commitment to providing more energy efficient social housing in Northern Ireland - stating plans to deliver 5,250 new homes in three years was 'non-negotiable'.
NI Food & Drink Firms Target French Market
The best of the Province's food and drinks industry has shipped out to Paris this week as part of a drive to help local food companies win business in France.
Adams Slams Irish Budget As Anti-Republican
The Sinn Féin President has attacked the Irish Government over its recent Budget, , even branding it "anti-republican".

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Oct 20 2006, 5,479 days ago

Sinn Fein to start consultation on policing
Following yesterday's meeting of the Sinn Fein leadership with the 53-member Ard Chomhairle in Dublin, the party have begun a consultation process before making a decision whether or not to support the PSNI.
Man dies in County Down collision
A man has died following a road traffic incident in County Down. 19-year-old John Stephenson from the Rathgill Green area of Bangor, died as the result of a collision which happened on the Belfast Road near Bangor shortly before 10.45pm last night.
High risk sex offender found in Republic
An on the run high risk sex offender who absconded after breaking his probation conditions in September, has been located in the Republic of Ireland.
NI men arrested in nationwide fuel fraud operation
Police and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) officers have arrested three Northern Ireland men during a major UK operation targeting multi-million pound fraud. 11-people from addresses across the UK were arrested in connection with suspected oils fraud estimated to be in the region of £10 million.
Bank robbed in south Belfast
Police in south Belfast have appealed for information following a robbery at a bank in the early hours of yesterday morning. The incident happened at around 4am on Thursday morning, when thieves forced entry into the premises on the Upper Lisburn Road through a rear first floor window.
Man due in court over £18m drugs seizure
A 42-year-old man is due to appear at Newtownards Magistrates Court later today charged in connection with the seizure of £18 million worth of cannabis last week. The man was arrested yesterday and is facing a charge of 'being concerned in the supply of Class C drugs.
Woman released over pensioner murder probe
A woman arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of a County Down pensioner has been released without charge.
Grand Opera House reopens after major refurbishment
A major new £9 million extension and refurbishment project has been unveiled today at the Grand Opera House.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Oct 20 2005, 5,844 days ago

John Lewis objectors take their case to court
The planning approval for a new John Lewis superstore in Lisburn has been challenged at the High Court on Thursday.
Man dies in road traffic collision
One man has died, and a second was injured, following a road traffic collision in Co Down on Wednesday. Two cars were involved in the crash which occurred at the Forkhill Road roundabout in Newry late last night.
Two men arrested in cannabis seizure
Two men have been arrested in separate drug raids in Counties Antrim and Armagh on Wednesday. Police said that as part of a planned operation, around 400 cannabis plants at "various degrees of maturity" were seized along with lights and other equipment at both sites in Markethill and Nutts Corner.
Preparations 'advanced' for pandemic flu
Health Minister Shaun Woodward said preparations for dealing with a possible pandemic flu were "very advanced".
Human rights central to citizenship - Minister
Human rights are central to citizenship and have an important role to play in moving Northern Ireland towards an equal, just and peaceful future. That was the message from Education Minister, Angela Smith, at today's cross-border conference on Human Rights Education in Dublin.
All day drinking plans 'wide of the mark'
Suggestions that 24 hour drinking plans will be included in plans by the Government to extend licensing hours for bars in Northern Ireland are "wide of the mark", Social Development Minister David Hanson has said.
NI housing 'unfitness' at all time low
Unfitness levels in housing in Northern Ireland are at an all time low, Social Development Minister David Hanson said today. The findings of the Interim House Condition Survey found that unfitness levels have now dropped to an all time low of below 4%.
DFP in 'discussions' over e-HR contract
The Department of Finance & Personnel (DFP) has announced that it intends to have further discussions with Fujitsu Services Ltd with a view to selecting them as the preferred bidder for an electronic Human Resource (e-HR) contract.
Invest NI seeks enterprising people
Invest Northern Ireland is calling for all those thinking of or currently involved in developing a new business to take part in National Enterprise Week 14 -20 November.
HSENI issue slurry tanks warning
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has issued an alert concerning older block-built slurry tanks on farms.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Oct 20 2004, 6,209 days ago

Software firm to create 660 jobs in Belfast and North West
One of Northern Ireland’s leading software companies has announced that it is to create 660 new jobs in Belfast and the North West over the next two years.
Belfast to get £1.2m marketing push
A major new £1.2 million marketing campaign aimed at challenging traditional perceptions of Belfast has been launched today.
Altnagelvin Hospital to get multi-million pound revamp
The government have today announced a multi-million pound 10-year redevelopment plan for Altnagelvin Hospital.
Two found dead in NI registered car in RoI
Two people have been found dead in a Northern Ireland registered car in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
Teenager dies following weekend road collision
Police have appealed for witnesses after a teenager died on Tuesday following a road traffic collision in Co Londonderry at the weekend. Darrell Gerald McLaughlin, of O'Cahan's Place, Dungiven, died in Altnagelvin Hospital following the accident at Legavallon Road near Limavady.
'New era' for social work heralded by degree course
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has welcomed what it described as “the start of a new era in social work education”, with the launch of a new degree in social work.
Five arrested in counterfeit operation
Police have arrested five people and seized a number of items in relation to a counterfeit goods probe following a number of searches in Belfast, Larne and Bangor.
Seminar targets doorstep crime
A seminar which aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding doorstep selling, doorstep crime and distraction burglary has been held in Belfast. The seminar was commissioned by the Home Office to research ways of better preventing and detecting doorstep crime against older people.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Oct 20 2003, 6,575 days ago

Man dies in road traffic accident
A man has died in a road traffic accident in Co Tyrone this morning. William Duncan, 42, of Victoria Road, Bready, is believed to have been working on a lorry when the accident occurred on the Bond's Glen Road near Claudy shortly before 11am.
Rescued man arrested following house fire
A man has been arrested after being rescued from a burning house in north Belfast last night. The man assaulted police officers after being rescued from the fire in the Manor Street area at around 11pm on Sunday.
Belfast firm secure Technology award
Lagan's success has been acknowledged in its second major award in a matter of weeks. At a gala ceremony in Dublin, Lagan appeared for the third year running in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland list.
PSNI reserves to be appointed
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is set to begin appointing candidates for the new Part-Time Reserve. Up to 171 officers will be appointed in Banbridge, Newtownabbey, Coleraine and Lisburn District Command Units (DCU).
DUP councillor attacks Sir Reg 'Titanic' comments
DUP councillor Robin Newton has attacked comments made by Sir Reg Empey on the future of a 'Titanic' development plan in east Belfast.
USPCA condemns mutilation of two cats
The Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has condemned attacks on two cats in west Belfast over the weekend. Both incidents occurred in the Woodvale area of the city.
Human organs legislation announced
Proposals for new legislation on human organs and tissue have been announced today by the Department of Health. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Henrietta Campbell, said change was necessary because current law was neither "comprehensive nor as clear and consistent as it might be".
M&S to create 600 part-time Xmas jobs
Marks & Spencer is set to create over 600 part-time jobs in Northern Ireland during the Christmas period. However, instead of the usual in-house interviews, interested applicants only have to take part in a simple 20-minute telephone interview to apply for a position.
Minister outlines public services plans
Enterprise Minister, Ian Pearson today outlined the government’s vision on the way forward for joining-up public services in Northern Ireland.
Belfast firm secure Technology award
Software development company, Lagan has been acknowledged in its second major award in a matter of weeks. At a gala ceremony in Dublin, the Belfast firm appeared for the third year running in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland list.
Good health a priority says Smith
Everyone has a responsibility for improving the health and well-being of current and future generations. This was the message from Health Minister, Angela Smith who today addressed a world-wide delegation at the opening of the 2003 International Healthy Cities Conference in Belfast.
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