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The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Northern Ireland Secretary over legal issues arising from Universal Credit implementation. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP (pictured) and the Northern…
A couple who dedicated their lives to helping bereaved families after the death of their son have won the lottery. Colin and Eithne Bell (pictured), who run a charity to assist those whose loved ones die overseas, have scooped £1 million in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker. The couple from…
The Government intends to fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. His announcement follows a proposed amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the Government to ensure adequate funding to allow women from Northern Ireland to have abortions in England without being…
An elderly couple separated for the first time in their 63-year marriage after one was refused a place in a nursing home are to be reunited after their heartbreak sparked a national outrage. A backlash at the decision by health chiefs to keep Michael Devereaux, 90, from Wexford, and his…
Senior MPs have urged the Government to intervene over abortion laws in Northern Ireland after ministers agreed a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. Tory Anna Soubry and Labour's Yvette Cooper (pictured) were among those to brand the current situation an "injustice" amidst calls from the Government to…
Victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they will not receive promised financial compensation for at least another 10 months because of the political crisis. Many have been left devastated to discover that no provision was made in the 2017/18 budget to cover the scheme. Politicians…
A mother and daughter who lost a legal bid for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England have urged a government minister to intervene. The Health Secretary has the statutory power to ensure women from Northern Ireland have access to free terminations in England.…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Chair, Jim Perry, is receiving an MBE in this year’s Queens birthday honours for his services to the Community in Ballymena. Colum Conway, NISC Chief Executive said: “Jim was appointed NISCC Chair in 2013 for a four year term and has been a…
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