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Wednesday, 9 May, 2007

NI Health Expenditure Up By 7.7%

Inflation, new terms and conditions for staff, developments in the service, and general population growth have all been blamed for an increase in Government spending on Northern Ireland's health service.
The INO and the PNA are expected to seek legal advice following the HSE's threat to dock nurses' pay as a result of their industrial action.
The High Court has been told that the fetus being carried by a 17-year-old girl who wants an abortion in the UK has the same right to life as any other unborn child, even though it will not survive long after being born.
A Fermanagh priest and a Co Antrim man are due to go on trial in Liverpool today for a catalogue of horrific child sex attacks. Billy Adams (38), a native of Newtownabbey, is accused of several rapes and a string of other offences against a 12-year-old girl.