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The Crime Victims Helpline has reported a 60% increase in calls during the first three months of this year. The service, which offers support to people who fall victim to crime, says it dealt with almost 500 calls between January and March. Spokesperson Maeve Ryan says the number of calls…
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2007

Nurses & HSE To Resume Talks

Talks between health service employers and nursing unions resume this morning under the auspices of the National Implementation Body. The fresh round of discussions got under way yesterday afternoon at Government Buildings.
A scam to steal people's medical details to secure prescriptions for the heroin substitute drug, diazepam, has been uncovered in County Antrim. Last week, a 77-year-old woman got a phone call, allegedly from a Ballymena health centre.
The Northern Ireland chief inspector of schools is expected to say vulnerable and low achieving pupils need more help in schools and training organisations. Marian Matchett is due to sum up what her team of inspectors found over two school years.