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Welcome to our news round-up from
across Northern Ireland. To reach our newsdesk,
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A Northern Ireland woman who suffers from MS says the change of a key benefit has left her exhausted and fearful for the future. Melissa Leavy, 18, from Downpatrick, spoke out as the MS Society released new research which finds the change from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence…
The mother of a 12-year-old son with acute epilepsy who had cannabis oil used to treat his condition confiscated from her at Heathrow has demanded a meeting with the Home Secretary and the Health Secretary within 24 hours. Charlotte Caldwell (pictured) had been using the banned medication - which contains…
A mother seeking a cannabis oil supply to treat her sick son could apply for a clinical trial in Northern Ireland. Health officials have offered to meet anyone wanting guidance on the process. Charlotte Caldwell (pictured) has vowed to return to Canada to get more of the drug used to…
Dementia sufferers at a Northern Ireland care home suffered a "horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment", an investigation has found. Launching a scathing report into standards at Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI) Eddie Lynch identified "significant failures" in the safeguarding and…
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