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Grandmother With Terminal Illness Warns of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cathal McGuigan A West Belfast woman diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer has urged Belfast City Council to raise awareness of the disease among GPs and the general public. Una Crudden, 59, told the council that she and four other women were initially misdiagnosed as having illnesses with similar symptoms to …

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A Dog’s Life

“Alsatians have a bad reputation, they are said to bite the hand that feeds them. Indeed, Tulip bit my hand once, but accidentally.” From the very beginning of the animated adaptation of J.R. Ackerley’s memoir My Dog Tulip the author leaps to the defence of his pet. He explains that Tulip …

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Coleraine council confirms re-opening of rail line – Clodagh Rice

Coleraine Borough Council has welcomed the announcement from Translink that the railway line between Coleraine and Londonderry will reopen on March 24th. Mr Mal McGreevy, a representative from Translink, told the council last night that the line is to re-open one week ahead of schedule. This year has seen the …

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Fun for all the family exploring the past. Cultra Review

Nothing rivals a spring day spent outdoors with friends exploring beautiful parklands and learning about traditions of times gone by, and Cultra Ulster Folk and Transport Museum will provide such a pleasure. Visit the Website On a bank holiday, the visitor attraction is a hive of activity. First impressions are positive …

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Council story: Campbell criticised at council

UUP Councillors have slammed local MP Gregory Campbell for failing to “rally” councillors over the threat of DVLA job losses in County Hall. It is feared 259 jobs will be moved from Coleraine to Swansea as part of ongoing centralisation in the DVLA. Councillors David Barbour and William McCandless, speaking …

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Coleraine Council welcome improved railway line

Coleraine Borough Council met in the council offices in Cloonavin on Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 6.30pm. Deputy Mayor Alderman Creelman, chairman for the evening, opened proceedings by welcoming everyone to the meeting. The first item of business was an update from the General Manager of Rail Services in Translink, …

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Council Report

Mal McGreevy began the Coleraine Borough Council meeting on 19th February 2013 with an update on the Coleraine-Derry/Londonderry rail line. Mr McGreevy, General Manager of Rail Services at Translink, confirmed that the Coleraine-Derry/Londonderry line will reopen one week ahead of schedule on the 24th March. He continued to outline what …

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Cervical cancer – Awareness and prevention in Northern Ireland

Every day in the UK, nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three lives are lost to the disease, a major charity has warned. In Northern Ireland, women are invited to cervical screening appointments at the age of 25. However, the uptake of women attending smear tests is lower …

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Councillors pleased with improvements to North Coast rail lines

BY JAYNE MCCORMACK Coleraine councillors were told of the huge transformation to the North Coast’s railway system at their meeting on Tuesday, 19 February. Mal McGreevy, general manager of rail services at Translink, said that there had been a 70% increase in the number of trains operating between Belfast to …

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Fracking Future to be Decided

  The possibility of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, in Northern Ireland could be decided within the next 12 months. The Northern Ireland Assembly passed a moratorium in December 2011 by 49 votes to 30 to allow more time to assess the safety of the procedure, which Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster …