SOURCE – Action Mental Health A new study by Action Mental Health (AMH) in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, has warned that substantial funding cuts to psychiatric support services in Northern Ireland is systematically failing the needs of the mentally unwell. The research, which sought the views of service users, providers and carers in regards […]
SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph By Steven Beacom Former Irish League star Aaron Smyth has explained that opening up to counsellors about his mental health problems helped shine a light on his life and he has urged others going through dark times to do the same. The ex-Cliftonville, Lisburn Distillery, Carrick and Glentoran ace says he […]
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SOURCE – BBC News Two companies have been fined for health and safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries when a metal panel fell on him. The 23-year-old employee was working on a reinforced wall at McClure Farms, Coleraine on 16 November 2018 when an unsecured metal panel fell on him. The construction worker […]
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SOURCE – The Law Gazette By John Hyde Three solicitors were among a tranche of Conservatives to turn seemingly safe Labour seats blue, as Boris Johnson’s party secured a thumping Commons majority. In total, over 33 solicitors were elected to parliament yesterday. But one solicitor not returning to Westminster is former justice secretary David Gauke, who […]
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SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph By Alan Erwin A man armed with an axe attacked his mother’s home because she had gone shopping rather than offering him help, a court heard on Monday. Michael Andrade was given probation and community service for damaging a front gate and door at the house in east Belfast. The 24-year-old, of […]
SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph By Alan Erwin Asda is liable for a shopper slipping and falling in a cafe where ten other accidents occurred over a two-year period, a High Court judge ruled today. Mr Justice Maguire found the supermarket giant and a firm which operates the restaurant at its store in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh were […]
SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph By Alan Erwin A 67-year-old man charged with murdering two British soldiers in 1972 must remain in custody, a High Court judge has ruled. John Downey was refused bail amid fears he could flee before any trial for the car bomb attack which killed Ulster Defence Regiment members Alfred Johnston and James […]