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£3m funding to transform Ulster Hospital’s cancer unit

The new services will be at the Ulster Hospital Plans have been unveiled for a £3m investment in cancer services at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald. The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support are working in partnership to improve chemotherapy services for patients, their relatives and carers, making it easier for people to access the treatment and support they need. Macmillan is providing £2.5m in funding for the project, which will feature a state-of-the-art chemotherapy unit with purpose-built assessment and treatment areas, a satellite pharmacy and a Macmillan information and support centre. Paula Kealey, strategic partnership manager for Macmillan in Northern Ireland, said the investment would make a substantial difference. “As demand for cancer services continues to grow, it’s important that people living with cancer have access to services that meet their individual needs and support them to live life as fully as they can,” … Continue reading

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New port work ‘shows P&O’s commitment to Larne route

East Antrim MLAs Alastair Ross and Roy Beggs Jnr have welcomed news that the construction of a new roll-on, roll-off linkspan at the Port of Cairnryan has started. “The improvements in Scotland hold much good news for Northern Ireland. Firstly, and most importantly, the upgrade shows PO’s commitment to the Larne-Cairnryan route, which maintains the Port of Larne at the forefront of services for freight and passengers on the island of Ireland,” said Mr Ross. “Secondly, McLaughlin Harvey of Newtownabbey are the contractors, securing work in the construction industry at this difficult time. “Thirdly, this will ease the transition from land to sea on the Scottish side for the half-million and more people who used this route in 2012, making the Cairnryan-Larne route even more appealing for those who recognise it is the shortest way across the North Channel. “Coupled with the infrastructure improvements to the A8 that will increase … Continue reading

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Mayor a ‘casualty’ as six new faces elected

Six new faces will be representing residents in Carrickfergus wards after voters went to the polls on Thursday. Across Mid and East Antrim Council’s district electoral areas of Carrick Castle, Knockagh and Larne Lough, nine sitting representatives will be returning to the chamber. In the Carrick Castle DEA, Alliance’s Lauren Gray topped the poll with 1,210 first preference votes, easing past the quota of 943 votes. She said: “I’m delighted to have gained back a seat for Alliance which was lost in 2014. The result in topping the poll is a testament to the hard work and dedication of so many local volunteers.” Cllr Gray will be representing the DEA alongside the DUP’s Billy Ashe and Cheryl Johnston and Robin Stewart and John McDermott of the UUP. Former UKIP Cllr Noel Jordan (Independent) lost his seat. Andrew Wilson (UUP) and Peter Johnston (DUP) will be returning to the chamber for … Continue reading

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Video: Unionist politicians brand video of masked gunmen firing shots in tribute to IRA man Tony Catney as "evil"

August 18 2014 The video emerged on Saturday of masked men dressed in military-style clothing and balaclavas firing a volley of shots in tribute to convicted murderer Tony Catney. It shows three men armed with Ak47 rifles in front of a photograph of the ex-prisoner, a tricolour and a floral “IRA” tribute to mark his death. The DUP’s William Humphrey, MLA for North Belfast, branded the salute as “evil”, saying it was clearly an attempt by dissidents to “assert their authority”. UUP MLA Roy Beggs also condemned the gun men’s actions, saying they were glorifying terrorism. Credit: Belfast Telegraph   Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-unionist-politicians-brand-video-of-masked-gunmen-firing-shots-in-tribute-to-ira-man-tony-catney-as-evil-30516243.html

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Police seize suspected cocaine during search operation

Police have seized 10 deal sized bags of white powder during a proactive operation in Mid and East Antrim this morning. The search was conducted by officers from the Carrickfergus and Larne Neighbourhood Police Team at a residential address in the borough. A PSNI spokesperson said: “It’s not looking like a white Christmas in one local household. 10 deal sized bags of white powder, which we believe to be cocaine, were seized during this proactive operation. “One male was arrested at the scene and is currently assisting us with our enquiries. “Drug dealers care only about money, quite often they will mix drugs with all sorts of household powders to pad it out and increase their profits. “Drugs kill and addiction ruins lives! It’s time to take back our communities from the thugs who claim to exist to defend the very people they terrorise.” Parliamentary reports show first speaker only … Continue reading

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