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Northern Ireland child smack ban 'grey area' must be removed, doctors say

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"This lack of legislative clarity can even add an extra layer of complexity when trying to identify cases of child abuse"

Tuesday, Apr 16

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Belfast taxi driver says too many drivers for low demand in city means 'huge' fare increase won't help

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It comes as taxi fares could increase by as much as 20% throughout Northern Ireland

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Birmingham Airport statement as Aer Lingus flight bound for Belfast diverted due to 'security incident' on board

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Birmingham Airport went into lockdown on Tuesday after Aer Lingus EAG47S was forced to divert

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Translink Co Down Park & Ride approval held up for DfI to consider call in on planning

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“The department received a third party ‘call in’ request in relation to the application following the council’s resolution at its planning committee to approve the application."

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Seven fire crews called to fire on Belfast City Hospital roof

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The NIFRS received reports of a fire on the hospital roof this afternoon

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AD FEATURE: The Bangor dentist bringing a fresh new look to patients in North Down

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Dr Michael Rowland opened North Down Implant and Orthodontic Clinic in January 2024

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GAA pay tribute to Ryan Straney after tragic death in Sydney road accident

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Ryan Straney, 27, was killed in a road accident in Sydney on Monday morning, with Antrim GAA leading the tributes to the Belfast man

Monday, Apr 15

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Northern Ireland being failed by lack of adult ADHD services, MLA says

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There are currently no adult ADHD services in Northern Ireland meaning many people are forced to go private for a diagnosis

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Belfast Docks protest part of 'global economic blockade' in support of Palestine

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People in 50 cities across all continents took place in a day of protest on April 15

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Teenage alleged rape victim told PSNI officer she said no “at least seven times”

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"He said make sure you get the morning after pill. It disgusted me. I thought ‘you just raped me’. I didn’t reply and I haven’t spoken to him since"

Long awaited Ballykelly bypass plan could be in new 10-year Transport Plan, John O'Dowd suggests

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A preferred route for a new dual carriageway was announced at a local hotel back in 2010

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PSNI officer dismissed after having sex with vulnerable woman while on duty

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The officer called the woman to warn her not to tell anyone about what had happened

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Lisnaskea robbery sees man 'armed with gun threaten staff member'

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Police say the staff member has been left badly shaken

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Northern Ireland weather warning for wind issued by Met Office as strong winds expected

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Gusts of between 40 and 45 mph are expected widely inland, the forecaster said

Sunday, Apr 14

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Twelve scramblers seized by police in West Belfast in last six weeks

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Police say the latest of the scrambler bikes was seized in Poleglass this weekend

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Three hospitalised following crash involving PSNI vehicle in Co Down

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The vehicle was responding to another incident when it was involved in the collision

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Ryanair passengers advised not to pack three items in hand luggage to save money

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Airlines such as Ryanair, British Airways, easyJet and Jet2 are cracking down on hand luggage passengers - so it's important to be strategic with your packing

Saturday, Apr 13

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Man charged with attempted murder following Co Antrim stabbing

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He has also been charged with possession of a Class C controlled drug and common assault

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Banbridge: Attempted murder arrest after shooting by 'masked man' in car park

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A man aged in his 40s remains in a critical condition

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Banbridge: Man shot in abdomen in 'critical' condition as man in his 40s arrested

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A man is in critical condition in hospital following the incident in the Rathfriland Road area

Friday, Apr 12

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Banbridge RECAP as man in 'critical' condition after shooting as arrest made

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Road closures and cordons in the area will remain in place overnight

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Dad running 108 miles from Dublin to Belfast to help buy lifesaving kit for neonatal unit that saved niece

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Sammy Lupari hopes to complete his mission in 24 hours and says any support "is going to save babies lives"

Man taken to hospital after being stabbed in Co Antrim village

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A man aged in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident

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Man who stabbed ex's uncle during domestic incident in Carrickfergus sentenced

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In an account given by the uncle, he said he confronted the 40-year-old accused who smiled at him then stabbed him in the hand with a knife

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Northern Ireland weather forecast for weekend ahead

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What to expect over the next few days, according to the Met Office.

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PSNI issues new sighting of missing man Corin Richard spotted with woman in NI town centre

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Corin Richard was first reported missing from the Antrim area on Thursday 4 April

Thursday, Apr 11

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Sean Brown’s family says Government legal challenge is an ‘attack on truth’

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On Thursday, the Government said it was making a legal challenge.

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Belfast park wardens scheme results in 25 per cent decrease in trouble, report says

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Falls Park, which has seen a 29 percent increase in antisocial behaviour, will be the next park to be included in the pilot

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PSNI Chief Constable to review policy on releasing criminal mugshots

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Jon Boutcher says "I have looked at the policy here and I’ve raised some questions and we’re reviewing the policy"