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NI breast cancer assessment review

NI breast cancer assessment services under review By Marie-Louise Connolly BBC News NI Health Correspondent 22 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plans to transform the local health and social care system includes less duplication of services A review is underway of breast cancer assessment services in Northern Ireland, the BBC understands.
It is looking at when women are referred for further tests after an initial breast cancer screening at their local health trust.
The He..

Jonathan Ferguson denies unlawful killing of Bernie McNicholl

Jonathan Ferguson denies unlawful killing of Bernie McNicholl By Julian Fowler BBC News NI 22 October 2018 Image copyright McNicholl family Image caption Bernie McNicholl died after the car she was travelling in hit a tree A manslaughter trial has begun of a County Londonderry man accused of causing a fatal car crash by standing in the middle of the road.
Jonathan William Thomas Ferguson (30), from Elm Park in Moneymore, denies unlawfully killing Bernie McNicholl.
She was a passenger in a car wh..

Primark fire: Council to approve building application

Primark fire: Council to approve building application 22 October 2018 Related TopicsBelfast Primark fire Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe landmark building was gutted by the fire within a matter of hoursBelfast City Council is set to approve Primark's listed buildings application for Bank Buildings after a report by planning officials.
A fire in Bank Buildings in August has led to 14 businesses being closed – possibly for as long as four months.
The council&#03..

Robbie Butler: Donaldson wants facts on ‘papal slurs’ against UUP MLA

Robbie Butler: Donaldson wants facts on 'papal slurs' against UUP MLA By Stephen Walker BBC News NI Political Correspondent 22 October 2018 Related TopicsPope Francis Ireland visit Image caption Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP said he had a regard for Robbie Butler DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said he wants to get to the bottom of allegations that DUP politicians ridiculed an Ulster Unionist MLA for attending the papal visit in Dublin.
The Irish News reported that the UUP's Robbie B..

Health service disparity in NI shocks MP

Health service disparity in NI shocks MP By Marie-Louise Connolly BBC News NI Health Correspondent 22 October 2018 Image caption Andrew Murrison said the disparity in services between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK was 'frankly unacceptable'. The chair of the Commons NI Affairs Committee said he is shocked at the disparity in health services compared to the rest of the UK.
Andrew Murrison said it was “frankly unacceptable”, made worse by the absence of ministers at Stormont.
H..

Derry City boss’ walks out of interview

Derry City manager Kenny Shiels walks out of an interview with BBC Radio Foyle's Dessie McCallion after a series of tense exchanges.
The Candystripes won the EA Sports Cup last month to clinch their first trophy in six seasons but have slipped to seventh in the League of Ireland table after losing 18 of their 34 games.
Derry face Bray at the Carlisle Grounds on Monday night before their last game of the season at St Patrick's Athletic on Friday.

Boston Tapes: Ex-IRA man loses fight over secret tapes

Boston Tapes: Ex-IRA man loses fight over secret tapes 22 October 2018 Related TopicsThe Troubles Image caption Former IRA man Anthony McIntyre was a lead researcher on the oral history project A former IRA member has failed in his bid to stop police getting hold of secret interviews he gave to a US university.
Anthony McIntyre is among a number of ex-paramilitaries who gave confidential testimonies to Boston College about their role during the Troubles.
The convicted murderer was also a lead re..

Robert Sharkey jailed for spending dead woman’s £6k on pizza

Robert Sharkey jailed for spending dead woman's £6k on pizza 22 October 2018 Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Robert Sharkey spent thousands of pounds of Marie Conlon's money on pepperoni pizzas A man who spent £6,000 of his dead neighbour's savings on pizzas has been sentenced to two years.
Robert Sharkey, 24, of Grays Hill, Bangor, was convicted of 11 charges after failing to report the woman had died, and then stealing from her.
The charges included using one of Marie Co..

Brexit: Irish warn against backstop backtracking

Brexit: Irish warn against backstop backtracking 22 October 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image caption Simon Coveney said: “There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story.” There will be no Brexit deal without the border backstop, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has said.
He said the British government had already agreed to a “legally operable backstop” and any attempt to renege on that now “is not going to fly”.
It follows a suggestion by UK Brexit Secretary Domini..

Dublin: Man questioned after woman’s body found in flat

Dublin: Man questioned after woman's body found in flat 22 October 2018 Image copyright RTÉ Image caption A woman's body was found at a flat in Cabra, Dublin A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in an apartment in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.
The body of the woman, who was in her early 30s, was discovered at Homestead Court, Cabra, at about 14:30 local time on Sunday 21 October.
The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examinations. A post-mortem examination i..

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