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2008-09-25 15:00:37

By Linda McKee EAST Belfast residents were urged to write to Environment Minister Sammy Wilson asking him to come to their homes to experience aircraft noise for himself.

2008-09-25 12:00:43

By DAVID GORDON AN influential Assembly body will begin its next session by publishing findings on civil service sick leave. The watchdog Public Accounts Committee's plans also include investigations into soaring rate arrears levels and fraud by a prominent lawyer.

2008-09-25 12:00:35

By LISA SMYTH TWO schools in Co Antrim have joined forces to introduce an innovative scheme which will see pupils studying for an engineering GCSE online.

2008-09-25 12:00:35

By KATHRYN TORNEY PARENTS have a fundamental role to play in how their children perceive maths, a Northern Ireland principal claimed today. Melanie Houston from Fivemiletown Primary, Co Tyrone, was speaking in the wake of a disturbing report from thinktank Reform.

2008-09-25 09:00:53

The surest sign of a politician under pressure is when he, or she, starts doling out gifts. The Prime Minister, who is fighting for his political future, used his speech at the Labour Party conference to announce free prescriptions for people with cancer.

2008-09-22 12:00:38

By WILLIAM ALLEN AN ambulance on an emergency dash to collect a patient to take them to Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry broke down about eight miles away, it emerged today. A union shop steward said today that it was the same vehicle that broke down in the city ten days ago.

2008-09-20 12:00:47

By CLAIRE McNEILLY A NEW price war has broken out between some of the major fuel retailers - but motorists in Northern Ireland are unlikely to reap many of the benefits.

2008-09-18 15:00:24

The producers and director of the film "Fifty Dead Men Walking" say they don't agree with actress Rose McGowan's recent remarks about the Irish Republican Army.

2008-09-18 12:00:26

By Matthew McCreary DISGRUNTLED Ulster holidaymakers with collapsed travel firm XL last night found themselves stranded in Greece following another twist in their ordeal.

2008-09-18 09:00:49

By Claire Harrison BANGOR starlet Niamh Perry today joined calls from a leading cancer charity for under 18s to be banned from using sunbeds in Northern Ireland.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.