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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. John McKay, of the health union Unison, reiterated a call for more investment in frontline ambulances. Mr McKay said that frontline ambulances based at Altnagelvin were working "24-7" and said lives are put at...

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. Morrisons, Shell and Esso, none of whom operate in Ulster, have slashed up to 3p a litre off both diesel and petrol in response to the falling cost of oil. Supermarket chain Asda has also weighed in and is now charging 106.9p for petrol and 118.9p for diesel at all its UK filling stations, including all seven of its...

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. The Italian-born American actress made headlines last week when she said at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film was screening, that she would have joined the IRA if she lived in Belfast during the Troubles and could understand why people behaved violently during that era in Northern Ireland. The producers of...

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. Around 150 people due to return home from Rhodes faced delays after an alternative flight with airline Monarch was unable to fly yesterday due to technical difficulties. One passenger said the mood among travellers was bad. "People are getting upset, there are elderly people here," Hilary Hunter told BBC Radio Ulster....

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. The I'd Do Anything contestant warned against the dangers of turning to sunbeds to keep summer tans topped up as she threw her support behind Cancer Research UK's SunSmart campaign. This year, the charity is focusing on young people and the dangers of sunbathing and sunbed use on young skin. The charity said that while people...

2008-09-16 12:00:44

By LINDA McKEE Northern Ireland will lurch from energy crisis to energy crisis unless the Executive takes immediate action to cut our reliance on imported power. That's the stark warning from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which is warning that not only could fuel poverty grow but our business competitiveness could be hampered unless Northern Ireland's energy inefficiency is tackled quickly. People are under severe pressure as household energy bills rise and need support...

2008-09-16 12:00:00

By Kerry McKittrick Tonight at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh is a country music spectacular featuring some of the vocalists and musicians who successfully toured with 'Country Legends'. The show will feature superb tributes to great icons like Johnny Cash, George Jones and will introduce new tributes to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard and on the female side will cover Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Bill Joe Spears and Patsy Cline. Four vocalists and a live band that will re- create the...

2008-09-12 15:00:21

By CLAIRE McNEILLY HUNDREDS of Northern Ireland holidaymakers were today dealt another blow following the collapse of a second tour operator in just two weeks. People who booked holidays to Greece from Belfast with XL Leisure Group - the UK's third largest travel group - are facing massive disruption after the company went into administration and grounded flights. The demise of XL is the latest blow to Northern Ireland travellers following the collapse of budget airline Zoom last month....

2008-09-12 12:00:24

By CLAIRE McNEILLY HUNDREDS of Northern Ireland holidaymakers were today dealt a further blow following the collapse of another tour operator. People who booked holidays to Greece from Belfast with XL leisure group are facing massive disruption after the company went into administration and grounded all its flights XL is the second carrier in just two weeks to go bust, claiming to have fallen victim to the high cost of fuel and acutely difficult trading conditions within the aviation...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

By LINDA McKEE ENVIRONMENT Minister Sammy Wilson is backing a bid to recruit 50,000 people in Northern Ireland to help wildlife and wild places this year. The minister joined forces with the Ulster Wildlife Trust at a special reception at Stormont yesterday to launch its Year of Action which marks the charity's 30th anniversary. UWT is hoping to persuade at least 50,000 people, businesses and landowners to do one thing this year for local wildlife and wild places. "It is important to...