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Bangor’s RNLI busiest in Northern Ireland last year

Bangor’s RNLI busiest in Northern Ireland last year

RNLI lifeboats in Northern Ireland launched 261 times in 2014 bringing 281 people to safety, while the charity’s lifeguards helped 284 people on 10 beaches during the season. Bangor and Donaghadee launched 76 times saving 73 lives. Bangor was the busiest single site station launching 49 times and helping 51 people. Enniskillen RNLI, which operates from

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Operation Shutdown

It’s official - plans for shutdown of Bangor 20-bed inpatient unit Plans are afoot to shut Bangor Hospital’s 20-bed inpatient unit, it has emerged - on the very day that consultations which the public hope will save it were announced. The Health Trust, which operates the hospital, revealed yesterday (Wednesday) that its prefered option is

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The selfie face of courage

INSPIRATIONAL Bangor woman Gillian McDonald hopes that by sharing her brain tumour survival story, she will throw a lifeline of hope to others. The diagnosis of a brain tumour can be devastating, but this local mum of two told the Spectator she hopes others will find comfort and strength in her remarkable journey from the