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06/01/2014 - 11:47
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Belfast Telegraph: Pensioners staying in bed to keep warm. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Huge tidal surge on the way. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: British Prime Minister faces pensions battle. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Irish President in religious speech row. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Reduced A&E hours "may cause deaths". Read more...

Benefits

BBC News: George Osborne warns of £25bn more cuts. Read more...

Tributes

Guardian journalist, Simon Hoggart. Read more...

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Bedroom kit promises better sleep. Read more...

 

12/12/2013 - 11:55
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Belfast Telegraph: Ulster Bank customers report payment and account problems. Read more... 

Belfast Telegraph: Catholic-Protestant work gap closer. Read more...

BBC News: Call to secure mental health unit. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Damian Lewis makes and apology to Sir Ian McKellen. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Global cancer cases reach 14 million. Read more...

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What got us tweeting in 2013? Read more...

Man Booker Prize announces 2014 judging panel. Read more...

10/12/2013 - 10:25
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BBC News: Pensioner benefits in the spotlight. Read more...

BBC News: Nelson Mandela's memorial has begun! Listen, watch and read...

BBC News: Exercise cuts risk of dementia. Read more...

BBC News: Ulster Bank delays MLA questions. Read more...

UTV News: House prices rise for the sixth month. Read more...

BBC News: Haass talks - Human rights "central to resolution". Read more...

The Gaurdian: State surveillance of personal data is theft, say leading authors. Read more...

The Guardian: Canada to claim the North Pole. Read more...

The Guardian: Pensioners exploited over annuities. Read more...

The Guardian: Consummatum est - Dictionary completed after a century in preparation. Read more...

Health 

BBC News: Wii games "help control diabetes". Read more...

BBC News: Dementia - five priorities for research. Read more...

Technology

BBC News: Google lets users create own street view. Read more...

BBC News: Facebook develops "sympathise" button. Read more...

Tributes

BBC News: Sound of music actress, Elaeanor Parker, dies at 91. Read more...

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BBC News: From space with love. Read more...

BBC News: Rare painting of Jane Austen to be sold at auction. Read more...

12/11/2013 - 10:41
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A keyboard button with the word "News" on it.BBC News: Race to save typhoon survivors. Read more...

BBC News: NI carers' charity, Cause, publishes manifesto. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Firms "shamed" over alleged overpayments to win NI Housing Executive contracts. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Belfast Boxer, Carl Frampton, relinquishes European and Commonwealth titles to focus on world title shot. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: #Smilebomb - the latest social media campaign to make a stranger's day better. Read more...

Entertainment and Arts

BBC News: Lizzie Siddal - Victorian super-model. Read more...

Tributes

Eddie McGrady, politician, 78. Read more...

Mary Beckett, writer, 87. Read more...

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Top 10 documentaries. Read more...

David Dimbleby achieves tatoo ambition at 75. Read more...

A Scottish iron-age expert's view on Asterix and the Picts. Read more...

07/11/2013 - 11:21
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BBC News: Trolley wait ordeal for patient, aged 76. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Belfast is UK's worst for traffic congestion. Read more...

The Guardian:: Universal Credit scheme will waste at least £140m say MPs. Read more...

Belfats Telegraph: Google engineers lash out at NSA. Read more...

The Guardian: Inventor of the web condemns spymasters. Read more...

Sport

Belfast Telegraph: Has the IFA got it wrong with Northern Ireland football shirt? Read more...

The Guardian: McCoy one short of historic 4,000 wins. Read more...

History

BBC News: Evolution pioneer honoured by staue and new wasp genus. Read more...

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Just how existential are you? Read more...

05/11/2013 - 12:04
A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.
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A keyboard button with the word "News" on it.Belfast Telegraph: Bogus benefit claimants pocket £27m. Read more...

BBC News: DSD seeks return of £8m housing grant from Helm Housing. Read more...

BBC News: Payday loan rollover plan challenged. Read more...

The Guardian: Benefits Cap - High Court rejects legal challenge by mothers. Read more...

The Guardian: Migrants contribute £35bn to UK economy, study finds. Read more... 

Health

BBC News: NI must stem loss of junior doctors. Read more...  

BBC News: John Compton's NI health service legacy. Read more...

BBC New: Prostate cancer test "may save ops". Read more...

Books

BBC News: Samuel Johnson Prize won by biography of "repellent" poet. Read more...

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Success - the best way to kill a novelist's passion for writing. Read more...

Could a woman become a Catholic cardinal. Read more...

31/10/2013 - 11:04
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A keyboard button with the word "News" on it.Belfast Telegraph: Civil servants' sick leave - ill-feeling growing as union and minister clash. Read more... 

Belfast Telegraph: Theresa Villiers in plea over new flag protests. Read more...

BBC News: Stormont gay marriage debate position "unacceptable". Read more...

The Guardian: Google and Yahoo fury at NSA claim. Read more...

The Guardian: Four admit to phone-hacking plots. Read more...

BBC News: On the trail of SS accused Siert Bruins. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Internet chatrooms can help those in distress, says study. Read more...

Tributes

BBC News: Graham Stark, Pink Panther actor, dies aged 91. Read more...

Around the Web

Halloween costumes: what NOT to wear. Read more...

24/10/2013 - 10:15
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The Guardian: Germany summons US ambassador over Merkel phone. Read more...

The Guardian: Gardaí return blonde girl to Roma family. Read more...

UTV News: Aung San Suu Kyi visits Northern Ireland. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Coffee v Smoothies - which is better for you? Read more...

Science and Environment

BBC News: New galaxy "most distant" yet discovered. Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

The Guardian: Curtains for David Suchet's Poirot. Read more...

The Guardian: Fifty Shades of Grey - local actor, Jamie Dornan takes the lead. Read more...

BBC News: BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw loses more listeners. Read more...

16/10/2013 - 14:48

Advice NI has secured funding from Comic Relief to deliver a 3 year project, called Manage your Money Better, to help the older members of our community make their much needed money stretch further.

A keyboard button with the word "news" upon it.As part of the project, we are providing Money Management information sessions to older people across Northern Ireland and those who work with them. In addition to building content for our social justice website, Rights 4 Seniors, we are also developing offline resources covering Money Management topics of great benefit to older people. As the project progresses we will also be helping older people to use the internet to access money advice resources independently.

The topics currently being covered in our presentation are:

  • Budgeting skills
  • Maximising your income, including accessing benefit entitlements and making your money go further
  • Dealing with debt
  • Saving
  • Financial scam awareness

The presentations can be delivered across Northern Ireland to groups of any size, and the project’s outreach worker will be available after each session for follow up advice and signposting as required.

Initial feedback on the information sessions has been very positive and we have already been able to signpost a number of older people from our first groups to access benefits they are missing out on. In these difficult economic times, with fuel costs increasing and benefits not rising in line with inflation, better financial awareness for older people is of vital importance. Information sessions such as this are able to help potentially large numbers of older people to continue to find ways to maximise their incomes and become more financially aware.

Further Information

If you are involved in an older person’s group which would benefit from our service, please contact Nick Mathison at Advice NI on 028 9064 5919 or e-mail Nick@adviceni.net. See here for details.

10/10/2013 - 09:57
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BBC News: Man found in lake was shot. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Auditor warns of fraud racket risk. Read more...

BBC News: Belfast investment conference "a great opportunity". Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Scientists pave way for pill to cure Alzheimer's. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Libyan PM "kidnapped by gunmen". Read more...

BBC News: Leading construction firms to set up blacklist fund. Read more...

BBC News: "Failure in basic care" of Savita. Read more...

Health 

BBC News: NHS and care services patients told to fight for their rights. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Plane noise link to heart disease sparks warning. Read more...

BBC News: NHS "must seek saving ideas abroad". Read more...

BBC News: UN sued over Haiti cholera epidemic. Read more...

BBC News: Guardian plans more Snowden leaks. Read more...

Science

BBC News: Higgs boson scientists win Nobel prize in physics. Read more...

Transport

BBC News: Bus and rail travel delays information "must improve". Read more...

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En route to driverless cars. Read more...

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