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McGlone: Department of Education must not cut our children’s prospects

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has stated that the Minister for Education must think very carefully before implementing cuts to schools. Following a visit to two primary schools and two secondary schools in Mid Ulster, Mr McGlone stated that the impact that budget cuts would have of these schools and others like them would be disastrous.
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Mullan: Robbery of elderly couple was brutal and abhorrent

The SDLP Cllr Kate Mullan had described the robbery of an elderly couple in South Belfast as brutal and abhorrent. Three burglars forced entry into the home of an elderly couple on Mount Merrion Avenue around 10:20am. They stole cash, a gold watch, an engagement ring and an eternity ring. While uninjured, the couple were left badly shaken by the incident:
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Ritchie presses for commitment on Ebola aid

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie today asked the Secretary of State for International Development what progress DFID was making on tackling Ebola in West Africa.
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McKinney: Health Board must address all cancelled appointments

SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney MLA has said that the Health Board must look at the whole picture when lecturing the public about cancelled appointments.
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Ritchie gives cautious welcome to fishery deal

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has given a cautious welcome to elements of last night's fishery deal at the European Commission.
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