£123m shopping centre sale boosts Northern Ireland commercial property market

The multi-million pound sale of a popular shopping centre has significantly boosted Northern Ireland’s commercial property market.

A charity has claimed that mothers are losing out on over a billion pounds a year due to childcare issues (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Mothers losing out on earnings due to childcare issues, charity warns

Mothers of young children are losing out on over a billion pounds in earnings each year, according to a charity.

Average speed cameras were switched on along the A90 at the end of October (Transport Scotland/PA)

Average speed cameras making A90 safer, survey finds

Average speed cameras along the A90 have cut the number of speeding drivers, according to a survey.

Record shortage of construction workers

Shortage of construction workers reaches record high, study warns

Most smaller construction firms are struggling to hire bricklayers and carpenters amid a worsening shortage of skilled workers, a new report warns.

Millions of asthma patients are not getting basic levels of care, says Asthma UK (Brian Lawless/PA)

Only a third of asthma patients get basic care – charity

Millions of asthma patients are not getting basic levels of care, a charity has claimed.

Cyber attacks

Crippling cyber attack on UK a matter of time, security chief says

It is a just matter of time before the UK suffers a major cyber attack, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre has warned.

Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, has published a report on Peterborough women's jail (PA)

Watchdog flags up concerns over safety at women’s jail

The prisons watchdog has raised the alarm over safety at a women’s jail for the first time in years.

A doctors' organisation urges the Scottish Government to act on child deaths (David Jones/PA)

Ministers told to act on children ‘dying unnecessarily’

A doctors’ organisation has called on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to review “preventable” child deaths.

Sir Michael Fallon

Sir Michael Fallon calls for extra £1bn to ‘fire up defence budget’

Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has called on the Government to spend more on Britain’s armed forces as he made his first speech since resigning from the Cabinet.

Ursula Keogh, 11, went missing on Monday (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

Police searching for missing schoolgirl find body in river

Police looking for a missing 11-year-old schoolgirl have found a body in a river.

Boris Johnson has repeatedly called for a Brexit "dividend" to be spent on the NHS (Victoria Jones/PA)

Boris Johnson to press Cabinet for £5 billion a year extra for NHS after Brexit

Boris Johnson is expected to use a Tuesday Cabinet meeting to demand £100 million extra a week for the NHS after Brexit, it is understood.

Some migrants involved in a cross-border project fear for their future after Brexit (PA)

Migrant workers ‘fearful’ after Brexit vote

Migrant workers are living in fear following the Brexit vote, a Northern Ireland community organisation said.

Violence against women "endemic".

Abuse and harassment against women endemic, says report

Violence against women and girls is endemic, with widespread cases of harassment at work or public places, according to a new report.

Concern over doctor rota gaps (PA)

Doctors juggling patients to compensate for staff shortages, says BMA

Doctors’ leaders have expressed concern over “widespread” rota gaps.

Advice from the Mental Health Foundation tells parents to 'discourage overexposure' to news (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

40% of parents think their children are anxious about terrorist threat – survey

A quarter of British parents think their children are anxious about Brexit, while four in 10 think their young ones are concerned about the threat of terrorism, a survey found.

Children are being 'disadvantaged most' by cuts to public health services, says RCPCH (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Children ‘disadvantaged’ by public health cuts, say doctors

Youngsters are being “disadvantaged most” by cuts to public health services, leading children’s doctors have said.

Director of Public Prosecutions portraits

DPP Alison Saunders criticised for rape comments

The Director of Public Prosecutions has been criticised for suggesting people who believe they have been raped but stay silent during their ordeal may give the impression they have consented to sex.

MEPs on the European Parliament's Brexit steering group have said Britain is heading for a Norway-style transition deal with the EU (Victoria Jones/PA)

Post-Brexit transition deal will resemble Norway single market membership – MEPs

Britain is heading for a Norway-style relationship with the European Union during a post-Brexit transition period, influential MEPs have said.

Rail workers still face uncertainty over Carillion crisis

Rail workers still in crisis over Carillion collapse, says union

Rail workers are still in a state of “chaos” over the collapse of construction giant Carillion, with most unhappy with the way the Government has handled the crisis, a study shows.

Police are trying to trace relatives of a man found collapsed outside UCLH on Boxing Day (Met Police/PA)

Appeal to trace relatives of man found collapsed outside a hospital

Police have released further images of a man found collapsed in Camden in a bid to locate his family or friends.

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