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PSNI urged to reconsider use of stop and search on under-18s
The PSNI has used stop and search powers on under-18s nearly 25,000 times in the last five years, the vast majority of which do not result in any further action.
Government urged to call time on underage drinking
HUNDREDS of young people are being hospitalised, are ending up in custody, or are receiving long-term care as a result of problem alcohol use each year in Northern Ireland.
Stormont threat to lifeline for rural communities
A community transport scheme that has provided more than 216,000 journeys in the past year to help people living in isolated rural areas, including the elderly and those with disabilities, is under threat due to Stormont cuts and policy change.
How Northern Ireland's waste problem could leave a toxic legacy
Northern Ireland is producing more than two million tonnes of waste each year, with campaigners claiming that inadequate government policies could create a toxic legacy for future generations.
Living with HIV in Northern Ireland
New statistics show that 934 people are now known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland – the highest number ever on record.
Suicide deaths in 2015 the highest on record
In 2015 the number of suicide deaths registered in Northern Ireland reached it's highest annual toll since records began in 1970.
Accessibility of Leisure and Tourist Attractions
Help to create a map of accessible places and buildings in Northern Ireland.
Over 2,000 road crashes outside schools spark calls for 20mph speed limit
ELEVEN people - including one child - have been killed and over 2,600 people have been injured as a result of road traffic collisions close to schools in Northern Ireland over the last decade.