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Before lockdown: One of Belfast’s top restaurants, The Muddlers Club. Photograph: Elaine Hill

Social distancing in Northern Ireland is to be reduced from two metres to one metre as further easing of the coronavirus regulations was announced on (...)

Some of the PPE donations at the drop-off point in Derry’s Foyle Arena

Inside the main sports hall in Derry’s Foyle Arena leisure centre, boxes of face masks, gloves and bottles of hand sanitiser are piled high. Andy McC(...)

Northern Ireland chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride has warned  that there would be further numbers of deaths in the coming weeks. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland’s most senior medic on Wednesday stressed the importance of following simple advice on combatting the coronavirus as two further deat(...)

A poster near the Border in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

The United Kingdom will “break free from the EU prison” at 11pm on Friday night, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has said. However, he war(...)

Asenior medic warned when 60 per cent of doctors signed undated resignation letters they would decide on whether to leave the NHS.  Photograph: Thinkstock

As many as one-tenth of GP practices are expected to close in Northern Ireland this year, a doctors’ union warned. Dr Tom Black called for an additio(...)