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Taking the needle

THERE’S that drip again. It’s like a malfunctioning tap only the drops aren’t falling into a cold, hard sink – they’re falling into Squinter’s head. Again. Perhaps he should explain. For more years than he cares to remember, Squinter has been plagued with sinusitis, which we won’t go into too deeply here, except to say it is the blockage of a series of passages inside the head and surrounding the nose.

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Francis flown home and then rushed to RVH

WEST Belfast man Francis McDonald is back home after an horrific six-week ordeal in Thailand. Last week we reported how the Springfield man was left languishing in a Bangkok high-rise flat after he took ill and his family were unable to pay the spiralling costs of his hospital treatment.

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EMERGENCIES ONLY IN RVH FOR 24 HOURS

DURING next week’s 24-hour strike, the Royal Victoria Hospital will be limited to dealing with “emergencies only”, union officials have said as final plans for the one-day action are made.

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Gunmen wanted victim’s brother

A South Belfast man left in a wheelchair after being shot in a paramilitary-style attack has said his assailants were looking for his brother but shot him instead when their search failed.

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300 more jobs to go at RVH?

THE Health Service union Unison says it fears the number of jobs set to go at the Royal Victoria Hospital in the forthcoming round of cuts could rise to nearly a thousand.

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