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Ardoyne youth voice concerns in hard-hitting Listen Up report

Gail Bell
YOUNG people in Ardoyne see drugs and alcohol abuse, mental health and antisocial behaviour as the most important issues affecting them, according to newly published youth survey, Listen Up, which was launched by Northern Ireland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.

How air pollution could be putting our children's health at risk

PARENTS instinctively want to protect their children – but how can you protect them from breathing dirty air? Many UK cities repeatedly breach legal air pollution limits, and it is estimated that 29,000 premature deaths a year are caused by poor air quality in this country.

Books for tweenagers: Christmas gift ideas for the over-nines

Knock Back by Pauline Burgess, published by Poolbeg Press Co Down writer and teacher Pauline Burgess is inspired every single day by the children around her, including her 10-year-old daughter Emma and her students at St Malachy's High School in Castlewellan.

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