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Co Down's Daisy Lodge a 'haven' for cancer families

THE joy of seeing her daughter laugh again "and not just be a patient" proved the real value of a sojourn at Newcastle's Daisy Lodge for Hillsborough mother, Nola Harrison, who believes every child with cancer should experience its power to soothe.

A mummy make-over, kid style

Claire Spreadbury
I LIKE fashion. There isn't much I enjoy more than a proper shopping spree, taking time to browse and try on the latest trends – well, some of them.

What's On: Champion times in Co Armagh

Jacqueline McGonigle
DOWN ARDS are taking on the challenge of presenting outdoor performances every Friday lunchtime in Conway Square July 7 to August 25.

A helping hand with the craft of parenting

Jenny Lee
EQUIPPING parents to give their children the best start in life is the aim of an innovative new programme which links antenatal appointments with parenting education support for the first time in Northern Ireland.

What's On

Jacqueline McGonigle
Down SUMMER music makes a welcome return this weekend to Ward Park, Bangor.

What children need to start enjoying reading

MORE primary school children than ever (77.6 per cent) are reading for pleasure, and new research by the National Literacy Trust Young Readers Programme shows that the longer children keep an enjoyment of reading going, the greater the benefits are in the classroom

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