ARTHRITIS Care is helping people to learn how to manage living with chronic pain through, rather than resorting to an increase in medication, offering places in a several free workshops in the new year at An Chulturlann on Belfast's Falls Road.
EVER felt deep pain ripping down the back of your legs, perhaps with numbness and tingling that extends down to your foot? It could just be aches, pins and needles from sleeping or sitting in an uncomfortable position, or it could be a sign of sciatica.
THIS time of year seems naturally to be a time when we take stock of our lives, and how a family or individual person plans for and negotiates their way through the festive season can tell you much about how things are for them at the moment.
WITH office parties in the offing, festive lunches already diaried and the big day itself fast approaching – with all the feasting that implies, not to mention the days' worth of leftovers to be eaten in its aftermath – December inevitably means over-indulgence.
A VERY personal, very 'dry', year-long quest to raise money for Belfast's Marie Curie Hospice is nearing completion for Marian Bunton, who gave up alcohol in January "out of respect and love" for her much-loved brother, the late Belfast singer-songwriter, Bap Kennedy.