West Belfast: ventenne ferito alle gambe

West Belfast: ventenne ferito alle gambe

La polizia conferma che un ventenne è stato gambizzato in un vicolo di West Belfast

L’incidente è avvenuto intorno alle 20 di sabato sera nella zona di Shaws Road.

Riferisce un portavoce della PSNI che sono sparati alcuni colpi di arma da fuoco contro il giovane.

Il ventenne è stato trasportato in ospedale. Le ferite da proiettile non ne mettono in pericolo la vita.

Il portavoce ha fatto sapere…

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Call for ADHD support after son's death

One in 10 children in Northern Ireland are affected by ADHD - and the number has been significantly on the rise in recent years.

Michael Napier’s life was at times a long lonely journey.

After a 25-year struggle with attention deficit disorder his battle came to an end in 2009, when he died en route to France on a family holiday.

Drink and drugs had taken their toll.

Michael’s parents Moira and James told UTV his story is a tragedy of a child who never got the help he cried out for.

"His speech became quite stuttered, he found it difficult to enunciate clearly and there were worrying aspects like that," said Moira.

"Although his motor coordination was superb - he was a marvelous footballer, cricketer, anything like that - he couldn’t seem to grapple with things that required close attention."

The warning signs were spotted by Michael’s parents when he was two months old, but no diagnoses was offered until he was 16.

Moira continued: “Things really began to go downhill when he was about 14 or 15. He really didn’t enjoy school and I don’t think some of his teachers enjoyed having him there. He was outspoken because he couldn’t see the cause and effect of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, he was liable to get into scraps and scrapes and he became increasingly disillusioned.”

ADD is just one branch of the condition ADHD, which affects around 30,000 children in NI - about 10% of the school population

Symptoms can include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.

The Napier family’s experiences have now been captured in a book James has written, and they are keen to keep Michael’s memory alive while equipping other families to deal with their struggles.

James said: “I certainly remember him without the ADD label - there are certain times when it comes back, but I remember him without that.”

Moira added: “I remember his smile”.

North Belfast: attacco razzista contro famiglia sudanese

North Belfast: attacco razzista contro famiglia sudanese

Un uomo del Sudan, la cui abitazione è stata attaccata per la sua origine, ha detto che l’incidente lo ha sconvolto, dopo essere stato accolto a braccia aperte dai suoi vicini

In due case di Glenrosa Link, North Belfast, verso le 2:30 della notte di giovedì, sono state infrante le finestre.

Nessuno è rimasto ferito ma la polizia dice che l’attacco è di matrice razzista.

Una delle famiglie vive a…

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