Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in NI. Every year 1,100 people in NI are diagnosed with bowel cancer and 400 people die from the disease. If you are aged between 60-74 you should automatically be sent the FOB home screening kit every 2 years.

Women with a learning disability are at a higher risk of premature, preventable death than women in the general population. Cancer is the leading cause of death in NI and as all cancers are less treatable in the later stages early diagnosis is vital.

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Brendan McGuigan has called for further action to be taken by the criminal justice system to improve how cases of domestic violence and abuse are handled.

A research paper from CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) has just been published.  The report ‘Why Don’t More Young Women Study Computing?’ looked at why comparatively few girls choose to study computer-related subjects at school.


Women on bench with laptop

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee at Westminster launched a Joint Inquiry to examine the impact of Welfare Policy in Northern Ireland.  The Inquiry focused on Universal Credit, the two-child limit and the Northern Ireland mitigations package.