Monthly Archives: August 2014

LADFLEG – GET A GRIP.

Vixens has learned that some of the threats to individuals named in recent months on the internet in connection to the satirical site LADFLEG has culminated in police complaints, with some of the worst online posters due to be questioned

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Government to charge parents for Maintenance Payments.

The Child Maintenance Service has been criticised by leading charities, following their announcement to collect money off parents using the scheme.   Gingerbread, a charity set up to help single parents, stated: “Gingerbread believes it’s wrong to charge single parents

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Womb with a View – Stormont’s Pro Life Group and the FPA.

The predominately male Pro Life Group which sits in the North’s Stormont Assembly, were offered “advice and intelligence” on the Family Planning Association, in a meeting in 2012, Vixens has learned.  A member from the Christian Institute, who was present

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Abortion : When does a law become unlawful?

The recent case of a young vulnerable pregnant woman in Ireland, who was raped, requested a termination, assessed as suicidal by a panel following the current law in the country ; and who later went on hunger strike before having her 24 week old baby

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Ann Allan – There is no shame in being depressed.

  The recent death of Robin Williams may not have come as a complete surprise. Over the years on his own admission he admitted that he misused drugs and had been fighting depression for most of his life. He had

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Ann Allan – The Sixties years.

As I entered the sixties life was changing. I was still too young to appreciate how much. I still didn’t know where babies came from even though at eleven there was another addition to the family when my brother was

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Ann Allan – The Fifties came to an End.

  I went to a catholic primary school which was mixed for the first year and then the boys went to the school down the road. The nuns were strict and preached hell fire and damnation. I remember going home

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Ann Allan – The Fifties

Politics were never discussed in my house or at least not in front of us children. Until this attack at the bus depot, which I reckon was 1956, we were oblivious to what was going on in Northern Ireland politics.

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Ann Allan – The Early Years.

I slid into this world on Valentine’s Day 1949. I say slid as I weighed only 5lbs 5ozs and probably my mother didn’t need to push too much to introduce me to the world. However I can’t have looked too

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Politicians call on Sinn Féin to remove IRA items for sale.

Sinn Féin have again caused controversy over “IRA Undefeated Army” items available from their bookshop, with political parties and victims campaigners calling for the party to remove them from sale. Ranging from t shirts to badges and fridge magnets, accompanied

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