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Leona O'Neill

Belfast Telegraph

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Recent articles by Leona:

I thought we'd die, says Derry mum after wheelie bin set alight at front door

A young Londonderry mother thought she and her four-month-old baby boy were going to die after arsonists blocked the only escape route from their first floor flat with a burning bin. → Read More

Heroes of the High Street: James McNeill on running Broughshane hardware and grocery store for 60 years

Eighty-two-year-old James McNeill began his Broughshane retail empire as a young lad of just 14, navigating the country roads of Co Antrim in a grocery van, selling tea and sugar to rural residents. From the foundations of those humble beginnings, James, his wife of 59 years, Margaret, and their four children - Alistair, Pauline, Anne and John - have built the thriving James McNeill stores on… → Read More

Leona O'Neill: Caroline Flack needed compassion and kindness, not criticism

TELEVISION star Caroline Flack was just 40-years-old when she took her own life at the weekend. → Read More

Streets of Coleraine ring with tributes as people speak proudly of local legend Harry Gregg

The weather in Coleraine town centre yesterday mirrored the mood of the people as they mourned a local legend. → Read More

Derry Alliance councillor Phillip McKinney opens up about mental health

An Alliance Party councillor in Londonderry has spoken out about his decades-long mental health battle in a bid to help others navigating the darkness. → Read More

Leona O'Neill: Wetherspoons has a point – drinking with kids just isn't approptiate

FORGET supernanny Mary Poppins, pub chain Wetherspoons knows that parenting is all about. → Read More

Coronavirus: Altnagelvin baby's test proves negative

The Department of Health has assured the public that it is ready to deal with coronavirus should it ever arise in Northern Ireland. → Read More

Baby treated for suspected coronavirus at Northern Ireland hospital

A baby is being tested for suspected coronavirus at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry. → Read More

Leona O'Neill: Transfer test results are not the be-all and end-all of education

CHILDREN from across Northern Ireland will have got their Transfer Test results by now and will be in the midst of choosing the school in which they will take the next steps of their educational journey. → Read More

Saoradh criticised for heavy presence at Bloody Sunday commemoration

A dissident republican group linked to the New IRA killers of journalist Lyra McKee has been criticised after it turned out in force for the annual Bloody Sunday commemoration in London → Read More

Leona O'Neill: We need to explain terrifying world events to our kids in an age-appropriate way

THERE are so many things that can worry our children these days, so much more than when we were children. → Read More

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental on living through hell on earth

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental is still haunted by childhood memories from one of Nazi Germany's most notorious concentration camps. → Read More

Leona O'Neill: Harry and Meghan are just right to leave the hate in 'Old Blighty' behind

FOR your kids, you would move mountains: you would go through walls, you'd even move to another country if you thought it was the best thing for them. → Read More

It survived the Second World War and Troubles, romances were born and friendships forged: how Ballywalter Young Farmers' Club has been a rural lifeline for 90 years

The Young Farmers' Clubs of Ulster have long been known to be the most crucial of lifelines for young people in rural areas of Northern Ireland. Members enjoy training, education and co → Read More

Leona O'Neill: As mums and dads we need to talk to children about mental health

NORTHERN Ireland unfortunately has the highest suicide rate in the UK and tragically in the past three weeks, we have seen more families in Belfast and Derry mourn the loss of young lives. → Read More

'It's terrifying'... Belfast-born volunteer in Australia tells of fears as fires rage

As the fierce blazes continue to rage across Australia, a Northern Ireland man has been helping firefighters by transporting campsite bases to the areas worst affected. → Read More

Northern Ireland pair living in Australia tell of 'post-apocalyptic' wildfires scene

Two people from Northern Ireland living at the centre of the huge Australian wildfires have told how Sydney has taken on a "post-apocalyptic" feel as blazes rage all around them. → Read More

We've faced challenges over past decade: Famous Northern Ireland faces high hopes for 2020

From health battles, expanding families and political woes, well-known Northern Ireland faces have been reflecting on their last 10 years and what lies ahead in 2020. → Read More

Leona O'Neill: I want to see serious change in Northern Ireland in 2020

IT'S almost time to make those New Year's resolutions that you will stick to for two weeks – at the most – before resorting to just being your old fabulous self. → Read More

Leona O'Neill: I hope our NHS heroes will be treated fairly... we need them

Heading to the hospital on Wednesday morning, I heard a reporter on the radio say that health trust chiefs could not guarantee patient safety during the unprecedented strike action call → Read More