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'The 'trolley dolly' perception is far from the truth'

'The 'trolley dolly' perception is far from the truth'
A new state-of-the-art aviation suite has been installed at Belfast Met's Castlereagh campus. 
The mock cabin is designed to enable students, studying cabin crew and aviation operations, to get hands-on experience. 
Course co-ordinator Sharon Rolt has worked in the aviation industry for 27 years. 
She says while there has been "some turbulence" in recent weeks, "there are still plenty of future careers prospects". 
"You have to wear many hats when you're a cabin crew member," said Ms Rolt. 
"Health and safety, disruptive passengers - the perception that you are just a 'trolley dolly' is not true at all."
Wrightbus deal negotiations explained
BBC News NI Economics and Business editor John Campbell explains the Wrightbus deal negotiations.
'You'd seek help for a broken leg, so why not mental health?'
Lucinda Graham, who experienced various mental health issues, wants others to speak out and seek help.
'He could have been easily shot dead'
A family recounts the ordeal of a gun attack at their home in the Waterside in Londonderry.

'You'd seek help for a broken leg, so why not mental health?'

'You'd seek help for a broken leg, so why not mental health?'
Lucinda Graham has experienced various challenges with mental health. 
During her time at university, the impact increased to an extent that she felt unable to leave her home for days. 
The 23-year-old from County Down is passionate about encouraging others who are having a difficult time to speak out and get the help they need. 
Queen's University (QUB), Ulster University (UU) and their students' unions are working together to help students access mental health services. 
Information is also available on the QUB and UU wellbeing websites.
'To be turfed out is total madness'
An employment tribunal rules an officer was discriminated against for refusing to shave his beard.

Severe accident: M1 Down northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Down northbound severe accident, between J7 for A1 Hillsborough Road Sprucefield and J6 for A49 Saintfield Road Lisburn.

M1 Down - One lane blocked and queues on M1 belfast bound in County Down between J7, A1 (Sprucefield) and J6, A49 (Lisburn), because of an accident involving.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Two Minute Masterpiece 2019

Get involved with 2019's second round of Two Minute Masterpiece.
We want to help emerging filmmakers in Northern Ireland the chance to have their voices heard.

Using Victorian methods to photograph modern heroes

RNLI photography: Jack Lowe photographs UK's lifeboat stations
Jack Lowe is travelling to every lifeboat station in the UK and Ireland taking unique photographs.
Using wet plate collodion - a Victorian process - he captures images on glass of the buildings, location and volunteers. 
He has spent five years on the road and has captured all 10 of the lifeboat stations in Northern Ireland - as well as more than half of all the stations in the UK. 
Lowe says his work aims to highlight "a slice of life" that can be taken for granted. 

Video journalist: Tori Watson

The largest cruise ship to dock in Belfast

The largest cruise ship to dock in Belfast
A little bit of nautical history was made on Thursday when the MSC Meraviglia docked at Belfast Harbour.
It's the largest cruise ship ever to stop in Northern Ireland. 
Michael Robinson, the Harbour's Port Director, said the move "really puts Northern Ireland on the map as a cruise destination". 
Video journalist: Tori Watson

'I discovered my eldest sister was my mother'

'I discovered my eldest sister was my mother'
When Albert Gilmour was 21 years old, his birth certificate revealed a family secret.
He discovered the woman he'd thought was his eldest sister was, in fact, his mother.
His father was one of 300,000 American troops stationed in Northern Ireland during World War Two.
Albert's parents lost contact when his father, after whom he was named, was dispatched to the beaches of Normandy for the D-Day landings.