Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley moved out of intensive care

Ian Paisley
Image caption Ian Paisley is making 'steady progress' according to a family friend

The former first minister Ian Paisley has been moved out of intensive care at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald where he is being treated for heart problems.

A family friend said he was making "steady progress".

He was admitted to hospital 12 days ago and his family requested privacy during what they described as a "difficult time".

Lord Bannside, who is 85, stood down as first minister in 2008 and ended 60 years of full-time ministry in January.

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