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Ritchie Says NI Executive Must Act On Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has called on the Government and NI Executive to require all private landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in rented accommodation. She said: “Around 50 people a year die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Britain and Northern Ireland. This is unacceptable. As the representative of…

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Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incident Shakes Newcastle

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 60 year old man who was found in a house on the Castlewellan Road in Newcastle last night, Friday 29 April. In a brief statement, a police spokesperson said a multi-agency investigation is now underway and a post-mortem examination…

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Bell Supports Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month

As winter progresses, how confident are you that your solid fuel heating system performing safely? Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell is calling on everyone to support this year’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month. Now in its third year, the annual safety initiative has been developed by members of the…

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Rogers Supports Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

South Down MLA Seán Rogers (SDLP) has supported the CO Awareness Charities 9th Carbon Monoxide awareness week which is due to start on Monday 17 November. Mr Rogers said: “The dangers of carbon monoxide are often misunderstood. There is a real need for society in general to develop a better…

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Devlin Says Carbon Monoxide Awareness Can Save Lives In Down

NEWCASTLE Councillor Laura Devlin  (SDLP) has spoken out on carbon monoxide poisoning – a silent but lethal killer. She  said: “Carbon Monoxide continues to be the ‘silent killer’ as a colourless, odourless gas that poisons when undetected. “It is vitally important to raise awareness of the potential dangers linked to Carbon Monoxide which is…

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