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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."
'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.

Two Minute Masterpiece 2019

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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.
Simon Byrne confirms PSNI is investigating Patrick Ryan's claim of involvement in attacks.
The PSNI chief constable says Patrick Ryan's claim of involvement in IRA bombs is being reviewed.

'If it doesn't look right, don't trust it'

Online scamming: 'If it doesn't look right, don't trust it'
Young people in Northern Ireland have been learning the dangers of online scams thanks to a new initiative. 
The 'Scamwise Champion' scheme helps them learn how to spot scams, report them and educate their family and friends.
It is currently being run in collaboration with Girlguiding Ulster, The Scouts, The Boys’ Brigade, The Girls’ Brigade, Scouting Ireland and Catholic Guides. 
Supt Ch Supt Simon Walls says the project is "not about scaring our young people, but empowering them to safely use the internet".