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American woman writes novel about Belfast rape

An American woman who was raped while she was out hiking in Colin Glen Forest Park in west Belfast in 2008 has written a novel about her ordeal.

The vicious attack on Winnie M Li happened in broad daylight.

The rapist - a 15-year-old boy - was sentenced to eight years in jail, but served only four and was released in 2012.

As Richard Cull reports, Winnie is hoping that publishing the story will help her put a dark chapter in her life behind her.

Project aims to help children with visual impairments

A new lottery-funded project aimed at providing support to children with visual impairments has been launched.

Family Focus - a collaborative project from Guild Dogs NI, Sense and Angel Eyes - hopes to provide a building block for future strategies from statutory agencies.

More than a thousand young people in Northern Ireland have sight difficulties, but it's often those aged up to four who have the most difficulty adapting.

Aibhilin Henderson, who is was diagnosed with a form of albinism at just 12 weeks old, is among those who have received support from Family Focus, as Paul Reilly reports.


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