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Ignoring nurses' pay crisis over years has got to end, and NI needs brought up to UK levels, says SDLP's health spokesperson Mark H Durkan
Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan asks for free sanitary products in schools - 49% of girls have missed a day because they could not afford them
A report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Ireland slams 'no progress’ on child health policy, says Mark H Durkan MLA
Anxiety? Depression? Poor Sleep? Western Trust to run free weekly stress control sessions in Foyle Arena from Thurs 10 Jan to Thurs 14 Feb
New courses will focus on outdoor play, nutrition, reducing anxiety in children and managing challenging behaviour - leading to OCN Award
Names like dear, love, girls and lads banned in southern hospitals, as are names referring to ailments such as 'the one with the hip'
NWRC student Caitlin Hasson has won a £5,500 pa JP McManus Scholarship to continue her physiotherapy studies in Manchester
Western Trust awarded first ever Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for excellent cancer care standards at the Macmillan Centre Altnagelvin
Dept of Health is proposing a 3% pay rise for health and social care staff for 2018-19
Dept of Finance today set public sector pay policy for 2018/19 and is moving away from limiting increases to 1%
Mark H Durkan welcomes exploration of a cross-border paediatric pathology service to avoid babies being transported to Liverpool

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Over 40 youths drink and party in vacant industrial buildings in Springtown Drive, most recently just this weekend, says Cllr Shauna Cusack
Derry's latest mural 'Monarch of the Glen' at Glenview Terrace shows a majestic stag who has a plastic bag entangled in his antlers
Two men with faces covered and brandishing a knife attempted but failed to rob a shop on Westland Street at 5.45pm on Sunday 12 May
Nathan Carter, Johnny Brady & David James are headliners at Strabane's Summer Jamm Weekend 2019 from Friday 14-Sunday 16 June
Tickets now on sale for NWRC's epic immersive production of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels from Wed 29 - Fri 31 May