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Ward 5 has reopened as Altnagelvin reveals 100 new nurses to qualify in September to combat closed beds due to staff shortages
Many of the Filipino healthcare workers in Derry and NI have been victims of the ongoing conflict in the Philippines, says Mark Durkan MP
This is the question the Western Trust is suggesting to make schoolchildren aware of the dangers of 'sexting' and sending suggestive photos
Lottery grants of £39.3m last year included £595,804 to Leonard Cheshire Disability to support disabled young people in Derry and Omagh
Michelle O’Neill launches consultation on reforming Individual Funding Request (IFR) policy for access to specialist drugs
NWRC and local charity HURT have unveiled a new interactive online OCN course to educate young people about the dangers of drugs and alcohol
Irish Times reports McGuinness has amyloidosis, deposits of an abnormal protein in body tissues that can cause heart and breathing problems
Altnagelvin has had to close 5 wards due to an outbreak of norovirus
NWRC's free Prince’s Trust Team Programme begins on January 16: details from Sean Curran 07794215217
ManPowered is an innovative healthy lifestyle project for men with low risk prostate cancer - contact Maresa McGettigan on 028 9068 0743
Official launch of online services for booking GP appointments and repeat prescriptions, now available at 200 of 344 practices in NI

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Cllr Angela Dobbins welcomes Firmus Energy's gas supply to Culmore
Tweet posted yesterday on Chief Constable George Hamilton's Twitter account leads cyber crime officers to believe it may have been hacked
New-look Brooke Park awarded a worldwide 'Green Flag' award for park excellence
Carmel Lynch Bradley will run the Waterside Half Marathon on 3 September in memory of her father Tony who passed away recently
Maritime festival will welcome the Clipper Race to the Foyle between Saturday July 14 - Sunday July 22 2018