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Drugs giant Vertex has made formal offer for NI giving pricing of Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco equivalent to NHS in England
England and Scotland now have NHS access to cystic fibrosis wonderdrug Orkambi, but NI is still waiting, says Mark H Durkan
Council should lead the way in support services for the 80% of women who endure the depression of menopause in the workplace, says Cusack
Not washing your hands in the toilet is the real cause of spread of dangerous E Coli - not undercooked meat, says Public Health authority
McGlinchey family from Killygordon raised €14,323 from a tractor run for Altnagelvin's Sperrin Unit, in memory of Elaine who passed last Nov
Ballot of nurses to consider strike action begins today and is 'a crisis in the profession' says Mark H Durkan
In 'Hypo Awareness Week' public are urged to know the signs when a diabetic's sugar levels drop - and give them fizzy drink, sugar or sweets
Parents/carers can fill out survey to shape future educational framework here, says Mark H Durkan: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N8RZGD8
Western Trust seminars will show how using a handheld fan to cool cheeks, nose and mouth reduces feelings of breathlessness
Service during Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 Oct) to remember lost babies on Sunday 13 October at 3pm in Altnagelvin's MDEC Building
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to force Vertex to make cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi to be available at a price the NHS can afford

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Council is now putting in £75,000 to purchase green space at former school and develop greenways around the site, says Cllr Martin Reilly
Broken pathways and cobbles at Meadowview Crescent, Rosemount will now be relandscaped and repaired with grass areas, says Mark H Durkan
Over 20 exhibitors will be at Letterkenny Institute's Green Day on 28 Nov, as experts look at how renewable energy is crucial in Ireland
The animatronic Snow Lion protects the White Queen and would like to meet you for a 'selfie' at Derry's Winterland Markets 14-15 Dec