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Health Service is 200,000 flu vaccines short and so cannot complete over-65s vaccination programme, says Mark H Durkan
Epilepsy affects 20,000 people in Northern Ireland and yet there are only 4 specialist nurses - 30 are needed, says Epilepsy Action NI
Leave the car: walk or cycle, take a bus, and use smokeless fuels - all ways to cut Derry's high pollution levels on Clean Air Day October 8
Western Trust have launched brochures and application forms for online courses via Zoom
Council has indicated that part of Templemore Sports Complex car park and other sites will be made available as Covid testing centres
"With demand for breast milk increasing, we need to recruit more mums to ensure we have enough supply over the winter months"
The updated restrictions listed here for the Derry and Strabane Council area will be in place for a minimum of two weeks, updated weekly
First Minister says in North-West's 'urgent situation' our number of Covid cases is now doubling every 5 days
Derry infection rate amongst highest in UK - decisions on further restrictions will be taken at Thursday's meeting, says Health Minister
As pub/restaurant closing times turn to 11pm on Thursday, Arlene Foster explains the reasoning behind all the new restrictions
Health Minister urges health workers to get flu vaccine this year - simultaneous infection with flu and Covid doubles the risk of mortality

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Two men stole silver Fiesta at Clon Elagh, hit another car at Strand Road, then stole parcels from postal van in Blighs Gardens
Health Minister confirms additional supplies of flu vaccine were received this week, allowing the seasonal flu programme to resume
Work begins next week to redevelop former Clondermot High School site as a new £8m community hub and sports facility opening in Summer 2022
"Lessons from the Troubles" considers how we can build our future here - contributors include Naomi Long, Mark Durkan, Denis Bradley
This pencil drawing of Seamus Heaney is the work of another former student of St. Columb’s College, Jude McCandless