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Health Service is 200,000 flu vaccines short and so cannot complete over-65s vaccination programme, says Mark H Durkan
This weekend's Western Trust Nightingale is Natalie Martin, Haematology Nurse Specialist, North West Cancer Centre, Altnagelvin Hospital
Bradley Court is a new residential nursing home in North Belfast for adults with learning disability or challenging care needs
This week's Western Trust Nightingale is Jennifer Jordan from the Primary Care Liaison Team at Old Bridge House, Derry
This week's Western Trust Nightingale is Niamh Bolster, Dementia and Older People's Community Mental Health Nurse, Oak Villa, Gransha
Public gatherings will be reduced from 30 people to 15 people, private house gatherings will be reduced to 6 people from 2 households
Pupils 13+ must wear face coverings, but all are asked to do so, and also to wash their hands - meanwhile deep cleaning of buses continues
When the Executive meets on Thursday, the Health Minister may recommend reducing the number of people who can meet together in a household
We now have an average of over 27 new positive cases per day compared to approximately three per day a few weeks ago, says Health Minister
As fertility services resume, eligibility is extended by one year for those already on the list, says Mark H Durkan
First Covid death in a month in NI today and 165 new cases in past week - we must remain on high alert, says Health Minister Robin Swann

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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