Health

First Minister announces distancing restrictions currently in place in parts of the greater Belfast area and Ballymena now apply across NI
Major £300 investment will create a Digital Care Record for everyone, vastly reducing dependence on paper records within 10 years
1.5m respirator masks arrive in Belfast as first consignment of a major PPE order from China - total order is for 63m masks
New carers card will allow carers access to priority shopping hours at supermarkets - cards available from local health trust
The Executive has today confirmed further minor relaxations to Coronavirus regulations from Monday (8 June)
£11.7m for care homes to cover funding of 80% sick pay for staff, new equipment, cleaning, and tablets to keep in touch with family
New figures indicate NI needs 100s more doctors to bring care levels up to levels in GB, says SDLP MLA Sinead McLaughlin
Community Crisis Intervention Service in Derry needs £215,000 to continue, but will run out of funds in 4 weeks, says Cara Hunter MLA
NHS waiting times 'not unexpected' as 79% of patients wait over 9 weeks compared to 50% target - and next quarter will be worse, says Swann
Finance Minister announces £1.6million will be made available so that health staff will not lose pay for strike days
New anti-viral drug Remdesivir cuts recovery time from Covid-19 by up to 4 days and will now be available to patients in Northern Ireland

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Fund of £1m will supply sports organisations with PPE safety packs including hand sanitiser, face masks, gloves and signage
Mayor joined Seamus Breslin and Trevor Temple at City Cemetery for Derry's 'History of the Headstones' tour to celebrate Good Relations Week
Council to reopen cemeteries from 8am – 7pm from this Saturday (19th September) but social distancing rules will still apply
Culmore Community Partnership opened the doors of the newly renovated Culmore Community Hub at Victoria Hall this week
Joe Mahon returns to UTV from Monday 21st September at 8pm in a brand new series, Lough Foyle