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Derry's ambulance team was 14 crews short last weekend and had to recruit help from Donegal - the problem is ongoing, says Mark H Durkan
Over-61s can receive £200 winter fuel payment even if not receiving other benefits - check helpline on 0845 9151 515
High court ruled today that Edwin Poots breached Ministerial Code in banning gay people from giving blood
With '10,000 Voices' initiative, Western Trust seeks 10,000 'patient stories' and suggestions on how to improve healthcare in north-west
EU Tobacco Directive will ban 'slim' cigarettes and flavoured 'gimmick' products used to attract young people, says Martina Anderson
Men three times more likely to take their lives than women, and 78% of people have a relationship end shortly before suicide, says UU study
Five restaurants, 3 well-known pubs, 1 mobile shop and 7 takeaways fail on Food Hygiene Ratings at food.gov.uk/ratings
Health Minister considers independent assessment of practices and procedures to protect children from sexual exploitation
NIPSA's Alan Law claims Trust had no intention of revealing reductions in staffing or cuts that would 'chip away' at service levels
From March smoking will be banned for patients, staff, and visitors in all areas of hospital buildings and grounds (Photo: Mark Lusby)
Minister Danny Kennedy's cycling initiative will include £4m for cycling projects in Belfast, Derry, Craigavon and Strabane

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Two men (42 and 49) are in court tomorrow charged with burglary and other offences following a number of burglaries in Derry
Nóra's parents Meabh and Sébastien met as student and tutor at Magee - book of condolence for Nóra now open until next Friday 23 August
FSR rescued a person from the river at 05.37 this morning - after treatment at the scene the person was transferred to hospital
Exhibition at Tower Museum from Monday 19th Aug - Sun 25 Aug celebrates Europe's largest collection of cannon on Derry's Walls
Teen mum Emma Webb almost gave up her NWRC course until her lecturer came to her house - now she is about to qualify as a paediatric nurse