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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
2000 people in NI with muscular dystrophy suffer, as access to latest drugs is hampered by funding issues and red tape, says Mark Durkan
Extended programme will offer vaccine for 2-3 year olds and p6 pupils this year, all primary children next year, and all to age 16 from 2015
Omagh's £107m, 40-bed hospital ahead of schedule, construction to begin later this year and on course to open in 2016, said Edwin Poots
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson quotes Cancer Research survey - 85% of UK mothers want children protected from tobacco marketing
Only 43% of our 7-year-olds get the recommended 1 hour of exercise per day compared with over 50% elsewhere, with girls much worse than boys
Responses to Minister's consultation criticise costs of long term care, which often force sale of family home to cover expense
Following Letterkenny hospital flood, Donegal patients seeking information on current services can call (028) 71296201 Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Edwin Poots launches consultation on how pharmacies can better provide services in the community - consultation now open till 1 November
35 MPs already agree with Durkan that vaccine could save thousands of children under 5 if included in NHS routine immunisation schedules
Western Trust to retender the contract to use private sector for home care services

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A Factory Girls reunion function would be the natural next step in celebrating the heritage of our shirt industry, says Cllr Shauna Cusack
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
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