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Alicia Nash (6) has launched a toy appeal for children at Wards 6 and 16 in Altnagelvin, after she herself was treated for asthma
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
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

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Several rooms ransacked, cash and jewellery taken in burglary of house in Daisyhill Park (Madam's Bank) on Thursday 12 December
100 climbers scaled twice the height of Mount Everest at the Foyle Arena raising £1,400 for Macmillian, Foyle Women's Aid and Koram Centre
Black Astra stolen in Meadowview Crescent at midnight on Tuesday had previously been seen in Abercorn Road - PSNI seeking dashcam footage
Derry's Helen Cammock is a joint winner of the Turner Prize for her exhibition The Long Note, commissioned by Derry's Void Gallery
Forum goes "Strictly Ballroom" with 20 world-class dancers and stunning costumes - tickets available and cut-price £5 tickets for under-18s