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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
A test new to Northern Ireland is now available at Enniskillen hospital, and will provide more rapid testing and diagnosis of lung cancer
Silvercrest Foods claims European suppliers may be source of trace horsemeat in its products
Horsemeat found in 10 of 27 burger products on sale in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland. One Tesco burger had 29% horsemeat
Apex plans 65-plot allotment scheme at new housing development on Circular Road
Parents warned that pound shops may be supplied with 'Tartan Collection' £1 facepaint sets containing toxic levels of lead
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has published the first bulletin from the Health Survey Northern Ireland for 2012
The Flu Vaccination Programme will be extended to all children to all children from 2014
The basic annual bursary for nurses and midwives entering training is now to be reduced to £5,165 per annum
Abiraterone – a breakthrough treatment for advanced prostate cancer – has been approved for use in Northern Ireland
Abiraterone, which has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales, should be approved for Northern Ireland, says Mark Durkan

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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