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DOH urges public to keep up with social distancing and other precautions as the first cases of the Indian variant appear
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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Altnagelvin midwife Corina McGarrigle had her baby son, assisted by her colleagues, on International Midwives Day last Wednesday, 5th May
One person, 1 hour a day in hospitals and hospices, in children's wards 2 can visit but must 'rotate' so only 1 at a time is at bedside
Decision to take cars queueing for McDonalds off road and on to Fort George site increases safety on Strand Rd, says Sinéad McLaughlin
Council have unveiled a mural by local company Peaball Creatives, dedicated to former Derry City player Mark Farren, at the Brandywell
Council has approved funding of £750,000 for a raft of arts, culture and heritage projects and events