Health

Department of Health confirms tests for the Belfast patient are negative for 2019 nCov, which means UK is still virus-free
The life-extending ovarian cancer drug Niraparib has been approved for Northern Ireland for the first time
Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan asks for free sanitary products in schools - 49% of girls have missed a day because they could not afford them
A report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Ireland slams 'no progress’ on child health policy, says Mark H Durkan MLA
Anxiety? Depression? Poor Sleep? Western Trust to run free weekly stress control sessions in Foyle Arena from Thurs 10 Jan to Thurs 14 Feb
New courses will focus on outdoor play, nutrition, reducing anxiety in children and managing challenging behaviour - leading to OCN Award
Names like dear, love, girls and lads banned in southern hospitals, as are names referring to ailments such as 'the one with the hip'
NWRC student Caitlin Hasson has won a £5,500 pa JP McManus Scholarship to continue her physiotherapy studies in Manchester
Western Trust awarded first ever Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for excellent cancer care standards at the Macmillan Centre Altnagelvin
Dept of Health is proposing a 3% pay rise for health and social care staff for 2018-19
Dept of Finance today set public sector pay policy for 2018/19 and is moving away from limiting increases to 1%

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Book of Condolence is open at the Guildhall tomorrow, Sunday, in memory of Seamus Mallon, or online: www.derrystrabane.com/bookofcondolences
Cllr. Brian Tierney has been appointed the SDLP’s Community Policing spokesperson
Each of the SDLP MLAs will donate their £1,000 pay increase to a charity of their choice
Council will celebrate local women next weekend (Friday 31st-Saturday Feb 1st) by participating in the Herstory 20/20 Project
This week pupils from 3 Strabane primary schools had a lecture followed by a Loganair/City of Derry Airport courtesy flight over Derry