Health

Drugs giant Vertex has made formal offer for NI giving pricing of Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco equivalent to NHS in England
NI populaton over 65 will grow by 25% by 2026 and over 85s by 40%, says statistics agency NISRA
SDLP calls for PIP payments as in Scotland: for those with 2 years left to live, rather than 6 months as is currently the case
Western Trust is offering year 9 and 10 girls the HPV vaccine to protect them from cervical cancer in later life
The new cross-border Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Campus has its offical opening at Altnagelvin Hospital
Funding of £30m to tackle hospital waiting lists across Northern Ireland will target the most urgent cases and reducing the longest waits
This April's Autism Fun Day is in the Guildhall on Sat 14th: face painting, bouncy castle, interactive kids' zone - and all for free!
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has found that 50% of ambulance stations had issues with unsatisfactory hygiene
Louise McFarland and Katrina McFeely made a kind donation of £265, raised by Limavady Jobs Office, to the Altnagelvin Cardiac Fund
Tooth removals cost £9m and are No.1 reason for child hospital admissions in NI; 40% of our 5 yr olds have decay, compared to 25% in England
Almost 700 Children have missed out on health assessments at 1 and 2 years of age in Derry due to pressure on the WHSCT, says Mark H Durkan

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Man in his 30s sentenced to six month suspended sentence for breaking a bone is his partner's foot and biting her face
Council is now putting in £75,000 to purchase green space at former school and develop greenways around the site, says Cllr Martin Reilly
Broken pathways and cobbles at Meadowview Crescent, Rosemount will now be relandscaped and repaired with grass areas, says Mark H Durkan
Over 20 exhibitors will be at Letterkenny Institute's Green Day on 28 Nov, as experts look at how renewable energy is crucial in Ireland
The animatronic Snow Lion protects the White Queen and would like to meet you for a 'selfie' at Derry's Winterland Markets 14-15 Dec