Babies say what they see for first words

If dad’s want ‘dada’ to be the first word their baby utters then they need to do their share of early childcare, according to new research.

A robin

Feeders and crows bad news for robins

Bird feeders that attract crows could spell bad news for the red breasted robin, a new study found.

A doctor checking a child

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.


ASDA to cut fuel price tomorrow

Asda is cutting fuel to new national price cap of 110.7ppl on unleaded and 112.7ppl on diesel.
People in the UK are unaware of many factory farming techniques

Pulling teeth, docking tails and killing male chicks - legal farming techniques most people are unaware of

Millions of people have no idea how their food is produced - with six in 10 admitting they didn't realise dairy cows needed to be pregnant in order to produce milk, a study has found.

New advice could reduce cot death risk by 50 per cent.

Babies should share bedroom with parents - but in their own bed

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.
There are various benefits available to pregnant women

North of Ireland wants abortion reform says Amnesty International

Nearly three quarters of people in the North of Ireland want abortion to be available in cases of rape and incest and when the foetus will not survive outside the womb, according to a new Amnesty International poll published on Tuesday.

How has your name performed?

Comeback kid or rising star? How has your name performed since 1904?

Names, love yours or hate it, we’ve all got one and now a new tool can reveal how popular our monikers have been over the past 110 years.


Watch: Carnlough’s Cora defies doctors to celebrate 8th birthday

Brave terminally ill Carnlough girl Cora McQuade-Denvir has defied doctors’ expectations to celebrate her eighth birthday.

Author Claire Allan  who has launched The Mammy Monologues along with English based journalist Anne-Marie Scanlon

Calling all mammies, new book needs you!

Derry Journal reporter Claire Allan, along with English based journalist and author Anne-Marie Scanlon, is on the hunt for mammies of all ages, persuasions and beliefs to take part in a major new project.

8 years-old Summer Condren-Crossan (front right), with her sisters, 4 years-old Molly and 16 years-old Roisin, at their Slievemore Park home this week. DER1914MC015

A hospice for all our children

The word ‘Hospice’ has certain connotations - mostly that of end of life care and the admission of patients who are very seriously ill.

Altnagelvin Hospital.

Altnagelvin to hold annual baby remembrance service

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) is holding a Remembrance Service in memory of babies who have died following miscarriage or stillbirth and neonatal and infant deaths on Sunday 11 May.

Group pictured at the event held to raise awareness on 'Trisomy' at St. Columb's Park House on Thursday morning. From left Jennifer Donaghey, Charlene McCabe, Laura Savage, Christine Barnett, Glen Houston, Chief Executive RQIA, Stuart Savage, Patrick Donaghey, Bernadette Smyth and Gemma Bradley-Holmes. DER1614MC80

‘Our babies deserve the chance of life’

A bereaved mother from Derry is leading a campaign for better care for parents faced with the devastating diagnosis their children aren’t likely to survive past birth.

Nadine Coyle has tweeted a picture of her daughter Anaiya

Nadine introduces baby Anaiya

Derry Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has finally posted a picture of her two month old baby daughter - and revealed the tot has been named Anaiya.

Kathleen Kilgannon pictured along with her mother Nora Gallagher and brother John after they were reunited in 2012.

Woman issues plea for help in finding her long lost brother

A woman born in a mother and baby home is calling on Derry and Donegal people to help her trace her long lost brother.

Jack and Emily Derry’s most popular baby names

Jack and Emily Derry’s most popular baby names

Jack and Emily were the most popular names for babies born in Derry this year.

Tina Donnell, left, and Gemma Bradley. (DER4913PG051)

‘Our babies will always be a part of our families - even if they are gone’

In a bedroom of Gemma and David Bradley’s home there are all the signs of an impending happy event. There are boxes of nappies, baby bottles and dummies.

Tina Donnell, left, and Gemma Bradley. (DER4913PG050)

Baby heartbreak for Derry mums

Two Derry mums have made an impassioned plea for more support services to be offered to women told their babies will not survive after birth.

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Avoid pay-day loans this Christmas, says Derry councillor

A Derry city councillor has urged the public to avoid crippling payday loans this Christmas.

(Team members covering the L'Derry, Strabane and Limavady area celebrating and recognising the 18 'forever families' they brought together in the Western Trust area)

Trust aims for more adoptions

Staff at the Western Trust have thrown their weight behind National Adoption Week which kickstarts tomorrow.

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