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Street drinkers’ centre forced to slash opening hours

The charity which runs Derry’s “crucial” day care centre for local street drinkers has said they now have no option but to slash opening hours due to a funding crisis.

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Elderly care.

Namaste programme for dementia carers

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust), in partnership with Derry Well Women Centre have recently completed a pilot programme for women carers who have a family member with end stage dementia.

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The world record attempt will take place at Ebrington on July 1.

Jivers poised to boogie on down as Derry goes for new World Record

Local people are being urged to get their dancing shoes on as the city prepares to set a new jive dancing world record.

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Entertainer David Meade joined the team from the Old Library Trusts SWEET Programme and tech company Learning Pool to create an e-learning tool to help tackle childhood obesity as part of the Social Innovation NI Techies in Residence Programme, funded by the Building Change Trust and managed by Innovate NI. Pictured with David Meade are Arlene Mooney from Learning Pool, SWEET team Julie White and Patricia Mahon, Connor Doherty Innovate NI, Brian McDermott from the Foodovation centre and George McGowan from the Old Library Trust.

David Meade in Derry to back recipe for tackling childhood obesity

International mind reader David Meade headed into the kitchen in Derry recently to help cook up a new project tackling childhood obesity.

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3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

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Christopher Fagan pictured with his father Patsy, who was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2011.

Derry man to cycle to father’s birthplace in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

A Derry man is planning to cycle 100 miles to his father’s native town, in a charity awareness drive for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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The Unison organised protest in Derry.

Bryson Care say they have been ‘open and transparent’ with all staff

Bryson Care have said it is committed to providing long-term employment following concerns about plans to change workers terms and conditions.

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Professor Paddy Johnston died suddenly at the weekend.

Shock and sadness at passing of Professor Paddy Johnston

Tributes have been paid to the Derry born Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Paddy Johnston after his sudden death at the weekend.

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The original fencing erected around the new 3G pitches at Brooke Park.

Fresh concerns over balls bouncing onto busy road in Rosemount

Council officials have said they are working with residents and groups to resolve fresh health and safety fears in relation to matches being played on the pitches at Brooke Park.

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Altnagelvin Hospital.

Western Trust lays out plan for coming years

Mental health among local people has been deemed “considerably worse” than is the case across Northern Ireland as a whole.

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Elaine Way said the new plan will focus on delivering the best care and outcomes for local people.

Leap in life expectancy for men and women

The average life expectancy for both men and women has increased by several years over the past decade, the Western Trust has revealed.

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Eric McGinley.

Call to parents amid concern over underage drinking

Sinn Fein Councillor Eric McGinley has called on parents to be aware of their children’s whereabouts following disturbances at the top of the Ballymagroarty estate.

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Jim O'Brien with local Sinn Fein Councillor Kevin Campbell pictured beside one of the new ramps.

New ramps give Jim freedom of Creggan

A Derry teenager has said he is delighted that new ramps are being installed in the area around his home which will accommodate his wheelchair.

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Foyle SDLP MP Mark Durkan. DER1815MC134

Plain packaging welcomed

SDLP Foyle Westminster candidate Mark Durkan has welcomed the introduction of new plain cigarette packaging in all shops in Derry.

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Me4Mental has invited local people to come along to their meetings.

‘Me4Mental’ invite local people to come to meetings

Local group Me4Mental has urged carers and anyone suffering from mental health issues, to come along to one of their meetings held across the city.

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Dr Nina Mukherji, Gastroenterologist, Altnagelvin Hospital receives her award on the night.

‘Tireless’ Derry clinical team scoop awards

A total of five Western Trust clinical professionals have been honoured for their work in supporting people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly.

Call for local people to donate blood at Guildhall

A call has been issued for local people to help others by donating blood at forthcoming sessions in Derry’s city centre.

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Barbecues can be fantastic occasions but it's important to be careful when preparing food outside.

VIDEO: How to cook food safely on the BBQ

People all over Northern Ireland will be barbecuing food in their gardens this evening.
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Councillor Tony Hassan at the woman's home with sewage running alongside it, and in through the back garden (right).

Call for action as sewage floods garden

A Derry mother has expressed disgust and concern after sewage flooded her garden yesterday.

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The RISE Team from the Western Health and Social Care Trust pictured at the launch of the new service.

New initiative to help PS children achieve potential

A new health project aiming to enhance the development of children to ensure they reach their full potential is being rolled out in schools across the north west.

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