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Local woman pays tribute to ‘amazing’ cancer care network after treatment

A local woman who has raised thousands of pounds for local charities after being diagnosed with breast cancer, has heaped praise on the health professionals she has encountered during her treatment.

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WATCH: Sinn Fein MLA gets hit in the face with cream pie

A video showing a Sinn Fein MLA getting hit in the face with a cream pie has been shared on social media.

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The woman said her problems with addiction began as a teenager. (File pic: maxpixel.freegreatpicture)

‘Living with addiction is like living in hell’ - Derry woman

A Derry woman has spoken about her journey to reclaiming her life from a hell-like existence of drink and drug dependency.

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Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

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‘Stand strong with us and we will stand with you’

‘Stand strong with us and we will stand with you’

The Western Trust Board was urged to “stand with the people you chose to consult” and refuse to implement any cuts at its meeting on Friday.

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Retired Nurse Martin Gallagher.

Proposal to move elderly out of home ‘disgraceful’

A retired nurse has called on the Western Trust to make sure that older people in residential homes are never again threatened with losing their home.

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One of the speakers holds a placard as he addresses the Western Trust Board at Foyle Arena.

Board would not have implemented severe cuts

The Western Trust received over 7,700 responses to its public consultation on its £12.5m Savings Plan, it has been confirmed.

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Dr. Nicola Herron.

Patients waiting years for treatment - Derry GP

A Derry doctor has warned that some aspects of patient care are now worse than they were when she started her career in the profession over 20 years ago.

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Mental health crisis ‘really should have alarm bells ringing’ - Durkan

Mental health crisis ‘really should have alarm bells ringing’ - Durkan

This Tuesday was World Mental Health day. The day itself saw numerous events and significant media coverage dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and to challenging the undeniable stigma that sadly still surrounds this very complex and sensitive issue.

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Outgoing co-chairperson Geraldine McGurk with new co-chairpersons James Nash and Jacquie Loughrey.

Pink Ladies co-chairs Geraldine and Karen pass over the reigns

After helping to bring about the transformation of cancer services and awareness across the north west, the co-chairs of Derry’s Pink Ladies have announced they are now ready to hand over the reigns.

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Ashleigh Taylor pictured recently in Buncrana with her parents Lee and Tanya.

Fundraising event at A.O.H. for young Ashleigh Taylor

A public fund-raising event will be staged in Derry this weekend in aid of a local woman’s daughter who is waiting to get on the Donor Transplant List.

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Councillor Logue has warned over the dangers of people mixing prescription drugs with alcohol.

Medication and alcohol cocktails ‘becoming the norm’

Action is needed now to prevent an “epidemic” of Derry people taking prescription medicine and other drugs mixed with alcohol, a local councillor has warned.

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The Derry sessions will take place at the Waterfoot Hotel.

Adult Learning Disability meetings

The Western Trust is to host a series of information sessions about future services for adults with a learning disability in Derry, Limavady and Strabane.

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Protesters gathered outside Trust headquarters at Altnagelvin ahead of the meeting.

Protest against Western Trust cuts will go ahead this morning

A planned protest over health cuts to is to go ahead in Derry this morning, despite some of the services affected receiving eleventh hour reprieves.

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Protesters gathered outside Trust headquarters at the MDEC building Altnagelvin prior to a meeting to discuss the Trust's Savings Plan.

Western Trust board to meet to discuss cuts

The Western Trust Board will meet today to discuss a series of cost-cutting measures despite confirmation that a more severe programme of cuts has been averted.

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Threat to Derry residential home lifted

The Western Trust has confirmed that the threat hanging over a Derry residential home has now been lifted after the Department of Finance announced that new funding has been identified.

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Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue.

Proposed health cuts ‘target most vulnerable’ - Logue

Sinn Féin local Health Spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue has reiterated her party’s opposition to proposed £70 million cuts to health and social care services.

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Local families have been urged to take action over blind cords.

Blind cord strangulation warning

Parents in Derry are being warned to take safety measures to protect their children from the risks of being strangled by window blind cords on windows.

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Guildhall Square fountains to be switched off from end of October

Derry City and Strabane District Council will be turning off the fountains in Guildhall Square at the end of October, it has been confirmed.

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