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Barcelona terror attack: PSNI issue advice to holidaymakers

The PSNI has issued potentially life-saving advice for local people on what to do in the event of a firearm or weapons attack abroad in the wake of the Barcelona attack.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

Altnagelvin Hospital situation ‘improving’ - Trust

Routine inpatient treatments are to get back up and running at Altnagelvin after services had to be cancelled over a fortnight ago due to a staffing shortages and a bug at the hospital.

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St Johns Ambulance volunteers Tyrone Jones, Nigel Brinner and Lucy Kane demonstrate CPR at the First Aid Awareness Day held recently in Guildhall Square. DER3117GS005

Our St John Ambulance is still going strong in Derry 80 years on

St John Ambulance was established in city in the 1930s, notably at the time of the construction and opening of the Craigavon Bridge.

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(L-R) Catherine McColgan (AWARE) Councillor Councillor Maol�osa McHugh, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council and Ronan McCay (AWARE Fundraising Committee (�Lorcan Doherty Photography)

Aware Mood Walk in Derry

Mayor of Derry & Strabane Maolíosa McHugh has linked up with AWARE to encourage people to sign up and participate in their annual fundraising Mood Walk in Derry.

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Foyle Sinn F�in MLA Karen Mullan ,Tina Burke, Michelle Weir, Donna Hutton

Festival initiative for children with Autism in Derry welcomed by MLA

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed a new initiative to provide a quiet space for children with Autism to be part of festivals in the city over the summer.

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DUP MLA Goerge Robinson.

Staffing issues impacting on health services

The Western Trust has said it is having difficulties in filling posts in a number of healthcare areas following concerns over the podiatry services locally.

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Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar at Queen's University, Belfast, on Friday.

‘We remain committed to the A5’

Leo Varadkar has said his government remains committed to providing £75m to advance to the A5 between Derry, Donegal and Dublin.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.

Breastfeeding: educating pupils recommendation

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed new recommendations that pupils should be taught about breast-feeding.

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Linda Beckett, Manager of Glen Caring home care agency, pictured back in November 2016 as work got under way at the site of the new Changing Places toilet with hoist at Ebrington. (Pic: Lorcan Doherty)

New changing facility for people with severe disabilities to open in Derry

A new State-of-the-Art ‘Changing Places’ facility for people with severe mobility disabilities will officially open in Ebrington Square in Derry on Monday August 7.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.

Move to address concerns over vaginal mesh implants

The Department of Health has confirmed it is looking at addressing the “distressing side-effects” affecting some local women fitted with vaginal mesh implants.

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Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

25 beds still closed at Altnagelvin Hospital

Over two dozen beds were yesterday still closed off at Altnagelvin Hospital as a vomiting bug and staff shortages continue to impact on health care.

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Altnagelvin Hospital.

Altnagelvin Hospital ward re-opens after vomiting bug

A ward in Altnagelvin Hospital that was forced to close because of a vomiting bug has re-opened to admissions.

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Staff at the North West Cancer Centre gather to mark the installation of Varian TrueBeam 2.7 on the treatment machines, a new first in the UK and Ireland and only the fourth in world.

Over 200 people treated at Altnagelvin’s new Cancer Centre

Over 200 people from both sides of the border have now been treated at the new North West Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin, the ‘Journal’ has learned.

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Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

Altnagelvin: ‘vital’ beds reopen quickly

Every effort must be made to quickly reopen 25 beds closed due to a vomiting bug and staff shortages at Altnagelvin Hospital, Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said.

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Pictured previously at the Rotary Foyle Foodbank Distribution Centre are Deirdre McDaid, John McMonagle, chair, Foyle Foodbank and Val Rodden. DER3214MC054

Derry Foodbank in appeal for donations

A Derry foodbank has spoken of the need for more donations “to fight hunger” as demand rises over the summer.

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Some colourful characters join fundraisers for Me4Mental at a previous fundraising drive in the city centre.

Me4Mental to host first awareness day in Derry

Derry support organisation, Me4Mental, will tomorrow stage their first mental health awareness day with a range of family friendly activities planned.

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark Durkan pictured with Grainne Doran.

GP services at ‘breaking point’ in some areas

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has warned that GP provision in rural areas is now at breaking point.

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Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

Vomiting bug and staff shortages lead to bed closures at Altnagelvin

An outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea and a lack of nursing staff has led to beds at Altnagelvin being closed while all routine procedures are to be cancelled, it has been confirmed.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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