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Cannabis oil transforms the quality of life for brave Derry girl Summer

“It was as if someone threw you another lifeline. I was quite analytical about the legalities because the very mention of cannabis oil...I was thinking...God, you can’t give a child cannabis oil.”

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Mayor of Derry & Strabane Maol�osa McHugh cutting the ruibbon on the new premises with MP Elisha MCallion, Santa and Jackie White, NI Director.

Action on Hearing Loss office opens

Action on Hearing Loss have opened a new North West hub in Derry’s city centre, with the Mayor and other dignitaries joining service users at the official launch.

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Sinn F�in Health spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue with Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum programme manager Aileen McGuinness supporting the campaign not to waste prescription medicines.

Medicine waste campaign backed

Local people have been urged not to waste prescription medicines as the cost associated with this is now £18m each year in the north.

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Campaigners joined by Santa at Guildhall Square.

Detox for Derry campaign takes to the streets in protest again

Those at the helm of a campaign for a detox facility said they have had no choice but to return to street politics once again due to what they claim are “broken promises”.

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Phil Schwab, AbbVie; Hilary McKee, Western Health & Social Care Trust; Ruth Miller, Western Health & Social Care Trust; Carrie Grant, Patient Advocate.

Older people health project secures UK award

A joint project by the Western and Northern Trusts which has reduced the number of inappropriate presentations at A&E has been named the overall winner of a prestigious UK award.

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The Playhouse in Derry

Alliance for Choice to host Derry conference tomorrow

A ‘Still Fighting for Choice’ conference will take place at The Playhouse Museum in Derry this weekend.

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The two Mayors of Derry and Limerick and Western Trust Chief Executive Anne Kilgallen were among those who attended the ceremony.

New sculpture honours organ donors’ gift of life

The Mayors of Derry and Limerick came together yesterday for the unveiling of a special Life Candle sculpture in honour of organ donors.

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DUP Councillor Drew Thompson.

Clooney Greenway funding for land

A Derry City & Strabane District Council Committee have approved over £60,000 to purchase the land needed for the Clooney Greenway.

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A still taken from the film 'Unrest'.

Derry man hopes film screening will help raise awareness of M.E.

A Derry man is hoping to raise awareness of the debilitating condition known as ME after he hosted a special screening of an award-winning film which tells the story of one woman’s battle with the misunderstood illness.

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Sinn Fein councillor Sandra Duffy.

PIP assessments Tory ‘shame and punishment’

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has claimed Personal Independence Payments (PIP) assessment procedures reflect a Tory culture of “shame and punishment” towards welfare recipients.

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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Staff, board members and volunteers pictured at the launch of the Male Cancer Awareness Month billboard at Free Derry Corner by the Pink Panthers Support Group, from left, Danny McNamee, Sean Collins, CRT, Martin Mullan, Maureen Collins, Development Worker, Karen Mullan, Charlie Nash, Julie McGinty, Margaret Cunningham, John Nash, Co-chair, and Wliie McGaughey. DER4417-131KM

Local men urged to check in at free ‘Movember’ health event tomorrow

The Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership will tomorrow (Wednesday) host a Men’s Movember Carnival event at the Community Hub on Trench Road.

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Ceremonies to remember local people who died by suicide

Ceremonies to remember local people who died by suicide

The Northwest and Roe Valley Bereaved by Suicide Support Groups will hold their annual ‘Memory Tree of Lights’ ceremonies next month.

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Some of the overflowing bins in the Triangle flats area of the Waterside.

Concern over rubbish attracting rats at flats in Triangle area of Waterside

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has said there are serious health and safety issues around the removal of household waste from flats in the Triangle development in the Waterside.

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The new Lavender Suite at Altnagelvin.

Derry’s new bereavement suite provides ‘space for parents to say goodbye’

A new bereavement suite for parents who receive devastating news that their baby has died, has been officially opened in Altnagelvin Hospital.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Mark H Durkan.

Over 900 local PIP claims are rejected

One third of people assessed for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in Derry and Strabane have had their disability benefit claim rejected.

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Derek Hussey.

Absenteeism among Council staff falling

Absenteeism among staff at Derry City & Strabane District Council has been reduced by around 10 per cent following a range of new initiatives aimed at promoting health and well being.

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