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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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Orla McCann, Disability Action, Catherine Carlin, Disability Sevrices,  WHSCT, Linda Beckett, General Manager of Glen Caring, Jonathan Hagon, service user and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maol�osa McHugh pictured at the opening of the new Glen Caring changing ffacility for people with severe mobility disabilities which has been officially opened in Ebrington Square, Londonderry.  Picture: Martin McKeown.

New changing facility for disabled visitors

A new state-of-the-art changing facility for people with severe mobility disabilities opened in Ebrington Square, Londonderry, on Monday.

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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 Londonderry

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

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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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Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

Vomiting bug and staffing levels 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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Giants Causeway

Do you dare to take on the Clifftop Experience at the Giant’s Causeway?

The National Trust and local tour company, ‘Away A Wee Walk,’ are delighted to be relaunching the spectacular hike which offers visitors the opportunity to venture along the stunning journey across the Causeway Coast’s clifftop path.
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A sad child - NSPCC image

'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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Getting the flu jab

New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

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A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

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Stephanie Burton was awarded her degree from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's University in Belfast.

Stephanie graduates with best possible style

After an assault that left her with brain damage, Londonderry Queen’s student Stephanie Burton didn’t dare to dream she would be graduating with first class honours in nursing two years later.

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Schools for Hope scheme launched

Schools for Hope scheme launched

A major conference last week in Ulster University, Magee Campus has heralded the launch of ‘Schools for Hope’, a new and innovative resilience concept for children and young people.

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Accident

Collision left woman, 67, in a critical state

A 67-year-old woman was left in a critical condition following a crash in Co Londonderry on Tuesday night.

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back strain

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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Scene of the terror attacks in the London Bridge area

NI health staff will ‘learn’ from London and Manchester

The health service in Northern Ireland says it will learn from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in case of such an atrocity happening here.

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Gerry O�"Connor and Christine O�"Connor

MNDA event in memory of Tony

Local estate agent Gerry O’Connor recently held a high-profile fundraising event at Titanic Belfast to celebrate the life of his brother Tony O’Connor.

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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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The new laws come into force on May 20, 2017.

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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