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81% of calls to under pressure service for those with serious conditions 'non-urgent'

Eighty-one per cent of calls to GP out-of-hours (OOH) services across the North this Christmas were non-urgent, it's emerged.

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The scene of the attack in February 2017

Man arrested in connection with 'New IRA' attack

A man's been arrested in Creggan in connection with the attempted murder of an off-duty police officer last February, which the PSNI have blamed on the 'New IRA.'

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Beautiful tribute to little Sam and Altnagelvin maternity staff

Tribute has paid to the maternity staff at Altnagelvin Hospital and little Sam Simmonds who would have been 1 year old on Monday.
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Sickness benefit recipients receive unexpected payment due to computer glitch

A glitch in the Department for Communities' computer system means some sickness benefit recipients unexpectedly received payment today.

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Homes evacuated in bomb alert

A number of people have been evacuated from their homes following the discovery of a suspicious object at the flyover.
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PHA urges vaccinations against strain that inflicted worst Australian winter since swine flu pandemic

A top consultant at the Public Health Agency (PHA) has urging people eligible for the free flu vaccination to get it without delay in order to protect themselves from a particularly virulent strain of the virus that last year inflected Australia's worst flu season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
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Necklace, passport and laptop taken from home

A necklace, passport and laptop were stolen from a house during a burglary in Sion Mills at the weekend.

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Two men injured in assault in pub during New Year's Eve celebrations

Two men have been injured following an assault in a licenced premises during the New Year's Eve celebrations this morning.

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Opioids and other strong medications stolen in Rosemount could prove fatal if taken by wrong person: PSNI

Police have warned of the potentially fatal consequences of taking opioids and other medications stolen from a house in Rosemount last week.
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Car destroyed in New Year's Eve arson attack

A car has been completely destroyed in an overnight arson attack in Limavady.

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Three arrested following cash, counterfeits and guns seizures, released

Three people arrested following cash, counterfeit goods and firearms seizures in raids by police investigating violent republican activity in Strabane have been released unconditionally.
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Councillors approve flying disc golf course to tackle sectarianism and antisocial behaviour

A new flying disc golf course in St. Columb's Park has been backed by members of Derry City and Strabane District Council's Environment and Regeneration Committee.

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Three men arrested in connection with quarry gun find released

Three men arrested last week after the discovery of a gun in a quarry have been released.

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Video: Gregory Campbell admits being a very reluctant TV licence payer and yearns for BBC promised by John Reith

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has admitted reluctantly contributing to the £3.8 billion collected by TV Licensing in 2016/17 to fund the BBC, by dutifully paying his TV licence.

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Video: Countdown to opening of new Drumahoe Park next Summer

Exciting times in Drumahoe as work continues apace on a major new district park in the heart of the Faughanside village, which is scheduled to open next summer.

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Woman badly shaken after being injured by knife-wielding robber

A woman has been left badly shaken after being injured by a knife-wielding robber in Londonderry.
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Listed building consent for Maritime Museum passed

An application for listed building consent to enable the development of a Maritime Museum and Archive that will multiply footfall in Ebrington when complete has been approved by Derry City and Strabane District Council's planning committee.

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Burglars ransack house and steal cash

Burglars ransacked a house and stole cash in a raid in the Irish Street area on Saturday night.

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Brian Tierney.

Young family of Londonderry SDLP councillor, Brian Tierney, shaken after arson attack

The young family of a Londonderry SDLP councillor, Brian Tierney, have been left shaken after his car was torched outside his home on Friday evening.
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'Vulnerable' young boy and two women 'shaken' after 'frightening ordeal'

A vulnerable young boy and two women were left shaken after a masked gang, a member of whom may have been armed, reportedly descended on a home in Londonderry on Wednesday.

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