New DoH guidance for visiting care homes and hospitals

Restrictions on visitation in care homes and hospitals in Northern Ireland are due to loosen on Friday, the Department of Health has announced. The new guidance will facilitate increased visiting in health and social care settings in the Western Health and Social Care Trust and will come into effect from this Friday 7 May 2. […]

Council approves £750k support for arts sector

Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council have approved £750,000 in grant support to fund a number of arts, culture and heritage projects in the district. The programmes span a wide range of cultural initiatives and groups, including Cultural Organisations, Heritage Animation, Access Programme for Cultural Organisations, Headline Events, Community Festivals, the Artist & […]

Delighted Ethan finally passes driving test after delay

A LOCAL teenager is ready to hit the road this week after passing his driving test following a series of lengthy delays due to Covid-19 restrictions. Driving instruction and tests were permitted to restart on Friday past as part of the latest easing of restrictions, and Castlederg High School student Ethan Stronge said it was […]

A5 costs spiral to £80million

Over £80 million has now been spent on the delayed A5 dual-carriageway since the scheme was first developed just over a decade ago, with a total of £51 million of this going towards consultants. The figure has been described by one local Assembly member as ‘alarming’ in light of the fact that work on the […]

Covid 19: Vaccine now available for 30-34 year olds

The Covid 19 vaccine programme has opened up for a limited opportunity for 30-34 year olds in the North to get vaccinated. Appointments are mainly available at the vaccine centre at the SSE Arena in Belfast and those eligible were able to book from 10am this morning. Participating community pharmacies will also be able to […]