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Councillor Sharon McAleer.

‘Childcare for All’ call gets council backing

All parties in the Mid Ulster District Council unanimously supported a motion brought to Council to support the Childcare for All campaign and to support the provision of 30-hours free childcare for working parents similar to existing schemes elsewhere.

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£5.2m Pomeroy peace project

£5.2m Pomeroy peace project

A £5.2M Peace IV project which will quite literally connect Pomeroy through the creation of shared community spaces and a programme of engagement has been launched.

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Support call for new strategy on suicide

Support call for new strategy on suicide

Sinn Féin has welcomed the Department of Health publication of the Protect Life 2 Suicide Prevention Strategy as a critical step in tackling suicide and is bringing a motion to the Mid Ulster District Council to explore how the strategy can be implemented across the district.

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Councillor Kerri Hughes

Pension age proposals must be resisted: Hughes

SDLP Cookstown Councillor Kerri Hughes has said that plans to raise the pension age from 67 to 75 revealed by a Tory think tank at the weekend may improve Whitehall budget lines but it will condemn thousands into poverty in their old age.

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