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Series of commemorations planned to mark 36th anniversary of INLA hunger striker Kevin Lynch

A series of commemorations marking the 36th anniversary of the death of INLA hunger striker Kevin Lynch will take place in Dungiven over the weekend, culminating in the annual memorial parade on Sunday.

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Trade union NIPSA still concerned over offices as ‘to let’ sign appears

Trade union NIPSA still concerned over offices as ‘to let’ sign appears

The trade union NIPSA is waiting for written confirmation from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (EONI) that its Queen Street office will not close after ‘to let’ adverts were erected over its doors.

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The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.

Accused of disorderly in front of children

A woman has appeared in court accused of disorderly behaviour and assaulting police in front of her children.

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Police have arrested four men as part of an investigation into the supply of heroin in Belfast

Taxi driver robbed at knife point

A taxi driver was robbed at knife-point in the city early this morning.

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The skit is from BBC Northern Ireland comedy show, 'Late Licence'. (Photo:BBC)

WATCH: Joke about Derry goes viral

A skit involving Derry from BBC Northern Ireland's comedy show 'Late Licence' is taking social media by storm.

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The destroyed car.

Driver writes off new £200,000 Ferrari after one hour

A driver was left with more than damaged pride when he crashed his new £200,000 Ferrari an hour after buying it.
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GREEN FLAG AWARD FOR BROOKE PARK. . . .The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maoliosa Hughes pictured at Brooke Park today (Thursday) with Council Parks and Grounds Staff and The Conservation Volunteers of the park who received the Green Flag Award 2017/18. Included in photo are Karen Phillips, Director of Environment and Regeneration, DCSDC, Danny McCartney, Grounds Maintenance Manager, DCSDC, Colin Kennedy, Parks Development Manager, DCSDC and Emma Bonner, DCSDC.

Brooke Park awarded ‘Green Flag’ status

The Regeneration of Brooke Park by Derry City and Strabane District Council has been awarded the prestigious ‘Green Flag’ status at a ceremony in Bangor Castle yesterday.

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CCTV may be used to tackle drink-fuelled anti-social behaviour in St. Columb’s Park

CCTV may be used to tackle drink-fuelled anti-social behaviour in St. Columb’s Park

A working group established to tackle sporadic anti-social behaviour in St. Columb’s Park is considering the installation of CCTV cameras in the ‘stadium’ area having identified alcohol as a major factor in recent disturbances, some of which were reportedly sectarian in nature.

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The clothing allowance (uniform grants) for the 2017/18 school year will remain at 2016 levels.

‘U-turn’ on plans to slash school uniform funding welcomed

A U-turn on planned funding cuts for school uniform grants has been welcomed.

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Some colourful characters join fundraisers for Me4Mental at a previous fundraising drive in the city centre.

Me4Mental to host first awareness day in Derry

Derry support organisation, Me4Mental, will tomorrow stage their first mental health awareness day with a range of family friendly activities planned.

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark Durkan pictured with Grainne Doran.

GP services at ‘breaking point’ in some areas

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has warned that GP provision in rural areas is now at breaking point.

Health
Paddy Nash

Paddy Nash at Cottage Sessions

Local music legend Paddy Nash will bring his spell-binding live show to the ‘Cottage Sessions’ this weekend.

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Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.

First class honours degree increase welcomed

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson, Karen Mullan, has congratulated students after the latest statistics showed an increase in the number of graduates attaining First Class Honours degrees.

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Vanessa Craig pictured in the Shantallow Community Collective, Racecourse Road, this week with some of the donations to her School Uniform Recycling initiative. DER3017GS037

School uniform recycling initiative a major success

The organisers of a community initiative to recycle donated school uniforms for families facing financial hardship, have welcomed the massive response from local people.

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Found with drugs on Derry bound train

Found with drugs on Derry bound train

A teenager who admitted possessing drugs on a train travelling into Derry has received a suspended sentence.

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‘Don’t ever give up on peace’ - Rev. Latimer

‘Don’t ever give up on peace’ - Rev. Latimer

Life, it has been said, is like an onion – you peel it off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.  (DR4113JB145)

Start of Rosemount kitchen replacement scheme welcomed

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has welcomed the start of a Housing Executives scheme to replace the kitchens in their properties in the Rosemount area.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has confirmed that buses will be travelling from Derry.

Buses bound for Hunger Strike Commemoration

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA and former hunger striker, Raymond McCartney, has announced that the annual National Hunger Strike Commemoration will take place in Ballina Co. Mayo, on Sunday August 13.

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Newly appointed Chairperson of the SDLPs Civil Rights Commemoration Committee, Br�d Rodgers ,  pictured with Pat Hume at the official announcement at the Guildhall yesterday. DER3017GS046

Civil Rights ‘unfinished business’ - SDLP ahead of 50th anniversary

SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood, has said that the work started by those who led the Civil Rights Movement almost 50 years ago, remains “unfinished business.”

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Late Derry City FC captain Ryan McBride.

Gasyard Féile to host sporting event in honour of Ryan McBride’s legacy

The Gasyard Féile is to stage ‘A Day for Ryan McBride’ in memory of the late Derry City FC captain who passed away suddenly in March, it has been confirmed.

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