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Hit man with bottle after being tossed out of bed at Belfray bash

A thirty-one-year-old County Down man, who hit a friend with a glass bottle after a wedding bash in the Belfray Country Inn in Drumahoe just over two years ago, was ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation to the victim at Derry Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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Workers are less likely to call in sick if their absence impacts upon their colleagues.

Workers less likely to take sick days if colleagues have to help out

Workers are less likely to call in sick if they think their absence will make life tough for their colleagues, a study revealed yesterday (Thu).

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Celtic striker, Leigh Griffiths.

Celtic star grants Christmas wish to young Derry fan

Glasgow Celtic footballer, Leigh Griffiths, has agreed to send a pair of signed football boots to a young Derry boy in time for Christmas.

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Joggin in cities with high levels of pollution can damage your health.

Exercising in pollution bad for the heart

Jogging or cycling in cities like London increases the chances of heart failure because of the amount of polluted air breathed in, it was revealed today.

Health
GOOD TIMES  . . . Niclas Vemmelund celebrating victory over Shamrock Rovers at Brandywell last season with teammates,  Rory Patterson, Keith Ward and Harry Monaghan.

DERRY CITY: Niclas Vemmelund received ‘special’ offer from League of Ireland club

DANISH right-back, Niclas Vemmelund revealed he’s received a ‘special offer’ from one of the League of Ireland’s top four clubs.

Derry City
Campaign looks to improve safety for cyclists on the roads

Should drivers give way to cyclists when turning left?

Fresh calls have been made for changes to the Highway Code which could improve the safety for cyclists at road junctions.

Transport
Doire Trasna's Eva Cassidy receives the Niamh McGlinchey Cup for Solo Singing from former All Ireland Senior Solo Singing Champion  Hannagh Ferguson at Glenullin last week. Included on left is �na Ferguson, Coiste Sc�r Dhoire  and Miche�l Ahern from Club Derry.

SCOR: Eva hits right note with county Scor win!

Doire Trasna’s Eva Cassidy - the city’s sole representative at last weekend’s Scór na nÓg County final in Glenullin, made her own little piece of history by claiming a superb first place in the Amhráníocht Aonair (Solo Singing) category.

Derry GAA
rranmore RNLI rescued four fishermen off the Donegal coast.

Fishermen rescued off Donegal coast

Arranmore RNLI rescued four fishermen on Friday morning after their 70ft boat got into difficulty off the Donegal coast.

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How Conor McGregor would look if he joined the Night's Watch.

Conor McGregor lands pirate role in ‘Game of Thrones’

Irish U.F.C world champion, Conor McGregor, has landed a role in hit television series, ‘Game of Throne’, according to U.F.C. supremo, Dana White.

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Dirty and unpopular bonfires to be removed

Dirty and unpopular bonfires to be removed

The council’s Health and Community Committee has backed a new policy that will mandate the removal of bonfires if they are dirty, unsafe or lacking in community support.

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Online scam warning

Scam warning over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.

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Bonfire policy will send out a 
‘strong message’

Bonfire policy will send out a ‘strong message’

The Mayor, Hilary McClintock, says the proposed adoption of a new bonfire policy shows council is committed to eradicating pyres from those communities where they are not wanted.

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Nearly a quarter of UK adults admit to trying to find their presents before the big day

Revealed - the top present hiding locations this Christmas

Linen cupboards, gym bags and even the neighbour’s house are some of the places Christmas shoppers will hide presents in at attempt to avoid Christmas being spoiled by prying eyes.
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The funeral of Ryan McCaul.

Gortnaghey falls silent as road crash victim Ryan McCaul is laid to rest

The small rural community of Gortnaghey in Co Derry fell silent on Friday as family, friends and loved ones came from far and wide to say their final farewell to Ryan McCaul.

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Gemma Lynch's petition.

Accessible play park for Limavady moves a step closer

A Limavady woman campaigning to get an inclusive play park in the town for children with physical disabilities and sensory disorders is “delighted” that it looks set to happen.

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MAN ON THE EDGE . . .  West Brom manager, Tony Pulis says James McClean must learn to control himself on the pitch.

FOOTBALL: James McClean is ‘living on the edge’ - says West Brom boss

WEST BROM boss, Tony Pulis has warned James McClean must learn to ‘control himself’ on the pitch and claims the Derry man has been living on the edge this season.

Football
LBC broadcast journalist, Nick Ferrari.

Nick Ferrari describes Troubles investigation into British service personnel as ‘horrific’

LBC broadcaster and former tabloid journalist, Nick Ferrari, has described a new probe into the activities of British service personnel in the North of Ireland during the Troubles as “wholly and utterly bloody ridiculous”.

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Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness.

McGuinness cancelled China trip for health reasons

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness missed this week’s mission to China for health reasons, Sinn Féin President and TD Gerry Adams has revealed.

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Seamus Mullan, Margaret Mullan, Rossmar student, Michael Cartin with Rossmar VP Ms Archibald

Foreglen GAC fundraiser helps local community groups and Rossmar School

A big hearted GAA club has raised more than £2,000 that will help a local special needs school and two local groups.

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Video: Austin’s bail out was never on, claims Hamilton

Trade Minister, Simon Hamilton, has said that an InvestNI-style bail out of Austin’s Department Store was never a runner despite the store’s reported difficulties before going out of business earlier this year.

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