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New short film set in the Bogside a riotous journey back in time

An intriguing new short film scripted by local poet and playwright, Joe Mc Carthy, which turned heads while filming on location in the Bogside recently, is nearing completion and should be finalised this spring.

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European left says McGuinness
dedicated life to United Ireland

European left says McGuinness dedicated life to United Ireland

The President of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) has described the late Martin McGuinness as a man of courage who dedicated his entire life to a United Ireland.

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Martin McGuinness with President Juan Manuel Santos, a supporter of the Colombian peace process.

FARC says McGuinness was a ‘revolutionary’ and friend of the Colombian people

The leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP) has described Martin McGuinness as an example of the “revolutionary struggle for peace, social justice, solidarity, and internationalism”.

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Basque patriotic left describes McGuinness as ‘great revolutionary and great friend’

Basque patriotic left describes McGuinness as ‘great revolutionary and great friend’

The Basque national liberation movement has described Martin McGuinness as a “great revolutionary and a great friend”.

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‘Tech’ throwing doors open to prospective students in Derry next Wednesday

‘Tech’ throwing doors open to prospective students in Derry next Wednesday

The North West Regional College is holding its next open day in Derry City on March 29, from 12 noon to 8pm.

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Despite the extra daylight, it seems that the average person is not looking forward to the clocks going forward

Average person works an extra 2 hours a day after clocks go forward

It's not long now until the clocks change on 26 March, heralding the start of summer, blue skies, light evenings, and good times.
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DUP leader, Arlene Foster, at the funeral of Martin McGuinness. (Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press)

Foster attendance at McGuinness funeral provokes praise and outrage

Arlene Foster’s 11th hour decision to attend the funeral of Martin McGuinness has earned the DUP leader widespread praise - but outraged some victims of the IRA.

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Ben Nutt running, inspired by his uncle.

Running fundraiser for ‘vital’ Derry support service

The nephew of Colin ‘Buddy’ Nutt from Derry, a footballer who played for both Limavady United and Institue, has been fundraising for a ‘vital’ support service in the city to say ‘thank you’ for the treatment his uncle has been receiving.

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Tuberculosis can be spread through sneezing and coughing.

11 TB cases in Western Trust area last year

The Western Trust has confirmed there were 11 cases of Tuberculosis in the region last year.

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The late Martin McGuinness, pictured with former South African government minister, Ronnie Kasrils, and ANC member, with P�draig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty a number of years ago.

ANC: Comrade McGuinness was a trusted ally of the South African people during apartheid

The African National Congress says Martin McGuinness was a trusted ally of the South African people during apartheid and will be forever remembered as a unifier and a man of moral courage.

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The late Tony McLaughlin

Broadbridge PS Principal ‘inspired countless children’

For almost 50 years, educator Tony McLaughlin “inspired countless children” and “enabled generations of young people to realise their full potential.”

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Sinn Colr. Sean McGlinchey signs a Book of Condolence in the Sinn Fein office in Dungiven. Looking on are Sinn Fein's Caroline White and Sinn Fein Colr. Brenda Chivers. Photo: Dylan Quigg.

Dungiven vigil: ‘There were no airs or graces with Martin McGuinness’

‘A colossal loss’ is how Martin McGuinness’s death was described by some of his supporters in Dungiven who braved the bitter cold earlier this week to pay their respects to the former deputy First Minister.

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The screen featuring the late Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and a countdown to the lived feed of the Funeral Service yesterday.

Martin ‘only felt at home in his beloved Bogside’

Martin McGuinness may have frequented corridors of power across the world but he only felt truly at home in his beloved Bogside, mourners at his funeral were told.

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The Funeral of former Sinn Fein leader and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in the Bogside in Derry this afternoon.
Mr McGuinness dies earlier this week after a short illness.
At his funeral today
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Martin was ‘relentless’ in pursuit of peace

Martin McGuinness undertook a remarkable journey during his life and was “relentless” in his pursuit of peace, mourners at his funeral have been told.

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McGuinness funeral: ‘Our hearts may be broken but Martin’s legacy will live on’

Thousands of mourners from throughout Ireland gathered in the late afternoon sunshine yesterday to say a final farewell to their “friend, leader, comrade and inspiration”.

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Bus Eireann staff have called an all out strike. (File Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Translink Dublin buses operating as Bus Eireann staff go on strike

A Translink spokesperson has advised those travelling from Derry to Dublin that their Goldline services are continuing to operate today as Bus Éireann staff go on strike.

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Ryan McBride

EDDIE MAHON: Ryan McBride was the quiet Clark Kent who became Derry City’s Superman

I’m writing this piece less than an hour after looking into Ryan McBride’s coffin and to say that, in any way, I can get my head round the awfulness of it all would be well wide of the mark.

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The Derry GAA All event is an annual event.

Grey skies over Owenbeg are no match for glorious ‘GAA for All’ day

The weather is never great when the ‘GAA For All’ event is held each year outside Dungiven.

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Video: Kelly heroes as St. Patrick blesses ewe with six lambs

A one-in-a-million ewe has given birth to six live lambs, leaving one sheep farming family, full of the joys of Spring.

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PSNI

Man arrested in connection with bomb attack on police

A twenty-year-old man’s been arrested in the wake of the attempted bombing of police officers in Strabane on Tuesday.

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