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Members of the the Jaydee Brass Band keep a nervous eye on Ferryquay Gate as they play on an opentop bus as they make a welcome return  for this years City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.  Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 28.04.16c

Derry’s got sax appeal

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend upon the city this weekend for the 15th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.

Foyle Search and Rescue volunteer Bill McElhinney pictured at his home in Prehen Park Derry on Wednesday afternoon. DER1716GS015

Meet Bill, 80, a Foyle Search and Rescue volunteer

In a city where Foyle Search and Rescue is considered the fourth emergency service, the work carried out by the charity is never underestimated.

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Year of Mercy Flower Festival in Our Lady of Lourdes church

Thornhill Ministries is celebrating the Year of Mercy by holding a Festival of Flowers entitled “Dry the Tears”. The Festival will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown Road, Derry next Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th May 2016. Inspired by the Pope’s Jubilee of Consolation (being celebrated on 5th May), this unique festival - expressing in flowers the joys and challenges of life - will be uplifting and reflective in equal measure.

Artistic Director of Creative Aging International, Dominic Campbell.

Creative learning event for older people at the Playhouse

One of the world’s leading advocates for creative and positive ageing is coming to Derry’s Playhouse Theatre for an interactive Creative Ageing Symposium in May.

Conleth Hill as Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Game of Thrones: Betting begins on who will die in Season 6

Ahead of the epic Season Six premiere of Game of Thrones speculation is rife about who is bound to be killed off in what has been promised by the show’s insiders to be the most seriously epic season yet.

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Miss Derry winner, Kiera Doherty.

Miss Derry 2016 crowned

The winner of Miss Derry was crowned last night in a glitzy ceremony at Derry’s City Hotel.

Emmette Dillon (Picture from www.elusivemanagement.com)

New Mr Derry Emmette eyes Ireland crown

A Derry nurse who started a major cancer awareness and fundraising campaign was today confirmed as the new Mr Derry.

The Gruffalo pictured in Hazelbank last week.

‘The ‘Gruffalo’ visits old and young in Inch View

A special visitor dropped in on Inch View in Hazelbank last week to say hello to young and old alike.

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Da Vinci’s Hotel will be buzzing over the Jazz Festival weekend

Da Vinci’s Hotel opened its doors 16 years ago and has been one of the flagship venues for the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival since the festival launched in 2001. Over the past 15 years of the Jazz Festival Da Vinci’s Hotel has hosted some of the most memorable nights of the festival with performances from Ruby Turner, The Jive Aces, The Drifters, The Stars From The Commitments, Puppini Sisters and Kenny Ball to name but a few.

James Nesbitt in The Secret. PA.

James Nesbitt talks about his role in ITV’s The Secret which starts this Friday evening.

James Nesbitt says it was ‘chilling’ to play double killer Colin Howell in the new ITV drama, The Secret, which airs for the first time this Friday night.

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