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Fergal and the Redhead300 challenge!

He’s best known in Derry for years of working in the local community, but Fergal Barr admits he’s less well known for being a redhead.

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King family make donation to British Heart Foundation

King family make donation to British Heart Foundation

The father of a young Derry man who died suddenly in November 2016 handed over some of their fundraising efforts in his memory to British Heart Foundation NI (BHF NI) this week.

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Derry Country music fans are in for a treat when Lisa McHugh performs in the Millennium Forum next month. Kelvin Boyes/PressEye

Derry date for country singer Lisa McHugh

Country singer Lisa McHugh is set to perform in front of audiences in Derry during a hotly anticipated concert in the city next month.

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The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, attending the start of the Jogging Trail project at Leafair Park with (from left), James O'Connor, Site Supervisor, Charmaine Kee, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Brain Williamson, Department for Communities, representatives from the Leafair Community Association Catherine Whoriskey, Peter McDonald and Michaela McGilloway, Ciara Ferguson, Greater Shantallow Association Partnership, Philip Deeny, Quantity Surveyor with DC&SDC, and Darren Kirby, Out North Neighbourhood Partnership.

Leafair gets new Jogging Trail

A new jogging trail has been announced for the Outer North area at Leafair in Shantallow.

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The event for young people with Diabetes takes place in Derry next month.

Derry event for young people with Diabetes

A special event for young people who are living with Diabetes is set to take place in Derry’s Playhouse next month.

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Members of the Derry Chinese food business community receive their food safety awards from the Mayor of Derry and Strbane, Hillary McClintock.

Chinese food business community members get food safety awards

Members of the local Chinese food business community were congratulated by the Mayor this week after receiving Food Safety certificates.

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Fergal launches ‘Redhead300’ for Derry to Cork charity challenge!

Fergal launches ‘Redhead300’ for Derry to Cork charity challenge!

He’s best known in Derry for years of working in the local community, but Fergal Barr admits he’s less well known for being a redhead.

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Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock at the launch of the NW Angling Fair taking place in Strabane on 08 and 09 April. Also included is Liz Cunningham, festival and events co-ordinator with Derry City and Strabane District Council and Gerry McAleer,  GAIA APGAI qualified Instructor in both single and double handed fly-casting.

Return of the North West Angling Fair

Details of one of the top fishing events in the North West were announced today by the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock.

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Wendi Peters will perform in Derry next month.

From Coronation Street to Wonderland for Wendi

She’s best known for her role as the colourful Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street, but next month, Wendi Peters will take on a different role at Derry’s Millennium Forum.

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The Cremona Quartet will perform as part of the Walled City Music Festival.

Renowned Quartet to play Walled City Music Festival

Walled City Music will host the Derry leg of the Cremona Quartet Northern Irish tour on Wednesday February 22 in the Great Hall, Ulster University, Magee.

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GLOW FOR IT.Group pictured at the launch of North West Regional College's 5k Glow run which takes place on March 9. From left are NWRC staff member Nicholas Mullan, student Ethan Kelly, Neighbourhood Constable Sam McFarland, Policing and Community Safety Partnership Manager DCSDC Dermot Harrigan, Neighbourhood Constable Lynsey Elliott, NWRC lecturer Thomas Moore and NWRC Students Liasion and Events officer Danny Lyttle. Register now at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/NWRCGlowRun.

Glow in the Dark with NWRC’s first 5k!

People in Derry are being asked to help light up the city at North West Regional College’s (NWRC) inaugural 5k event on March 9.

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Brian Turner from 'Ready Steady Cook' will visit Derry next month.

Celebrity chef Brian is Derry bound

TV chef Brian Turner of BBC ‘Ready Steady Cook’ fame will be winging his way to ‘Destination Delicious’ for a special guest appearance at Derry City and Strabane District Council’s award-winning LegenDerry Food Festival which will have the banks of the Foyle sizzling next month.

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The US company confirmed that the US dollar to pound exchange rate made business unsustainable and that prices will increase as of 23 February 2017.

TECH: Brexit pound sees Sonos speakers price hike

Premium audio fans are about to feel the brunt of Brexit after luxury speaker and sound system manufacturer, Sonos, confirmed they will be raising prices by 25 per cent.

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Those looking for love today have been urged to be vigilant around online scams.

PSNI warning over Valentine’s scams

The Londonderry Sentinel’s PSNI columnist, Inspector Rosie Thompson, gives a reminder about some of the scams operating in the online dating world and urges people in the North West to be vigilant on Valentine’s Day...

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Members of the Ballykelly Mens Shed celebrating after receiving an Acorn Fund City of Culture Legacy Grant for the development of a new art installation in the Village, which will be created using parts of old computers and hard drives. Pictured (L-R) Robert Shaw, Andy Guy, Barrie Jackson, Brian McCluskey and James Jayson.

Ballykelly men’s shed funding boost

Fourteen community and voluntary groups from across Londonderry are celebrating after receiving funding from the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Acorn Fund.

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Dirty Dancing's Lewis Griffith (Johnny Castle) and Katie Hartland (Baby) who are performing in the Millennium Forum this week

An electric atmosphere in the Forum as Dirty Dancing comes to town

The atmosphere was electric in the Millenium Forum on Monday night as Dirty Dancing kicked off its six night run.

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St Columbs College pupils who won the u-16 Ulster Schools Chess Championship. Seated, from left, are Stephen and Adrian Gillen. Back, from left, are Richard Harkin, Charles Bradley, Cillian Logue and Damien McDowell.

IN PICTURES: Times gone by in Derry - 1992

We’ve delved into the Derry Journal archive to take a walk down memory lane. All the way back to 1992.

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Local playwright Irene Melaugh pictured at her home in Muff this week reading over the script of 'Whatever You Say, Say Nothing!'

Derry’s ‘Dumped Divorcees’ a labour of love for Irene

One of Derry’s most popular plays, the ‘Dumped Divorcees’ Support Group’, returns to the Millennium Forum in March.

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Musical success for Thornhill student Niamh

Musical success for Thornhill student Niamh

A Derry student has been given a major endorsement by some of the top musical theatre experts after making it through to the final five in the major West End competition ‘West End Calling.’

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Derry’s Echo Echo take ‘The Cove’ on the road with nationwide tour

Derry’s Echo Echo take ‘The Cove’ on the road with nationwide tour

Derry based dance theatre company Echo Echo are set to take one of their acclaimed productions on a nationwide tour.

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