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Derry on course to smash tourism records

Derry is on course to surpass all previous records for visitor numbers in 2017, with 80,000 hotel rooms sold over the first six months of this year.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Health
The awards ceremony will take place in Dublin in September.

Search to find Ireland's bravest children begins

An Irish magazine is appealing to people from Derry and throughout Ireland to nominate courageous and brave children for the 2017 Women's Way Children Awards.

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Home alone

Children's charity urges parents not to leave children home alone in summer months

The NSPCC is urging parents in Northern Ireland to think carefully before leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays after its Helpline referred dozens of cases to the PSNI and children’s services after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about unsupervised youngsters.
Family
Poachers are suspected of stealing salmon and selling it round houses and businesses. (File pic)

Suspected poachers offering salmon door-to-door in Foyle

Suspected poachers are believed to be going door-to-door in Derry and Donegal trying to flog illegally caught salmon to local residents and businesses, experts have warned.

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Parent warning: Snapchat’s ‘Stalk your friends’ feature - and how to stop it

Social media users are being warned about a new Snapchat feature which is causing concern among parents.
Tech
Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. Photograph: Nintendo

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out

If you’ve not already pre-ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after distributors sold out of pre-orders this morning.

Tech
Clothing donation appeal for refugees- collection this Monday

Clothing donation appeal for refugees- collection this Monday

The Northwest Islamic Association and we are asking the local community to donate their unwanted clothes for refugees.

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The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maol�osa McHugh presenting Derry City and Strabane District Council �10k Business Challenge winner Aoife Doherty (Sass & Halo) with her �5,000 cheque. Also included is Tara Nicholas, Business Officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) and 10K Business Challenge judge Leanne Doherty, Beam Centre.

Sass & Halo takes the crown in Council’s £10k business challenge

The winners of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s £10k Business Start Up Challenge have been announced

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St.Paul’s Primary School is miles ahead with health initiative

St.Paul’s Primary School is miles ahead with health initiative

At St. Paul’s Primary School prize giving, Catherine Whoriskey, this year’s Walled City Marathon winner presented the school with a certificate to acknowledge the schools contribution to the development of the Daily Mile initiative.

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Pictured from left are: NWRC lecturer Catherine Gormley, Expert on Online Reputation, Wayne Denner, Head of Technology and Enhanced Learning at NWRC, Martin Peoples, NWRC lecturer Caroline McKeever,  and Ryan Williams, CEO Connected Talent.

North West Regional College conference highlights importance of social media

Two leading professionals in the field of social media have advised young people in the north west about the importance of establishing their online profile.

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Group pictured at the recent Habinteg Housing Association 40th Anniversary celebrations at Farland Way, Hazelbank. From left are Teresa McDonagh, Colr. Shauna Cusack, Rose McCormick, Deputy Mayor Colr. John Boyle, Noel Johnson, Graham Murton Deputy Chief Executive Habinteg, Margaret Cunningham Habinteg Support Worker, Matt Deehan and George Harkin.  DER23217GS055

Great Big Walk comes to Farland Way

Hazelbank welcomed the Great Big Walk Team NI to their Farland Way street party last Thursday, as part of Habinteg Housing Association’s 40th Anniversary celebrations.

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Children from Nazareth House Primary School at the recent Fan the Flame open air mass held in Celtic Park. DER23217GS043

Thousands of young people attend annual Fan the Flame Mass

The annual Fan the Flame Mass for all the children who have received the sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Derry during the past year was celebrated in Celtic Park last week.

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Children from Chernobyl pictured during a previous visit to the North West. A total of 12 children will arrive here later this month.

Appeal for donations for Chernobyl children

On June 23, a group of children will arrive in Derry from Belarus.

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The sky is the limit for rising country star Cliona Hagan

The sky is the limit for rising country star Cliona Hagan

It’s still only 12 months since Cliona Hagan and her band burst onto the Irish music scene but the Tyrone songstress has crammed more into the last year than many artists achieve in a lifetime.

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St. Marys College students enjoying the music of their US visitors at the school on Friday last.

College band make the trip from U.S. to Derry

Friday afternoon last saw students from St. Mary’s College, Derry entertained by a superb performance of music and song by the touring Elizabethtown College Concert Choir and Jazz Band.

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Lucy Kay played the narrator in 'Joseph' at the Millennium Forum last night.

‘Joseph’ gets a standing ovation in the Forum

It was far from the average Monday night for the audience gathered at Derry’s Millennium Forum last night who enjoyed the stunning West End musical ‘Joseph.’

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Strabane gears up for Summer Jamm

Strabane gears up for Summer Jamm

With less than two weeks to go, Strabane is getting ready to party as ‘Summer Jamm’ comes to the town, bringing the best of rock, pop, country, Irish folk and entertainment to the fun family festival.

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Cross-border heritage summer school next week

Cross-border heritage summer school next week

The organisers of a major cross-border built heritage summer school in Derry, Donegal and Tyrone believe that the cultural, economic and tourism potential of conserving our historic buildings is immense.

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Riona O'Connor pictured with her son.

VIDEO: Irish mum's hilarious parody on parenthood goes viral

An Irish mother's side-splittingly funny YouTube video on the highs and lows of parenthood has gone viral.

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