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10 things to do in Derry when the weather is good

It's not often we get to experience such amazing weather.

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Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim (by Sean Lucas via flikr.com)

100ft high Carrick-a-Rede bridge closed after ropes slashed

County Derry police have urged local people to help them track down vandals who severed ropes at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

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The Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock pictured at the launch of Derry City and Strabane District Council's annual Sports Awards with Seamus McGilloway, Chair of the Sports Forum and Aiden Lynch, Sports Development Officer DCSDC. Nominations have now opened with the presentations being made on Wednesday the 21st of June in the Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane.  Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

Deadline approaching for local sports awards

Local sports clubs have just one week left to nominate their teams, individuals and coaches for the 2017 Derry and Strabane Sports Awards ahead of the closing date of Wednesday May 31.

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New York

Flights from £99 to the US are up for grabs from Norwegian

More than 13,000 seats on transatlantic flights are now available from just £99.
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Foyle Stroke Support Group makes May purple

Foyle Stroke Support Group makes May purple

Stroke survivors, carers and volunteers at the Stroke Association’s Foyle Stroke Support Group recently held a special purple tea party to mark Make May Purple – the Stroke Association’s campaign to raise awareness of stroke.

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Sainsbury's Strand Road are looking for a new charity of the year. Photo:Lorcan Doherty Photography.

Could your charity be Sainsbury’s charity of the year in Derry?

Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the ninth year and the Strand Road store is calling for local charity nominations to be its flagship local charity for the next year

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Some of the cast of The Big Lebowski Live which performs at North West Regional College's Foyle Theatre. From left Donny - Laura Kelly, Walter - Tori Messenger and The Dude - Andy McGarrigle. The show opens on Wednesday May 31 and runs until Saturday June 3.

North West Regional College presents the Big Lebowski Live

North West Regional College and Five Dollar Shake Productions are proud to announce that tickets for the college’s big end of year show, The Big Lebowski Live, are now on general sale.

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Members of the Allegri Choir will perform a special concert on May 26.

Allegri Choir to open for International Flute Orchestra at the Guildhall

Music fans are in for a treat this weekend as members of the Allegri choir perform the opening to a special concert by the International Flute Orchestra at the Guildhall on Friday coming (May 26).

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Andrea loses an amazing 16 stones and says a big yes to dress shopping!

Andrea loses an amazing 16 stones and says a big yes to dress shopping!

A civil servant from the North West who was once so self-conscious about her size that she used to hate being seen in public has lost an incredible 16st 7lbs and achieved 3rd place in a Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’ competition.

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Work starts on new Brandywell Play Park project

Work has begun on a new play provision on the former Brandywell civic amenity site on the Lone Moor Road after Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, visited the site this week.

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The collection of teenage self help books is now available in local libraries.

Self Help books for teenagers at all libraries

Libraries across Northern Ireland are now housing a collection of books for teenagers, known as ‘Reading Well for young people.’

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Work begins on children’s play park for Ballyarnett

Work has begun on a state of the art new play park within Ballyarnett Country Park after the mayor visited the site to view how the project is developing.

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The Millennium Forum.

It’s Panto audition time at the Forum

Calling all budding actors and singers!

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Vienna Christmas market

Flights for Christmas shopping trips to Prague and Vienna launched TODAY

Two dedicated Christmas market trips from Belfast International Airport to Prague and Vienna have been launched.

Travel
Participants pictured taking part in last year's Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run. DER2416-136KM

Make this year’s Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run the best yet!

It’s one of the main events in Derry’s charity calendar, and organisers of this year’s Foyle Hospice female walk/run say they want the event to be the biggest yet.

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Dress for the job you want (not the one you have)

Dress to impress: interview style advice for women

Although a catwalk-inspired outfit won’t necessarily be the sole reason you land your dream job, it’ll certainly make a great first impression.

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Free Derry Corner, Derry.

30 words and phrases only Derry ‘wans’ will know

Here’s a quick ‘jook’ at some of the words and phrases only Derry 'wans' will understand.

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John Deery and the Heads are cowdfunding to raise money for their new album.

John Deery and the Heads need your help!

Renowned band ‘John Deery and The Heads’ are recording their third studio album, entitled ‘Nothing Permanent Lasts’ and are inviting members of the public to be a part of it.

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Life goes on after a heart attack says marathon man Patrick

When Derry man Patrick McCarry suffered a heart attack in 2014, he could never have imagined that three years later he’d be fit enough to run a marathon.

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FDST CHEQUE. . . . Gerry Quigg, organiser of a sponsored walk with patrons from Farahs Bar, Craigbane pictured on Friday last after dropping into the Foyle Down Syndrome Trust premises at Irish Street and handing over a wonderful �6,000 to the charity. Over the years the total now exceeds �24,000. Included from left are Karen Knox, Tracey Smyth, Declan Feeney, Lorraine Gallen, Manager, FDST, Breandan Lavery, Christopher Cooper and Amanda McLaughlin. (Photo: Jim McCafferty Photography)

Gerry’s big hearted gesture to Foyle Down Syndrome Trust

Craigbane man Gerry Quigg was an unexpected welcome visitor to Foyle Down Syndrome Trust last week when he handed over £6,000 to the local charity; proceeds of a recent sponsored walk and other fundraising events by patrons of Farah’s Bar, Craigbane.

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