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Dungiven bodhran maker in major documentary

A Dungiven bodhran and harp maker is to feature prominently in a major radio documentary to be aired tomorrow (Saturday, March 25).

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Apple has launched its most affordable iPad

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever costing less than £270.

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Comedian Bobby Best will form part of the Comic Relief event at Derry's Playhouse.

The Playhouse does Comic Relief

Eight top local comics will be doing their bit for charity and doling out the gags this Friday as The Playhouse presents a special night for Comic Relief.

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Friends of Waterside Hospital Fundraising committee pictured with nursing staff recently at the presentation of specialized equipment including moving and handling belts and bath steps. DER1117GS011

‘Friends of the Waterside Hospital’ thank the public

Following another successful year of fundraising, committee members of Friends of the Waterside Hospital have thanked the public for their support.

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Pupils from St Joseph's Boys' School who will help protect the dwindling populations of pollinating insects.

Derry schools “buzzing!”

A number of Derry schools are buzzing having recently discovered that they have been chosen to help to protect the dwindling populations of pollinating insects.

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Clockwise, from top left, actor Patrick Duffy, actress Clare Grogan, football manager, Giovanni Trapattoini and Irish singer songwriter, Hozier.

10 celebrities born on St. Patrick’s Day

Even celebrities enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

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St. Patrick was not born in Ireland.

10 things we’re sure you won’t know about St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by people all over the world.

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VIDEO: ‘Glow Run’ film has stunning shots of Derry

Students from North West Regional College (N.W.R.C.) have made a stunning short film about the Glow Run.

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Local cyclists Chris McElwee and Paul Linkens pictured during the cycle in Rwanda.

Derry men return from Rwanda charity cycle

Two Derry men who have just returned from an intense charity cycle in Rwanda have described the experience as humbling.

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Mr Dermot Harrigan, PCSP,   Rachel Eastwood, proprietor of the Guildhall Tap House,  Niall Doran, City Centre Imitative and Councillor Gus Hastings, launching the Drink Sensibly campaign. 0317-7516MT

Drink responsibly beermats distributed

Vintners in Derry and Strabane have joined forces with the Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Derry City and Strabane District Council to launch the annual beermat campaign to encourage responsible drinking during the St Patrick’s celebrations.

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Runners in last year's Strabane/Lifford half marathon .

Register now for the Lifford Strabane Half Marathon

Local runners who want to take part in one of the biggest events on the local athletics calendar have until this Sunday to avail of a special Early Bird registration rate.

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The Mayor, Alderman Hilary McClintock pictured at the launch of Derry City and Strabane District Council's Spring Carnival which this year has theme, "Forever Young" are Celtic Warrior Michael Johnston, Fiona and Sora Umetsu from Ibuki Taiko Drumming and Tina McLaughlin from the  North West Carnival Initiative. This years three day extravaganza takes place from the 17th until the 19th of March. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 27.02.17

St Patrick’s Day Traffic and Travel arrangements

Members of the public attending this Friday’s St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival celebrations are being urged to familiarise themselves with the traffic and travel arrangements in place.

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Children’s toy recalled over safety fears

Smyths Toys Stores has recalled a popular product amid safety fears.
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The Rose of Tralee organisers are now looking for escorts.

Would you like to be an escort at the Rose of Tralee?

The Rose of Tralee is seeking men in Derry who feel they’d make good escorts for the women who take to the stage in Tralee’s famous Dome.

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Derry’s Enterprise Week concludes with successful ‘Meet the Buyer’ event

Derry’s Enterprise Week concludes with successful ‘Meet the Buyer’ event

Derry’s enterprise week wrapped up on Friday and was hailed as a huge success by members of the local business community.

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Bat girl , Super women  and Harley Quinn  at the Titanic exhibition centre on Sunday, with people dressed up as the favourite super heroes at the weekend. 
Pictures by Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

IN PICTURES - Belfast Film and Comic Con

Thousands of people attended the Belfast Film and Comic Con in the Titanic exhibition centre at the weekend.

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How well can you speak Derry?

How to speak Derry - an A-Z guide

There really is no place like home so with that in mind here are a few bits and pieces that only Derry people can understand.

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James Campbell, vice-president of the St Josephs Boys School Past Pupils Union, pictured centre with Martin Mullan, manager of the Derry City Legends team who will play a St Josephs Select XI at 3pm tomorrow at Brooke Park. The match is a highlight of the annual St Josephs
Community Festival. Also pictured are from left to right, Past Pupils Union Committee members, Emmet Doyle, Eamon Sweeney, Seamus Breslin, Paddy McCourt, a teacher at the school and current Union president, committee member Leona ONeill and Cathal Hegarty, St Josephs teacher and Union Secretary.

All roads lead to Westway for St Joseph’s Boys’ School festival

Tomorrow (Saturday) will see the ever popular St Joseph’s Boys’ School Community Festival take place. The annual event is aimed at celebrating the 70th anniversary of Creggan, which has been the home of the school since it opened in September, 1963. A highlight of the day will be a football match between the Derry City Legends team and a St Joseph’s Select XI. The game begins at 3pm at Brooke Park and all are welcome to attend.

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8 inspirational quotes from female role models

It’s time to raise a toast to International Women’s Day. Celebrate female empowerment in all its forms.

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Pictured at the campaign launch are Foyle Legends shortlisting judges l-r Garvan O'Doherty, Chief Executive, Garvan O'Doherty Group, Sinead McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Derry Chamber of Commerce, Paul McFadden, commentator and partner in Leapfrog Communications, Deirdre Heenan, Professor of Social Policy and Political Commentator at Ulster University, and Odhr�n Dunne, General Manager, Visit Derry. The official Foyle Legends bus will be unveiled to the public during Bus & Train Week, 5-11 June 2017.

Translink seeking Foyle Legends

Translink is calling on the people of Derry to nominate local living legends to be celebrated and showcased on the city’s first ever Bus of Legends.

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