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Taxi meters being introduced by firms

Several taxi companies across Derry have begun using taxi meters from this week, with local users being advised to expect a slight increase in fares.

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Loretta McNichil from Donegal County Council addressing  those attending the Brexit conference at An Grianan. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Around 15,000 people crossing border daily

Around 15,000 people are crossing the border every day for work or to access education alone, research has shown.

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Michael Gallagher, Strategy Manager, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Loretta McNicholas, Research and Policy Manager, Donegal County Council. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

No appetite for border controls new Derry, Donegal research finds

A new study across Derry, Strabane and Donegal has found there is no appetite for any sort of border control across the region.

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Brexit.

‘One stop’ post Brexit business hubs mooted

Businesses across the north west have urged councils to look at setting up “one stop shops” at Donegal border points with Derry and Strabane.

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Derry & Strabane and Donegal have come together to drive forward the north west, and to help overcome challenges including Brexit.

Derry & Donegal forge strongest ever partnership ahead of Brexit

A new initiative involving an unprecedented level of cross-border co-operation could drive down unemployment levels across Derry, Donegal and Strabane to the national average or even below it for the first time ever, Derry’s council chief has said.

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Cybercriminals are still at work on the web

Cybercrime warning follows security success

Cybercrime experts are celebrating success against a computer fraud network - but are warning users that the need for vigilance is as great as ever.

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Aoibhean and Kevin Casey and their daughters Niamh (9), Clara (8) and Sarah (11) trying out the giant Christmas jumper.

Families urged to get dressed for Record Success

Derry City FC and the Apprentice Boys are among the local organisations who have thrown their support behind Derry’s bid to secure a festive World Record.

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The effigy of Lundy goes up in flames. INLS4916-113KM

Call for Derry’s Lundy Parade to be moved away from city centre

A Derry Councillor has called for an end to the annual Lundy parade in Derry’s city centre and branded the burning of the effigy as people tried to shop “distasteful.”

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View over the border region from Grianan Fort. The conference will take at nearby An Grianan Hotel in Burt.

Major cross-border Brexit conference at Burt

Representatives from across Derry and Donegal will come together at Burt on Tuesday to discuss the mutual opportunities and challenges arising from the looming Brexit plans.

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SDLP Councillor Martin Reilly.

Call for business empowerment zone

SDLP Council Group Leader Martin Reilly has called on the Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir to introduce a pilot ‘business empowerment zone’ for Derry.

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Some of the receipts and documents found in the house in Inishowen.

Snapshot of a bustling, bygone Derry

A treasure trove of historical documents relating to life in Derry and dating back to Victorian times have been uncovered in a house in Inishowen.

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The Derry line.

Translink apology amid Derry line ‘frustration’

Translink have said they understand the “frustration and disappointment” of local train passenger, but warned that disruption will continue until the end of the year.

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There is a concerted effort going on to try to secure a Medical School at Magee.

Medical School a ‘huge driver for economy’

The Western Trust has met with Ulster University representatives to help progress plans for a Medical School at Magee.

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Foyle Port on the banks of the River Foyle.

Making the case for a ‘Foyle Free Trade Zone’

In this article, commentator STEVE BRADLEY floats the idea of a post-Brexit ‘Foyle Free Trade Zone’ which, he argues, could be an economic ‘game-changer’ for the North West

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Post Office logo

Post Office industrial action planned for December 3

Consumers have been advised to plan around Post Office industrial action - which could affect six branches in Northern Ireland.

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A group of young people that took part in a recent Youth Action N.I. event in Derry.

Derry young people ‘Get Set To Go’

More than 70 young people from across Derry recently participated in Youth Action N.I.’s ‘Get Set to Go’ event and engaged with local employers from Seagate, St. Columb’s Park House and Strike Martial Arts Academy.

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Good food available in NI

Northern Ireland food experiences to whet the appetite

Tourism Ireland are encouraging local people to enjoy a short break and savour a taste of Northern Ireland’s food experiences.
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Out shopping

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050'

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.
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Could High Street shopping be a thing of the past by 2050?

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050'

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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The Galliagh Women's Group, pictured here at an open day earlier this year, are among the local groups would have been allocated from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All programme.

Big Lottery Awards windfall for Derry groups

A raft of Derry organisations are celebrating after securing a share of grant aid totalling over £100,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

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