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Derry’s CultureTech Festival cancelled

Derry’s Chamber of Commerce have confirmed they have cancelled the city’s annual CultureTech Festival.

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Eamonn O'Donnell of North West Taxi Proprietors Ltd.  (1702JB17)

Minister’s recognition of concerns ‘welcome’

Local taxi drivers have been urged to get their appointments for the testing of new tariff meter installations booked over the next week to avoid potential penalties.

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Derry YouTubers Conor Rabbett (Conor7283) and Adam McCallion (IzonHow) pictured after returning from Google HQ.

Derry YouTubers given an invite to Google HQ

Two Derry YouTubers have spoken of their delight after they received special invites to Google headquarters in Dublin due to their popularity.

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Taxi Meter legislation comes into affect next weekend.

‘Frustration’ over taxi meter issues

New taxi fare meters are unlikely to be fully operational across the board in Derry for several months beyond the deadline of next weekend, according to figures within the industry.

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City of Derry Airport. DER0414JM038

‘Spend money in community instead’

The money being invested in City of Derry Airport could be better spent on elderly care and youth provision in Derry, a local community activist has claimed.

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Inside City of Derry Airport. DER3716GS015

Thousands join ‘Save our Airport’ campaign

Almost 6,000 people have registered their support for a new campaign to secure the future of City of Derry Airport.

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Gavin Killeen (on left) with Robin McCormick, SONI, and Sinead McLaughlin, chief executive, Chamber of Commerce.

Derry Chamber announces strategic partnership with SONI

Derry’s Chamber of Commerce has announced that SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) is taking on the role of the Chamber’s strategic business partner.

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City of Derry Airport is in line for a �7m. financial package from the Stormont Executive.

Government backing for Derry to London route ‘crucial’

The British government have confirmed that they are to provide support to City of Derry Airport to keep a “vital air link” to London open.

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SDLP Councillor Martin Reilly.

People with disabilities waiting for months due to blue badge backlog

Local people with disabilities are having to wait for months to get their blue parking badges, a councillor has warned.

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A wicked old time is planned to mark the 30th anniversary of Derry's public Hallowe'en celebrations. (Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography)

Wicked: Derry Hallowe’en 2016 will be ‘best ever’

Details about the 2016 Hallowe’en extravaganza planned for next month have been released, with five days of ghoulish goings on to mark 30 years as the premier Hallowe’en destination.

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The former Waterside Railway Station. 2001JM65

Old Station must form part of hub plans - Reilly

The will of the people in wishing to see the “iconic” Victorian rail station become the focus of any new rail hub for Derry must be listened to, SDLP Councillor Martin Reilly has warned.

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City of Derry Airport.

£7m. Stormont rescue package for City of Derry Airport

The NI Executive has announced details of a multi-million pounds funding package to support City of Derry Airport.

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RyanAir at City of Derry Airport. DER3716GS014

Unions shocked at CODA withdrawal

Officials from NIPSA and Unite said they were shocked by Tuesday’s airport announcement.

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Sinead McLaughlin, chief executive of the local Chamber of Commerce. Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Chamber hopeful of new London operator

The Chamber of Commerce in Derry says they ‘deeply regret’ Ryanair’s decision to reduce its services from City of Derry Airport.

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Bertie Ahern will address the conference in Derry.

Bertie Ahern to speak in Derry

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will address an economic conference in Derry next month.

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The border at Muff.

Car lease dismay for cross-border workers

Western Trust health workers living in Donegal have expressed dismay after being told the cars they are leasing in the north for work are no longer exempt from registration tax.

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Strabane town centre and the Guildhall in Derry city centre

‘Strexit’: ‘Them and us attitude has to change’ Colr. warns

Local Councillors in Derry have said the “them and us” attitude must stop, amid claims that Strabane was not getting the same level of service as Derry.

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Brexit.

Brexit: Multi-million EU projects at stake in Derry

Derry & Strane Council have warned that “significant” EU funding “may be lost” if major projects are not guaranteed beyond a possible 2018 date for Brexit.

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The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman HIllary McClintock pictured at City of Derry Airport on Thursday for the launch of Thomson's new City of Derry to Majorca route. Included are local children Leyton (4) and Amaira (6) Shongo.

New Derry flights to Palma confirmed

A new flight route from City of Derry Airport to Palma in Majorca for next summmer has just been confirmed.

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Sainsbury's, Strand Road, Derry.

Sainsbury’s launch ‘Waste less, Save more’ drive

This weekend, Sainsbury’s Strand Road will be holding a ‘Waste less, Save more’ event as part of its drive to help customers reduce food waste.

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