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Record 2016 as visitor bookings surpass City of Culture year

Derry has recorded its highest ever annual hotel occupancy rates, even surpassing the level of bookings during the 2013 City of Culture year.

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BT has announced price changes

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

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The border at Muff.

Derry Chamber ‘deeply worried’ over May’s border comments

Derry’s Chamber of Commerce has expressed serious concerns over the future of the Irish border, following Theresa May’s speech on Brexit.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney.

May’s wish list ‘will create hard border’ - Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has described the British Prime Minister’s Brexit plan as a ‘wish list’, which will create a hard border on the island of Ireland.

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Workers, traders and students iving in Donegal and Derry cross the border freely on a daily basis at present.

‘It has to be no border’

Business and other sectors need to amplify their concerns over Brexit to help safeguard the thousands of workers, students and businesses crossing the border every day, local people have been warned.

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Hourly service to Derry from this summer.

Hourly train service to Derry ‘a positive step’

Rail campaigners from Into The West have welcomed the announcement by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard that he has asked Translink to provide an hourly service from Derry to Belfast from this summer.

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Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson (left) with chair at the Brexit Business Breakfast event at An Culturlann, Councillor Elisha McCallion, and Stephen Kelly from Manufacturing NI.

Brexit will bring ‘economic tsunami’ to Derry, warns Martina Anderson

Sinn Fein MEP has said an “economic tsunami” is about to hit Derry as she urged people to raise the volume on their opposition to Brexit.

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Councillor Kevin Campbell attending  meeting  with Translink with Maeve McLaughlin and Councillor Colly Kelly.

Bus signage as Gaeilge proposal ‘great news’ for Derry - Colr.

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard’s plans to consult on bilingual bus signage for Derry has been hailed as “great news” for the city.

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Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson.

MEP Anderson to hold Brexit talks in Derry

Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson will hold a range of discussions across Derry on Friday focusing on the potential impact of Brexit on local people.

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Philip Oakes, Unite's Regional Organiser.

Backpay for staff as talks over Schivo site continue

Workers at a Derry engineering firm which has gone into administration are to get the wages owed to them, union officials have confirmed.

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Independent Councillor Maurice Devenney, William Allen, Chairperson of Foyle Fold Tenants Association, local resident Denis Martin and Adrian McAuley, Secretary of the Limavady Road Residents' Association.

Residents seek action over drivers jumping red lights at crossing

Residents in the Limavady Road area have warned that drivers are frequently jumping red lights and speeding through the area, putting the lives of pedestrians at risk.

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Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Pictured are Jenna Mairs, Investment Manager at WhiteRock Capital Partners and Richard Gibson, Managing Director of Smyth & Gibson Shirtmakers.

Major boost for Derry shirt factory

A Derry shirt factory has secured a £500,000 loan to support global expansion and in the process create four new jobs.

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Council working with contractors to promote social clauses

Derry City and Strabane District Council have been working with developers to develop social clauses aimed at promoting the inclusion of local people in building contracts.

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The Budget DIY store before the works got under way.

Home Bargains March opening welcomed

Confirmation that Derry’s Home Bargains store is due to open its doors on March 15 this year has been welcomed.

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Local activists at the weekend  protesting over scrapping of L�ofa bursary scheme.

Anger over Líofa funding cut

Young Gaelige speakers from Derry have expressed anger and frustration over the withdrawal of key Líofa bursary funding.

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Malin Head pier and one of the many beaches in the area.

Call to develop Malin Head tourist facilities

Residents in Malin Head have called for officials to expedite work on the provision of tourist facilities as the area braces itself for an influx of visitors over 2017.

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Jobs are under threat after the Derry based aerospace company, Schivo NI (formerly Maydown Precision Engineering) called  in administrators. (Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com.)

Schivo workers wait to hear fate of jobs at plant

Workers at Derry firm Schivo will meet at the plant tomorrow to find out their fate after the company was placed into administration.

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Five really easy ways to end up with more money in 2017

January may be a tight month, but it is also one where you can take a few simple steps to have a better financial start to the year.

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Foyle SDLP MP Mark Durkan. DER1815MC134

Schivo workers face ‘terrible uncertainty’

Workers at Derry’s Schivo plant are now facing into a period of “terrible uncertainty” after the plant went into administration, Foyle MP Mark Durkan has said.

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