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Announcing details of the Northern Ireland Association of Youth Clubs Arts Week taking place in Derry are, front, from left, Marie trherese McGivern, staff co-ordinator, NIAYC, Willie O'Donnell, chairman, North West Youth and Community Project, and Pauline Ross, Arts Education Committee liaison worker. At back are Frank McGinley, Divisional Youth Officer, WELB, Brian Drain, development officer, Arts and Events, NIAYC, and Michael Doherty, development officer, NWYCP. [13-06-14 SML 1]

Announcing details of the Northern Ireland Association of Youth Clubs Arts Week taking place in Derry are, front, from left, Marie trherese McGivern, staff co-ordinator, NIAYC, Willie O'Donnell, chairman, North West Youth and Community Project, and Pauline Ross, Arts Education Committee liaison worker. At back are Frank McGinley, Divisional Youth Officer, WELB, Brian Drain, development officer, Arts and Events, NIAYC, and Michael Doherty, development officer, NWYCP. [13-06-14 SML 1]

From ‘Derry Journal’ of June 13 & 20, 1989

Residents threaten rates strike

A group of Derry residents have threatened to stop paying rates in protest at the failure of the DoE to adopt the road outside their homes at Harbour View in the Waterside area of the city.

The residents have been campaigning unsuccessfully for almost fifteen years to have improvements carried out to the broken, pot-holed, untarred piece of roadway outside their homes and, over the years, the condition of the road has steadily worsened.

The owners of the five houses which make up Harbour View claim that children are unable to play in the front street because of its stoney, dusty surface, while vehicles which use the roadway also comes off the worse for wear.

Soldiers posed as camera crew

The British Army has confirmed that it is investigating claims that two soldiers posed as a television camera crew to film outside a polling station in Creggan during last month’s local government elections.

Sinn Fein Councillor Hugh Brady said the men had been filming people going into cast their votes at St Cecilia’s School, Bligh’s Lane, for some time.

He alleged that, after being challenged about their identity, they walked to the bottom of the road and made off in two waiting land rovers.

End of Rossville Flats

Demolition work begins this week on the remaining two blocks of one of Derry’s most noted landmark - Rossville Flats.

Block one of the high rise flats complex was knocked down more than three years ago.

Rossville Flats were built by the former Northern Ireland Housing Trust as part of the Lecky Road-Rossville Street redevelopment scheme. They originally housed 178 families and were first occupied in 1966.

Block one was demolished in 1986 and the remaining two blocks - comprising 109 flats - will be felled this week.

From ‘Derry Journal’ of June 16, 1964

Residents threaten rates strike

A group of Derry residents have threatened to stop paying rates in protest at the failure of the DoE to adopt the road outside their homes at Harbour View in the Waterside area of the city.

The residents have been campaigning unsuccessfully for almost fifteen years to have improvements carried out to the broken, pot-holed, untarred piece of roadway outside their homes and, over the years, the condition of the road has steadily worsened.

The owners of the five houses which make up Harbour View claim that children are unable to play in the front street because of its stoney, dusty surface, while vehicles which use the roadway also comes off the worse for wear.

Soldiers posed as camera crew

The British Army has confirmed that it is investigating claims that two soldiers posed as a television camera crew to film outside a polling station in Creggan during last month’s local government elections.

Sinn Fein Councillor Hugh Brady said the men had been filming people going into cast their votes at St Cecilia’s School, Bligh’s Lane, for some time.

He alleged that, after being challenged about their identity, they walked to the bottom of the road and made off in two waiting land rovers.

End of Rossville Flats

Demolition work begins this week on the remaining two blocks of one of Derry’s most noted landmark - Rossville Flats.

Block one of the high rise flats complex was knocked down more than three years ago.

Rossville Flats were built by the former Northern Ireland Housing Trust as part of the Lecky Road-Rossville Street redevelopment scheme. They originally housed 178 families and were first occupied in 1966.

Block one was demolished in 1986 and the remaining two blocks - comprising 109 flats - will be felled this week.

 
 
 

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