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Inquest into murder of Kieran Doherty hits ‘road block’

The inquest into the murder of dissident republican Kieran Doherty who was shot dead near the Braehead Road in Derry in 2010 has been stalled because of disgareements over what can be released into the public domain.

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Addict ‘had heroin syringe behind ear’

An addict caught with a syringe full of heroin behind his ear has been ordered to complete 18 months probation.

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The courthouse in Londonderry.

Derry man who was leader of drug gang sentenced to nine years in prison

A Derry man who was the leader of an organised crime gang which was involved in the “large scale supply of drugs in Northern Ireland” has been jailed for nine years.

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Burglary accused ‘made himself a meal’

A man accused of breaking into his mother’s house was making himself something to eat when police arrived, a court has heard.

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Pacemaker Press 23/11/2016
ACC Alan Todd as Police launch  the annual winter drink drive operation in East Belfast on Thursday ,  and from midnight will be using new legislation which gives them the powers to perform random breath tests at vehicle checkpoints.
Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd explained, "Our basic message remains the same; there is no safe limit, so never EVER drink and drive. This new legislation gives police another tool that will hopefully help us to prevent people taking life-threatening, unacceptable, simply stupid risks.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Drink driving crackdown under way as new powers introduced

Police have begun a major winter drink drive crackdown using new legislation which gives them the power to perform random breath tests at vehicle checkpoints.

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years to 2015, a new report has found.

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Madam's Bank Road in Derry.

Youths targeting cars ‘could cause fatalities’ on busy road

Youths attacking cars along one of Derry’s busiest roads could result in someone being killed, a local Councillor has warned.

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The President of Derry and Raphoe Mothers' Union, Mary Good (second from right) at the vigil against gender violence

Gender abuse victims prayed for at special service

The victims and perpetrators of gender abuse were among those prayed for at a weekend vigil in St Columb’s Cathedral.

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Teenager killed in County Derry crash

Teenager killed in County Derry crash

A teenage boy has died following a road traffic collision in County Derry on Saturday evening.

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Derry solicitor denies fraud offences

A Derry solicitor has denied making a series of fraudulent claims relating to Legal Aid forms.

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The security alert in Strabane has ended.

Breaking News: ‘viable pipe bomb devices’ caused Strabane security alert

The security alert at Springhill Park in Strabane has now ended and the road has reopened.

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Police have urged local people to take steps to ensure they do not fall prey to scammers this Christmas.

Cyber Monday scammer warning to Derry’s online shoppers

Police and community safety representatives in Derry have urged local online shoppers to be aware of opportunistic scammers this Christmas.

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The protest in Derry will take place at the Peace Garden on Friday, November 25  at 1pm.

Derry protest today as part of global action over violence against women

Local grass roots activists will today stage a protest as part of an international movement warning governments to take action over violence and abuse against women.

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Shoppers are being warned to be on their guard on Black Friday.

Experts warn of Black Friday fraudsters

Researchers at Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) have issued a fresh warning for shoppers not to be rushed into bagging a bargain this Black Friday as 15 million online shoppers could be putting themselves at risk of financial fraud.

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The device discovered in Galliagh. (Pic courtesy of Galliagh Community Empowerment).

Rossnagalliagh security alert: ‘widespread disruption’

Those responsible for leaving a suspect device in Rossnagalliagh have caused widespread disruption, a local Councillor has warned.

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The man was arrested in Derry on Tuesday morning.

Man arrested in Derry over violent dissident republican activity

Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating violent dissident republican activity arrested a 51 year old man in the Crescent Link area of Derry on Tuesday morning.

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BREAKING NEWS - Suspicious object discovered near Derry housing estate

Police are currently at the scene of a security alert in the Rossnagalliagh area of Derry following the discovery of a suspicious object.

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Helen Deery and her son, Sean MacHugh pictured on the city's walls close to the spot where a British soldier fired the bullet that killed 15-year-old Manus Derry in 1972. DER4216GS035

Family relief after MoD admits Manus Deery was innocent

The family of a Derry teenager shot dead by the British Army more than 40 years ago have spoken of their relief after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) accepted his innocence.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly.

Derry businesses urged to step up security

Small businesses in Derry have been called upon to increase security in the run up to Christmas to thwart robbers who may target their premises.

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