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Apologies to abuse victims after inquiry reveals findings

A number of organisations have apologised for the abuse suffered by children in their care in Northern Ireland.

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John McCourt is confident the report will vindicate his story

HIA inquiry report ‘will vindicate claims of abuse’

A man who says he went crazy after suffering abuse in a Londonderry children’s home is confident that a report on institutional abuse will vindicate his claims.

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Man (29) thought sex assault was a ‘dream’

Man (29) thought sex assault was a ‘dream’

A man who sexually assaulted his sister told police he ‘thought it was a dream’.

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Appeal over petrol bomb attack in Derry

Police have issued an appeal for information after a petrol bomb attack was fired at a car in the city.

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Baseball bat attacker is branded a ‘coward’

Baseball bat attacker is branded a ‘coward’

A man who assaulted his friend with a baseball bat has been described as a ‘coward’ by a judge.

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PSNI was right to use TASER against a man in the city, Police Ombudsman says.

PSNI right to use TASER on Derry man: Police Ombudsman

Police were right to use a TASER stun gun against a Derry man they believed was reaching for a weapon, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

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The Peace Bridge, Derry. (DER3413PG003)

‘Disgust’ at dog fouling on Derry’s Peace Bridge

Dog owners have been called upon to clean up after their animals following concerns over fouling on the city’s Peace Bridge.

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Jane Haining. (Pic courtesy of Church of Scotland)

Derry sisters speak of heroic aunt killed by Nazis for shielding children

Two Derry sisters have spoken of their admiration for their heroic aunt who was killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz after she was caught protecting Jewish girls in Hungary.

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The entrance to the Galliagh estate.

PSNI calls on parents to be ‘more intrusive’

Police have called on parents to be “more intrusive” about what their children are getting up to after youths engaged in a string of arson incidents, joyriding and attacks on emergency services across Galliagh.

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The car which was burnt out in Galliagh overnight.

Fire-fighters warn over ‘unacceptable’ attacks following Derry incident

Fire-fighters have spoken out after they came under attack from “a large crowd” while attending the scene of an arson attack in Galliagh.

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The car which was burnt out in Galliagh overnight.

Fire-fighters forced to withdraw after ‘death riders’ torch vehicle

Fire-fighters were forced to withdraw overnight after joyriders torched a car next to a shop in Galliagh after using the estate as a race track, local Councillors have warned.

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August 1988... Three people died in the IRA booby trap explosion at a flat in Kildrum Gardens in Londonderrys Creggan  Good Samaritan killing

Relatives of IRA bomb victims want to overturn Larkin decision

A new inquest into an IRA bombing which killed three neighbours could give fresh hope of identifying and punishing those responsible, the High Court heard today.

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The Queen lays a wreath at Dunblane after the attack that killed 16 primary school pupils in 1996. Martyn James Price threatened a similar attack at an east Belfast school two years ago

Man threatened Dunblane-type attack at Belfast primary school

A man who threatened to carry out a Dunblane-style massacre on an east Belfast primary school has been handed a two-year probation order.

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack said there can be "no excuse or reason for any animal to suffer".

Greater awareness needed on signs of animal cruelty - Colr.

A Derry Councillor has called for greater awareness to ensure people know about the signs of animal cruelty.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

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Police warn parents about texting codes used by teenagers

Parents are being warned about texting 'codes' used by some teenagers to disguise their online messages.
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A local woman has spoken of her horrific experiences.

‘If you try to leave I will kill you’

A local woman has spoken of her battle to regain access to her son who is now living with the abusive ex-partner she left to protect the boy.

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.

Oil theft from Derry home ‘sickening’ - Colr. Cusack

SDLP Derry City & Strabane District Councillor Shauna Cusack has condemned those behind an oil theft in the Hazelbank area of the city.

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Michael Lynch from MAN (Men's Action Network)

Child sex abuse link to male victims of domestic abuse

Derry men’s organisation ‘MAN’ has revealed a pattern emerging of men who were abused as children ending up in abusive domestic relationships.

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Abuse survivor Vanessa Craig.

‘I still suffer flashbacks about the evil I endured’

Victims of domestic abuse have related their harrowing experiences at an awareness raising event, marking the first anniversary of the setting up of Derry’s La Dolce Vita Project.

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