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St Paul’s old library books to get new lease of life across the world

Staff and pupils from St Paul’s Primary and Nursery School in Derry have ensured hundreds of old story books will get a new lease of life with the help of Derry bookshop Little Acorns.

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Louis Christopher Kerr from St. Columbs College in Derry~Londonderry pictured with (L-R) Bernie McLaughlin, Foyle Film Festival, Michael Bond, City of Derry Crystal, Paul Doherty, Brunswick Moviebowl and Ingrid Arthurs, CCEA

Awards celebrate young Derry filmmakers

Two of Derry’s most promising young filmmakers were celebrated last week at the annual CCEA Moving Image Arts Showcase and Awards ceremony, in association with Foyle Film Festival.

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Derry & Strabane and Donegal have come together to drive forward the north west, and to help overcome challenges including Brexit.

Derry & Donegal forge strongest ever partnership ahead of Brexit

A new initiative involving an unprecedented level of cross-border co-operation could drive down unemployment levels across Derry, Donegal and Strabane to the national average or even below it for the first time ever, Derry’s council chief has said.

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Jude Mc Laughlin, second from left, a student on the Higher Level Apprentice in Accounting who has  completed his Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians exams in May and has been placed 10th overall in Ireland. Included are, NWRC staff,  Galvin Dobson, Gregory Gorman , Patricia Lyttle and Annemarie Deehan from the Business, Hospitality,  Tourism and Performing Arts department.  Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

NWRC accountancy student in top 10 nationally after exam results

A student on the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accounting at Derry’s North West Regional College has been recognised in a list of the top 10 students in Ireland, following the results of the exams he sat earlier this year.

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Lisneal College, Derry.

Minister to probe gritting near Lisneal College

Minister Chris Hazzard has agreed to investigate the feasibility of gritting a route serving Lisneal College in the Waterside area of Derry.

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Launching their new NI Schools Outreach Programme are Julieann Campbell, Heritage & Programmes Coordinator with Museum of Free Derry, and Keith Beattie, Manager of The Siege Museum. (pic by BST)

Free Derry and Siege shared school visits

The Museum of Free Derry and The Siege Museum have developed a pioneering new project which will see them jointly hosting shared school visits.

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The team driving the European Youth Capital bid locally.

European Youth Capital winner to be announced

Young people have been invited to come together on Wednesday as Derry and Strabane find out whether they have secured the coveted title of European Youth Capital for 2019.

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St Joseph’s Boys School prize giving

Awards ceremony

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The barriers erected outside Gaelscoil na Dar�ige.

New safety barriers outside Ballymagroarty primary school

The installation of pedestrian safety barriers outside Gaelscoil na Daróige in Ballymagroarty has been welcomed.

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Rossmar pupils Croise and Brooke with Principal Brian McLaughlin and David Eagleson, Governor of Magilligan Prison.

Prison plants joy with ‘new’ sensory garden

Children at Rossmar Special School in Limavady are enjoying the colour, scents, sounds and touch of a new sensory garden, thanks to Magilligan Prison.

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Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

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The team driving the European Youth Capital bid locally.

Over 10,000 youths contribute to European Capital bid

Over 10,000 young people have become involved in developing Derry & Strabane’s bid to become European Youth Capital.

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Eamonn McCann with Scott Moore of the Campaign to End Compulsory Religious Worship.

McCann calls for religion to be taken out of school day

Foyle MLA Eamonn McCann has called for religion to be taken outside the normal school syllabus.

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Franz Schlindwein and his son Lorcan playing with Izak9 cubes.

Derry teacher’s maths tool helps learning

A method of teaching maths invented by a former school teacher from Derry is improving pupil engagement in the subject right up to GCSE level.

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The 'Happy Smiles' programme was launched in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Initiative aimed at improving oral health of children launched

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has launched a new initiative aimed at improving oral health amongst pre-school children.

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Construction work at the Teaching Block at Magee campus of Ulster University.

New Magee facility to cater for up to 1,000

A major new teaching centre of excellence at Magee will cater for up to 1,000 students, Ulster University have confirmed.

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There have been significant advancements in the field of robotics.

‘Robot Wars’ professor to discuss ethics of emotion-reading technology

The ethics and implications of deploying technology that can read emotions is to be discussed by a leading Professor in Robotics at Magee next month.

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Paralympic champ Jason’s joyous Eglinton homecoming

The village of Eglinton ground to a halt today as it welcomed home Paralympic star Jason Smyth.

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X Factor's Conor McGinty woos the staff and students at St Cecilia's College on Friday morning.

Conor woos St Cecilia’s ahead of X Factor challenge

Staff and pupils at St Cecilia’s got a special treat today (Friday) as Derry’s X Factor star Conor McGinty dropped by to perform.

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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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