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North West Regional College to stay closed tomorrow

All campuses of the North West Regional College will remain closed on Tuesday for all students and staff, it has been confirmed.

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One of the classes started at the new Education Hub at Dove House.

Local people urged to upskill at the new Dove House Education Hub

Dove House Community Trust has been offering life-changing training and education to residents of the Triax area and beyond for years.

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North West Regional College student Cameron Nutt who has been selected to take part in the Worldskills Finals in Abu Dhabi. (Picture by Martin McKeown).

Cameron aiming to join the elite in Abu Dhabi

A Limavady joinery student at North West Regional College has been selected to represent Team UK at the World Skills Finals in Abu Dhabi later this month.

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Mrs. Siobhan Gillen is the new principal at Steelstown Primary School.

New principal returns to her roots at Steelstown Primary School

A former pupil of Steelstown Primary School has returned to her roots to take up the role of principal.

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Marley the cat has been reunited with his owner.

Local boys praised after finding pensioner’s missing cat Marley

A group of teenagers from Derry have been hailed as “heroes” after reuniting an 83-years-old local woman with her loved pet cat.

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Queen's University, Belfast.

NI universities slip in new UK rankings

Queen’s University Belfast is the top-ranked university in Northern Ireland in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, despite the university falling 12 places in the overall league table this year to 38.

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The Department has been urged to take action over the findings.

‘Urgent action required’ over bullying of LGBT pupils

The Department for Education has been called upon to act after new research revealed almost half of LGBT pupils here have been bullied.

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The NSPCC is hoping more volunteers will help them deliver the programme to more children.

NSPCC calls for more local volunteers to deliver child safety project

Over 9,000 children in the west have been given advice on how to get help if they are living with the threat of abuse or neglect.

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Advice: GCSE results

GCSE results: what should you do next?

Didn’t get the GCSE results you had hoped for? Listen, it’s not the end of the world, so don’t panic.

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Pictured after collecting their 'A' Level results at Lumen Christi College were from left, front row, Fintan Stewart, Mark Desmond and Luke McCarron, back row, Michael McColgan, Stephen McKeever, Kielan Gillespie, Oisin McLaughlin, Eoin Matthewson and Michael Philson. DER3217-104KM

Derry students celebrate A-Level success at schools across the city

Local schools have praised the efforts of all their students as the wait for their A-Level results came to an end yesterday.

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Laboratory technician

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

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Under construction: Ballyarnett Country Park. Two more at Kilfennan and Ballymagroarty will get under way in the Autumn.

Builders in place for £1.7m new play park projects in Derry estates

Contractors have been appointed for a £1.7m investment in play provision in the Ballymagroarty and Kilfennan areas of Derry, it has been confirmed.

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Principal urges Leaving Cert pupils to consider their options

Principal urges Leaving Cert pupils to consider their options

The principal of Crana College has urged Leaving Cert students to take a bit of time to consider their results.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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Foyle Sinn F�in MLA Karen Mullan ,Tina Burke, Michelle Weir, Donna Hutton

Festival initiative for children with Autism in Derry welcomed by MLA

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed a new initiative to provide a quiet space for children with Autism to be part of festivals in the city over the summer.

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Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Karen Mullan pictured with members of her family.

Bringing grassroots issues centre stage: Karen settling in to MLA seat

Karen Mullan had something of a political baptism of fire back in June when nominated and selected by Sinn Fein to become the new MLA for Foyle.

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North West Regional College Media student Tomala White celebrates the news that North West Regional College has been awarded almost ��900,000 in Erasmus + funding. From left are Danny Lyttle, NWRC Students Liasion and Events Officer, Aaron Smith, NWRC Media Student, Annette Smith, NWRC Project Based Learning Mentor Co-Ordinator, Ethan Kelly, NWRC Music Student, Bronagh Fikri, NWRC European & International Projects Officerand Christine Cavanagh, NWRC Hospitality Student. (Picture by Martin McKeown)

Eramus+ funding will send NWRC students on European adventures

North West Regional College has secured almost a million euros of Erasmus+ funding.

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Vanessa Craig pictured in the Shantallow Community Collective, Racecourse Road, this week with some of the donations to her School Uniform Recycling initiative. DER3017GS036

Uniform recycling Open Day for parents on Friday

The organisers of a new Derry school uniform recycling initiative are to stage an Open Day this week for families in need of clothing for their children.

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Under construction: Ballyarnett Country Park

New playpark projects developing in Derry

Derry & Strabane Council has confirmed that a number of new playparks in the city are expected to open within weeks.

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The four Derry boys raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support through a 24 hour gaming marathon, front from left Caleb Griffin and Nadhaniel Joshey back from left Joseph McKinney and Conor Polley.

Derry teenagers take on charity ‘gameathon’

Four local teenagers are using their gaming and internet skills to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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