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‘Slash and burn cuts are completely unacceptable’

Low-income households will bear the brunt of ‘slash and burn’ cuts by the Education Department, Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has warned.

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Diane Gillon from Derry graduated has graduated from Ulster University with a BSc Honours in Sport, Physical Activity and Health. (Picture by Paul Moane, Aurora Photographic Agency)

Derry’s Diane graduates in health and fitness after combatting obesity

A Derry health and fitness graduate has encouraged others to return to education after fighting her way back to fitness following a long-term battle with obesity.

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Students watching TV

Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

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Mickey Cooper with guests at the book launch.

New book charts Derry’s connection to Rising and The Somme

A new book detailing Derry’s connections with both the Somme and the Easter Rising has been launched in the city.

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Ireland boss Martin O'Neill

Honorary degree for Ireland boss Martin O'Neill

Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has today been honoured by Ulster University.

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The pool at the Templemore Sports complex.

£1 Summer Scheme kicks off across Derry this weekend

As schools close across the north west today, the £1 Summer Scheme at Council leisure centres returns from this weekend.

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Mrs Catrina McFeely pictured at her desk during her last week of school.

Derry principal retires after 37 years in ‘most rewarding job in the world’

After 37 years service in schools across Derry, Catrina McFeely, principal of St. Paul’s Primary School, Slievemore, has this week, stepped back from the blackboard, as she retires from “the most rewarding job in the world.”

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Ulster University Vice-Chancellor Paddy Nixon.

Ulster University boss says 10,000 students at Magee is ‘doable’

The head of the Ulster University has said he is convinced that achieving the long campaigned for 10,000 students at Magee is achievable.

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Speakers gathered at the Schools for Hope Conference at Magee this week.

Child mental health initiative is launched

A project aimed at looking after children’s mental health and well-being has been launched in Derry.

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Pictured from left are: NWRC lecturer Catherine Gormley, Expert on Online Reputation, Wayne Denner, Head of Technology and Enhanced Learning at NWRC, Martin Peoples, NWRC lecturer Caroline McKeever,  and Ryan Williams, CEO Connected Talent.

North West Regional College conference highlights importance of social media

Two leading professionals in the field of social media have advised young people in the north west about the importance of establishing their online profile.

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Derry teenager Adam goes viral with 100,000 YouTube followers

Derry teenager Adam goes viral with 100,000 YouTube followers

Derry teenager, Adam Beales, is on course to become a major YouTube star after witnessing his subscription base rocket over recent months.

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A round of applause for Professor Patrick Johnston as the Derry man's funeral cortege passes the Lanyon building at Queen's University, Belfast.

Poignant tribute to Derry man Professor Patrick Johnston at Queen's

The funeral has taken place for Queen's Univerity's Professor Patrick Johnston, who hailed from Derry.

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Professor Paddy Johnston died suddenly at the weekend.

Shock and sadness at passing of Professor Paddy Johnston

Tributes have been paid to the Derry born Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Paddy Johnston after his sudden death at the weekend.

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Local people working at the 4Rs social enterprise project in Derry. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Environmental upcycling project helping young people gain skills

Dozens of young people in Derry are improving their employment prospects while doing their bit for the environment by upcycling old furniture and machinery.

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Pupils and staff from St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School pictured with PCSP Chairman Councillor Gus Hastings, the actors and the facilitators from RAPID who attended the launch of the new Cyber Bullying Awareness DVD at Strathfoyle Youth Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 24.05.17

New cyberbullying DVD resource launched

A new cyberbullying safety DVD for young people has been launched in Derry.

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The Ulster University Magee campus, Derry. DER3115MC002

Magee expansion bid will have to be considered by new ministers

The Magee expansion business case will have to be decided upon by new ministers appointed once the Stormont Executive gets back up and running, government officials have said.

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St Brigid's College in Derry.

Derry College apologises after refusing to take autistic child

St Brigid’s College in Derry refused to take in an autistic boy despite the Education Authority recommending he be placed there.

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The Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock pictured with the players, coaches, parents and friends of the Oxford Bulls Football team during a reception at the Guildhall. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 22.05.17

Young Oxford Bulls team get Mayoral reception

The Mayor of Derry & Strabane Hilary McClintock has welcomed the players, coaches, parents and friends of the Oxford Bulls Football Club to the Guildhall for a special reception this week.

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The RISE Team from the Western Health and Social Care Trust pictured at the launch of the new service.

New initiative to help PS children achieve potential

A new health project aiming to enhance the development of children to ensure they reach their full potential is being rolled out in schools across the north west.

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Pupils from Thornhill College, Crana College and St Mary's Limavady pictured with NWRC lecturer Teresa Harris and students Gary Hoad and Marvin Mulhern at the Salters Festival of Chemistry

IN PICTURES: ‘Whodunnit?’ challenge as schoolkids compete in chemistry festival

Students from ten post-primary schools have taken part in an exciting day of chemistry at the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry hosted by North West Regional College (NWRC).
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