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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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Pauline Ross established the Playhouse, based in Artillery Street, Derry, in 1992 with a �300 grant. DER3017GS042

‘We are of this very special place and what happens here happens to us’

Looking back with hindsight 25 years on from The Playhouse in Derry opening for the first time, Pauline Ross said that becoming a major success story was neverconsidered part of the vision.

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The clothing allowance (uniform grants) for the 2017/18 school year will remain at 2016 levels.

‘U-turn’ on plans to slash school uniform funding welcomed

A U-turn on planned funding cuts for school uniform grants has been welcomed.

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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. DER3017GS037

School uniform recycling initiative a major success

The organisers of a community initiative to recycle donated school uniforms for families facing financial hardship, have welcomed the massive response from local people.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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The PSNI in Foyle posted this picture of drugs paraphernalia on their Facebook page.

PSNI seize drugs paraphernalia in St Columb’s Park

Police officers in Derry have seized drugs paraphernalia after spotting underage drinkers in St Columb’s Park.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.

‘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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