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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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Prospective students sign up for part time courses this morning at NWRC Strand Road.

Clock ticking on part-time places at NWRC

Enrolment on part time courses at North West Regional College have officially opened at Strand Road Campus in Londonderry, Strabane Campus on Derry Road and Limavady Campus on Main Street.

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Maragret Gallagher from the NSPCC.

NSPCC urge local parents to speak with children about online safety

A Derry-based NSPCC representative has called on local parents to ensure they talk to their children about online safety as a new ‘Share Aware’ campaign is launched.

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The Magee campus is one of the lcations being considered for the new Medical School, while plans have been submitted for a new Primary Health Care facility in Pennyburn.

Sites for new UU Medical School being examined across north west

The Ulster University has said it hopes to have plans for a major new medical school in the north west realised by 2019.

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Culturlann ui Chanain on Great James Street in Derry city centre.

Cuts proposals may force An Cultúrlann closure

Proposals to cut funding to Derry’s Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin could result in the building being forced to close, it has been claimed.

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Head of Student Services at NWRC, Karen Moore, Manager of North West Regional College's Careers Academy, Finneen Bradley, Senior HR Manager with Western Health and Social Care Trust, Ursula Doherty, Training and Personnel Manager with Errigal Contracts, Ciara King, NWRC student, Johnny Lynch and Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, launch the Education to Employability Festival (E2E). (Picture by Martin McKeown)

E2E: NW prepares for first ever education and employment extravaganza

A free festival designed to inspire local people in the North West to make the connection

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Head of Student Services at NWRC, Karen Moore, Manager of North West Regional College's Careers Academy Finneen Bradley, Senior HR Manager with Western Health and Social Care Trust Ursula Doherty, Training and Personnel Manager with Errigal Contracts Ciara King, NWRC student Johnny Lynch and Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock, launch the Education to Employability Festival, (E2E), a joint partnership between NWRC and Derry and Strabane District Council. The free community event will take place at Ebrington Square, Derry~Londonderry on May 26 from 1-6 p.m. (Picture by Martin McKeown)

Festival of opportunity at Ebrington Square

A free festival designed to inspire local people in the North West to make the connection from Education to Employability (E2E), will be held at Ebrington Square on May 26.

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The event will take place this Sunday ahead of Ramadan.

Muslim community issue open invitation

Derry’s Muslim community have issued an open invitation to other local residents to come visit them this Sunday.

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Yale Uni.

Plan for Derry students to study at ‘elite’ US uni

Exciting plans for Derry school-leavers to study at elite universities in the United States move up a gear next week when a representative from the prestigious Yale University visits the city.

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Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

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Foyle College Junior School, Northland Road Derry

400 years of Foyle College exhibition proving a big hit with visitors

A new exhibition looking back of 400 years of Derry’s oldest school is proving to be an extremely popular attraction, staff at the Siege Museum have said.

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�/Lorcan Doherty Photography - 23rd February February 2017. 

Pictured at the International Fund for Ireland Board Meeting in County Donegal are Board Members: Billy Gamble, Paddy Harte, Dr Adrian Johnston (Chairman of the Fund), Dorothy Clarke, Allen McAdam, Siobhan Fitzpatrick and Hilary Singleton.


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Windfall for Derry marginalised youth employment projects

Over £200,000 has been awarded to two Derry projects aiming to help young people develop skills and gain employment.

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Children from St Eithne's Primary School get ready to go the extra mile.

Local schoolchildren going the extra mile in fitness drive

Local schooldchildren have been going the extra mile in a new fitness project being rolled out in the city.

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Top 20 books you claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten of us claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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Destined members and volunteers join others as they depart for Stormont on Wednesday to protest over the implications of Brexit.

Destined members voice concerns over Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Adults with learning disabilities have expressed their concerns over the potential impact of Brexit.

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Young people across Derry and Strabane are taking part in the project.

Schoolchildren learn of ‘sexting’ dangers

Young people in Derry and Strabane have been working on a new campaign to raise awareness of the risks of sending explicit text messages.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue.

Safety railings plan for St John’s P.S.

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has said new safety railings are to be installed outside St Johns Primary on Bligh’s Lane .

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Some of the youth who got involved with the European Youth Capital project.

£1.8m secured for Year of Youth

A total of £1.8m has been secured towards a new, year-long Year of Youth programme for young people in Derry & Strabane.

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School bus drivers from Derry will be protesting over the proposals.

Derry bus drivers to protest over threat to free school transport

Local bus drivers are to gather in Derry today for the launch of a campaign against proposed school bus charges.

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