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Derry on course to smash tourism records

Derry is on course to surpass all previous records for visitor numbers in 2017, with 80,000 hotel rooms sold over the first six months of this year.

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St Columb's Park, Derry.

Security review under way for St Columb’s Park

A security review is under way in St. Columb’s Park and surrounding areas following reports of attacks and anti-social behaviour over the past week.

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Raymond McCartney MLA ,Councillor Paul Fleming group leader on DCSDC Karen Mullan MLA and Councillor Patricia Logue.

Progress on new Brandywell stadium, greyhound track and play park welcomed

The progression of works at the Brandywell Stadium site has been welcomed.

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National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores

Get your dose of ‘vitamin sea’ this National Marine Week

If you’re in need of some Vitamin Sea, National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores.

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Fr Joseph Gormley PP, St Marys Church Creggan (third from left) and Fr Paul Fraser CC pictured with parishioners who helped with the funding raising to refurbishment the interior of the church. Included in the photograph are Tony Morrison, Margaret McGlinchey, Grainne Robinson, Margaret Cussak, jim McGurk and Pascal McCallion. DER2817GS040

Work to start on new ‘Sacramental Chapel’ at St. Mary’s in Creggan

Construction work to create a new Sacramental Chapel inside St. Mary’s Church in Creggan is set to get under way within weeks.

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Muff village County Donegal. DER2616GS004

Polish artist to set off from Muff on unique Brexit border project

A Polish art student is set off from Muff at the weekend on an epic quest to run the whole length of the border in order to highlight issues around Brexit.

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World’s fastest paralympian Jason Smyth’s granda Robert to sprint 100metres in Glasgow

World’s fastest paralympian Jason Smyth’s granda Robert to sprint 100metres in Glasgow

Jason Smyth’s granda is set to lead a team of Derry renal patients to Glasgow where he’ll follow in the sprint spikes of the world’s fastest paralympian by contesting the 100 metres at the British Transplant Games.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Major exhibition on history of the Rosemount area

Sinn Féin Councillor and local historian Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation that a major new exhibition on the history of Rosemount will tour the Outer West Neighbourhood Renewal area in the coming months.

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The tree-lined park at Crawford Square.

Crawford Square park in line for spruce up

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation from Teamworks that the local organisation will carry out a spruce up of the greenery in Crawford Square.

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

Burning of effigies ‘warped’

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has warned that the burning effigies of politicians on bonfires is a “warped interpretation of culture”.

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A bonfire at Ravenscroft Avenue in Belfast is lit  of Eleventh Night. (PA Wire)

OPINION: Bonfires an ‘unedifying spectacle of disregard’

Here we are again. Another ‘Bonfire Season’ has come upon us and the unedifying spectacle of disregard of these fires’ impact on the environment; on our economy and on our community relations has been met with the usual head-shaking and hand-wringing by statutory agencies.

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Cars parked close to entrance of the popular play park at Brooke Park.

Parking at Brooke Park play area: drivers urged to use ‘common sense’

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has urged motorists to use common sense if visiting the new Brooke Park.

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Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Raymond McCartney

Human rights poll results welcomed

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the findings of a new poll by the Human Rights Consortium that shows a high level of support for human rights across the North.

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As Games of Thrones returns, artists work on Derry’s own ‘weirwood’-like tree

As fans gear up for Season Seven of Game of Thrones, Derry is to get its own public art work resembling one of the show’s ‘weirwood’ tree.

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The injuries inflicted on three-year-old Riley after he was attacked by a dog in Creggan.

Over 40 dog attacks in Derry and Strabane

There have been over 40 attacks on people in the local council area over the past year, it has emerged.

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The pool at the Templemore Sports complex.

Design team for new Templemore Sports Complex to be appointed

A design team to develop plans for two new major leisure centres at Templemore and in Strabane is expected to be appointed within weeks, it has been revealed.

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Puppy (file pic)

Sharp rise in dog licenses issued across council area

The number of dogs licensed across Derry & Strabane have jumped by 23 per cent to 7,191 dogs.

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A previous episode of dog foul on the Peace Bridge.

Mobile CCTV to catch ‘dirty’ Derry dog owners

Mobile CCTV cameras are to be used by Derry & Strabane Council to help catch people who allow their dogs to foul without cleaning up after them.

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The 3G pitches at Brooke Park.

Ball kicked from MUGA damaged roof of house

A ball which was kicked from Brooke Park playing pitches has caused damage to tiles containing asbestos on the roof of a nearby house, the Council has revealed.

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