Around 15,000 people crossing border daily

Around 15,000 people are crossing the border every day for work or to access education alone, research has shown.

Michael Gallagher, Strategy Manager, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Loretta McNicholas, Research and Policy Manager, Donegal County Council. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

No appetite for border controls new Derry, Donegal research finds

A new study across Derry, Strabane and Donegal has found there is no appetite for any sort of border control across the region.


‘One stop’ post Brexit business hubs mooted

Businesses across the north west have urged councils to look at setting up “one stop shops” at Donegal border points with Derry and Strabane.

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Donald Trump’s Irish Wall plan scrapped

The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump’s proposed 3 km sea wall at his International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland in Doonbeg, Co Clare has been scrapped, according to Friends of the Irish Environment.

Members of the Derry Housing Action Campaign pictured at Baronet Street ahead of the re-launch on Thursday night.

‘The time has come for another housing campaign’

A successor to the 1968 Derry Housing Action Committee is to be launched in the city to campaign for housing rights for local people.

Councillor Eric McGinley at the site of the new houses

Green light for 53 Springtown homes

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has welcomed planning approval to build 53 social houses on the Springtown Road.

The effigy of Lundy goes up in flames. INLS4916-113KM

Call for Derry’s Lundy Parade to be moved away from city centre

A Derry Councillor has called for an end to the annual Lundy parade in Derry’s city centre and branded the burning of the effigy as people tried to shop “distasteful.”

SDLP Councillor Martin Reilly.

Call for business empowerment zone

SDLP Council Group Leader Martin Reilly has called on the Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir to introduce a pilot ‘business empowerment zone’ for Derry.

Local people have been urged to keep an eye on their alcohol intake during extreme cold spells this winter.

Sobering advice over winter weather

Local people have been urged to consider their alcohol intake during extreme cold spells this winter to minimise the risk of falling on ice or hypothermia.

Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly.

Call for Irish Passport Office for north

The massive jump in the number of people applying for Irish Passports highlights the need for the setting up of a Passport Office north of the border, it has been claimed.

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years to 2015, a new report has found.

Patrick Bell from Creggan with Sandra Duffy, Manager First Housing Homelessness Service.

‘I was sleeping rough in Brooke Park at 15 but still going to school’

A Derry man has spoken of how his life has changed dramatically from being a homeless teenager to working towards his ambition to help other young people.

Local representatives and staff with local children at the launch of the Ballymagroarty & Hazelbank Community Partnership's Mental Health Strategy.

Groundbreaking work on tackling health, education and safety issues

Ballymagroarty & Hazelbank Community Partnership is poised to launch the findings of a Health Needs Analysis survey for the Outer West area next week.

The protest in Derry will take place at the Peace Garden on Friday, November 25  at 1pm.

Derry protest today as part of global action over violence against women

Local grass roots activists will today stage a protest as part of an international movement warning governments to take action over violence and abuse against women.

Lisneal College, Derry.

Minister to probe gritting near Lisneal College

Minister Chris Hazzard has agreed to investigate the feasibility of gritting a route serving Lisneal College in the Waterside area of Derry.

Care home residents have been using I-Pads to register their views.

Derry care home residents use iPads to air views in award winning project

Tech savvy care home residents in Derry have been using iPads to register their views with their care providers.

A woman has been airlifted to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the Glenshane Pass near Dungiven. (Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press)

Glenshane Crash: Woman airlifted to hospital

A woman has been airlifted to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the Glenshane Road between Derry and Belfast.

First and deputy First Ministers Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness with the NI Executive Ministerial team.

‘We are in this for the long haul’

First and Deputy First Ministers Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness have issued a joint statement to mark six months since the new NI Executive was formed. The statement touches on all aspects of the Executive’s work, including jobs and investment, reforming the health service, welfare, infrastructure projects and Brexit. The joint statement reads as follows:

Sinn Fein Councillor Paul Fleming.

Clooney carriageway tops agenda in talks

Action must be taken to tackle safety issues at Clooney Road Dual Carriageway, Sinn Fein Councillor Paul Fleming has warned.

People find it difficult to walk across an icy Guildhall Square at lunch time yesterday. DER4716GS002

Guildhall Square ‘like an ice skating rink’

A Derry councillor has accused various organisations of “passing the buck” after witnessing several accidents on the untreated icy surface of Guildhall Square yesterday.

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