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Environment

Rosemount bulky items lift reminder

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has reminded residents that the council’s bulky lift of household items will be rolled out across the entire Rosemount area on the morning and early afternoon of Thursday, January 26.

Environment
Foyle Search and Rescue's newly expanded premises at Prehen.

Landmark as FS&R open expanded base

Foyle Search and Rescue have officially opened a new extension at their base in Prehen following a mammoth fundraising effort.

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The border at Muff.

Derry Chamber ‘deeply worried’ over May’s border comments

Derry’s Chamber of Commerce has expressed serious concerns over the future of the Irish border, following Theresa May’s speech on Brexit.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Mucky playground in Glen addressed

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the removal of mud from the Glen play park following safety concerns.

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The Peace Bridge, Derry. (DER3413PG003)

‘Disgust’ at dog fouling on Derry’s Peace Bridge

Dog owners have been called upon to clean up after their animals following concerns over fouling on the city’s Peace Bridge.

Crime
Residents demand action over alleged ‘widespread’ damp and mould issues

Residents demand action over alleged ‘widespread’ damp and mould issues

Almost 200 people from a Derry housing estate have signed a petition demanding that action is taken to address the “very distressing situations” they say they are experiencing.

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The entrance to the Galliagh estate.

PSNI calls on parents to be ‘more intrusive’

Police have called on parents to be “more intrusive” about what their children are getting up to after youths engaged in a string of arson incidents, joyriding and attacks on emergency services across Galliagh.

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Lisneal College, Derry.

Gritting at Derry school approved

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has agreed to start routinely gritting the route serving Lisneal College in Derry.

Education
Snow coated Foyle Springs pictured during a previous winter storm.

Warning issued as ‘bitterly cold’ weather expected

Warnings have been issued that snow and sleet could arrive in parts of the north west by this evening followed by “bitterly cold” conditions on Thursday.

Environment
Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

Contamination of blue bins sparks plea over usage

Sinn Féin councillor and member of Derry & Strabane’s Environment Committee Tony Hassan has appealed to local people to ensure they are not contaminating their blue bins with unsuitable waste.

Environment

Council working with contractors to promote social clauses

Derry City and Strabane District Council have been working with developers to develop social clauses aimed at promoting the inclusion of local people in building contracts.

Environment
Malin Head pier and one of the many beaches in the area.

Call to develop Malin Head tourist facilities

Residents in Malin Head have called for officials to expedite work on the provision of tourist facilities as the area braces itself for an influx of visitors over 2017.

Business
SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack said there can be "no excuse or reason for any animal to suffer".

Greater awareness needed on signs of animal cruelty - Colr.

A Derry Councillor has called for greater awareness to ensure people know about the signs of animal cruelty.

Crime
The Quarry Steps have been cleaned up.

Clean up completed at Quarry Steps in Waterside

SDLP Derry Councillor Martin Reilly has welcomed the tidy-up of a walkway connecting people in the Waterside to lower Spencer Road – known locally as the ‘Quarry Steps’.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

Crime
Sir Anthony Hart Chairman of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
(Picture By : Arthur Allison Pacemaker)

Abuse Inquiry reports to McGuinness and Foster

The chairman of the Historical Abuse Inquiry Sir Anthony Hart has thanked those who came forward to give evidence.

Opinion
Issues remain a problem in the Ivy Terrace area, Colr. Logue said.

No resolution found to Ivy Terrace issues

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has spoken about the ongoing traffic problems facing residents in the Ivy Terrace area of Derry.

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Councillor Colly Kelly has urged people to recycle Christmas rubbish.

Call to recycle Christmas waste following festivities

The Chair of Derry City & Strabane District Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee has called on local people to make sure they recycle their Christmas rubbish.

Environment
Local lobby groups hope the planned medical school will be based at UU's Magee campus in Derry.

OPINION: New Medical School will happen - and will be just the start for Magee

Sinn Fein Colr. Mickey Cooper writes about the past challenges, the commitment and, indeed, the will which now exists to develop the Ulster University’s Derry campus.

Business
SDLP Councillor Gus Hastings.

Council approves Drumahoe pitches footpath network

Plans for a new footpath network at Drumahoe Pitches have been approved by Derry & Strabane’s Planning Committee.

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