Lift off - New routes and hangar plan for Derry airport

A tender for a new London route from City of Derry Airport is expected to be issued within weeks with a second route to Manchester also viewed as a priority, the ‘Journal’ can reveal today.

Kathleen Bradley, Dove House.

Derry in the grip of housing crisis- welfare co-ordinator

A welfare advisor has warned that Derry is currently in the grip of a housing crisis , with many struggling to find affordable accommodation and having to rely on staying with relatives and friends.


Whiskey distillery at Ebrington by 2018 planned

A Derry company has announced details of how they plan to transform derelict buildings at Ebrington Square into a whiskey distillery and tourist attraction.

Sinn Fein Councillor Kevin Campbell pictured at Southway.

Southway resurfacing ‘must be prioritised’

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has said the road at Southway needs to be completely resurfaced as a matter of urgency.

A section of the crowd from a previous Christmas Lights Switch On in Derry. (PIc Inpresspics.com.)

Derry Christmas celebrations revealed

Animations returning to Austins’ windows, a Christmas forest, robotic elfs and the return of the Sound of Light Procession will be among the highlights in Derry this festive season, it has been revealed.

The late Martin McCrossan.

‘Mr Derry’ Martin McCrossan to be honoured with new plaque

Derry & Strabane Council have agreed to provide funding a new commemorative plaque honouring late Derry tour guide and ‘Mr Derry’ Martin McCrossan.

The clean streets of Derry: outdoor floral and planting arrangements have helped bring a splash of colour across the city and district.

High praise for the clean streets of Derry

Derry & Strabane Council ‘s Chief Executive , Mr. John Kelpie, has welcomed praise from various agencies for the city’s high standard of cleanliness.

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Thrills and chills at the Tower Museum.

Tower of Terror in Derry this Halloween

The Tower Museum will see the awakening of some its most putrid and ghoulish residents who will roam freely around its exhibitions this Halloween.

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard.

‘Importance of developing N.W. must not be underestimated’

Growing a regionally balanced economy is at the core of the Executive’s draft Programme for Government. Strengthening Derry as a key economic driver and gateway is central to that.

A European Union flag in front of the Palace of Westminster. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire)

Discussions over post-Brexit funding options taking place

The Special European Union Programmes Body has confirmed to the ‘Journal’ that it’s talking to both the Irish and British Governments sand European officials about funding options post-Brexit.

RUC and army checking cars at the border in the 1980s. (Pacemaker)

‘No return to the borders of the past’

The British Government has told the ‘Journal’ there will be no return to the “borders of the past” as they prepare to cancel membership of the European Union.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood

Taoiseach’s plans for all-island forum welcomed

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, plans to convene an all-island conversation on Brexit next month.

Works ongoing at the Ebrington site.

Government confirms talks with businesses interested in Ebrington

The government has confirmed that it is in talks with a number of local businesses interested in locating on to the Ebrington site.

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Project leaders with a new pamphlet for a tourist treasure hunt through the Fountain/ Bishop Street, available at the Tourist Office.

Derry’s Peace Wall ‘transformed’ into its latest tourist attraction

Derry’s last remaining Peace Wall has become one of city’s latest tourist attractions following the erection of a series of murals.

RUC patrol in the border area in the 1980s.

‘Ordinary people will suffer most’

Campaigners have warned that Brexit could impact hundreds of jobs ahead of a major public rally at the border tomorrow.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

First new homes approved for H2 site

Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the news the Council has approved the first housing development on the H2 site at Buncrana Road.

The bus was sprayed with 'UTH' (Up The Hoods) and other graffiti.

‘Kids thought they were going to get hammered’

A Derry man who organised the minibus from Dundalk has spoken of his shock after the vehicle was vandalised and some of the young fans onboard were set upon after they left Brandywell Stadium.


New £26m rail hub at Old Station by 2020

Derry’s Old Waterside Station is to undergo a £26m transformation to become a new regional travel hub, it has been confirmed.

The former Waterside Railway Station. 2001JM65

Result! Old Waterside Station will be new rail hub site

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard this afternoon confirmed that the long battle to have Derry’s Old Waterside Station chosen as the city’s preferred new transport hub site has been won.

Tony O'Doherty.

Attacks could have ‘serious implications’ for Derry’s future

Derry City FC board member Tony O’Doherty has warned that any repeat of the gang attacks witnessed after last night’s match against Dundalk could have serious implications for the future of the club.

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