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Manchester solidarity vigil in Derry this evening

A vigil will be held in Derry this evening in solidarity with the people of Manchester following the suicide bomb attack at a concert in the city.

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Volunteers from Foyle Search and Rescue patrolling along the river at night.

Over 100 operations for Foyle Search & Rescue in five months

Foyle Search & Rescue have been involved in over 100 operations within the past five months, the charity confirmed last night.

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Councillor Tony Hassan at the woman's home with sewage running alongside it, and in through the back garden (right).

Call for action as sewage floods garden

A Derry mother has expressed disgust and concern after sewage flooded her garden yesterday.

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Barn owl (c) Margaret Holland

Volunteers needed to transform the fortunes of barn owls

Wildlife lovers are being urged to help safeguard one of Northern Ireland’s most endangered birds, by getting involved in Ulster Wildlife’s annual survey of barn owls this summer.

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Derry City and Strabane District Council Chief Executive John Kelpie at a previous Councils Community and Planning Information session at Brooke Park Sports Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

Plans to improve quality of life

Derry City and Strabane District Council is seeking feedback from the public to its recently published draft Performance Improvement Plan for 2017/18.

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Iolo Eilian, Learning Disability Lead with the Health and Social Care Board pictured with Healthcare Facilitators Gemma Smyth (left) and Bernie Dooher from the Western Health and Social Care Trust,  at the launch of Easy Read health check publications for adults with a learning disability.

New health check packs for adults with learning disabilities launched

A series of new Easy Read resources focusing on health issues are to be rolled out for local adults with learning disabilities.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Hatmore and Kylemore on list for lighting upgrade

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation that the Hatmore and Kylemore areas of the city are to be placed on the list for a street lighting upgrade.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Belmont footpaths upgrade to take place over coming year

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation that the pavements around the Belmont area are to be upgraded over the coming year.

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.

Bulky lifts organised across Foyleside ward

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has advised local people of a series of bulky lifts across Foyleside next week.

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A protest held outside the Guildhall back in February over the threat to Foyle Haven services.

Foyle Haven campaign ramps up as funding cut-off point looms

A new campaign has been launched to prevent Derry’s Foyle Haven Day Centre from having to reduce its services due to funding.

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A shirt factory in Derry in the 1920s.

Recalling shirt factory days at the Tower today

Local people will get a glimpse into Derry’s once booming shirt factory industry this afternoon at a free event in the Tower Museum.

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Derrys  City Cemetery nearing capacity. DER2017GS024

New Derry cemetery sites explored

Derry & Strabane Council has confirmed that it is examining a number of potential sites for a major new cemetery in Derry.

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SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins.

Culmore traffic ‘humps’ measures welcomed

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has welcomed Transport NI plans to install traffic calming measures on the Ballynagard Road in Culmore.

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Brendan O'Brien (funeral director) presents cheque to Roisin O'Hara of Trocaire.

Funeral directors give Lent profits to Trocaire

A generous Limavady undertakers firm has donated thousands of pounds of its profits to Irish charity, Trocaire.

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Local buskers will get the chance to win �1,000.

Local buskers get chance to win £1,000

Local strummers and singers have been urged to sign up for an open air music festival that could see them win up to £1,000.

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A shirt factory in Derry in the 1920s.

Recalling Derry’s once booming shirt factory industry

Two workshops in Derry this week will provide an opportunity to reminisce about Derry’s once booming shirt factory industry.

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Mattresses previously dumped in a laneway off Lone Moor Road.

Over 100 mattresses a week being dumped into landfill

A new mattress recycling scheme is being considered for Derry as it emerged over 100 mattresses a week are being dumped into landfill here.

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Glenshane Pass runs through the Sperrin Mountains.

‘The more parks, the less obesity in children’

The local council is to look at linking Derry City and Strabane with its mountainous hinterland as part of a pioneering new Green Infrastructure Plan.

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The damaged gas mains units outside St Mary's Scouts Club, Creggan.

Gang on wrecking spree at Scouts Hall complex

Gas units have been damaged in the latest in a series of anti-social episodes outside a Scouts Hall and adjoining premises in Derry.

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(l-R) Rabia Kar, Fouzia Naz, Deputy Mayor Jim McKeever, Zahid Bahli and Nazmul Hassan gathered at the North West Islamic Centre on Sunday.

Muslim community in North West welcome hundreds to their centre

Derry’s Muslim community have provided a warm welcome as they hosted hundreds from across the north west at their community centre .

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