Tens of thousands bid a sad farewell to the ‘people’s hero’

They came from every corner of Ireland and beyond to join the people of Derry as the city laid to rest the man described yesterday as “the people’s hero”.

Artist Louise Walsh with some of her designs for the sculpture.

Green light at last for Factory Girls sculpture

Planners have given the green light for the long-awaited Factory Girls sculpture to be constructed behind the city’s Guildhall.

The proposals for a flats complex at the site.

New Derry flats complex given go ahead

A new social housing flats complex is to be constructed in the Argyle Terrace/ Gander’s Neck area of Derry.

The clothing company plan to open a 'store within a store' in Derry's Poundland on Ferryquay Street.

New Pep&Co clothing ‘store within a store’ coming to Derry’s Poundland

A popular high strand fashion company has announced it is to open one of its first Northern Ireland outlets within Poundland in Derry City Centre.

The  problem of rodents around the Meenan Sqaure area of the Bogside is to looked at. (File Picture Jim Stark, Flickr.com)

Bogside sewer survey over rodent infestation

A survey of sewers across part of the Bogside area is to take place following a meeting to examine tackling a rodent infestation in the area.

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.  (DR4113JB145)

Derry’s road markings deemed ‘practically invisible’

SDLP Councillor for Foyleside Shauna Cusack has called on Transport NI to take “immediate action” to improve road markings along Creggan and Springtown Road.

Mark H Durkan.

Public urged to respond to bilingual Derry bus consultation

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has urged local people to contribute to new consultation which could lead to bilingual bus destination signage across Derry.

The meeting will address the problem of rats around the Meenan Sqaure area of the Bogside. (File Picture Jim Stark, Flickr.com)

Meeting to be held over rats in Bogside

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the news that a multi-agency meeting is to be held to address the issue of rats in the Bogside area.

Artist Louise Walsh with some of her designs for the sculpture.

Factory Girls artist ‘moved’ by decision

The artist at the helm of the ‘Factory Girls’ project has said she was moved that councillors unanimously agreed to challenge planning permission for the work being refused.

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The entrance to the new Culmore Country Park is accessed off Coney Road.

Culmore to Muff road works welcomed

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins welcomed a programme of refurbishment work on the Coney Road in Culmore.

Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Drainage repair work welcomed

Repair works are to be carried out to repair drainage in the Asylum Road and Queen Street areas of Derry.

Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue.

Safety railings plan for St John’s P.S.

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has said new safety railings are to be installed outside St Johns Primary on Bligh’s Lane .

Protesters gathered in Guildhall Square last year highlighting concern over the continuing delay in the public artwork dedicated to thousands of Derry women who worked in factories. DER3016GS005

Major boost for Factory Girls sculpture hopes

Plans for a major sculpture to commemorate the thousands of women who worked in Derry’s shirt factories have been kept alive after Councillors rejected a recommendation to refuse planning permission for it.

Some of the youth who got involved with the European Youth Capital project.

£1.8m secured for Year of Youth

A total of £1.8m has been secured towards a new, year-long Year of Youth programme for young people in Derry & Strabane.

The measures will be installed to improve visibility.

New measures to be introduced to help improve visibility at busy junctions

Measures are to be put in place to deal with visibility issues at busi junctions at both Pennyburn Pass and Ardnashee, local Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper has said.

Siobhan heaney has been nominated for the Aldi Community Games Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award.

Siobhan ‘honoured’ by Community Games Jubilee Volunteer nomination

Derry woman Siobhan Heaney said she is deeply honoured at being nominated for the Community Games Golden Jubilee ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ after 22 years of sterling work locally.

The Children Of Hope statue in Galliagh.

Over 95% don’t see a future in Derry

A pilot survey conducted among young people from across Derry has found that over 95 per cent do not see a long term future for themselves locally.

Derry artist, �amonn O'Doherty's 'The Emigrants' sculpture along the quay.

Emigration ‘forcing families to have relationships through Skype’

Widespread emigration across Derry and the north west is forcing some families “to have relationships through Skype,” those behind a major new study have said.

Walled City Market at Guildhall Square (Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography)

Walled City Market back this weekend

The Walled City Market will return to Derry this weekend for the first time since Christmas.

Foyle Arena

Foyle Arena to close for Election counts

Foyle Arena in Derry is to close for four days to facilitate the election counts for Foyle and East Derry.

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