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Rare butterfly previously feared extinct discovered in Northern Ireland

A surveyor from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has discovered a rare butterfly previously thought to be extinct in the province.

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The blaze engulfed the Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower tragedy: solidarity rally in Derry tonight

A demonstration in solidarity with those affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower block catastrophe will be staged in Derry this evening.

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Local Councillors and protesters take a stance against the threat to Foyle Haven's services earlier this year outside the Guildhall.

Street drinkers’ centre forced to slash opening hours

The charity which runs Derry’s “crucial” day care centre for local street drinkers has said they now have no option but to slash opening hours due to a funding crisis.

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Pictured (l-r) at the announcement of approximately �3.3m worth of funding under the EUs INTERREG VA Programme that is set to help improve the water quality status of Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle are Paul Kilcoyle from Irish Water, Gina McIntyre Chief Executive Officer of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and Sara Venning Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Water. Picture: Michael Cooper.

Lough Foyle EU funding

The European Union has injected almost £3 to help improve water quality on Lough Foyle as well as Carlingford Lough. The funding offer was confirmed this week as part of a cross-border project encompassing both loughs.

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Teenager beaten and wounded during street robbery in Derry

Teenager beaten and wounded during street robbery in Derry

Detectives have appealed for information following a report that a teenager was set upon and wounded with a blade during a robbery in Derry.

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Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Kelpie, speaking at the first Community Planning consultation meeting in the Guildhall last week. (Photo Martin McKeown)

Public urged to have their say on ‘vital’ plans for Derry & Strabane

Local people are being urged to give their opinion on plans to transform lives of local citizens across Derry and Strabane between now and 2032.

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Foyle Search & Rescue.

Two rescued by Foyle Search during separate operations 12 hours apart

Foyle Search and Rescue managed to get two women to safety after separate operations in Derry on Sunday.

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McIntyres Pub, known locally as The 19th Hole, (pictured here in 2015) has been extensively damaged in the fire.

19th Hole pub extensively damaged in overnight blaze

A popular Inishowen bar has been extensively damaged in an overnight fire.

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One of the recent Communities United St. Patricks Day celebrations with the then Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock.

Greater Shantallow Arts ‘gutted’ over huge 64% funding cut

Greater Shantallow Community Arts staff have said they are “gutted” after being informed of a 64 per cent cut in funding to the group from this year’s Executive Office’s ‘Central Good Relations Fund.’

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The Gasyard Centre in Derry.

Plans for new Derry art space at Gasyard unveiled

Drawings of a proposed new exhibition space for Derry have gone on display at the Gasyard Centre.

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Phil Coulter and James McClean's wife Erin McClean at the Foyle Legends bus unveiling in Guildhall Square.

Three local legends to feature on new Derry bus

James McClean, Phil Coulter and Roma Downey will feature on a new Foyle Legends bus as part of a new make-over, Translink have confirmed.

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Last year's  SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon getting underway at the Everglades Hotel, Prehen when more than 1,500 athletes took to the streets of Derry. DER2216MC044

On your marks for the Walled City Marathon

Thousands of spectators are expected to turn out tomorrow to line the route as runners from home and abroad get on their marks for the SSE Airtricty Walled City Marathon.

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Wheelie bins to be checked for food waste from now on

Wheelie bins to be checked for food waste from now on

Households across Derry have been reminded that new restrictions regarding the disposal of food waste will apply from now on.

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US President, Donald Trump

Durkan ‘deeply regrets’ Trump climate change move

SDLP Foyle Westminster candidate Mark Durkan has said it is ‘deeply regrettable’ that Donald Trump has “turned his back on the world” by withdrawing from the Paris agrement on climate change.

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Seamus Coleman was awarded the Freedom of the County by Donegal County Council at a Civic Reception hosted by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey at the County House in Lifford  Photo Clive Wasson

Seamus Coleman awarded Freedom of Donegal

Captain of the Republic of Ireland’s football team Seamus Coleman said he was stunned and honoured as he was conferred with the freedom of Donegal in his native county last night.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

CCTV for ‘boy racers’ proposal welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed a proposal for a CCTV camera in area of the Strand Road which he said has been blighted with the issue of “boy racers”.

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Altnagelvin Hospital.

Western Trust lays out plan for coming years

Mental health among local people has been deemed “considerably worse” than is the case across Northern Ireland as a whole.

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St Columb's Park, Derry.

By-law crackdown call

A Derry councillor has called for a drink ban by-law crackdown amid warnings that hordes of drunken teenagers are “destroying” St Columb’s Park.

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Reginald Breydin has raised concerns over rubbish being discarded from cars, and polluition issues in and around Lower Chapel Road.

Call for end to ‘nightmare’

A resident of the Lower Chapel Road area has said local people are being plagued by rubbish being thrown from cars parking outside their homes.

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The busy Buncrana Road.

Buncrana Road upgrade ‘needs to happen now’

A Derry councillor has warned that the failure to realise plans to upgrade the A2 Buncrana Road is hampering regeneration across a large part of the city.

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