Environment

Environment

Over 900 local PIP claims are rejected

One third of people assessed for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in Derry and Strabane have had their disability benefit claim rejected.

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St Columba at the foot of the cross. Calvary scene, Long Tower Church by Keith Allen  cc-by-sa/2.0 - � Kenneth Allen - geograph.org.uk/p/3066760

It’s time to properly celebrate St Columba

As Ireland’s most historic city, Derry has witnessed many key events and people over the years that are truly worth celebrating.

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Tony Hassan pictured in Culmore.

Hassan calls for more bus shelters in Culmore area

The provision of a new bus shelter at Thornhill Park In the Culmore Road area of Derry will make “life more comfortable” for local residents, Sinn Féin councillor Tony Hassan has said.

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Derry Walls

Plan to create 15,000 jobs launched in Derry

Derry City & Strabane District Council has launched ambitious finalised plans to create 15,000 new jobs and transform the city and district’s economy.

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Mark H Durkan.

MLA warns of hardship as mortgage interest benefit to become loan

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has warned that the support for those with a mortgage and claiming benefit is to change dramatically.

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Mayor Maol�osa McHugh pictured with representatives of the Foyle Foodbank as they launch their Christmas Food Drive.

Over 4,000 seek help from Derry foodbank

Over 4,000 people have had to seek help from Foyle Foodbank so far this year, with numbers expected to soar further in the coming months as the rollout of Universal Credit reaches Derry.

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Residents and staff from the House in the Wells pictured with members of the Pink Panthers at the Annual Pool Torunament on Thursday last.

Pink Panthers urge local men to see GP at the first sign of any change

Derry’s Pink Panthers have launched a new campaign to mark ‘Male Cancer Awareness Month,’ with the members engaging in a packed itinerary over the weeks ahead.

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Some of the rubbish discarded on Coshquin Road.

Coshquin clean-up planned

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has welcomed assurances from Derry City & Strabane District Council that the Coshquin Road will be cleared of litter in the immediate future.

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Stormont.

Political agreement ‘will not change’ lot of Derry’s poor

The restoration of power-sharing may have little impact on working class people in Derry who are trying to secure decent jobs and put food on the table, a local community worker has claimed.

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Councillor Colly Kelly.

Bulky lift for Bogside area tomorrow

Sinn Féin councillor Colly Kelly has welcomed the news that a bulky lift/ clean up initiative is to take place in the Bogside area tomorrow (Tuesday) from 8am to 2pm

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A section of the crowd from a previous Christmas Lights Switch On. Thousands are again expected at this year's event. (Pic Inpresspics.com.)

Big Switch On to herald ‘magical’ Derry Christmas

Derry & Strabane Council have promised a programme of “magical” Christmas festivities ahead of the Big Christmas Lights Switch On later this month.

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The border at Muff.

North West will be main Brexit frontier

Derry & Strabane Council’s Strategy Manager has said that the north west will be the main Brexit frontier as it emerged over 60 per cent of those crossing the border into the north for work or study come to Derry and Tyrone.

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SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has raised concerns over the Buncrana Road plans.

Direct Rule could impact on Derry projects - Colr.

The delivery of other key infrastructure projects for Derry could be put at risk if Direct Rule is implemented, a Councillor has warned.

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Seamus Farrell and Peter Boucher from the new Laudato Si group have issued an open invite to anyone who wants to join in developing environmental projects.

Open invite as new environmental group to be launched in Derry

A new group focused on developing enviornmental projects is to be launched in Derry, with an open invitiation issued to local people and groups.

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Tommy Quigley, Pat Harper, Margaret Agg, Ethna McCullagh and Mary Casey pictured at the new bus shelter.

Residents secure new bus shelter at Culmore

Residents in Culmore have said they are delighted after Derry City & Strabane District Council granted their request for a new bus shelter in the area.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

250 additional new social homes planned for 2018

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed confirmation that another 250 new social homes are planned for the Skeoge area.

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Record numbers help make it a Hallowe’en to remember in Derry

Tens of thousands of local people and visitors have helped make Derry’s Hallowe’en finale a night to remember as Europe’s largest festival of its kind went out with a bang.

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Young saplings at Brackfield Wood. (Picture By Michael Cooper Photography)

Derry woodland project honours WW1 soldiers from across Ireland

A special Centenary Wood Tree-Planting ceremony is to be held in Derry’s Faughan Valley on Saturday, November 11th, at 2.00 p.m.

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Alliance Party Leader  Naomi Long

Alliance Party to host Conference in Derry

The Alliance Party will be hosting its first Autumn Conference in Derry this Saturday, November 4.

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Fireworks will once again explode over the River Foyle as Derry celebrates Hallowe'en with a carnival and pyrotechnic display tonight. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 31.10.15

It’s here... Derry Hallowe’en: What’s On Today

Derry City & Strabane District Council have compiled a packed programme of events taking place to mark today’s (Tuesday) Hallowe’en celebrations in Derry. Here’s the breakdown of the listings, what’s on where and when:

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