Derry’s new wave of businesses back Fort George retail park proposals

Those behind Derry’s new wave of homegrown businesses have expressed their backing for a BoxPark type development at Fort George.

A large part of the Fort George site remains vacant.

Groundbreaking proposal for Fort George site

A major new urban retail park at Fort George focused on training young people for real careers and promoting homegrown businesses has been proposed to help address the problems facing the city.

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Derry City and Strabane District Council Chief Executive John Kelpie, Kirsty Cruickshank, Product Delievery and Charter Liason Manager, BMI Regional, Ian Woodley, BMI Regional Board Member and Tom Wilson, Accountable Manager, City of Derry Airport pictured at announcement that BMI Regional are to operate a route to Stanstead Airport starting on the 2nd of May 2017. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 23.02.17

Prepared for take off

The team who helped secure a new London Stansted carrier for City of Derry Airport have now been tasked with delivering a new route to Manchester, it has been confirmed.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan speaking to a local residents about the plans.

Traffic calming for Lower Ballynagard Rd

Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed confirmation that traffic calming measures are to be installed in the Lower Ballynagard Road area of the city.

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

Concerns raised over lack of visible ‘Factory Girls’ progress

A Derry woman who had been involved in the Factory Girls project has said it is a disgrace that there is no visible sign of the project 11 years since its inception.

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Deaglan Long.

Lack of jobs and study opportunities forcing people out of Derry

Dozens of Derry professionals have spoken of how a lack of employment and study opportunities at home, has forced them to move abroad, in a new study honing in on emigration.

Bus Eireann.

Bus Éireann plan to scrap Derry 
to Dublin service

Bus Éireann have confirmed that it is pressing ahead with plans to scrap its daily service to Derry despite mounting concerns locally.


London air route ‘vital’ for Derry - Chamber

Derry’s Chamber of Commerce has praised all those involved in securing the new carrier for the Stansted route.

City of Derry Airport.

BMI to take on Derry to London route

The Secretary of State James Brokenshire has revealed that BMI Regional will take over the Derry to Stansted route following the government’s pledge of £3.8m.

Education Officer John Kelly pictured in the newly refurbished Free Derry Museum. DER0717GS013

Those at helm of Museum of Free Derry receive praise

A local community activist has praised the hard work of those who have spearheaded the redevelopment of the Musem of Free Derry.

Foyle Haven entrance, John Street.

Core funding call for Foyle Haven Day Centre

Councillors in Derry have been called upon to back a proposal calling for core funding for the Foyle Haven Day Centre.

The crowd at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Derry during the City of Culture year in 2013.  (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Talks continue over Derry, Strabane & Belfast opening European Capital bid

Derry, Strabane and Belfast have agreed to explore the submission of a joint opening bid to become European Capital of Culture, it has been confirmed.

The new car park at Culmore Primary School.

Car park for Culmore P.S. off busy main road welcomed

Sinn Féin councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the completion of a new car park at Culmore Primary School off the busy Culmore Road .

The Hands Across The Divide statue in front of the now demolished Tillie & Hendersons factory. (Photo: Portrait Of A City)

‘Relocate Factory Girls sculpture to Carlisle site’

A former factory worker has called for a long-awaited sculpture dedicated to the women who powered Derry’s industry to be sited at Carlisle Circus.

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Foyle Assembly candidate Raymond McCartney.

Over 2,000 homeless on Derry housing list

Newly released figures reveal that there are now over 2,000 homeless applicants on the social housing waiting list in Derry area.

A campaigner protesting over the impact Brexit will have locally.

‘Go slow’ border protest planned

A major ‘Go Slow’ rally will take place at the border between Derry and Bridgend on Saturday to highlight the reality of what Brexit could mean for local people.

A new play park for children and families is to be built on the site of the amenity site in Derry's Brandywell area.

Brandywell dump closing for good this week

Brandywell Recycling Centre will close for good later this week to allow work to begin on site ahead of a new play area being constructed.

The road works project will begin within days.

Major road scheme at accident blackspot

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has given the go ahead for a major road improvement scheme at an accident blackspot in Derry.

(L-R) Pink Ladies Development Worker Michelle McLaren, Francesco Florindi, Head of EU Affairs with the European Cancer Patient Coalition
based in Brussels, Maureen Collins, Pink Ladies Development Worker, Donal Henderson CEO Foyle Hospice, Jacquie Loughrey, Pink Ladies, Geraldine McGurk, Pink Ladies Chair, Martina Anderson Sinn Fein MEP and Andrew Reilly, Head of Physics, North West Cancer Centre.

Cancer services access discrepancies raised

A specialist in European cancer research has said there are fears Brexit could impact on access to treatment for those suffering from rare forms of the disease.

£125,000 confiscation order imposed on man convicted of dump charges

£125,000 confiscation order imposed on man convicted of dump charges

A local man has been made the subject of a £125,000 confiscation order, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, for illegal waste offences.

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