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Green light for crisis centre procurement

The procedure of an open procurement process for a pilot community intervention service in the city has been welcomed by members of Derry City and Strabane District Council.

The Foyle Haven entrance, John Street.

Council seeks meeting with board as Foyle Haven’s hours are slashed

Derry City and Strabane District Council has asked DePaul Ireland for an urgent meeting with its directors as the charity reduces the opening hours of a vital city centre service for street drinkers this week from noon to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays and from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

The clothing allowance (uniform grants) for the 2017/18 school year will remain at 2016 levels.

Cut to school uniform grant stopped

The Department of Education will not proceed with a proposed £3m reduction in funding to uniform grants, it has been confirmed.
Martin McGuinness.

UVF planned to kill Martin McGuinness on Glenshane Pass, new book claims

A new book charting the history of the modern Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) claims the terror group once planned to murder Martin McGuinness while he was travelling over the Glenshane Pass.

The scene in Dove Gardens. (Photo: Presseye)

Police investigating Derry arson attack

Police are investigating an arson attack on a car in Derry.

David McNarry (above) has been a member of the Orange Order for more than 40 years.

Orange Order veteran lifts the lid on 'Ride The Goat' ritual

Veteran member of the Orange Order, David McNarry, has lifted the lid on an initiation ritual used for new recruits known as 'Ride The Goat',

The initial story which was published earlier.

Social Media: Journal readers react to Orange Order R.I.P. stance

Readers of this newspaper have reacted to an article we published about what the Orange Order thought of Protestants who use the phrase 'R.I.P.'.
Homes evacuated to facilitate gas leak probe hours after car set on fire damaging house and injuring occupant

Homes evacuated to facilitate gas leak probe hours after car set on fire damaging house and injuring occupant

A number of homes have been evacuated in the Bogside to allow fire crews investigate a strong smell of gas hours after a car was apparently set on fire in the same area.

The cruise ship Deutschland which arrived at Lisahally on Friday with over 500 passengers on board as part of a ten day cruise. Picture Martin McKeown. 21.07.17

Derry on course to smash tourism records

Derry is on course to surpass all previous records for visitor numbers in 2017, with 80,000 hotel rooms sold over the first six months of this year.

Application is a ‘positive sign’

Application is a ‘positive sign’

SDLP MLA, Mark H Durkan, has said a planning application for a Spine Road Network at the H2 site on the Buncrana Road, is a “positive sign.”

The pontoon at Greencastle harbour was launched on Friday, ahead of a Round Ireland Sail by Foyle Sailability.

Campervan vandalised on Greencastle Pier

An Inishowen councillor has lashed out overwhat he described was a “terrible act” of vandalism in Greencastle last weekend.

The incidents occurred in the Grangemore Park and Hazelbank areas of Derry.

Police arrest man in Derry after spate of car break ins

Police arrested a man after a number of vehicles were broken into in Derry on Tuesday morning.
Wallace Thompson, secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society.

Orange Order says ‘R.I.P.’ term is ‘un-Protestant’

The Orange Order has cautioned its members not to use the term ‘R.I.P.’ to express sympathy after a death.
English convict, John McHugh, was arrested in Northern Ireland on Monday.

English fugitive arrested in North

A convicted criminal who failed to return to prison in England has been arrested in the North of Ireland.

A sad child - NSPCC image

'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Mr. Bartliff claims ASDA own brand nappies caused his newborn son to require oxygen and irritated his skin. (Photos: Jordan Bartliff/Facebook)

***WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES*** ASDA withdraws own brand nappies after baby 'left blistered'

Supermarket chain ASDA has withdrawn its own brand Little Angel nappies after a father claimed his newborn son suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.
St Columb's Park, Derry.

Security review under way for St Columb’s Park

A security review is under way in St. Columb’s Park and surrounding areas following reports of attacks and anti-social behaviour over the past week.

The PSNI in Foyle posted this picture of drugs paraphernalia on their Facebook page.

PSNI seize drugs paraphernalia in St Columb’s Park

Police officers in Derry have seized drugs paraphernalia after spotting underage drinkers in St Columb’s Park.

David Hoyle.

David Hoyle confirmed for Foyle Pride festival 2017

Foyle Pride has confirmed that performance artist David Hoyle will be heading to Derry for this year’s festival.

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