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Fined £700 after crashing car into garden in Creggan

A 19-years-old man who drove through Derry before crashing into a garden while unfit to drive last year, has been fined £700 and disqualified for twelve months.

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Connie bidding to be
crowned Miss Vintage

Connie bidding to be crowned Miss Vintage

A Rosemount girl bidding to be named Miss Vintage UK 2017 says her taste for all things ‘retro’ was first awakened at an epiphanal ‘Jive Aces’ gig at the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival seven years ago.

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One of the fire dancers performs during the Awakening of The Walls in Derry back in 2016 as the City celebrates the 30th year of the annual Halloween festival. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 28.10.16

Call for reps for new Derry & Strabane Culture Strategy

Arts and community groups across Derry and Strabane are being urged to put forward representatives to help shape a new Arts & Culture Strategy.

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Police suspected drug
driver would overdose

Police suspected drug driver would overdose

A 35-years-old man who police suspected of being about to overdose after they pulled him over for driving dangerously in Derry last year, has been fined £500 and disqualified from driving for12 months

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The Great Tree of Ardmore.

‘The Great Tree of Ardmore’: find out more at charity event

The proud and ancient history of Ireland’s native woodlands is to be explored during an evening of ‘Poetry, Music and Discourse’ at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel.

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Galliagh gym facing
water misuse charges

Galliagh gym facing water misuse charges

NI Water has brought charges against a Galliagh gym for the alleged misuse of water, interference with water mains and obtaining services dishonestly.

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Police

Easter race hate assault in Derry

Police in Derry have launched an appeal for information concerning a race hate crime that has left with a man with serious injuries.

Crime
Knocked victim’s teeth out during fight outside Hillbilly’s café

Knocked victim’s teeth out during fight outside Hillbilly’s café

A 24-years-old man who knocked a victim’s teeth out during an altercation outside Hillbilly’s Fried Chicken Express last summer, has received a six month suspended sentence and fined £350 at Derry Magistrate’s Court.

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£300 fine for 
driving offences

£300 fine for driving offences

A 27-years-old Pennyburn man, pulled over by police, for failing to wear a seat belt and driving with a defective light and no Vehicle Test Certificate has been fined £350.

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An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
Health
Flight delay

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
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Historian Ken McCormack is among the contributors to the final edition of Waterside Voices.

End of an era as Waterside Voices closes

Landmark local publication Waterside Voices has announced “with deep regret” that it is closing.

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Fined for urinating in phone box

Fined for urinating in phone box

A 20-years-old Creggan man has been fined £150 for urinating in a phone box in the city centre.

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Council secures Order
to rescue donkey

Council secures Order to rescue donkey

An abandoned donkey rescued by Derry City and Strabane District Council near Claudy has been re-homed after the local authority secured a Court Order under animal welfare legislation.

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DUP need to follow people on gay marriage

DUP need to follow people on gay marriage

Sinn Féin MLA Elisha McCallion has claimed the DUP are out of touch with the people of the North on marriage equality following speculation the main unionist party could split over the issue.

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Special status only bulwark against rights erosions: SF

Special status only bulwark against rights erosions: SF

Special status for the North within the European Union is the only viable guarantor of human rights protections post-Brexit, Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has warned.

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George Hamilton confirms Saville proceedings have been used as basis for Bloody Sunday police probes

George Hamilton confirms Saville proceedings have been used as basis for Bloody Sunday police probes

The Chief Constable George Hamilton has revealed that the PSNI have been able to use evidence given at the Saville Inquiry as part of the force’s ongoing investigations into the events of Bloody Sunday.

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Cara Dillon. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

Cara’s support for County Derry Fleadh 2017

Support for the County Derry Fleadh being held in Limavady next month continues to attract the backing of some of the North West’s biggest music stars.

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Van, moped and tools stolen during spate of burglaries in Limavady

Van, moped and tools stolen during spate of burglaries in Limavady

A van, a moped and power tools were stolen during a series of burglaries in Limavady on Monday night.

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Arlene Foster and Tommy Tiernan

Comedian Tommy Tiernan slammed for Arlene Foster Fenians/Friesians skit on BBC

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has hit out after Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan appeared on Radio Foyle in a comic skit mimicking Arlene Foster where he played on the words Fenians and Friesians.
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