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INLA behind spate of paramilitary-style shootings, says councillor

Members of the INLA masquerading as republicans in order to extort money and run criminal rackets have been behind a spate of shootings over the past two years.

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VIDEO: First snow of winter falls in Donegal

The first snow of winter has fallen in Donegal.
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Some readers are accusing Amazon of 'ruining Christmas'.

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

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Buncrana inquest.

Buncrana Inquest: Guard praised for ‘dignity shown’

A garda officer has been commended for the dignity with which he treated those who died in the Buncrana Pier tragedy.
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Derry's hopes of surpassing City of culture 2013 have been dealt a major blow.

Derry and Belfast barred from European Capital of Culture

The Director General of Education and Culture at the European Commission, Martine Reicherts, has confirmed Derry's worst fears - it won't be eligible for the European Capital of Culture title in 2023 as a result of Brexit.
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PSNI.

Young boy and two women shaken following reports of armed masked gang

A vulnerable young boy and two women were left shaken after a masked gang, a member of whom may have been armed, reportedly descended on a home in Derry on Wednesday.

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The weather warning is valid from 6pm on Thursday through to 10am on Friday.

Yellow warning of ice issued for Derry

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice in Derry.

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SDLP anger as British Chancellor puts 'ambitious' Derry City Deal on long-finger

SDLP anger as British Chancellor puts 'ambitious' Derry City Deal on long-finger

The British Government decision to put an 'ambitious' City Deal for Derry on the long-finger while committing to open negotiations for such an initiative in Belfast, has provoked anger from the SDLP.

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Claudy bridge.

10% of Derry and Strabane bridges seriously damaged but extra £3.5m obtained for flood repairs

Ten per cent of bridges spanning approved highways and byways in Derry and Strabane were seriously damaged in the August floods but TransportNI has secured an additional £3.5m to help address the problem.

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Harry Gallagher.

Derry to Dungiven dualling will get underway within three to six months: senior engineer

A top TransportNI engineer has advised members of Derry City and Strabane District Council that shovels should be biting earth on the Derry to Dungiven section of the A6 dualling scheme within three to six months.

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Maritime Museum.

Derry buoyant as Maritime Museum passage promises to float all boats

The decision by the Department of Infrastructure to finally approve plans for a Maritime Museum at Ebrington will hasten the completion of a major tourist draw in the heart of Derry, according to local politicians who have hailed the move.
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From the archive: Heavy rain causes severe flooding across Derry - November 1978

From the archive: Heavy rain causes severe flooding across Derry - November 1978

Heavy rain in the early hours of Wednesday caused widespread flooding in the North West and Thursday’s continuous downpour did little to abate the effects felt by people in several areas.

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Sean McGrotty, with his partner Louise holding their baby, four-month-old Rionaghac-Ann, and his sons Mark, 12, (right) and Evan, eight. Sean and his sons died along with his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels, 57, and her 14-year-old daughter Jodie Lee Daniels after their SUV sank after sliding off a pier slipway in Buncrana, Co Donegal.

Buncrana Pier tragedy: Driver was over alcohol limit, inquest told

A Derry man who died along with four other members of his family in one of Ireland’s worst drowning tragedies was found to have levels of alcohol in his system that were over the legal limit in the Republic.

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VIDEO: Motorist ignores red light and narrowly avoids head on collision with van

People in Northern Ireland have reacted angrily to a video that shows a motorist ignoring a red light and narrowly avoiding a head on collision with a van.
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Davitt Walsh arrives to give evidence at the inquest in Buncrana.

Buncrana Pier tragedy: Man tried to save second child

The man who rescued a baby from a car during the Buncrana Pier tragedy has spoken of how he tried to help a second child escape from the vehicle just before it sank.

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Metacompliance develop software for the cyber-security market.

Derry based company creating 69 new jobs

A technology company based in Derry is creating 69 new jobs, according to Invest Northern Ireland.

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Buncrana Pier tragedy victims: (clockwise from top left) Jodie Lee Tracey (14), Mark (12) and Evan (8) McGrotty, Sean McGrotty and Ruth Daniels.

Buncrana Pier tragedy Inquest opens

The Inquest into the deaths of five members of a Derry family in a drowning tragedy has opened in Buncrana.

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Average Derry house price up 14.6 per cent

Average Derry house price up 14.6 per cent

The average price of a house in the Derry and Strabane area has risen by 14.6 per cent over the past year, new figures have revealed.

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Car pooling move
as Derry aims to
cut carbon tread

Car pooling move as Derry aims to cut carbon tread

Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee have endorsed the adoption of a new car pooling policy that will allow officers use five electric or hybrid cars in a drive to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

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Derry City.

Bogside parking scheme consultation within months

Consultation on a residents’ parking scheme for the Bogside area of Derry will get under way within months, the Department for Infrastructure has confirmed.

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