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NEWS | Tributes paid to 'gentleman' Jordan McConomy

The 19 year-old man killed after he was assaulted in Derry city centre on Sunday has been described as "one of the nicest lads" you could ever meet.
The deceased man was assaulted in William Street.

NEWS | Man arrested on suspicion of murder

An 18 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19 year-old man was fatally assaulted in Derry city centre on Sunday.

The 23 year-old man was released on bail.

NEWS | Man arrested in connection with Derry child death released

A 23 year-old man arrested by police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a three year old boy in Derry on Sunday September 17 has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Sinn Fein MP for Foyle, Elisha McCallion.

NEWS | McCallion expresses shock at death of man in Derry city centre

Sinn Fein MP for Foyle, Elisha McCallion, has urged anyone who witnessed the fatal assault of a man in Derry city centre on Sunday to contact the police.

NEWS | Man killed in Derry city centre assault

A 19 year-old man has died as a result of an assault in Derry city centre.
Councillor Caoimhe McKnight with Daisy Mules at the protest in Derry on Thursday.

‘Rape clause’ branded ‘disgusting’

Sinn Féin Councillor Caoimhe McKnight has branded a controversial ‘two child’ benefits policy with an associated rape clause ‘disgusting’ and called for it to be immediately scrapped.

Pictured from left are Tesco Community Champions, Lisnagelvin - Janine McCready-Barnett; Strand Road  Irene Hewitt; Magherafelt - Ann Marie
Hegarty; Antrim - Lesley Kirkpatrick; Lisburn Road - Sharon Morrison; Antrim - Julie Ervine; Carrick - Anne Richie; Newry. Cailina Parr and Portadown -
Paula Cunningham.

NEWS | Tesco ‘Community Champions’ team up to assist flood victims

The village of Eglinton was left devastated when the ‘once in a century’ floods hit in August, leaving many homeless.

The Peace Bridge, Derry.

OPINION | River Foyle: it’s Derry’s greatest natural asset

Sunday is ‘World Rivers Day’ which offers a timely opportunity to take a look at Derry’s greatest natural asset.

Jim and Mary McCallion.

Mary McCallion: a special wee woman

‘A wee woman, but a big light.’ This was how Fr. Joe Gormley described Mary McCallion (87), from Creggan, who passed away last week.

Ebrington Square.

Iconic ‘Peace Pledge Tree’ planned for Derry’s Ebrington Square

Plans to erect an iconic ‘Peace Pledge Tree’ at Derry’s Ebrington Square are understood to be at an advanced stage.

The 2017 Thomas Devlin Fund Award Winners with actress Karen Hassan who presented the awards - Left to right Rebecca Doherty, Karen Hassan, Ian John Brown, Jason Mc Auley, Conall Mc Hugh and Frasier Hickland.

Young Derry musician wins Devlin Bursary

A talented Derry musician has been awarded a bursary to study in England through the Thomas Devlin Fund.

Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (on right) and MEP Martina Anderson at yesterdays sitting in Dail Eireann.

Sinn Fein MPs in Dail ‘historically significant’

Elisha McCallion said the presence of Sinn Féin MPs in Dáil Éireann for an address by the EU Parliament’s Brexit negotiator was of ‘historic significance.’

Patsy OKane, centre, Chairperson of Base One Europe Museum, holding the original WWII Marines Plaque with, from left, Gerard J Boyle, Retired Colonel USMC, Dave Wall, Retired Colonel USMC and MHT Tour Leader, Carlton W. Fulford, Retired General USMC, Deputy Mayor John Boyle, and Dr Malachy " N�ill, Provost, Magee Campus, Ulster University.

WWII links a boost for Derry military tourism

The number of tourists coming to Derry to explore the city’s historical links to World War II is rising significantly.

British prime minister, Theresa May, pictured during her speech in Florence, Italy on Friday.

BREXIT | Social media reaction to Theresa May's keynote speech in Florence

British prime minister, Theresa May, set out her government's plans for Brexit in Florence on Friday.

Upper Magazine Street in Derry.

City Walls damage: PSNI issue appeal

Police in Derry are appealing for information following a report of criminal damage on the City Walls on Monday, September 18.

The Derry contingent of the delegation took part in a torchlight vigil in Barcelona's old city  in support of freedom for Catalunya ahead of the Catalan National Day, where they joined tens of thousands on  the streets 
L-R Caol�n McGinley ,D�ire Lamberton, Joe Dunn and Lauren Hegarty.

Catalan Independence Rally planned for Derry

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has encouraged people to support a forthcoming rally for Catalan independence.

Cars parked in the Lawrence Hill area this week.

Derry resident says parking is a ‘nightmare’

Residents in the Lawrence Hill area of Derry have called for action to be taken to deal with long-standing parking issues in the street.

Remnants of fireworks which have been used by youths at Central Drive. DER3817-101KM

Fireworks ‘madness’ - Derry residents speak out

Families in Derry have spoken of their horror after gangs of youths deliberately threw fireworks at them and their children this week.

'Shots fired' at house in Derry

'Shots fired' at house in Derry

Police are investigating reports that masked men fired shots during an incident near a house in Derry on Thursday evening.
Queen's University, Belfast.

NI universities slip in new UK rankings

Queen’s University Belfast is the top-ranked university in Northern Ireland in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, despite the university falling 12 places in the overall league table this year to 38.

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