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Tributes to Vanguard unionist who survived murder attempts

Robert Overend, the former Vanguard unionist politician who died on Monday at the age of 86, never allowed the numerous threats on his life by republicans to intimidate him.

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Prime Minister Theresa May stands with First Secretary of State Damian Green (right), DUP leader Arlene Foster (second left), DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds (left), as DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson (third right) shakes hands with Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and Chief Whip, Gavin Williamson, inside 10 Downing Street, London, after the DUP agreed a deal to support the minority Conservative government

City Deal for Derry & Strabane could help Magee expansion

Derry’s Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the additional money promised for Northern Ireland and in particular the prospect of a ‘City Deal’ for Derry City and Strabane.

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Trees to be cut back following concerns

Trees to be cut back following concerns

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has welcomed confirmation from Transport NI that it is to prioritise the trimming back of trees in an area along the Northland Road close to the AXA building.

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The 3G pitches at Brooke Park.

Call for ‘clear timetable’ on 3G pitch works

Derry & Strabane Council have been urged to provide clarity over the timetable for reopening of the 3G pitch facility at Brooke Park.

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Clockwise from top left: SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, DUP leader Arlene Foster, Sinn Fein leader in the north Michelle O'Neill, Alliance Party leader Naomi Long and UUP leader Robin Swann.

‘Go the extra mile’ - Church leaders tell politicians

Archbishop Eamon Martin and other Church representatives have urged party leaders in the north to “go the extra mile” and restore power sharing.

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Foyle MP Elisha McCallion

Stormont talks: Rights of all must be respected and protected, says McCallion

Foyle MP Elisha McCallion says the rights of all living here must be respected and protected if there is to be progress on establishing a new Executive at Stormont.

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Local Independent Councillors Warren Robinson, Paul Gallagher, Darren OReilly, Sean Carr and Gary Donnelly Pirates of the Cure-a-being relay team will take part in the Cancer Research Run at Ebrington Square on 24th June next. DER2417GS037

Shiver me timbers! Local Councillors’ form relay team to help battle cancer

It was all hands on deck at the Council chambers in Derry yesterday as five Independent representatives came together to form a new band of buccaneers to help battle cancer.

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John Dallat pictured at the Foyle Arema during the Westminster election count last Thursday.

Talks stalemate ‘must end soon’ warns Dallat

East Derry Assembly Member John Dallat has warned that the current stalemate in politics in the north cannot be allowd to continue.

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The blaze engulfed the Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower tragedy: solidarity rally in Derry tonight

A demonstration in solidarity with those affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower block catastrophe will be staged in Derry this evening.

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Local Councillors and protesters take a stance against the threat to Foyle Haven's services earlier this year outside the Guildhall.

Street drinkers’ centre forced to slash opening hours

The charity which runs Derry’s “crucial” day care centre for local street drinkers has said they now have no option but to slash opening hours due to a funding crisis.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

Over 3,000 new homes in past two years

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed a new report showing that the local Council has overseen and approved 3,000 new homes in the past two years.

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The Sollus Highland Dancers pictured at a previous Hallowe'en event in Derry. DER4414MC101

Halloween celebrations for 2017 revealed

Details about Derry’s forthcoming Hallowe’en 2017 celebrations have been revealed.

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Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Kelpie, speaking at the first Community Planning consultation meeting in the Guildhall last week. (Photo Martin McKeown)

Public urged to have their say on ‘vital’ plans for Derry & Strabane

Local people are being urged to give their opinion on plans to transform lives of local citizens across Derry and Strabane between now and 2032.

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Local candidates thank voters as turnout rises

Local candidates thank voters as turnout rises

Nationalist candidates in East Derry have issued public thanks to all those who turned out to support them following a surge in turnout across the constituency.

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DUP's Gregory Campbell pictured at the election count at Foyle Arena Derry. (Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye.)

DUP to use influence for ‘stability’

Newly elected East Derry MP Gregory Campbell has said that talks will continue with the Conservative party over a deal which could place his party at the centre of the UK government.

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Colr. Brian Tierney. (DER0314PG016)

Local people urged to have their say on buses today

SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has encouraged local people to attend the Translink public consultation event which will be held in Northside shopping centre today.

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Karen Mullan, who has been selected for co-option for the Assembly to replace Elisha McCallion with Raymond McCartney MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin, and Cliona O'Kane.

Karen Mullan ‘proud and honoured’ to replace Elisha

Derry community worker Karen Mullan has said she is honoured to have been chosen to replace Elisha McCallion as a Sinn Fein MLA at Stormont.

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One of the recent Communities United St. Patricks Day celebrations with the then Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock.

‘Does Galliagh not deserve equality?’- GSCA

Greater Shantallow Community Arts has hit out over a lack of response from politicians following a 64 per cent cut to their Executive Office’s ‘Central Good Relations Fund’ grant.

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Sinn Fein's Elisha McCallion delivers her acceptance speech after becoming MP for Foyle

Elisha McCallion: I will do what I can to 'ensure voices of people of this great city are heard'

New Foyle MP Elisha McCallion has vowed she will do her utmost to "ensure that the voices of the people of this great city are heard."

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