Local councillor defends decision to attend Tony Taylor protest

A Derry and Strabane councillor has issued a public explanation why he will attend a protest designed to help Derry republican, Tony Taylor.

Sinn Fein Councillor Eric McGinley.

Ballymagroarty bike thefts spark alert

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has called on people to ensure that pedal bikes are securely locked away when not in use.

Paul McGilloway, proprietor of Framed to Perfection, holds one of the new 500 limited edition signed portrait prints of Martin McGuinness. The portrait, by renowned Irish artist Robert Ballagh, was endorsed by Bernie McGuinness.  DER2817GS

Major interest in new portrait prints of Martin McGuinness

A striking official portrait of Martin McGuinness is sparking major interest with just 500 limited edition prints now for sale.

Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Major exhibition on history of the Rosemount area

Sinn Féin Councillor and local historian Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation that a major new exhibition on the history of Rosemount will tour the Outer West Neighbourhood Renewal area in the coming months.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.

‘Slash and burn cuts are completely unacceptable’

Low-income households will bear the brunt of ‘slash and burn’ cuts by the Education Department, Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has warned.

The tree-lined park at Crawford Square.

Crawford Square park in line for spruce up

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation from Teamworks that the local organisation will carry out a spruce up of the greenery in Crawford Square.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

Burning of effigies ‘warped’

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has warned that the burning effigies of politicians on bonfires is a “warped interpretation of culture”.

A bonfire at Ravenscroft Avenue in Belfast is lit  of Eleventh Night. (PA Wire)

OPINION: Bonfires an ‘unedifying spectacle of disregard’

Here we are again. Another ‘Bonfire Season’ has come upon us and the unedifying spectacle of disregard of these fires’ impact on the environment; on our economy and on our community relations has been met with the usual head-shaking and hand-wringing by statutory agencies.

Cars parked close to entrance of the popular play park at Brooke Park.

Parking at Brooke Park play area: drivers urged to use ‘common sense’

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has urged motorists to use common sense if visiting the new Brooke Park.

Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Raymond McCartney

Human rights poll results welcomed

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the findings of a new poll by the Human Rights Consortium that shows a high level of support for human rights across the North.

The effigy of Martin McGuinness on a bonfire in Belfast earlier this week and DUP leader, Arlene Foster.

POLL: Has your opinion on Arlene Foster changed?

There has been a mixed reaction to the news that Arlene Foster has condemned an effigy of the late Martin McGuinness that was placed on a bonfire in Belfast earlier this week.
DUP leader, Arlene Foster and the effigy of Martin McGuinness on a bonfire in Belfast.

Arlene Foster condemns Martin McGuinness bonfire effigy

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, has condemned those responsible for placing an effigy of the late Martin McGuinness on a bonfire in Belfast.
The effigy of the late Martin McGuinness on a bonfire in Belfast has been widely condemned by people on opposing sides of the community in the North.

Social Media: Reaction to 'disgusting' Martin McGuinness effigy on Belfast bonfire

Members of the public are using social media to convey their disgust at the decision to place an effigy of the late Martin McGuinness on a bonfire in Belfast.

Bonfire in the Lower Shankill in Belfast. (Photo: Presseye/Kelvin Boyce)

POLL: Is it time to ban ALL bonfires?

Bonfires on both sides of the community in the North divide opinion.

The effigy placed on the bonfire at Clonduff Road in East Belfast. (Photo: P/A)

McGuinness bonfire coffin effigy ‘vile’ - Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein have called on Unionists leaders to condemn “hatemongers” who put an effigy of Martin McGuinness’ coffin on a bonfire in Belfast last night with the message ‘F*** the IRA’ painted on it.

Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (file pic) Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye.

‘This is a devastating tragedy’ - Foyle MP

Foyle Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion has expressed her sympathies to the family of the six-year-old who died after being found with severe injuries on a road this morning.

The injuries inflicted on three-year-old Riley after he was attacked by a dog in Creggan.

Over 40 dog attacks in Derry and Strabane

There have been over 40 attacks on people in the local council area over the past year, it has emerged.

The pool at the Templemore Sports complex.

Design team for new Templemore Sports Complex to be appointed

A design team to develop plans for two new major leisure centres at Templemore and in Strabane is expected to be appointed within weeks, it has been revealed.

Puppy (file pic)

Sharp rise in dog licenses issued across council area

The number of dogs licensed across Derry & Strabane have jumped by 23 per cent to 7,191 dogs.

Shopping file pic (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Council urged to reject extension of Sunday shopping hours

Derry & Strabane District Council have been urged to refuse to extend shopping hours on a Sunday.

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