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VIDEO - Brexit rally takes place between Derry and Donegal

A rally against Brexit took place on the border crossing between Derry and Bridgend Co. Donegal on Saturday morning.

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Independent Councillor Warren Robinson. DER1816GS029

Work to establish local Crisis Centre ongoing

Derry City and Strabane District Council has confirmed talks to establish a Crisis Intervention Centre are continuing.

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The new car park at Culmore Primary School.

Car park for Culmore P.S. off busy main road welcomed

Sinn Féin councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the completion of a new car park at Culmore Primary School off the busy Culmore Road .

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Foyle Assembly candidate Raymond McCartney.

Over 2,000 homeless on Derry housing list

Newly released figures reveal that there are now over 2,000 homeless applicants on the social housing waiting list in Derry area.

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Sinn F�in Councillor Tony Hassan, Councillor Sandra Duffy, Raymond McCartney and Elisha McCallion at the site of the proposed new retail outlet at the former B&Q site on the Buncrana Road.

Derry to get 80 new jobs says McCallion

Sinn Fein election candidate for Foyle, Elisha McCallion, has said up to 80 new jobs will be created at the former B&Q site near Buncrana Road.

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Members of  the Peace IV Partnership Board pictured following their meeting in St. Columb's Park House. Included are the Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock and Sue Divin, manager of the Peace Programme with Derry City and Strabane District Council and Councillor Drew Thompson, Peace IV Partnership Board, Catherine Cooke, Chair, Building Positive Relations Steering Group. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 14.02.17

Delight as Council secured £6.1m EU Peace funding

Derry & Strabane Council have confirmed the European Union has offered £6.1m of funding for the local area under Peace IV.

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A campaigner protesting over the impact Brexit will have locally.

‘Go slow’ border protest planned

A major ‘Go Slow’ rally will take place at the border between Derry and Bridgend on Saturday to highlight the reality of what Brexit could mean for local people.

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People Before Profit's Eamonn McCann in his trademark leather coat

‘I’m wearing Bambi’: McCann

People Before Profit Assembly candidate Eamonn McCann has said he wears a jacket made of antelope skin.

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Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

There are only hours left to register to vote in the upcoming Assembly elections.
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Gary Middleton (DUP) and Julia Kee (UUP).

Foyle election candidates get into row on Twitter

Two candidates seeking election in the Foyle constituency on March 2 had a very public row on Twitter on Monday.

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Martina Anderson, Sinn Fein MEP.

Pink Ladies praised for vital campaigning work

The Pink Ladies have been praised for their vital work in helping to secure cancer services for the north west.

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Dublin's Health Minister Simon Harris has given the green light for the use of cannabis in certain circumstances. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Cannabis bill to be brought before Stormont

People Before Profit plan to bring a bill before Stormont calling for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use.

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Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt speaking on the BBCs Sunday Politics programme

Mike Nesbitt: I’ll transfer my vote to SDLP before unionists

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has said that after voting for his own party he will transfer to the SDLP ahead of other unionist candidates, triggering strong criticism from the DUP and TUV.

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The veterans' campaigners on a previous march. Their Derry parade is scheduled for Saturday March 4

Republican group plan to confront British army veterans in Derry

A republican group is calling for people to confront more than 100 British army veterans when they march through Derry next month.

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2.76 percent rate increase for Derry and Strabane

2.76 percent rate increase for Derry and Strabane

Derry City and Strabane District Council is to increase rates by 2.76 percent for the 2017/18 financial year.

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Attorney General John Larkin

Attorney Challenge makes dramatic intervention over RHI scheme

Northern Ireland’s top law officer is considering mounting a challenge to the legality of the entire Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, he revealed today.

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Raymond McCartney (left) and UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt.

Demand for UUP clarity on Irish language act

Sinn Fein election candidate for Foyle, Raymond McCartney, has called upon UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt, to clarify his party’s position on the issue of an Irish language act.

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SDLP MP for Foyle, Mark Durkan (left), Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, MP (centre) and U.S. President, Donald Trump.

Durkan defends Bercow over President Trump remarks

The MP for Foyle, Mark Durkan, has defended the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, after Conservative MPs criticised him for saying U.S. President Donald Trump should not be permitted to address parliament during a state visit.

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Foyle SDLP MP Mark Durkan. DER1815MC134

‘Europe is central to ideals of Agreement’

Foyle MP Mark Durkan has warned of the dangers posed to the Good Friday Agreement by Brexit.

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DUP leader, Arlene Foster, pictured at an event in Lurgan on Monday. (
Photo: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press)

Sinn Fein label Arlene Foster’s comments on Irish language as ‘absolutely disgraceful’

Sinn Fein election candidate for Foyle, Raymond McCartney, has hit out former First Minister, Arlene Foster, after she stated the DUP would never agree to an Irish language act.

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