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Fresh Assembly election called for March

The Secretary of State has announced that a fresh Assembly election will take place on March.

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Sinn Fein Health Minister Michelle O'Neill with former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

‘Trojan efforts’ of McGuinness praised as election looms

Martin McGuinness’ “Trojan efforts” to bring about reconciliation have been praised as Sinn Fein confirmed they will not be nominating anyone else to replace him as deputy First Minister.

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Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson (left) with chair at the Brexit Business Breakfast event at An Culturlann, Councillor Elisha McCallion, and Stephen Kelly from Manufacturing NI.

Brexit will bring ‘economic tsunami’ to Derry, warns Martina Anderson

Sinn Fein MEP has said an “economic tsunami” is about to hit Derry as she urged people to raise the volume on their opposition to Brexit.

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Residents demand action over alleged ‘widespread’ damp and mould issues

Residents demand action over alleged ‘widespread’ damp and mould issues

Almost 200 people from a Derry housing estate have signed a petition demanding that action is taken to address the “very distressing situations” they say they are experiencing.

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Councillor Kevin Campbell attending  meeting  with Translink with Maeve McLaughlin and Councillor Colly Kelly.

Bus signage as Gaeilge proposal ‘great news’ for Derry - Colr.

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard’s plans to consult on bilingual bus signage for Derry has been hailed as “great news” for the city.

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Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson.

MEP Anderson to hold Brexit talks in Derry

Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson will hold a range of discussions across Derry on Friday focusing on the potential impact of Brexit on local people.

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SDLP Councillor John Boyle.  (1208JB41)

Long-term funding solution needed for Northlands - Colr.

A long-term solution to the funding issues for Northlands Centre is vital, SDLP Councillor John Boyle has said.

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Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness.

SF leadership to update members on political situation at Derry meeting

Hundreds of Sinn Féin members and activists from Derry City, Strabane and East Derry will gather at the City Hotel in Derry on Thursday night for a political update from the party leadership.

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Wallace Thompson has urged people not to rejoice in Martin McGuinness's illness

Love your enemies, says DUP man on McGuinness illness

A founding member of the DUP on the religious right of the party has quoted the Biblical exhortation to “love your enemies” in urging his friends not to rejoice in Martin McGuinness’s serious illness.

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Martin McGuinness.

Martin McGuinness thanks public for their support

Martin McGuinness has used social media to thank the public for their messages of support after he resigned from the position of deputy First Minister on Monday.

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No decision made yet on whether or not Martin McGuinness will stand in the forthcoming Assembly election.

‘No decision yet’ on McGuinness’ Assembly future

It still remains unclear whether or not Martin McGuinness will stand in the Foyle constituency in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

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Political crisis in Northern Ireland - from top left, clockwise, DUP leader, Arlene Foster, People Before Profit MLA, Eamon McCann, TUV leader, Jim Allister, UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt, Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long, Green Party leader, Stephen Agnew, SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood and Sinn Fein MLA, Martin McGuinness.

POLL: Will you vote differently if an Assembly election is called?

The shock decision taken by deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, to resign means a snap Assembly election is likely to take place soon.

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Stephen Nolan

RHI Scandal: Stephen Nolan comes off holiday to present special programme on political crisis

Broadcaster, Stephen Nolan, has come off his holiday in the U.S.A. to present a special programme on the political crisis in the north of Ireland.

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Council working with contractors to promote social clauses

Derry City and Strabane District Council have been working with developers to develop social clauses aimed at promoting the inclusion of local people in building contracts.

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The Budget DIY store before the works got under way.

Home Bargains March opening welcomed

Confirmation that Derry’s Home Bargains store is due to open its doors on March 15 this year has been welcomed.

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Local people urged to make donations to the Blood Bank

Local people urged to make donations to the Blood Bank

Sinn Féin Councillor, Christopher Jackson, has encouraged people to become blood donors.

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Local activists at the weekend  protesting over scrapping of L�ofa bursary scheme.

Anger over Líofa funding cut

Young Gaelige speakers from Derry have expressed anger and frustration over the withdrawal of key Líofa bursary funding.

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