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SDLP calls for Sinn Fein to publish details of failed talks

A Derry SDLP councillor has called on Sinn Féin to publish the details of the failed talks process at Stormont.

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‘Nobody wants to see a return to hard border’, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has issued a new call for the EU to give the green light for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations to begin.

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Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar threatens to halt Brexit talks if hard border issue is not resolved

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has hinted that the Irish government will stop Brexit talks from progressing unless it receives a written guarantee from the British government that there will be no return to a hard border with the North.

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BBC Radio Ulster presenter, Noel Thompson (left) and Republic of Ireland players Shane Duffy and James McClean.

BBC Radio Ulster lambasted for Republic of Ireland football coverage

BBC Radio Ulster has been lambasted by some listeners for its coverage of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off defeat to Denmark in Dublin on Tuesday.
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Mark H Durkan.

Over 900 local PIP claims are rejected

One third of people assessed for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in Derry and Strabane have had their disability benefit claim rejected.

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Custom House Post Office in the city centre.

Post Office ‘committed’ to retaining services

The Post Office has said it remains committed to providing services to local people amid concerns over three different offices in Derry.

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Derry ‘playing second fiddle’ to Belfast for far too long: Eastwood

Derry ‘playing second fiddle’ to Belfast for far too long: Eastwood

Derry has been “playing second fiddle” to Belfast for far too long, according to SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

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SDLP Councillor John Boyle.  (1208JB41)

‘We are not taking it any more’, says Boyle

Councillors in Derry have branded a decision by government departments to turn down a request to meet over rates support cuts “absolutely disgraceful”.

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Derek Hussey.

Absenteeism among Council staff falling

Absenteeism among staff at Derry City & Strabane District Council has been reduced by around 10 per cent following a range of new initiatives aimed at promoting health and well being.

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Sinn F�in Foyle MLAs Raymond McCartney and Karen Mullan supporting postal workers in their campaign to save  pension rights and a shorter working week.

MLAs support postal workers’ campaign

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has voiced support for postal workers’ campaign to save pension rights and for a shorter working week.

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Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire Service meeting sought over cuts

Derry City & Strabane District Council is to request a meeting with the Fire & Rescue Service over cuts to local fire services.

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Derry Walls

Plan to create 15,000 jobs launched in Derry

Derry City & Strabane District Council has launched ambitious finalised plans to create 15,000 new jobs and transform the city and district’s economy.

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Mark H Durkan.

MLA warns of hardship as mortgage interest benefit to become loan

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has warned that the support for those with a mortgage and claiming benefit is to change dramatically.

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

‘These thugs must be found and brought to justice’

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has warned that the “thugs” behind the shooting of a teenager in Derry must be found and brought to justice.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly.

Teenager shot: ‘No place for guns’ in Derry

A Derry Councillor has warned there is no place for guns in Derry after a teenager was shot in the leg by a masked gang in the city last night.

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VIDEO: 'Enough of the bulls**t' - Sinn Fein T.D. to Housing Minister

Sinn Fein T.D. Imelda Munster didn't mince her words when questioning Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy T.D. in the Dáil on Tuesday.

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Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams.

Gerry Adams receives 'dreaded' SSSS message on boarding pass

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has revealed he must undergo Secondary Security Screening Selection (S.S.S.S.) when entering the U.S.A.

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Some of the rubbish discarded on Coshquin Road.

Coshquin clean-up planned

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has welcomed assurances from Derry City & Strabane District Council that the Coshquin Road will be cleared of litter in the immediate future.

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood was invited to Chicago to attend the Obama Foundation event.

Eastwood attends Obama Foundation summit in US

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has attended the inaugural Obama Foundation summit in Chicago.

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Would you avoid paying tax if you could?

POLL: Would you avoid paying tax if you could?

An investigation into how some of the world's richest people avoid paying tax is causing debate all over the world.

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