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WATCH - Buncrana pier hero honoured at Derry Journal People of the Year Awards

The man who saved the life of a baby during the Buncrana pier tragedy earlier this year was recognised for his heroics at the third annual Derry Journal People of the Year Awards in the Everglades Hotel on Thursday night.

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National Read a Book Day

Concise classics you can read in one day

In celebration of National Read A Book Day (Sep 6) we take a look at some classic short reads that you can easily breeze through in 24 hours or less.

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Pottermania at Foyleside

Pottermania coming to Foyleside

Harry Potter fans will be flocking to Foyleside from Saturday 23rd July until Sunday 31st July as the centre transforms into a magical world of wizardry to mark the release of the hotly-anticipated new Harry Potter book – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Derry City and Strabane District Council present Fashion Fest 2015 at St Columb's Hall.

 Style Academy model Sophia McKeever with a 2.5 stone python called Pscho performing 'Eden' to open Fashion Fest 2015 at St Columb's Hall.

In vogue- Fashion Fest ’16 gets funding

Derry’s Fashion Fest 2016 has been allocated £20,000 after being praised for giving young fashion and textile enthusiast the chance to shine.

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The Central Library. Foyle Street, Derry.

Derry Central Library cuts branded ‘mean and counter-productive’

Plans to slash opening hours at Derry Central’s Library have been branded ‘mean and counter-productive’.

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Ashleigh Coyle, organiser of Miss Derry. Pic:Ian West/PA Wire

Miss Derry 2016 contestants

Ashleigh Coyle is best known in Derry for her time on ‘Big Brother’ in 2014. She’s also a successful model.

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Hannah Vail with one of her designs.

Derry student showcases in fashion show

A Derry student will be among some of Northern Ireland’s future fashion designers who will showcase their latest designs next month as part of the hotly anticipated Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show.

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Derry Walls.

City Walls talk at new Siege Museum

Derry heritage activist Mark Lusby is to give the first in a new series of talks taking place at the city’s Siege Museum.

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PA Photo/Rankin.

Irvine Welsh’s home thoughts from abroad

As Trainspotting celebrates its 20th anniversary, writer Irvine Welsh tells Hannah Stephenson his thoughts on the long-awaited sequel, why Hollywood gives him more opportunity than the UK, and how Twitter trolls make ‘fabulous research’ for novelists

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Michael Logue, 1st Piano o-16 (Lecky Cup); 1st Instrumental Repertoire (George White Cup) & and Bursary o-16 at Feis Dhoire Cholmcille. DER1316MC107

Feis Doire Cholmcille Results: Thursday, March 31

All the results from Thursday’s competitions:

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2016 Talent Northwest winner Amy Meehan pictured receiving her award from judges Oliver Green, Margaret Keys, Bronagh Gallagher and Paddy Glasgow on Saturday night.

Talent North West: ‘An unbelievable display of talent’

Local schoolgirl, Amy Meehan (13) was crowned the Talent Northwest 2016 winner at a packed Millennium Forum on Saturday night - after what judge Bronagh Gallagher described as ‘an unbelievable display of talent’ from the north west area.

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Pictured with Finance Minister Mervyn Storey, are (l-r) Ivan Taylor, Chairman of the Trustees of Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Jim Brownlee Governor of the Apprentice Boys of Derry and William Moore, Chairman of the Siege Museum Management Committee, at the official launch of the EU PEACE III funded Siege museum. Picture: Michael Cooper

Derry’s new Siege Museum officially unveiled

Derry’s new multi-million pound Siege Museum has been officially unveiled.

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George Sweeney, Secretary and Founder Member, North West of Ireland Railway Society and Jim McBride, Treasurer, pictured at the Foyle Valley Railway Museum before the doors closed last year. DER1215MC077

Call for meeting over Derry rail artefacts

The local railway society has called for a meeting with Derry City & Strabane District Council over the future of key artefacts at the former Foyle Valley Railway Museum.

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Is your Harry Potter book worth £40,000?

Is your Harry Potter book worth £40,000?

Is your Harry Potter book worth £40,000?

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Harry Potter

New Harry Potter book to be released this summer

A new Harry Potter book will be released nine years after JK Rowling’s final story, The Deathly Hallows.

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What was your favourite book to read as a child?

27 wonderful books to read with your children

To mark National Storytelling Week, we’ve taken a look at some the greatest tales ever told.

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McKenna is an ancient Irish name that can be traced back to County Monaghan.

Call out to McKenna clans in North West

People with the surname McKenna across Counties Derry and Donegal have been advised that their Clan International Gathering will take place in Monaghan on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April, 2016.

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Derry writer Darran Anderson

Derry author scoops funding boost to complete new work

Writer, Darran Anderson, from Derry, is one of 21 artists from Northern Ireland who have been announced as the latest recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES award 2015/16, a funding grant bestowed upon Northern Ireland’s most talented emerging artists to allow them to develop their professional artistic careers.

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Thousands watched the Temple by artist David Best burn to the ground at Bard's Hill back in March. (''Photo Lorcan Doherty / Press Eye')

Derry shines bright in Arts Review of the Year

High-profile arts and cultural events in Derry take centre stage in the Arts Council’s Annual Review of the highlights of the last year in the arts in Northern Ireland, published today.

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William in all his damely glory

Derry Panto: There is nothing like a dame

William Caulfield is to panto in Derry what turkey is to your Christmas dinner - the two just go hand in hand.

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