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50 years on from birth of Civil Rights, we, as a people, deserve better than this’

The son of one of Derry’s most prominent Civil Rights figures has raised questions as to why much of Derry remains in deprivation, following decades of nationalist/republican representation.

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Clockwise from top left: Bagatelle, Paul Van Dyk, Lavengro and Balkan Alien are all lined up to play in Derry.

Major free concert for Clipper Festival finale

Details of a massive free concert in Ebrington Square, to close the forthcoming Maritime Clipper Festival in style, have been revealed today.

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The new lighting columns at the Lecky Road flyover.

New lighting at Lecky Road flyover welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the installation of two new major lighting columns overlooking the Lecky Road Flyover.

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William Street car park

Residents disturbed by noise at William Street Car Park

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has said that residents in William Street and Brewster’s Close have raised further concerns about late night noise caused by so-called ‘boy racers’ at William Street car park.

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Heating Engineer Ben Kennedy.

Top tradesman Ben ‘over the moon’ to be regional finalist

A young Derry tradesman’s first class skills and swift service has seen him through to become the regional finalist in Screwfix’s Top Tradesperson 2018.

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NIFRS Station Commander Kevin Lynch pictured with his wife Fiona, son James and daughter Caoimhe at his recent retirement party held in the Bishop's Gate Hotel.  Station Commander served over 30 years in the fire and rescue service. DER2318GS038

District Commander Kevin hangs up his helmet after 30 years’ service

Over the past three decades, Kevin Lynch has been to the forefront in keeping the public safe and, as he hangs up his fireman’s helmet and sails off into retirement, his parting words were: ‘It’s been a privilege!

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Derry Girls actress Jamie-Lee O'Donnell will act as compere at Foyle Search & Rescue's Gala Ball.

Glamorous Foyle Search & Rescue Gala Ball to mark 25 years of service

Foyle Search & Rescue will be holding a special and glamorous 25th Anniversary Gala Ball on Saturday, June 23 in Derry, with tickets now available.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing event at Creggan Community Collective

An information session on Mental Health & Wellbeing will be held at Creggan Community Collective this week.

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Councillor John Boyle, SDLP, who has been elected as the new Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council with his partner Angela. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.06.18

INTERVIEW: A City Deal can be a game changer for us’ - new Mayor John Boyle

New Derry City and Strabane Mayor, John Boyle, says he expects negotiations with the government in London on a City Deal forDerry to begin during his year in office.

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Drumming leader Jason Welch with pupils from Lisnelgalvin Primary School at Project Sparks in the Northside Shopping Centre. DER2318GS014

Sparks Project proving disability is no barrier to inspiring children

Talented young adults with disabilities have been teaching primary schools pupils music, dance and singing through a pioneering local project.

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Western Trust Health Improvement Department supporting Men's Heath Week from 11 June to 17 June 2018 pictured from left to right are: Ben Mills, Student; Sandra Semple, Western Trust Health Improvement Officer; Knox Wilson, Retired School Teacher and Aaron McShane, Western Trust Administrative Support Officer.

Free Men’s Health Checks at Foyleside

The Western Trust is urging everyone to focus upon medical conditions and the general health and wellbeing of local men and boys during International Men’s Health Week.

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The disabled parking bays at Brooke park.

Brooke Park disabled bays being misused

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan and Councillor Patricia Logue have held a series of meetings with local council officials in relation to the misuse of disabled parking bays at Brooke Park.

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Altnagelvin Hospital.

Vomiting bug: Wards closed at Altnagelvin

Three wards have been closed to admissions at Altnagelvin Hospital following the latest outbreak of a vomiting bug.

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The newly revamped Brandywell stadium opened earlier this year.

Brandywell Stadium revamp firm facing financial crisis

The construction company behind the Brandywell Stadium refurbishment is to seek a voluntary arrangement with its creditors to avoid liquidation, just weeks after completing the Derry project.

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Dan Hull from Salt Lake City will be hosting the the Genealogy event in Derry next week.

In the genes: Local people urged to find out about DNA Ancestry testing

A descendant of the foreman who oversaw the building of Derry’s iconic City Walls has urged local people to consider using DNA testing to help verify their own family trees.

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Colour party following the cortege at the funeral of Dennis Heaney in June 1978.

40th anniversary of killing of IRA Vol. Dennis Heaney to be marked

Commemorations will be held in Derry this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the killing of IRA Volunteer Dennis Heaney by undercover British army personnel.

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Colum Eastwood.

‘Schools are at breaking point’

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said that as the political impasse enters the 18 month mark, it is “disgraceful that local schools across the North are at breaking point”.

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