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IN PICTURES: 51 photos from Derry’s Foyle Maritime Festival

The atmosphere around Derry since the Clipper yachts arrived has been second to none.

Shane Todd.

Side splitting NI acts set for Stendhal

Stendhal Festival has announced its rip-roaring comedy line-up for this summer’s shindig at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady.


Win a £100 prize with your summer picture

Summer has truly arrived and as the holiday season is upon us everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun with family and friends.

FF FItness member, Trish McAllister who was able to manage her chronic back pain and improve her fitness and strength after seven months of agony.

'Two years ago my kids had to tie my shoes, now I'm fitter than ever'

In this week's Health, Fitness and Mindset blog, award winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox introduces us to FF Fitness member Trish McCallister who turned her life around following months of suffering with chronic back pain.
Summer jazz returns to the Alley Theatre.

Summer of Jazz returns to the Alley

The Alley Theatre, Strabane is delighted to be welcoming back renowned Jazz musicians ‘Jazz Gazette’ for their summer residency with four dates throughout the month of August. Jazz lovers can enjoy evenings full of swing, rhythm and blues.

Beautiful Day Bridal Cottage Essense of Australia.

Win your wedding dress at Wedding Fair!

This summer’s Derry Journal wedding fair is on Sunday, August 19 from 1-4pm at the Millennium Forum.

Get into the garden with Older People North West

Get into the garden with Older People North West

The closing date for the annual Age Concern gardening competition is this Friday, July 20.

There was a large attendance, along Derry's quay, on the first day of the Foyle Maritime Festive on Saturday last. DER2818GS041

Council issue important traffic and travel info for Maritime Festival

Derry City and Strabane District Council would like to alert the public that there will be some level of disruption to regular traffic and travel arrangements in and around the city centre during this week’s Foyle Maritime Festival.

Derry is “the Clipper stopover 
all the crews look forward to”

Derry is “the Clipper stopover all the crews look forward to”

Clipper Round the World crews know they can expect a welcome like no other when they come down the Foyle this week to complete the penultimate leg of their global adventure but back in 2012 it was a moment that took the competing yachts by complete surprise.

Pictured presenting the cheque to Foyle Foodbank staff are members of the North West Islamic Association

NW Islamic Association hold fundraiser for Foodbank

The Muslim community from the North West have raised £1,250 for the Foyle Foodbank.

Some of the residents who attended a recent 'FUN' trip

Peace IV projects bringing communities together with ‘FUN’

A number of projects in the Triax area, designed to bring communities together through education and fun, have experienced great success.

Don Clarke pictured with the large frog found in the water he was conserving.

Giant frog discovered while conserving water

A Derry man has said he was startled to find a giant frog in a bucket of rinse water he was conserving as a result of the current water shortage.

Year 8 pupils pictured at the launch of their photographic exhibition and school magazine 'Derry Lads' recently at St Joseph's Boys School. DER2618GS031

‘Derry lads’ at St. Joseph’s launch new school magazine

A group of budding reporters at a local secondary school have launched a magazine.

This Saturday we welcome Beatles For Sale, back to The Bentley.

Beatles For Sale at The Bentley

This Saturday The Bentley welcomes Beatles For Sale back. Beatles For Sale are one of Ireland’s leading live tribute acts to the Fab Four.

New album 'The Gift of Music'.

Get Derry girl to Number One!

Northern Irish Soprano Margaret Keys is a handful of album sales away from securing the prestigious Number One album chart position in the Official Classical Album Charts with the release of her album ‘The Gift of Music’


WATCH: Derry Girls star features in new Google ad alongside Star Wars actor John Boyega and comedian David Walliams

One of the stars of hit TV comedy Derry Girls features in a new Google advert alongside Star Wars actor John Boyega and comedian David Walliams.
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Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly.

‘Demonstrable need’ for Passport Office

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has reiterated his call on the government to open a dedicated Irish passport facility in the North.

Tee time.... Giant Golf Ball installations have been installed at key locations across the peninsula, including this one in the Greencastle area. (Picture by Brendan Diver)

Inishowen a hive of activity ahead of hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Inishowen has been a hive of activity over recent weeks in preparation for the County Donegal peninsula and the wider north west hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open next week.

Local men Gareth Moore and Hank Henry are planning a charity trek to Nepal to raise money for educational resources for Nepalese children. DER2418GS064

Derry men hoping to ‘change a life’ through epic Nepal charity trek

Two Derry men are preparing to undertake an epic trek to help raise funds towards a new educational facility for some of Nepal’s poorest children.

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has expressed frustration over the response.

Frustration over response to call for special Irish passport service

Derry SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has expressed frustration over the response to her call her a special service elected representatives can use in cases of emergencies concerning Irish passports.

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