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U-Boat Surrender is celebrated

A special day of activities to mark the 73rd anniversary of the famous U-boat Surrender on Lough Foyle proved to be a huge success.

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Ther Third Bridge art installation along the River Foyle (right), as pictured in a scene from Derry Girls (Channel 4 YouTube)

Call for ‘Third Bridge’ public art makeover

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has called for a piece of riverside public art which featured in the show ‘Derry Girls’ to be given a makeover.

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Mr Woods said Translink operates what is close to a 24-hour Derry to Belfast service on the 212.

Translink warns over competition

Translink has claimed that opening up their profitable bus routes to competition could lead to the same kind of devastated rural services found in England after deregulation there.

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Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Maol�osa McHugh, pictured with guest speaker at the DCSDC Tourism Strategy 2018-25 launch held in the Guildhall. From left, are Matthew Scott, Navada Group, John Kelpie, chief executive, DCSDC, Kate Taylor, Taylored Training, Dr. Peter Boland, Ulster University, Simon Nash, Hugo & Cat, Joan Crawford, Failte Ireland, John Farren, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Leanne Rice, Tourism NI, Edward Montgomery, The Honourable the Irish Society, Judith Webb, Tourism NI, and John McGrillen, chief executive, Tourism NI. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Ambitious plan for 1,000 jobs

Doubling spend to £100m. by 2025 and creating up to 1,000 new jobs in the sector are among the key objectives of a new seven year tourism plan launched by Derry & Strabane Council.

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VIDEO: Avoid getting lost or confused on your personal journey

In this week's Health, Fitness and Mindset blog, award winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox talks about his experience of being lost in the Algarve this week and offers advice on how to reach your end goal by setting up a proper plan of action.

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Derry's annual Halloween festival is a major tourist draw. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 28.10.16

New tourism plan for Derry to be unveiled

A seven-year plan to transform Derry’s tourism industry is to be unveiled tomorrow at a conference co-hosted by the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Derry and Strabane District Council and Visit Derry.

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Mr. Drew Miller, Managing Director, DA Miller & Sons, Transport Ltd., Claudy pictured welcoming the Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle to the company�"s premises on Friday morning last. Included from left are Gillian McKee, Administrator, Clive Crawford, Transport Manager, Glen Miller, Director, Ryan Miller, Director, Simon Devlin, Managing Director, Full Circle Management Solutions Ltd. and Louise Breslin, Business Manager, DCSDC.

In it for the long haul – ‘Business Boost’ helps Miller Transport

Claudy hauliers DA Miller & Sons Transport have prepared themselves for a haulage contract that has yielded four new jobs with the support of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Business Boost programme.

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Stefanie Seitlinger from Engelsberg, Germany, who is on an exchange visit to Ireland with Erasmus+ pictured with North West Regional College lecturer Gerry Burke.

Gerry and German Apprentice Stefanie speak the same language

He has 37 years of experience teaching Fabrication and Welding at North West Regional College, she’s a 20 year-old apprentice from Germany about to dip her toe in the field of Engineering.

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The Monk, The Bird and the Priest is set to open at Derry's Playhouse

‘The Monk, The Bird, & the Priest’ set to open at Derry’s Playhouse

A new production telling the story of life, education, mercy and malice in a fictional 1950s Irish College has opened at The Playhouse.

Theatre and Comedy
Bishop’s Gate Hotel given coveted One Rosette Award

Bishop’s Gate Hotel given coveted One Rosette Award

If ever a new hotel has made an impact since it opened, it has to be Bishop’s Gate Hotel.

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Sinead is County Derry Spelling Bee champion

Sinead is County Derry Spelling Bee champion

A county Derry youngster has been crowned this year’s Eason County Derry Spelling Bee.

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Tributes paid to “artist and friend” Bro Joe Connolly

Tributes paid to “artist and friend” Bro Joe Connolly

Bro Joe Connolly, former teacher, and well known member of the Derry community, passed away on Wednesday.

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The Academic for Derry debut tonight in the Glassworks

The Academic for Derry debut tonight in the Glassworks

MRK Events are pleased to bring Ireland’s next big musical export The Academic to Derry for the first time, in what will be the final show of their European Tour - Live in The Glassworks tonight (Friday, May 11).

Lifestyle

VIDEO: Using the 'SMART' principle to follow through with your personal goals

In this week's Health, Fitness and Mindset blog, award winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox talks about setting goals, maintaining focus and following through to achieve those targets . . .
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Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Maoliosa McHugh pictured with Council's Waste and Recycling Manager Nicola McCool, Natural World Product's Daniel Murray and Lily Durkan at the launch of the free compost giveaway at local recycling centres this week.'  (Photo by Ray McCarron)

Free compost offered to Derry and Strabane residents

Free bags of compost are being offered by the Council to people in Derry City and Strabane this week.

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PICTURES: Early ‘noughties’ Derry - party pics from the Journal archive (part IV)

Yes, it’s the latest instalment of early ‘noughties’ Derry!

Offbeat
Derry's George Hutton pictured with Derry Girls creator, Lisa McGee, at last week's event at the Irish Embassy.

George wows crowds at Irish Embassy bash

Derry singer George Hutton joined other stars of the stage and screen when he performed at a special event at the Irish Embassy in London last week.

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The Mayor Councillor Councillor Maol�osa McHugh pictured with Jennifer McKeever, President of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Jim Roddy, Chief Executive, City Centre Initiative and CCI Chairman Hugh Hegarty, and Chamber Chief Executive, Sinead McLaughlin at the launch of the annual North West Business Awards which are taking place on Friday the 1st of June 2018 in teh City Hotel. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 14.02.18

Finalists for 2018 North West Business Awards revealed

With the 2018 NW Business Awards fast approaching, organiserst, the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and City Centre Initiative, have revealed the category finalists ahead of the Gala Awards ceremony on June 1 in the City Hotel.

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Creative workspace to rent at Playhouse

Creative workspace to rent at Playhouse

A workspace unit designed to attract businesses in the Cultural Industries sector has been announced by The Playhouse.

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