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Limavady firm confirms 30 new jobs after major contract

30 new jobs are being created by off-site construction manufacturer, FastHouse in Limavady.

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NEW BRANDYWELL DOG TRACK. . . . . .The Mayor, Councillor Maoliosa McHugh pictured at the Brandywell Dog Track on Thursday night. Ampong those included in picture is Stephanie English, Stephen Radcliffe with 'Speedie Joe',  Shane McColgan (2) and Lynda Bonner. (Photos: Jim McCafferty Photography)

New state of the art dog racing track gets thumbs up in Showgrounds

The Mayor of Derry & Strabane, Colr. Maolíosa McHugh joined local greyhound dog racing enthusiasts from across the North West for the first official race meeting since the opening of the new dog track in the Brandywell Showgrounds.

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Former Derry City F.C. players and entrepreneurs Gareth and Ciara McGlynn.

Former ‘Candy Stripes’ couple achieving new goals in business

Former ‘Candy Striped’ couple Gareth and Ciara McGlynn have been scoring spectacular goals in the business world after reaching the finals of two prestigious national competitions.

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The Buncrana Road in Derry.

Public to be asked views on Buncrana Road dualling

The Department of Infrastructure is to host an event in Derry over the coming weeks to showcase plans to dual the busy Buncrana Road from Pennyburn Roundabout to the border at Bridgend.

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Lai Lee, Frances Lee, Stan Lee and Ursula Mullan of Mandarin Palace pictured with Gok Wan, who hosted the 'Golden Chopsticks' awards.

Mandarin Palace named Best Chinese Restaurant in Ireland at Golden Chopsticks awards

There were celebrations this week after Derry’s popular Mandarin Palace was voted ‘The Best Chinese Restaurant in Ireland.’

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Pictured at the International Fund for Ireland Board Meeting in Londonderry-Derry are Board Members (back row) Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Paddy Harte Dr Adrian Johnston (Chairman of the Fund) and (front row) Hilary Singleton, Dorothy Clarke, Billy Gamble and Allen McAdam. (Photo Lorcan Doherty)

Funding boost for three Derry, Donegal and Tyrone initiatives

Three community projects across the north west have been allocated over £700,000 between them by the International Fund for Ireland.

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Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Raymond McCartney

SF MLA rejects British Border Force plans

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has rejected British Government plans to hire British Border Force officials to monitor the border in Ireland as a result of Brexit.

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Colum Eastwood.

Eastwood to meet An Tánaiste and Secretary of State

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood will next week hold meetings with An Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Derry and with the Secretary of State Karen Bradley.

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Some of Louise Walsh's drawings of local factory women in 1991.

Derry Factory Girls drawings to be showcased at Void

An exhibition by the artist behind Derry’s long-awaited Factory Girls sculpture based around her drawings and recordings of local factory women in Derry in the early 1990s and 2000s will be launched in the city tomorrow.

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The fireworks over the River Foyle as part of the Martime Festival in 2016. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 16.07.16

Major show planned for Foyle Maritime Festival in Derry

A massive Parade of Light production involving over 1,000 participants will be among the highlights of Derry’s summer Maritime Festival this year, it has been revealed.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (left) will meet NI Secretary of State Karen Bradley in London.

Elisha McCallion to meet Karen Bradley on major Derry projects

Sinn Fein Foyle MP Elisha McCallion will today meet with British Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, in Westminster to discuss the British government’s commitment to an Inclusive Growth Deal for Derry city and the north west of Ireland.

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Mark H Durkan.

Maydown road improvements welcomed

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has welcomed action by Transport NI to improve the road surface along the Maydown Dual Carriageway.

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The Buncrana Road in Derry.

MP calls for Buncrana Road upgrade push

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called for a major redevelopment of the A2 Buncrana Road in order to assist the growth of Derry’s economy.

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Speed camera van

Speed enforcement marathon under way in North West

Motorists in the north west have been advised that local PSNI officers will be taking part in a 24-hour European-wide speed clampdown today.

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Studio 2 in Galliagh ‘facing funding crisis’

Studio 2 in Galliagh ‘facing funding crisis’

A leading Derry community arts organisation said it is now in doubt whether it can ‘keep the lights on’ this year due to a £32,000 shortfall in funding to cover running costs.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Derry leisure centre’s new traffic management scheme

Sinn Féin Councillor for Rosemount, Mickey Cooper, has welcomed news that a new traffic management scheme will be implemented at the Brooke Park Leisure centre site in the coming week.

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The Derry train passing Downhill (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

Improved links between Derry line and Belfast International Airport

Improved bus links have been introduced between Antrim Bus and Train Station and Belfast International Airport to facilitate train passengers on the Derry line.

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Wheatley Group CEO Martin Armstrong picks up the award for Director of The Year at the IoD Scotland Director of the year awards.'Martin with Raymond O'Hare, Chair of the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Judging Panel.

Derry man is Scotland’s ‘Director of the Year’

A Derry man has made history by becoming the first public-sector leader to be named Scotland’s ‘Director of the Year’.

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Waterside Station plan ‘a missed opportunity’

Waterside Station plan ‘a missed opportunity’

More imagination on the vision for the Waterside Transport Hub was needed and the £27 million plan adopted by council is a wasted opportunity, claims SDLP Deputy Mayor John Boyle.

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An artist's impression of how the proposed new transport hub will look

£27m Waterside transport hub approved

The decision by Derry City and Strabane District Council to give planning approval to a £27million plan to redevelop the former Waterside train station as a transport hub has met with a mixed response.

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