Hallowe’en funding support should be ‘a no brainer’

Tourism NI and other groups must help ensure Derry’s Hallowe’en celebrations continue to get bigger and better, local Councillors have said.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Derry to celebrate Hallowe'en.

Plans to extend Hallowe’en Festival into early November for 2018

Plans are now under way for an extended 2018 Hallowe’en festival in Derry & Strabane after it was confirmed that over 90,000 people took part in the celebrations last year.

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.

Job seekers urged to attend BT training day tomorrow

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack is encouraging those seeking work to attend a BT training recruitment day on tomorrow (Thursday, January 18) at Foyle Jobs & Benefits Asylum Road from 2pm to 3pm.

Brian McCourt, Beacon Broadband, and Des Gartland, Invest NI.

New Derry broadband firm creates 12 jobs

A new wireless broadband provider is creating 12 jobs in Derry, it has been confirmed.

A view of the River Faughan. LS46-115KM

Plans for Faughan tourism facility approved despite anglers’ objections

A local woman said she wanted to construct a new tourism facility along the River Faughan after she fell in love with the area, as she addressed objections to the plans by the Faughan Anglers’ Association.

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood

Foster’s single market remarks ‘a signal in right direction’

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood said it was a “signal in the right direction” that Arlene Foster is now “effectively arguing for access to the single market and customs union”.

Sinn Fein Councillor Sandra Duffy

‘Off The Streets’ to open new hub in Fernabbey area

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy, has welcomed the news that Off The Streets’ new satellite hub at Fernabbey will be launched tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Messines Park area of Pennyburn was one of those targeted

Five Derry burglaries sparks cold caller warning

Detectives have urged people to be aware of cold callers at their homes following five burglaries across different areas of the city on Thursday and Friday last, January 11 and 12.

Staff at the North West Cancer Centre at the Altnagelvin site.

Over 500 treated at North West Cancer Centre

Over 500 cancer patients from both sides of the border have been treated at the North West Cancer Centre during its first year of operation, the ‘Journal’ has learned.

Sinn Fein Foyle MP Elisha McCallion.

‘No decision’ on proposals to cut rates grant for Derry, Strabane

The Department for Communities has said no decision has been made in relation to cuts in the rates grant for Derry & Strabane for the forthcoming year, amid concerns over proposals to slash funding.

The area along the Buncrana Road.

Car sales display application turned down due to Buncrana Road plans

A Derry business has been told it can no longer display its vehicles on a site off Buncrana Road because of plans to widen the carriageway.

ST MARY�"S ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE. . . . .Group pictured on Tuesday morning at the start of St. Mary�"s College ��Entrepreneur in Residence�" event at the Northland Road school. From left is Shannon Knox, Head Girl, presenting a bouquet of flowers to St. Mary�"s new Entrepreneur in Residence, Mrs. Mary McKenna. Included are, from left, Lauren McCallion, Deputy Head Girl, Mark Patterson, BBC Radio Foyle, MC, Ciaran Murray, Creative Metrics, Aoife Doherty, Sass&Halo, Mrs. Marie Lindsay, Principal, Rebecca Wright, Deputy Head Girl and Emma Duffy, Independent Derry.

A first as St. Mary’s College gets its own Entrepreneur-in-Residence

St. Mary’s College has become the first in Ireland to have an Entrepreneur in Residence, following an offer from local business guru, Mary Mc-Kenna.

The new houses will be built beside the Creggan Shops at Central Drive.

New homes for Creggan and Skeoge approved

A new housing development in the heart of Creggan has been approved by Derry & Strabane Council, while a second has also been approved for the Skeoge area.

St Paul's Primary School in Galliagh.

‘Urgent need’ for traffic calming at Galliagh school

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Karen Mullan MLA has said there is an urgent need for traffic calming measures in the vicinity of St. Paul’s Primary School on the Moss Road.

Sinn F�in Foyle MP Elisha McCallion with Sajid Javid & Chloe Smith

Foyle MP to lead ‘City Deal’ visit to London

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion will lead a delegation to Westminster next week to meet the Minister responsible for City Deals and to press for new investment in Derry.

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The A5 upgrade from Newbuildings to Strabane was due to get under way within weeks. (Google Earth)

85kms of dual carriageway

The Department for Infrastructure has confirmed that a fresh legal challenge to the A5 Derry to Aughnacloy road upgrade will impact on plans to start the first phase of the works within weeks.

Sinn Fein Leader in the North of Ireland, Michelle O'Neill.

O’Neill and McCallion in talks on Medical School

Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill and local MP Elisha McCallion are to hold a number of engagements over the coming days to seek to resolve concerns over feared delays to the planned Medical School at Magee.

A fireman waks past the Poundstretcher premises on Bishop Street  after a fire gutted the three storey premises in July 2015. DER2815MC059

Poundstretcher confirm Buncrana Road store fit-out set to commence

Poundstretcher have confirmed that the fit out at their new Derry store will begin next week.

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