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Connecting Communities launching new projects in Derry

A new programme of Connecting Communities activities across the Bogside, Brandywell, Bishop Street and Creggan areas is to get under way this week.

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Jacquie Loughrey.

Taking action for your own health and well-being

The co-chairperson of Derry’s Pink Ladies/ Pink Panthers has urged people to take a closer look at the food and products they use every day to help safeguard themselves from cancer and other health conditions.

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Bligh's Lane

School litter issue addressed

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell said teaching staff from St John’s Primary School complained over litter gathering on school grounds due to the absence of bins in the vicinty.

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New era for Ebrington begins with opening of new £6.7 million school

New era for Ebrington begins with opening of new £6.7 million school

Ebrington Primary opened the doors of their new £6.7 million Clooney campus on Friday.

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The former Foyle College Junior School, Northland Road Derry

£20m new school for ex-Foyle College site

The Department of Education has confirmed its intention to build a new £20m school and college on the recently vacated Foyle College site.

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Western Trust Adoption and Permanency Team members calling for adoptive parents to give a child a forever home from left to right are: Anita Birney, Social Work Manager Adoption; Clare Scallan, Senior Social Work Practitioner; Sheena Kelly, Senior Social Work Practitioner and Ailish McGirr, Social Work Student

Urgent appeal for more adoptive parents

The Western Health and Social Care Trust is calling for adoptive parents to provide a forever home for children in the Western Trust area, with an information event in Derry next month.

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Dr Malachy O'Neill, Provost of the Ulster Universitys Magee campus outside the new �11m teaching facility. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 26.01.18

New £11m Teaching Block opens at Magee

Ulster University has opened a new state-of-the-art teaching block at Magee, marking an £11million investment in the campus.

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Classmates: Right- George Lavery pictured with his wife of 60 years Margaret on left, and right John Hume and his wife Pat.

‘John and I would not be where we are but for the 11 Plus’ - classmate

Eleven Plus

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Parents have been urged to get to know more about their child's life online. (photo posed by model) Picture: NSPCC

Parents using technology access as part of ‘armoury of discipline’

Restricting access to technology as a means of disciplining a child could prove counter-productive should something go wrong online, Margaret Gallagher has warned.

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NSPCC urges parents to get ‘clued into’ online world of their children

NSPCC urges parents to get ‘clued into’ online world of their children

“There are children who can’t walk or talk yet they are flat out on [computer] tablets,” noted NSPCC local campaigns NI manager, Margaret Gallagher this week.

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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.

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The new Foyle College campus at Limavady Road.

Foyle College moves into new-look, hi-tech campus in city’s Waterside

Derry’s oldest school has just moved into the newest school building in the city.

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Product Designer Mark Porter who is graduating from Ulster University with a PhD . PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com 11.12.17

Mark adds new string to his bow

Irish traditional musicians will soon be able to practise and perform without fear of injury thanks to a new product developed by an Ulster University researcher.

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Celebrating Ulster Universitys winter graduation ceremonies 2017 at the Coleraine campus recently Father & Son Paul (left)  & Tony Ward graduating with an MBA. Picture John Murphy Aurora PA.

Family affair for Derry business graduate duo

It was a double celebration for a Derry man and his son as they both graduated recently with business degrees from Ulster University.

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Childline volunteers leaving a light on

The manager of Childline in Foyle has said volunteers here have been helping make sure children in need known they are not alone over the festive season.

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Childline image.

Childline ready to help kids over Christmas

Volunteers and staff at Childline in Derry are preparing to work over Christmas as children get in touch on issues including sexual abuse, family problems, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

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Young pals Clodagh Gillespie, Abaigh Carlin, Ceacach Doherty, Summer Gillespie and Eabhea Kelly enjoyed the fun day held in the Long Tower Youth Club by the Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. DER4817-113KM

Bogside physical activity strategy celebrated

The Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum has been recognised for its work to help local residents take small steps to better health.

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The �11m new Teaching Block at Magee.

£11m Magee teaching block to open in weeks

The £11m new Teaching Block at the Magee campus will open within weeks, Ulster University has confirmed, with the first student classes to commence in late January 2018.

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