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Johnny & Courteney give Derry school choir a big thumbs up

Musician Johnny McDaid and ‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox have sent a festive message of congratulations to the choir and pupils of a special school in Derry.
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Representatives from the PSNI, the Police and Community Safety Partnership and Granny Annies Bar at the launch of the One punch can Kill:  A moments madness will ruin more than one life beer mat and poster awareness campaign which will be rolled out across the City and District this weekend. More information is available by calling the police and asking for your Crime Prevention Officer or Local Policing Team or by contacting the PSCP through Derry City and Strabane District Council.

‘One punch can kill’ campaign is launched in Derry

A new campaign warning of the deadly consequences a single punch can have has been launched in Derry’s city centre.

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St. Cecilia's College principal Martine Mulhern pictured with, from left, Laura Lindsay, Deputy Head Girl, Aine O'Hagan, Deputy Head Girl, and Roise O'Dochartaigh, Head Girl. DER4817-140KM

Martine Mulhern: “Everyone at St. Cecilia’s is a leader in their own right”

Martine Mulhern has been an educator for the last 30 years, but her passion for her job, and the students that go through the doors of the school she works has never faded.

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Cora Deery (20) from Culmore volunteers with the NSPCC.

Derry student urges people to Light up Christmas for children

A Derry volunteer is urging people across the north west to support Childline to help more children this Christmas.

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The NSPCC has reported a spike in the number of counselling sessions about grooming. Picture posed by model. (Picture Jon Challicom Photographer, courtesy of NSPCC)

Child Sexual Exploitation ‘can happen to any child or young person’ -NSPCC

NSPCC Childline’s service manager in Foyle has said that reports of sexual predators grooming children and young people online were on the increase.

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The Mayor, Councillor Maoliosa McHugh pictured with members of Destined and pupils and staff from St. Mary's College and St. Joseph's Boys' School, when he visited the Destined centre at the Foyle Valley Railway to see an old railway steam engine loaded on to a lorry to be taken to the Railway Preservation Society at Whitehead where it will be restored, the engine will be returned in six months time to be put on display at the front of the building. The students are taking part in a project to examine the history of the engine and the former railway stations in the city. The restoration is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund. DER4817-143KM

Full steam ahead for new railway project

A new railway project was launched yesterday with an iconic train removed from its Foyle Road site for refurbishment.

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Adam Beales pictured with his Silver Play Button for reaching 100,000 subscribers.

Adam’s YouTube subscriber base soars following string of hit videos

Derry YouTuber Adam Beales says he is delighted after his YouTube channel attracted over 600,000 subscribers and secured him a partnership with Disney.

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Seamus Farrell and Peter Boucher from the new Laudato Si group have issued an open invite to anyone who wants to join in developing environmental projects.

Open invite as new environmental group to be launched in Derry

A new group focused on developing enviornmental projects is to be launched in Derry, with an open invitiation issued to local people and groups.

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Lives in Translation featuring Julie Maxwell, Raquel McKee and Tony Flynn (Photography by Carrie Davenport.)

Asylum seekers’ experiences to be brought to stage in Derry

A hard-hitting new play based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers living in the north will be staged in Derry this weekend as part of its world premiere tour.

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Brooklands Edenballymore Lodge resident Ita Gill, seated, pictured with some of the P6 pupils from Rosemount Primary School who read their Halloween stories during a visit to the home as part of a Verbal Arts Centre Reading Rooms intergenerational event. Included are, from left, Ashling McMenamin, teacher, Rosemary Quinn, volunteer, and Claire Harkin, Verbal Arts Centre. DER4317-124KM

Bringing the generations together

Children from Rosemount Primary School this week visited older residents at Brooklands Care Home as part of a befriending project being rolled out by the Verbal Arts Centre.

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Mountaineer and adventurer Hannah Shields who was the keynote speaker during the North West Regional College's Higher Education Graduation ceremony in the Millennium Forum celebrates with Clare McGovern, Paddi McMonagle, Aine McColgan, Laura McGowan, Deirdre Rafferty and Cathy King in teh Millennium Forum. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 27.10.17

North West Regional College graduations 2017

Congratulations to everyone who graduated from the North West Regional College.

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Foyle SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan

Call for ‘common sense’ over minibus licensing

The Department of Infrastructure has responded to concerns over the impact new guidance on driving minibuses is having on local schools.

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Around the world in just nine days thanks to the Foyle Film Festival

Around the world in just nine days thanks to the Foyle Film Festival

Schools, students and young people from across the North West will be taken on a round-the-world cinematic adventure next month as Foyle Film Festival launches its annual dedicated education programme. 

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Hannah Shields will be the guest speaker at North West Regional College's Higher Education graduation ceremony.

Hannah brings tales of action and adventure to graduation ceremony

Renowned explorer and ultra-athlete Hannah Shields, who became famous as the first woman from Northern Ireland to summit Mount Everest, will be the special guest at North West Regional College’s 2017 graduation ceremony on Friday, October 27.

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Young people from Derry at Rainbow Health Limiteds youth project

£500,000 to empower Derry’s LGBT youth

Rainbow Health Limited in Derry has been awarded £496,161 from Big Lottery Fund’s Empowering Young People programme.

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Hurricane Ophelia is expected to arrive this afternoon. (Video/Photo: Met Office)

North West Regional College to stay closed tomorrow

All campuses of the North West Regional College will remain closed on Tuesday for all students and staff, it has been confirmed.

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One of the classes started at the new Education Hub at Dove House.

Local people urged to upskill at the new Dove House Education Hub

Dove House Community Trust has been offering life-changing training and education to residents of the Triax area and beyond for years.

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North West Regional College student Cameron Nutt who has been selected to take part in the Worldskills Finals in Abu Dhabi. (Picture by Martin McKeown).

Cameron aiming to join the elite in Abu Dhabi

A Limavady joinery student at North West Regional College has been selected to represent Team UK at the World Skills Finals in Abu Dhabi later this month.

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Mrs. Siobhan Gillen is the new principal at Steelstown Primary School.

New principal returns to her roots at Steelstown Primary School

A former pupil of Steelstown Primary School has returned to her roots to take up the role of principal.

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Marley the cat has been reunited with his owner.

Local boys praised after finding pensioner’s missing cat Marley

A group of teenagers from Derry have been hailed as “heroes” after reuniting an 83-years-old local woman with her loved pet cat.

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