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Derry men hoping to ‘change a life’ through epic Nepal charity trek

Two Derry men are preparing to undertake an epic trek to help raise funds towards a new educational facility for some of Nepal’s poorest children.

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Apprenticeships on offer at school site

Apprenticeships are on offer at the site of the new Strabane Academy School on the Derry Road in the town, it has been confirmed.

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Mayor John Boyle and Danny McCartney, manager, grounds maintenance, Derry City & Strabane District Council, with pupils and teachers from St. Anne's PS, St. Patrick's PS, Broadbridge PS and Hollybush PS at the launch of the "Plants Ahoy" scheme.  (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Local schoolchildren help brighten up the Quay ahead of Foyle Maritime Festival

A number of primary school children across Derry have taken part in a new scheme organised by the Council called ‘Plants Ahoy’ as part of the Pride in our City/Community Initiative.

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Late St. Columb's College teacher Patricia Hughes

Bursary in memory of much loved Derry teacher

A new bursary scheme to help students from less well off backgrounds going to university, is being set up in memory of renowned Derry English teacher, Patricia Hughes.

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Colum Eastwood.

‘Schools are at breaking point’

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said that as the political impasse enters the 18 month mark, it is “disgraceful that local schools across the North are at breaking point”.

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Children taking part in a previous Obon Festival at the Playtrail in Derry. (Photo Gavan Connolly GC Photographics)

Foyle O-Bon Japanese festival returning to Playtrail in Derry

Derry is to get its very own ‘Little Tokyo’ this month, the organisers of the Foyle O-Bon Festival have said.

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Whatsapping your way through revision 'just isn't possible'

WhatsApp-ing your way through successful exam revision just isn’t possible, according to a leading Northern Ireland educator.

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Mayor McHugh pictured with officials from China during the visit.

Key partnership between Derry & Strabane and Chinese City of Dalian

A new agreement to formalise a new strong working relationship between Derry and Strabane and the City of Dalian in China has been signed.

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63 schools are to lose funding for schemes such as breakfast clubs and afterschool homework clubs

Autism diagnosis rise among local schoolkids

The number of school age children diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome in the Western Trust area has increased by almost 50 per cent over the last five years.

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Aim Higher stay local - follow in the footsteps of Jude McLaughlin who secured local employment after completing his HLA Accountancy programme at NWRC.

‘Earn as You Learn’ with a NWRC Higher Level Apprenticeship

North West Regional College will host an information evening on Higher Level Apprenticeships (HLA), at their campus on Strand Road on Wednesday, May 16.

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Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Karen Mullan

Backing for greater flexibility on school budget management

Sinn Féin education spokesperson Karen Mullan MLA has supported calls for greater flexibility for schools to manage their own budgets.

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Major rise in brain injury referrals locally

Major rise in brain injury referrals locally

The number of people with brain injuries being referred to the Western Trust for treatment has risen by almost 80 per cent over the last five years, it has been confirmed.

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Drink Wise Age Well campaign worker Adrian Loughrey, seated second from left, pictured with representatives from various groups who supported the launch of  Drink Wise Age Well Campaign in the Greater Shantallow area in the Greater Shantallow Area Partnership offices during the winter. Included are, seated from left, Lorraine McWilliams, Greater Shantallow Area Partnership, Councillor Caoimhe McKnight, Peter McDonald, Leafair Community Association, and Mary Casey, Culmore Community Partnership. DER4317-119KM

New campaign warning of dangers of mixing alcohol and medication

A new project is being launched across the North West aimed at ensuring local people aged 50 and over are aware of the dangers of mixing alcohol with prescription drugs.

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Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Karen Mullan

Three local schools successful in new infrastructure bids

Three schools in Derry & Strabane have been successful in their bids for funding from the second call of School Enhancement Programme.

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Sean Holland, Chief Social Worker for Northern Ireland

Those who have been in care urged to give their views

The Department of Health and Department of Education have launched a public consultation on a new draft Strategy for ‘Looked After Children: Improving Children’s Lives.’

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The Mayor, Councillor Maoliosa McHugh unveling a plaque at the opening of the Kathleen McCrea Suite at Destined, Foyle Road, on Wednesday. Included are, from left, seated, Bernadette Bradley and Jackie McBride, standing, George Glenn, Roisin Doherty, Robert Blakley and Jackie Garnon. DER1718-144KM

New computer suite and plaque unveiled in memory of Kathleen

A new computer suite has been officially opened at Destined’s premises in memory of long-term member, Kathleen McCrea.

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Dr Emmet O'Connor

First May Day lecture to look at past workers

Derry Trades Union Council will be hosting the city’s First May Day Lecture on May Day this year.

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Niall McCaughan (Chair of Friends of the Derry Walls), Edel Griffin, Ulster University, Dr Malachy " N�ill, Provost, Magee campus and Mark Wallis, Past Pleasure historical interpretation company.

Ulster University and Friends of Derry Walls bringing history to life at Magee

Ulster University in partnership with Friends of the Derry Walls brought history to life at Magee recently.

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Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Maol�osa McHugh

Schools invited to major mental health awareness event

Local students are being invited to a special event aimed at raising awareness around mental health and well being.

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Local people pictured at a sit in in the Guildhall

Schoolchildren to learn about Civil Rights movement in Derry

Hundreds of school children from the across the council area will be gathering in the Guildhall on Thursday for a special event commemorating the Civil Rights movement.

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