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Swimmers hoping to make history with North Channel charity relay

A group of local people are hoping to make history this weekend as they brave the chilly North Channel to raise money for local charities.

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Boom Hall (pic by Scott McClintock)

Boom Hall development plan to be progressed

A design team is to be ap pointed to produce a Conservation Plan for Derry’s historic Boom Hall and Stables, the ‘Journal’ has learned.

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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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The Mayor, Councilllor John Boyle pictured at the launch of the Dads Project at People Plus NI in the City Factory building. Included are Muriel Bailey, seated, Director of Northern Ireland Family Services, and from left, Maria Herron, Families Together, Cahir Murray, Dads Project co-ordinator, Hayley Devine, key worker, Dads Project, and Nigel McCafferty, speaker. DER2418-115KM

New Dads Project to help support fathers is launched in Derry

A new project aimed at supporting fathers who have experienced or are going through a separation, has been launched in Derry.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Kevin Campbell.

Probe highlights land ownership issues

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has said that a redigitised mapping of green spaces in the Creggan area of Derry has highlighted a numbers of issues around ownership.

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Sinn Fein Council Group Leader Sandra Duffy speaking on the City Deal at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Belfast.

Ard Fheis backs City Deal for Derry region

Sinn Féin has unanimously backed a ‘bespoke City Deal’ being awarded to Derry and the north west during the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

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SDLP Derry Councillor Angela Dobbins.

McDonald’s commitment to bring in paper straws welcomed

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has welcomed the decision by the McDonalds chain to ditch plastic straws.

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Colum Boyle, Chief Executive of Land & Property Services

New Rate Rebate scheme being rolled out

Land & Property Services (LPS) have urged local housing tenants and homeowners to check their eligibility for a new Rate Rebate Scheme.

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The new lighting columns at the Lecky Road flyover.

New lighting at Lecky Road flyover welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the installation of two new major lighting columns overlooking the Lecky Road Flyover.

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William Street car park

Residents disturbed by noise at William Street Car Park

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has said that residents in William Street and Brewster’s Close have raised further concerns about late night noise caused by so-called ‘boy racers’ at William Street car park.

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Cycling.

RAPID to host cycling and walking event at St Columb’s Park

RAPID are to host a cycling and walking event in Derry this week as part of a new cross community project for people aged 60+ living in the area.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing event at Creggan Community Collective

An information session on Mental Health & Wellbeing will be held at Creggan Community Collective this week.

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The disabled parking bays at Brooke park.

Brooke Park disabled bays being misused

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan and Councillor Patricia Logue have held a series of meetings with local council officials in relation to the misuse of disabled parking bays at Brooke Park.

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The burned out car at Dove Gardens in the Bogside.

Arsonists are ‘using up valuable resources’

Arsonists who torched several vehicles in Derry over the weekend are using up valuable fire and rescue resources and putting lives at risk, a local councillor has warned.

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The newly revamped Brandywell stadium opened earlier this year.

Brandywell Stadium revamp firm facing financial crisis

The construction company behind the Brandywell Stadium refurbishment is to seek a voluntary arrangement with its creditors to avoid liquidation, just weeks after completing the Derry project.

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Dan Hull from Salt Lake City will be hosting the the Genealogy event in Derry next week.

In the genes: Local people urged to find out about DNA Ancestry testing

A descendant of the foreman who oversaw the building of Derry’s iconic City Walls has urged local people to consider using DNA testing to help verify their own family trees.

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An artist's impression of how the new St Mary's Youth Club will look.

Exciting plans for St Marys Youth club in Creggan – Campbell

Speaking after attending the public consultation on plans for St Mary’s Youth Club in Creggan, Councillor Kevin Campbell said:

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People have been spotted sleeping outdoors at various parts of the city centre.

Rough sleeping in Derry city centre examined

Local housing intervention services have said they are aware of a number of people sleeping rough in Derry’s city centre over recent weeks.

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