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Lone Moor road and safety works upgrade

Sinn Féin councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the news that funding has been secured to carry out a major road resurfacing and footpath replacement scheme outside the Brandywell Stadium and at homes along the Lone Moor Road.

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Foyle MP Elisha McCallion.

‘Constructive’ meeting over damp in homes

Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion has described a meeting with Housing Executive officials and Brandywell residents to discuss repairs to their homes as ‘constructive’.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue.

Residents ‘shocked’ over chemical levels

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has said there is shock in the Bogside and Brandywell community after the discovery of high levels of carcinogenic chemical particles in the area.

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Independent Derry Strabane Councillor Gary Donnelly tabled the motion criticising the move by US President Donald Trump.

DUP walk out after branding Trump motion ‘ridiculous’

DUP Councillors have staged a walk out of a Council meeting after claiming a motion condemning Donald Trump’s claim that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel was a “ridiculous publicity stunt”.

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The Emerald Garrison troopers patrolling  the queues for Star Wars The Last Jedi at Brusnwick in Derry.

Malin Head goes inter-galactic as The Last Jedi airs

A platoon of Malin Head residents have spoken of their delight after witnessing their homeland become part of movie history in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Protesters gathered in the city centre at the weekend.

‘We need to be on the streets to stop benefit cuts’, protest told

Protestors have called for the roll-out of Universal Credit to be halted before it hits Derry in the New Year.

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Tommy McCallion (left) with Mayor Maoliosa McHugh with group including Off The Streets representatives and young people at the new Mobile Hub.

Off The Streets’ new mobile hub to help reach more young people

Derry’s pioneering youth project Off The Streets have welcomed the recent arrival of their new Mobile Hub.

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The crowd watch as The Script perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Derry back in 2013.  (Photo Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Ebrington to remain an ‘important’ events venue

Assurances have been given that Ebrington Square will be an “important venue” for major events into the future amid concerns redevelopment could impact on its ability to host large-scale concerts and funfairs.

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The Donegal-Derry Vipers pictured  in a previous clash against the Craigavon Cowboys in Portadown. (picture by Dean Cullen)

Donegal-Derry Vipers in cautious welcome for movement on border

The chairman of the Donegal-Derry Vipers has welcomed a firm commitment from all sides that there will be no hard border in Ireland post-Brexit.

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Back row Karen Mullan MLA with Kevin Higgins from Advice NI, with in front, independent advice services workers from across the city.

Derry advice services ‘stretched to the limit’

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has said it is crucial that welfare advice services in Derry receive adequate funding.

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Patricia Logue.

Housing condition survey welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed a meeting between residents of Iona Court, Old City Court and Habinteg Housing Association in relation a number of issues raised about the condition of their homes.

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Mabel At The Ard Mor Gallan Stone Inishowen

Mabel Colhoun: talk on archeology

The Tower Museum’s special focus on the life and work of pioneering local archaeologist Mabel Colhoun will continue this month with a final talk by renowned archaeologist and historian Brian Lacey.

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SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins

Vigilance call after vehicle stolen and set alight

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has urged local people to be vigilant following the theft of a car from the Thornhill Park area of Culmore.

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Visit Derry General Manager Odhran Dunne.  (2701JB60)

Tourism in Derry could bring 1,000 more jobs over seven years

Derry’s growing status as an international destination could see a further 1,000 tourism-related jobs being created by 2025, Visit Derry has said.

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The busy Buncrana Road.

Progress on main Derry-Donegal route dualling project welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed work on a new junction strategy and environmental surveys in connection with a proposed carriageway along the Buncrana Road.

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The War Memorial in the Diamond, Derry. DERR3715GS099

War of words breaks out over War Memorial

Councillors in Derry have clashed over who is responsible for refurbishing the City’s War Memorial.

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The  Halloween organisers picking up their award in Belfast on Thursday.

Derry’s Hallowe’en dream team secure top award

Mayor Maolíosa McHugh, has said he is delighted that ‘Halloween in Derry’ has won a Tourism / Hospitality ‘Project of the Year’ award.

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There may be some disruption to bin collections as a result of the weater,

Council: Potential disruption to bin collections and services as cold snap bites

The first significant snow fall of winter could result in some bins not being empties and opening hours on amenity sites in Derry today, the local Council has said.

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EU President Jean-Claude Juncker standing with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the EU Commission in Brussels.

No hard border: Agreement reached in Brexit talks

People across Ireland were today waking up to the news that a deal has been struck confirming there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland.

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SDLP Leader and Foyle MLA Colum Eastwood has dispatched a memo to Theresa May.

Memo to May: ‘DUP does not speak for Northern Ireland’ - Eastwood

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has dispatched a memo directly to 10 Downing Street warning Theresa May not to isolate the majority of Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations.

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