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Food bin warning as Rocky the dog left seriously ill

A warning over food bins has been issued after a family’s pet was left seriously ill from eating mouldy scraps.

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L-R in front: H.U.G.S members Suzanne Gallagher, Catriona McLaughlin, Bernie Murray, Thelma Tracey, Mary Doherty, Martin Mullan, Marie-Anne Gallagher, Siobhan Nicell, and Caroline Deane. At back, Maureen Collins, Manager, Pink Ladies, and Michelle McLaren and Rosaleen McMonagle.

Open invite to those caring for a loved one to join H.U.G.S. support group

A project delivering support and solidarity for local people who have been taking on the role of caring for a loved one, has been officially launched in Derry.

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The  Brandywell Stadium is due to re-open in march.

CCTV installed as part of Brandywell redevelopment

CCTV cameras are to be installed within the new Brandywell Stadium, Derry City & Strabane District Council have confirmed.

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An artist's impression of the �20m, 18-storey building along Queen's Quay in Londonderry, which is subject to negotiations with the relevant authorities.

£45m venture to spearhead Derry ‘Renaissance’

Plans to invest £45m in a portfolio of major developments including new and existing hotels in Derry have been revealed by the Garvan O’Doherty Group.

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The Three Mile House Drumahoe

Derry public house alterations approved despite objections

The owners of a Derry pub which was damaged in the August floods have been given the go-ahead to make alterations despite objections from some residents over potential noise disturbance.

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Councillor Kevin Campbell.

‘All sorts of carry on’ at rural outbuildings

A Derry councillor has warned that children are using rural outbuildings close to the Creggan Estate to engage in anti-social behaviour.

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Skyline, Derry.

In Friday’s Journal: £multi-million plans for key Derry sites revealed

In tomorrow’s Derry Journal, we will exclusively reveal plans to transform various key sites across Derry.

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Foyle Street, Derry.

Potential disruption during city centre waterworks

Northern Ireland Water have warned of potential disruption due to ground investigation works in the Derry’s city centre from next week.

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O'Neills in Strabane.

170 new jobs planned as O’Neills expansion gets backing

Plans which will see the creation of over 170 new jobs at O’Neills in Strabane have been approved by the local Planning Committee.

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The snow clad Celebrate sculpture by Maurice Harron in the Creggan estate yesterday (Picture: Hugh Gallagher)

Wintry showers lead to ‘virtual standstill’

The Department for Infrastructure has defended its response to the current winter showers following criticism that the city had been “brought to a virtual standstill”.

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Previous bonfires in the Bogside and Fountain estates in Derry.

Bonfire Action Plan decision deferred

A decision on whether to proceed with a new action plan for tackling bonfires locally following a major funding boost from the European Union has been deferred.

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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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The snow at Meadowbank Avenue this morning.

Cemeteries reopened following clean up operation

Cemeteries across Derry and Strabane and some recycling centres in the city have now reopened after being closed earlier following heavy snow fall overnight.

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The north west epxerienced the heaviest snow fall of the winter overnight.

Snow and ice lead to school closures and traffic problems

People across the north west awoke to a blanket of snow today, which has led to school closures and treacherous conditions on roads throughout the region.

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Sinn Fein councillor Sandra Duffy.

Pay penalty for mothers in part-time work ‘no surprise’

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has said it is “no surprise” that a new report has found that mothers in part-time jobs are being hit by a ‘pay penalty.’

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Red Squirrels hiding out in City Cemetery

Red Squirrels hiding out in City Cemetery

Derry’s City Cemetery has become an unlikely haven for the dwindling numbers of red Squirrels in the city, a new survey by Ulster Wildlife has discovered.

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Rats have been spotted right across the area.

CCTV plan to help flush out rats

CCTV is to be used to inspect drain damage in a bid to combat a rat infestation problem being experienced in the Bogside area of Derry.

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Sinn Fein Donegal Councillor Jack Murray and Derry Councillor Sandra Duffy pictured on the Lenamore Road.

Donegal and Derry councillors raise Lenamore Road concerns

Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has raised concerns regarding the Lenamore Road near Muff and has said that increased traffic there - along with a number of hidden dips - has caused worry amongst local residents.

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Councillor Darren O'Reilly. DER2314-114KM

Housing bodies back call for social housing forum to end ‘confusion’

Housing Associations involved in new social housing developments have welcomed calls for a forum to address confusion around allocations and help integrate new estates.

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The Irish Tricolour

‘No ban’ on Tricolour at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Chief Executive of Derry City & Strabane District Council has said there was ‘no ban’ on the Irish Tricolour being carried in the Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

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