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Hallowe’en funding support should be ‘a no brainer’

Tourism NI and other groups must help ensure Derry’s Hallowe’en celebrations continue to get bigger and better, local Councillors have said.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Kevin Campbell pictured with local TRIAX workers.

Anger over damage to grit boxes in Creggan

The theft and vandalising of grit boxes in Creggan is causing anger and frustration among local people, a local Councillor has said.

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One of the cleared laneways

Councillor hails ‘fantastic’ Derry laneways clean-up

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed a New Year clean-up operation across a number of laneways in the Rosemount area of Derry.

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A view of the River Faughan. LS46-115KM

Plans for Faughan tourism facility approved despite anglers’ objections

A local woman said she wanted to construct a new tourism facility along the River Faughan after she fell in love with the area, as she addressed objections to the plans by the Faughan Anglers’ Association.

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Common Ground Steering Group, from left to right: Becca Bor, Willie Lamrock, Helen Henderson, Fiona Lafferty, Monica Quinn, Brian Murray, Amanda Biega, Joe ODonnell.

Interface project seeks members and participants

The Common Ground project in Derry has announced is recruiting steering group members and participants.

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The Mayor of Derry and Strabane Councillor Maol�osa McHugh.

Having your say on future of your area

Residents across Derry and Strabane are being invited to get involved in the Local Community Planning process.

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Medical care. (Picture Andrei Tsalko - Fotolia)

‘Consider alternatives’ to Out-of-Hours

Local people have been urged to examine potentially more suitable alternatives to GP Out-Of-Hours following a rise in the number of people using the service over the winter.

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The Messines Park area of Pennyburn was one of those targeted

Five Derry burglaries sparks cold caller warning

Detectives have urged people to be aware of cold callers at their homes following five burglaries across different areas of the city on Thursday and Friday last, January 11 and 12.

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NSPCC urges parents to get ‘clued into’ online world of their children

NSPCC urges parents to get ‘clued into’ online world of their children

“There are children who can’t walk or talk yet they are flat out on [computer] tablets,” noted NSPCC local campaigns NI manager, Margaret Gallagher this week.

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Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion pictured at her constituency office in Derry yesterday.

‘It was a day when everything changed’

Martin McGuinness’ dramatic resignation - a year ago on Tuesday past - was the day that everything changed in the struggle for equality and a better society, Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has said.

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The area along the Buncrana Road.

Car sales display application turned down due to Buncrana Road plans

A Derry business has been told it can no longer display its vehicles on a site off Buncrana Road because of plans to widen the carriageway.

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ST MARY�"S ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE. . . . .Group pictured on Tuesday morning at the start of St. Mary�"s College ��Entrepreneur in Residence�" event at the Northland Road school. From left is Shannon Knox, Head Girl, presenting a bouquet of flowers to St. Mary�"s new Entrepreneur in Residence, Mrs. Mary McKenna. Included are, from left, Lauren McCallion, Deputy Head Girl, Mark Patterson, BBC Radio Foyle, MC, Ciaran Murray, Creative Metrics, Aoife Doherty, Sass&Halo, Mrs. Marie Lindsay, Principal, Rebecca Wright, Deputy Head Girl and Emma Duffy, Independent Derry.

A first as St. Mary’s College gets its own Entrepreneur-in-Residence

St. Mary’s College has become the first in Ireland to have an Entrepreneur in Residence, following an offer from local business guru, Mary Mc-Kenna.

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Vegetables (file pic)

Derry allotment decision deferred for contaminated land risk report

A decision on whether to allow allotments to remain at a Derry industrial estate has been deferred pending a report to determine if the land there is contaminated.

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The new houses will be built beside the Creggan Shops at Central Drive.

New homes for Creggan and Skeoge approved

A new housing development in the heart of Creggan has been approved by Derry & Strabane Council, while a second has also been approved for the Skeoge area.

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St Paul's Primary School in Galliagh.

‘Urgent need’ for traffic calming at Galliagh school

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Karen Mullan MLA has said there is an urgent need for traffic calming measures in the vicinity of St. Paul’s Primary School on the Moss Road.

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Sinn F�in Foyle MP Elisha McCallion with Sajid Javid & Chloe Smith

Foyle MP to lead ‘City Deal’ visit to London

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion will lead a delegation to Westminster next week to meet the Minister responsible for City Deals and to press for new investment in Derry.

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The A5 upgrade from Newbuildings to Strabane was due to get under way within weeks. (Google Earth)

85kms of dual carriageway

The Department for Infrastructure has confirmed that a fresh legal challenge to the A5 Derry to Aughnacloy road upgrade will impact on plans to start the first phase of the works within weeks.

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Vehicle on fire during riot in the Bogside (Hugh Gallagher)

Photographer Hugh Gallagher’s faces and places down the years

Creggan photographer and writer, Hugh Gallagher, has been providing snapshots of Derry life for decades and today he shares some of his pictures in the second of a two-part feature looking back over his life and career in the city.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan pictured at the development along Skeoge.

Spine road completion to facilitate 650 homes

The completion of a new spine road through the Skeoge lands will now allow for more social housing to be constructed in the area, Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan said.

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