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Bloody Sunday programme offers opportunity for robust debate

The Bloody Sunday commemoration has become Ireland’s largest annual human rights event. This year’s program is the most wide-ranging and inclusive so far.

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The Angel of the North has brought a steady flow of tourists to Gateshead in England.

Major public artwork proposed

Derry & Strabane Council has announced proposals to develop a major new public art work across various local sites and costing up to £2m.

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Legendary Strathfoyle librarian Philip is starting another chapter

Legendary Strathfoyle librarian Philip is starting another chapter

Strathfoyle turned out in force this week to salute a true pillar of the local community, the legendary local librarian, Philip McLaughlin, who is about to turn the leaf on a new chapter of his life after over 30 years of public service in the village.

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Derry church leaders concerned as chronic homelessness among young men increases pressure on Derry hostel

Derry church leaders concerned as chronic homelessness among young men increases pressure on Derry hostel

Chronic homelessness among young men in particular has increased pressure on the Methodist Mission’s hostel in Crawford Square, according to Rev. Peter Murray, who raised the matter at a meeting of Christian leaders in Derry.

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Paul Hughes.

Strathfoyle greenway petition

Over 1,000 local people have signed a petition calling for work to start on the long-awaited Strathfoyle Greenway Project.

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Mark H Durkan.

OPINION: ‘Council should eradicate single-use plastics’

I was delighted last month when Derry City and Strabane District Council adopted a Circular Economy/Zero Waste stra tegy.

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Bloody Sunday.

Saoradh to mark anniversary of Bloody Sunday anti-internment march by highlighting latter day cases

Saoradh will mark the 46th anniversary of Bloody Sunday next weekend with a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a rally and white line protest over what the party has described as the continuing ''internment of Irish republicans.'

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WEATHER ALERT: Met Office issue ice and rain warnings for Derry

The Met Office has issued a yellow status ice warning for Derry.

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Local fitness instructor, Kevin Harkin explains how to get rid of 'stubborn' body fat.

HARKIN'S HEALTH KICK: Getting rid of 'stubborn' body fat

This week I’m covering another topic that I commonly get asked about on the gym floor.

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The late Alexandra Johnston.

Alexandra ‘will never be forgotten’

Alexandra Johnston, the Derry teenager who won the hearts of thousands at home and abroad during her five year battle with a rare form of cancer, passed away yesterday.

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Van Morrison

Second date added as Van Morrison’s Derry Jazz Fest concert sells out within minutes

Tickets for Van Morrison’s forthcoming concert in Derry as part of the city’s Jazz Festival have sold out within minutes, resulting in a second date being announced this morning.

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Tony Hassan is stepping down after 21 years as a Sinn Fein Derry Councillor.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan to stand down after 21 years’ service

Derry’s longest serving Sinn Fein Councillor, Tony Hassan, has announced that he will be standing down from Derry City & Strabane District Council over the coming weeks.

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The Derry Girls make the front cover of the Derry Journal in Episode Three of the hit show.

Derry Girls make it into the Derry Journal

The Derry Girls will be all lured today that they finally made the Journal- in reality as well as in the show.

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Bollards outside Derrys Church of Ireland Deanery at Bishop Street.

What a load of bollards!

Derry’s streets are being “disfigured” by unnecessary road signs, bollards, posts and railings, campaigners have claimed.

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Fuel siphoned from vehicle in raid

Fuel siphoned from vehicle in raid

Police are hunting thieves who siphoned fuel from a vehicle during an overnight raid in the Donemana area.

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REGENERATION... This laneway in the North East of England was transformed by local householders.

Transforming Derry’s shabby laneways into ‘pocket paradises’.

STEVE BRADLEY sees huge potential in the regeneration of the city’s derelict back lanes and alleyways.

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The cold snap continues to impact on some roads. Stock image.

Treacherous conditions between Coleraine and Limavady

Police are warning motorists of treacherous driving conditions on the Dunhill Road and Craigmore Road between Coleraine and Limavady.

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‘Shauna will be the brightest star’

‘Shauna will be the brightest star’

The Irish language community in north Derry has been left heartbroken by the tragic death of young Dungiven woman, Shauna McSorley, who was laid to rest in St. Patrick’s churchyard after passing away following a short period of illness last week.

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Pictured at a meeting between Donegal and Strabane Councils in 1978, are, from left, Norman McMorrow, clerk of the Strabane District Council, J.D. Williams, Donegal County Manager, Margaret Britton, chair of Strabane District Council, and Noel McGinley, chair of Donegal County Council.

From the archive: North West councils to study fresh cross-border report - January 1978

A joint North West Authority, consisting of representatives of Derry, Strabane and Donegal Councils, is to be set up to examine the E.E.C. backed Derry-Donegal Cross-Border Communications Study, and its proposals and make recommendations on it.

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Trade unionists call Universal Credit (UC) rally as welfare cuts cost Derry £64m

Trade unionists call Universal Credit (UC) rally as welfare cuts cost Derry £64m

Trade unionists have urged people onto the streets on the day Universal Credit (UC) goes live on Derry’s west bank after it was estimated cumulative benefit cuts since 2010 cost the city £64 million - or £900 per head.

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