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Sowing the seeds of new partnerships

A new cross-community gardening project has been launched in Derry.

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Paul Gosling.

We must listen to our children

The voices of children and young adults have been largely missing from the debate over Brexit – though they are the people who will be most affected. So it should be no surprise that there is resentment among many young people that decisions that influence their life options were taken by older voters, many of whom will not live long enough to feel the impact.

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Public to have its say on renaming of Brandywell Stadium.

Derry’s stadium dilemma

The new look Brandywell Stadium reopened last month and is a credit to Derry City and Strabane District Council. With an enhanced capacity of only 3,400, however, it means that Derry City Football Club still play in one of the smallest venues in the Airtricity League of Ireland’s top division. So how does stadium provision here compare to other cities on the island?

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Peace Bridge.

Ask yourself: Why is Derry so poor and why is nothing being done about it?

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, a part of Northern Ireland is being left behind. Not just any part - but its second city, the supposed economic hub of an entire region and a place where deprivation and inequality in previous decades triggered the start of the ‘Troubles.’ Derry finds itself permanently rooted to the bottom of the prosperity pile and, as the rest of Northern Ireland converges economically with the UK, we need to look at why our own city is being left behind.

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Missing woman found safe and well

Missing woman found safe and well

Police have confirmed that missing person Leanne McCready has been found safe and well.

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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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Plastic pollution... the issue of use of single use plastics has become a hot topic of debate in recent years.

Let’s make it the last straw for Derry

The issue of single-use plastics has become a hot topic.

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Photo taken by Hugh's father (also Hugh) left to right: Mary Gallagher (mother), Mary, Helen, Kathleen, Margaret, Mura, Ann, and Patricia, Hugh, Liam and Eugene.

A Life in Pictures: Hugh Gallagher shares images and memories of Derry

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

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Cyclists take off from Ebrington Square.

Could we be Ireland’s ‘greenest’ city?

A recent EU report showed that the Republic had the Continent’s worst record on tackling climate change – with greenhouse gas emissions increasing by 7 per cent since 2015 despite policies designed to reduce them.

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Act now or Derry is at real risk of 
becoming just another Clone Town

Act now or Derry is at real risk of 
becoming just another Clone Town

This weekend sees the annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ event takes place across the UK. Begun in the US in 2010 as a counterpoint to Black Friday (focused on major stores) and Cyber Monday (for online shopping), it aims to encourage people to use small, locally-owned bricks and mortar businesses in their community.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

250 additional new social homes planned for 2018

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed confirmation that another 250 new social homes are planned for the Skeoge area.

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The Central Library. Foyle Street, Derry.

Are these Derry’s worst buildings?

Derry is blessed with an array of beautiful and interesting buildings. Yet stitched in between there also lurk a few architectural horrors which impact the overall look of our city.

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Sinn Fein candidates for the 2017  general election

Chris Donnelly: SF confident of at least one gain while SDLP are in battle just to hold ground

The general election campaign is being contested amongst the main nationalist parties with Brexit as the pre-eminent theme.

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St. Mary's Oratory, Buncrana where Irish language Confirmations took place recently. DER0516MC007

Tuar dóchais dúinn

Bhí Iorras, taobh amuigh de Chluain Maine, ar cheann de na Gaeltachtaí ba láidre in Éirinn sa 19ú haois.

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Sean Boyle (left) and Kathleen Bradley (right) were among those who attended the recent meeting in Derry.

Cuts to Supporting People challenged

Unison representatives in Derry have called for a recent cut to housing support services for vulnerable people to be reversed.

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Liam � Cuinneg�in, Principal of St. Brigid's College has published a modern Irish language text book.

Cúrsa snasta

Bhí fadhb ann i gcónaí maidir le téacsleabhair Ghaeilge.

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Bunscoil Cholmcille Steelstown Road pupils get a helping hand from parents and grandparents to make St Brigid's crosses on the Saint's recent feast day.  DER0517GS064

Naomh Bríd, Banéarlamh na hÉireann

Bhí Naomh Bríd thar a bheith gnóthach ag bunú clochar agus eaglaisí ar fud na hÉireann.

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SDLP party leader Colm Eastwood MLA pictured with children who were presented with certificates after completing the Big Summer Read event at Shantallow Library. Included are Councillor Brian Tierney and library staff, from left, Marie-Elaine Tierney, Lorraine Coll and Emma Forbes. DER3516-101KM

Croílár an Cheantair

Bliain mhór na gcomóradh a bhí ann anuraidh. Ach tá comóradh suntasach eile againn i nDoire an mhí seo.

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CALENDAR LAUNCH. . . .The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council pictured at Brooke Park in December for the launch of the 2017 Diversity Calendar 'Spice of Life'. The Mayor is pictured with representatives from Polish Abroad, Sai Pak, Apprentice Boys, Interfaith Northwest, Stroke Association and Derry City and Strabane District Council's Good Relations Team.

Eolas agus Aineolas

‘Níl aon namhaid ach aineolas.’

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