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Culmore PO refurbishment

Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has urged residents in the Culmore area to plan ahead as to how they access postal services in the New Year.

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Mark H Durkan

‘Health system paralysed by political failure’

For many years I have been outlining the need for our Health System to be reformed and sadly this need becomes more and more apparent with each passing week.

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Patricia Logue.

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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Sons of the late Sinn F�in leader Martin McGuinness, Emmett and  Fiachra, launching  the 2018 Derry Graves Association Calendar in the City Cemetery. (Picture by Charlie McMenamin)

Martin McGuinness’ sons launch special calendar

The sons of the late Sinn Féin leader Martin McGuinness have launched a special 2018 Derry Republican Graves Association Calendar featuring their father.

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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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SDLP Councillor Tina Gardiner.

‘Shop local this Christmas’

SDLP councillor Tina Gardiner has issued call for people to keep their spending local In the last week of shopping before Christmas,

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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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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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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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Some of the donations left for the Christmas Snowball Appeal

Local people encouraged to leave donations for Operation Snowball

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has urged local people who can to leave donations to the Christmas snowball appeal at the Ráth Mór office.

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James McClean (left) and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

James McClean urges Leo Varadkar to stand-up to 'offensive' Brexit

Derry man and Republic of Ireland international, James McClean, has implored Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to stand-up to an "offensive" and "unacceptable" Brexit.

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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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Derry's Kathleen McCann, Mary Nelis and Pius McNaught are featured in the calendar.

Artist behind new ‘Blanket Protest’ Calendar to hold signing in Derry

The man behind a new calendar featuring local people directly impacted by the Blanket protest will arrive in Derry tomorrow for a signing session at Checkpoint Charlie.

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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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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of having thrown a tantrum earlier this week.

‘It appears the DUP tantrum has achieved small changes’ - Eastwood

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has welcomed the breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations and the guarantee of no hard border on the island of Ireland.

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Councillor Kevin Campbell.

Shooting in Derry: Culprits ‘at war with community’

Those behind the shooting of a man is Creggan are at war with the community, a local Councillor 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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