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Honouring the memory of Derry IRA Volunteer Dennis Heaney

Sunday past marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Dennis Heaney.

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Vicent Coyle reading about the report no deprivation in the Journal.

50 years on from birth of Civil Rights, we, as a people, deserve better than this’

The son of one of Derry’s most prominent Civil Rights figures has raised questions as to why much of Derry remains in deprivation, following decades of nationalist/republican representation.

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The new lighting columns at the Lecky Road flyover.

New lighting at Lecky Road flyover welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the installation of two new major lighting columns overlooking the Lecky Road Flyover.

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William Street car park

Residents disturbed by noise at William Street Car Park

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has said that residents in William Street and Brewster’s Close have raised further concerns about late night noise caused by so-called ‘boy racers’ at William Street car park.

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Halloween in Derry.

Hallowe’en extended to eight day extravaganza

Derry’s award-winning Hallowe’en festival is to double in size this year, from four days to eight.

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Councillor John Boyle, SDLP, who has been elected as the new Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council with his partner Angela. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.06.18

INTERVIEW: A City Deal can be a game changer for us’ - new Mayor John Boyle

New Derry City and Strabane Mayor, John Boyle, says he expects negotiations with the government in London on a City Deal forDerry to begin during his year in office.

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Colour party following the cortege at the funeral of Dennis Heaney in June 1978.

40th anniversary of killing of IRA Vol. Dennis Heaney to be marked

Commemorations will be held in Derry this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the killing of IRA Volunteer Dennis Heaney by undercover British army personnel.

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Colum Eastwood.

‘Schools are at breaking point’

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said that as the political impasse enters the 18 month mark, it is “disgraceful that local schools across the North are at breaking point”.

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Foyle MLA Karen Mullan

Foyle Haven funding security discussed

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan and Elisha Mc Callion MP have pressed the need to secure the long term future of Foyle Haven at a meeting with the Housing Executive (HE).

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An artist's impression of how the new St Mary's Youth Club will look.

Exciting plans for St Marys Youth club in Creggan – Campbell

Speaking after attending the public consultation on plans for St Mary’s Youth Club in Creggan, Councillor Kevin Campbell said:

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Joyriders steal workman’s van and drive into shop in Derry

Joyriders who stole a workman’s van have been witnessed speeding through a Derry estate before trying to ram it into the local shop.
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Crisis Intervention (File pic)

Long-awaited Crisis Service moves forward

Derry & Strabane Council has confirmed that it is preparing to appoint a provider for a Crisis Intervention Service for those at risk of suicide and self harm.

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The roundabout at Carnhill.

Mini roundabout extra signage call to end confusion

SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has written to the Department for Infrastructure calling for extra signage to be erected at a busy Derry Roundabout.

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‘My door will always be open - I’ll do my very best to represent everyone’

Derry and Strabane’s new Mayor, John Boyle, has pledged to provide support and assistance to those most in need in the community.

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Burial costs for children under18 and stillborn births abolished

Burial costs for children under18 and stillborn births abolished

Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed to waive burial costs at the council-owned facilities for children under 18 years and stillborn births.

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Pro Choice supporters dressed as handmaidens at the abortion rights campaign group ROSA, Reproductive Rights Against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity rally at Guildhall Square on Thursday evening last.  DER2218G026

Pro-Choice campaigners in Derry

Activists calling for abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland have staged a protest in Guildhall Sqaure.

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The border at Bridgend (Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

Irish reunification talk and debate tomorrow

A public talk and debate on the reunification of Ireland is to take place in Derry city centre tomorrow evening.

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Some of the vandalism at the former Thornhill College.

‘Break logjam over old Thornhill site’ - Duffy

Sinn Féin Councillor for the Greater Culmore area Sandra Duffy is calling on planners to take a proactive approach regarding the redevelopment of the large redundant Thornhill School site.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper

Call for extra police after more fires at Creggan Burn

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has called for additional police resources to be directed to Creggan Country Burn.

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David Sterling

No plans to redeploy Inland Revenue staff

The Head of NI Civil Service David Sterling has confirmed that there are no plans to redeploy Inland Revenue staff, whose jobs are under threat, into the Civil Service.

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