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Eastwood to meet An Tánaiste and Secretary of State

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood will next week hold meetings with An Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Derry and with the Secretary of State Karen Bradley.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (left) will meet NI Secretary of State Karen Bradley in London.

Elisha McCallion to meet Karen Bradley on major Derry projects

Sinn Fein Foyle MP Elisha McCallion will today meet with British Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, in Westminster to discuss the British government’s commitment to an Inclusive Growth Deal for Derry city and the north west of Ireland.

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Mark H Durkan.

Maydown road improvements welcomed

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has welcomed action by Transport NI to improve the road surface along the Maydown Dual Carriageway.

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The Buncrana Road in Derry.

MP calls for Buncrana Road upgrade push

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called for a major redevelopment of the A2 Buncrana Road in order to assist the growth of Derry’s economy.

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Local people pictured at a sit in in the Guildhall

Schoolchildren to learn about Civil Rights movement in Derry

Hundreds of school children from the across the council area will be gathering in the Guildhall on Thursday for a special event commemorating the Civil Rights movement.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Derry leisure centre’s new traffic management scheme

Sinn Féin Councillor for Rosemount, Mickey Cooper, has welcomed news that a new traffic management scheme will be implemented at the Brooke Park Leisure centre site in the coming week.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Eric McGinley.

Residents’ car parking call

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has called for an assessment of car parking provision in Ballymagroarty.

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A section of the crowd at a previous rally making its way down Shipquay Street.

Palestine solidarity rally in city centre tomorrow

Politicians and campaign groups will tomorrow come together to stage a joint public rally in solidarity with the Palestinian Great March of Return.

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The scene at the PSNI search of Junior McDaid House in Chamberlain Street. DER1418GS013

PSNI conducting raid at Junior McDaid house

The PSNI are currently searching Junior McDaid house in Derry city centre as part of an investigation into an Easter commemoration parade and subsequent disorder on Monday.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II’s Garden Party invite rejected in re-vote by Councillors

Derry & Strabane Council’s decision not to attend a forthcoming Garden Party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, has been branded “an absolute insult” by a DUP Alderman.

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Colr. Kevin Campbell (left) pictured with colleagues calling for the Acht na Gaelige.

Acht Na Gaeilge backed by majority of Councillors

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomes Derry City & Strabane Council’s official backing for the introduction of an Irish Language Act as detailed in the Good Friday and St. Andrews Agreements.

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Boundary Commission change divides Dungiven's Main Street between Mid Ulster and West Tyrone constituencies. DER0518GS045

Council backs call for Public Inquiry into Boundaries Commission review handling

Derry & Strabane District Council has voted by a majority to call for a public Inquiry into Boundary Commission’s handling of the 2018 review of Westminster Electoral Boundaries.

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Sinn Fein activist painting over the graffiti at the weekend.

Sinn Féin activists remove offensive graffiti

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has commended Sinn Féin activists from the Creggan area who removed graffiti in and around the Central Drive area at the weekend.

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Famous British Army Lord Kitchener army recruitment poster from World War One.

‘Child soldiers can be turned into robotic, mindless killers’

A call for schools to ban British armed forces from accessing children, has been formally backed by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

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Colr. McKeever and others at the gates of the Ashbrook facility.

Council backs call for Ashbrook reinstatement

SDLP Councillor Jim Mc Keever has called on the Western Trust to provide funding to re-open the Ashbrook Garden Centre at Ardmore.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly (left)  tabled the motion, which passed despite unionist opposition from DUP Councillor Graham Warke (right) and others.

‘It’s easier to get an Irish Passport than a packet of fags’ - DUP Colr.

A DUP Alderman has claimed it is already easier to get an Irish Passport in Derry than it is ‘to get a box of fags’ while opposing calls for an Irish Passport Office to be sited in the north west.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue .

Council Asset naming taken to Equality Commission by S.F.

A new policy on the naming of council assets could be discriminating against politicians and those involved in government, a Sinn Fein councillor has claimed.

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Dog lover and SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has praised Pet FBI.

Pet owners urged to ensure they have tags

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack is encouraging anyone with a dog or cat to tag their contact details on their pets collar to enable quick identification.

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Sinn Fein representatives meeting with the Head of the Civil Service in the north David Sterling, the Chief Executive of Derry & Strabane Council John Kelpie and Ulster University representatives to discuss Medical School.

Magee Medical School meeting

A Sinn Féin delegation has met with the Head of the Civil Service to seek assurances that the project to deliver a medical school at Magee University remains on track.

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