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Arrests made after drugs seized

Police have arrested two people after seizing an estimated £6,000 worth of drugs in the city centre on Sunday, February 19.

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City centre assault.

Man hospitalised with facial injuries after city centre assault

A man in his 50s was taken to Altnagelvin after an assault in the city centre.

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Fined £1,500 for selling counterfeit vodka in city bar

Fined £1,500 for selling counterfeit vodka in city bar

A Londonderry trader selling counterfeit and under strength vodka was fined £1,500 at the city’s magistrates’ court on Thursday.

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The courthouse in Londonderry.

Londonderry claw hammer attack ‘akin to rape’

A man who caused ‘life changing injuries’ to a woman after he assaulted her with a claw hammer has been jailed for 11 years.

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Tony Taylor in 2007

‘Freedom of Information law is why terror case details are hidden’

A law designed to open up public records has been cited as the reason why details about a veteran paramilitary’s prior conviction cannot be revealed.

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Institute's Niall Grace has now recovered from his injuries and has, remarkably, started playing for Institute again

Man speaks of ‘regret’ after single punch that left footballer critical

A man whose punch left an Irish league footballer in a critical condition in hospital has spoken out about the dangers of “stupid fights”.

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Trading Standards have issued advice after some consumers fell foul of an online scam.

Man conned out of £2,200 in online concert ticket scam

Trading Standards Service has urged potential ticket purchasers to exercise extreme caution when using online ticket booking services for concert and sporting events.

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The incident is believed to have happened in Londonderry city centre.

Man ‘run over’ by car in Northern Ireland

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a hit and run road traffic collision between a male and a vehicle in Waterloo Street in Londonderry.

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Liam Gallagher from Unite union expressed horror over the incident

Bomb case shows we may need bus security scanners: union leader

The head of a large-scale trade union has suggested that a wholesale review of security should be done after a man was caught bringing TNT on to a Dublin-to-Londonderry bus service.

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A Bus Eireann service was boarded by the bomb courier

Jail for man who brought TNT onboard Dublin-to-NI bus

A Dublin man who was arrested trying to transport 1.6 kilos (about 3.5lb) of high grade explosives and three detonators on the Bus Eireann bus to Londonderry has been jailed for seven years by the Special Criminal Court.

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Police investigate possible link between six burglaries in Ballymena and Londonderry

Detectives are investigating whether six burglaries which occurred in the Ballymena and Londonderry areas last night (Saturday February 4) are linked.

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£125,000 confiscation order imposed on man convicted of dump charges

£125,000 confiscation order imposed on man convicted of dump charges

A local man has been made the subject of a £125,000 confiscation order, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, for illegal waste offences.

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The cordon at Earhart Park on Saturday.

Device at Londonderry estate was ‘viable pipe bomb’

Police have confirmed that a device which sparked the evacuation of residents from a Londonderry housing estate on Saturday was a viable pipe bomb.

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Police investigate incident at Magherafelt business

People evacuated due to security alert in Derry

A number of people have been moved from their homes due to a security alert in the Shantallow area of Derry.

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Father and son are claimed in court to be ‘top brass’ in criminal gang

Father and son are claimed in court to be ‘top brass’ in criminal gang

A police officer claimed a Coleraine father and son, described as principal members of an organised crime gang being probed over a £600,000 cocaine haul, got others to collect the drugs so they wouldn’t “get their hands dirty”.

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Occupants left badly shaken after pipe bomb attack

Occupants left badly shaken after pipe bomb attack

Detectives are appealing for information following an incident in the Erne Gardens area of Londonderry last night (Wednesday).

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The incident is alleged to have taken place on social media.

Parents warning over video app after pervert’s sickening post as school children chat online

A warning has been issued to parents in Northern Ireland about children using the live.ly app after a serious sexual offence was committed in front of a group of primary school children online.

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Bloody Sunday mural, inner-west Londonderry

Protest for soldiers ahead of Bloody Sunday anniversary

A former SAS man is promoting a protest in support of ex-soldiers in the run-up to the 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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Shane and Lowry Mathers

‘Why did the IRA murder my wife the census worker, Mr McGuinness?’

Lowry Mathers, whose wife Joanne, 29, was shot dead by the IRA when collecting census forms in Londonderry in 1981, has called on Martin McGuinness to reveal what he knows about the murder.

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