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Around the world in just nine days thanks to the Foyle Film Festival

Schools, students and young people from across the North West will be taken on a round-the-world cinematic adventure next month as Foyle Film Festival launches its annual dedicated education programme. 

Education
Fishermen land 30 million-to-one catch in Lough Foyle

Fishermen land 30 million-to-one catch in Lough Foyle

One of the rarest sea creatures in the world - a natural red lobster - has turned up in Lough Foyle.

Environment
Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

Environment

VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

Environment
Shower head  (Ian Nicholson/PA Wire)

Automatic shower units to help flush out Legionella risk at sport centres

Automatic flushing shower units are set to be installed at local Council sports pavilions as part of Legionella risk control measures.

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Caw Roundabout. DER3115GS29

Caw Roundabout : call for traffic lights to offset ‘bottleneck’

The Department of Infrastructure has been asked to provide clarity over plans to deal with congestion at Caw Roundabout.

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The NSPCC is hoping more volunteers will help them deliver the programme to more children.

NSPCC calls for more local volunteers to deliver child safety project

Over 9,000 children in the west have been given advice on how to get help if they are living with the threat of abuse or neglect.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

Business
Foyle Search and Rescue

Dramatic rescue after boat crew get into difficulties

Volunteers from charity Foyle Search & Rescue were involved in the dramatic rescue of a boat crew from the River Foyle at the weekend.

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Linda Beckett, Manager of Glen Caring home care agency, pictured back in November 2016 as work got under way at the site of the new Changing Places toilet with hoist at Ebrington. (Pic: Lorcan Doherty)

New changing facility for people with severe disabilities to open in Londonderry

A new State-of-the-Art ‘Changing Places’ facility for people with severe mobility disabilities will officially open in Ebrington Square in Londonderry on Monday August 7.

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Under construction: Ballyarnett Country Park

New playpark projects developing in Londonderry

The first of a number of new playparks in Londonderry are expected to open within weeks.

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Mayor Maoliosa McHugh  Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council with Catherine Diggett (on right) and Eileen Ledwidge-Wilson (on left)  great nieces at the unveiling of blue plaque to Francis Ledwidge at Ebrington Square. Also included are Professor Gerard Dawe, TCD and from right, Rosemary Yore and Chris Spurr, UHC. 
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Blue plaque unveiled in Londonderry for Francis Ledwidge

Relatives of renowned soldier and poet, Francis Ledwidge gathered in Londonderry on Friday to witness the unveiling of a Blue Plaque dedicated to him at Ebrington Square.

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Pigs

Thousands object to pig farm plans

Over 3,000 letters of objection and 14,000 petition signatures have been submitted to oppose plans for a large scale pig farm in Limavady.

Business
Guided walk at Umbra Nature Reserve

Guided walk at Umbra Nature Reserve

Explore one of Ulster Wildlife’s hidden wildlife gems on a guided walk around Umbra Nature Reserve, near Limavady, on Sunday, July 30 at 11am.

News
World’s fastest paralympian Jason Smyth’s granda Robert to sprint 100metres in Glasgow

World’s fastest paralympian Jason Smyth’s granda Robert to sprint 100metres in Glasgow

Jason Smyth’s granda is set to lead a team of Derry renal patients to Glasgow where he’ll follow in the sprint spikes of the world’s fastest paralympian by contesting the 100 metres at the British Transplant Games.

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Undated handout file photo issued by NASA of a rift in an Antarctic ice shelf where one of the largest icebergs on record has broken away, scientists have announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 12, 2017. Researchers who have been monitoring a huge crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which had left a vast iceberg more than a quarter the size of Wales "hanging by a thread", say the rift has finally completed its path through the ice. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Ice. Photo credit should read: John Sonntag/NASA/PA Wire

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Council leading the fight against climate change

Derry City and Strabane District Council is leading on a transnational initiative to assist local authorities and communities to increase their preparedness levels against the ongoing and projected effects of climate change.

Environment
Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

The Armagh Observatory has reported that June 2017 was dull, wet and warmer than average.

Offbeat
The Small Blue Butterfly discovered in Co Fermanagh

Rare butterfly previously feared extinct discovered in Northern Ireland

A surveyor from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has discovered a rare butterfly previously thought to be extinct in the province.

Offbeat
Foyle SDLP MP Mark Durkan. DER1815MC134

Durkan blasts Trump over climate change

SDLP Foyle Westminster candidate Mark Durkan has said it is ‘deeply regrettable’ that US president Donald Trump has turned his back on the world and has joined only two other countries globally – Syria and Nicaragua – who have not signed up to the Paris agreement on climate change.

Environment
Last year's  SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon getting underway at the Everglades Hotel, Prehen when more than 1,500 athletes took to the streets of Derry. DER2216MC044

On your marks for the Walled City Marathon

Thousands of spectators are expected to turn out tomorrow to line the route as runners from home and abroad get on their marks for the SSE Airtricty Walled City Marathon.

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