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Body recovered from River Foyle

Foyle Search and Rescue have confirmed that a body has been recovered from the River Foyle.

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Fancy a ramble this April?

Are you up for the Causeway Coast Challenge Walk 2017?

The annual Causeway Coast Challenge Walk for 2017 is set to run again this year on Sunday, April 30.

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SLIDESHOW: Causeway Coast & Glens Council welcomes Fairtrade visitor

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council marked Fairtrade Fortnight with a visit from a Nicaraguan chocolate factory worker.

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Former factory worker Ruby Jordan (90) has suggested moving the planned Factory Girls sculpture to Carlisle Circus.

Ruby recalls ‘happy days’ of the Londonderry factory workers

Former factory worker Ruby Jordan recently called for the long-awaited Factory Girls Sculpture to be situated within the once bustling industrial heartland of Londonderry at Carlisle Circus.

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City of Derry Airport.

BMI to take on City of Derry to London route

The Secretary of State James Brokenshire has revealed that BMI Regional will take over the Londonderry to Stansted route following the government’s pledge of £3.8m.

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The judicial review is examining potential disturbance to wildlife on Lough Beg

A6 road upgrade ‘like cutting away at Rembrandt painting’

Building a new £160 million road through landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney would be like cutting away at a Rembrandt painting, the High Court has heard.

Crime
£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.

Crime
Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Tourism NI has launched an exciting new marketing campaign highlighting the beauty of Northern Ireland, featuring the the Causeway Coastal Route.

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The Foyle Bridge.

Search resumes along the River Foyle

A major search operation resumed this morning following reports that a man entered the River Foyle yesterday.

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The clean up at the site on the Mobuoy Road could cost between �20m and �100m.

Mobuoy clean up costs could exceed £100m

Remediation strategies for the Mobuoy Road illegal waste site could cost between £20m and £100m.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

Crime
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Irish Wall plan scrapped

The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump’s proposed 3 km sea wall at his International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland in Doonbeg, Co Clare has been scrapped, according to Friends of the Irish Environment.

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Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016.

Local NI attraction shortlisted for Best Walking Festival

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016 – and they need your help to make it happen.

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Litter (mostly left behind by visitors) strewn across Benone Strand in Co Londonderry. Picture: Aerial Vision NI

Complete rubbish ... Northern Ireland beaches are dirtiest in UK

Beaches in Northern Ireland are strewn with more litter than anywhere else in the UK, according to conservationists.

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

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Danny McCartney, Derry City and Strabane District Council Ground Maintenance manager, celebrates after receiving the gold award from Jon Wheatley, RHS Council member. INLS 44-750-CON

A city which is simply blooming marvellous!

Londonderry scooped a Gold award in the Small City category at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend.

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A section of the crowd from a previous Christmas Lights Switch On in Derry. (PIc Inpresspics.com.)

Derry Christmas celebrations revealed

Animations returning to Austins’ windows, a Christmas forest, robotic elfs and the return of the Sound of Light Procession will be among the highlights in Derry this festive season, it has been revealed.

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MLA Bradley welcomes news of social farming grant scheme

MLA Bradley welcomes news of social farming grant scheme

DUP MLA Maurice Bradley has welcomed last week’s announcement by Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen to help local farmers develop their farms for social farming.

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Pigs

Northern Ireland home to largest pig factory in the British Isles

A Northern Ireland town is home to the largest pig processing plant in the UK and Ireland, with 1.2 million pigs processed at Cookstown’s Karro factory each year.

Business

VIDEO - Dolphins visit the Giant's Causeway

A pod of dolphins has been filmed surfacing at the North Coast's top tourist attraction
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