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Dissident Republican prisoner’s mobile phone ban challenge

A dissident republican prisoner has won High Court permission to challenge a policy banning access to solicitors’ mobile phone numbers.

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NEWS | 'Shots fired' near house in Londonderry

NEWS | 'Shots fired' near house in Londonderry

Police are investigating reports that masked men fired shots during an incident in Londonderry on Thursday evening.
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Brian Walsh, left,  and Darren Poleon.  Both convicted of explosives and terror offences after bomb found at Waterfoot Hotel, LDerry. Sentenced 21-09-17. PICTURE CREDIT: BBC NEWS NI.

Bomb pair ‘undoubtedly set out to commit murder’

The single-figure jail terms handed to a dissident duo who planted a bomb at a hotel have come under fire, with one IRA victim saying the level of sentencing effectively “encourages” other would-be paramilitaries.

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Fentanyl is being mixed with heroin, the PSNI has said. The synthetic opioid is linked to two deaths in Northern Ireland.

Killer drug hits NI shores amid rise in heroin abuse

A health official has revealed a “concerning” rise in heroin use in Northern Ireland following police confirmation addicts are at risk from the killer drug ‘fentanyl’ being mixed in.

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Ulster in Bloom 2017
 Small Town winner was Randalstown (Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council)

Flower power: 2017 Ulster In Bloom winners announced

The Province’s most ‘horti’-cultured cities, towns and villages were honoured today at the annual Ulster in Bloom awards.

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Gary Stewart from Tartine in Bushmills is looking forward to the return of Causeway Coast and Glens Restaurant Week which will run from November 11 to 19.

‘Growing food scene quickly becoming a tourist attraction’

Causeway Coast and Glens Restaurant Week returns this autumn – and the organisers are encouraging local foodie businesses to get involved.

Business
Two dissident bombers jailed for ten years

Two dissident bombers jailed for ten years

Two men from the Republic of Ireland have been sentenced to 10 years at Laganside Crown Court today for planting a bomb ahead of a PSNI Recruitment event at the Waterfoot Hotel in Londonderry in 2015.

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Man arrested in Londonderry by detectives probing attempted murder of PSNI officer

A 38-year-old man was arrested in Londonderry this morning by detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch investigating the attempted murder of police at Ballyarnett Village in October 2014.
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The Waterside Theatre & Arts Centre. LS2010-513MT.

‘Rediscovering’ the Reformation at special event in Waterside

A pivotal moment in European and church history will be marked at a special event in Londonderry next month.

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Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years. Picture posed by model

Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years

Around one in eight civil servants had at least one absence spell lasting an average of almost three months in 2016/17, new figures have revealed.

Business
Translink and charity partner Action Mental Health have launched a new campaign focussing on the health and social benefits of using public transport for the daily commute.

Action Mental Health launch new campaign

Translink and charity partner Action Mental Health have launched a new campaign focussing on the health and social benefits of using public transport for the daily commute.

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The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird OBE, pictured with the Mayor of Vigneux-Sur-Seine, Serge Poinsot.

Limavady’s long-standing French connection celebrated

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council travelled to France this month with Limavady Twinning Association.

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The Salvation Army on Carlisle Road is celebrating its 137th birthday

137 years of transforming lives

A local church and charity is celebrating 137 years of transforming lives.

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Council ‘committed to improving absence level’ following audit

Council ‘committed to improving absence level’ following audit

Derry City and Strabane District Council has welcomed the Local Government Auditor’s Report for 2017 in which it has been acknowledged for its Good Governance.

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Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council Maoliosa McHugh serves the first breakfast at North West Regional College's newly refurbished Flying Clipper Brasserie, with help from Hospitality and Catering students Calum Falls and Siobhan Walton. (Picture by Martin McKeown).

College invests £0.5m in three eateries

North West Regional College has unveiled its newly refurbished training restaurant at Strand Road Campus in Londonderry.

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The Met Office issued the warning on Wednesday morning.

Met Office issue severe weather warning for NI

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland.

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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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Ryanair

What businesses should learn from Ryanair holiday ‘mess’

Ryanair’s failure to plan for pilot holidays is a warning to employers on the risks of effectively managing staff leave, according to a leading HR specialist.

Business
From left, Raymond McCartney MLA, Martina Anderson MEP, Mayor of Derry and Strabane Councillor Maol�osa McHugh, and Elisha McCallion MP pictured after visiting Tony Taylor in Maghaberry prison.

SF mayor slammed for wearing chain to visit dissident in jail

The Sinn Féin Mayor of Derry City and Strabane council has dismissed calls for him to “consider his position” over his support for a campaign calling for the release of a dissident republican.

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