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Save our ferry says reader

SIR - Yet again we hear the important ferry link between Magilligan Point and Greencastle is under threat, because ill-informed and possibly blinkered elements in our new Council are attempting to prevent measures to ensure its continuation for the coming season.

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Bready Jubilee rookies storm to Ulster Hockey Finals

Bready Jubilee rookies storm to Ulster Hockey Finals

Bready Jubilee Primary School’s hockey team have qualified for the Ulster Championship Finals after winning the Western Region McCloy Cup qualifiers in Omagh earlier this month.

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Foyle PSNI uncover over £1600 in counterfeit currency

Foyle PSNI uncover over £1600 in counterfeit currency

Over £1600 in counterfeit currency has been uncovered by Foyle PSNI.

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Limavady students Stephen Nelis, James Scott and Hugh O'Connell with Joanne Sweeney from Sentinus JC17.

NWRC Limavady students join ‘IT crowd’

A programme to teach young people about the skills required to make it in the IT industry visited students at Limavady’s North West Regional College recently.

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Road safety campaigner Albert Smallwoods receives a special award from the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock. INLS 14-753-CON

Special award for city’s veteran road safety campaigner

A veteran campaigner has been honoured for more than half a century’s voluntary service to trying to reduce carnage of the North West’s roads.

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Poetic Champions will be officially unveiled in Ballymoney Main Street on Thursday, April 6 . INBM 14-755-CON

Heaney and Hewitt mural unveiling in Ballymoney

A new mural celebrating two of the province’s most noted poets will be officially unveiled next week in Ballymoney, Main Street.

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L-R: North West Regional College student Mark McClean, sports journalist Denise Watson, Linfield manager David Healy and student Jessica King pictured at the college's Limavady campus where former Northern Ireland international David gave an inspirational talk as part of 'Getting to The Top of Your Game' series. INLS 13-702-CON

Linfield manager pays tribute to Ryan McBride

Northern Ireland’s all time leading goalscorer David Healy has paid tribute to late Derry City Football Club captain Ryan McBride during a visit to Limavady.

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Jack Glenn playing for Creevedonnell in 2014

Memorial game planned for tragic cricketer Jack Glenn

The cricket community in the North West is considering a memorial event to mark the life of Jack Glenn, the young cricketer whose remains were found in the River Foyle on Monday.

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City of Derry Airport.

Derry struggling with air tax and Sterling/Euro fluctuations, new report finds

A new report on how to boost tourism says Derry has struggled with Sterling/Euro fluctuations over the years, as well as from lower VAT overheads in Donegal.

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Drug deaths outstrip car crash fatalities

Drug deaths outstrip car crash fatalities

The PSNI says more people are dying from the misuse of opioids than car accidents after seizing £309,000 worth of drugs in a fresh crackdown from Derry to Newtownabbey.

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New crèche to create 20 jobs in Strabane this spring

New crèche to create 20 jobs in Strabane this spring

A new crèche in Strabane will create 20 new jobs this spring.

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Operation Torus

Almost £310K worth of drugs seized as a result of Operation Torus

‘For my column this week, I thought I would give you all an update about our most recent campaign in respect of drug dealing.

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23-year-old Jack Glenn.

Police confirm body recovered from Foyle is Jack Glenn

After nearly two months of searching for his remains, 23-year-old Jack Glenn will finally be laid to rest in his home town of Londonderry this weekend.

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Hannah and Rachel.

Londonderry students honoured for work with Down’s Syndrome, ChildLine and HURT

In recognition of the exemplary work they carry out in their local community, two Londonderry students have been honoured at the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards gala awards’ ceremony, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin.

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New pound

New pound coin finally arrives

The good old 'round pound' is set to vanish from our change as the new 12-sided, criminal-unfriendly version replaces it.
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A6 death toll
27 in decade

A6 death toll 27 in decade

Twenty-seven people were killed in fatal road traffic accidents on the A6 Road between Derry and Belfast over the past decade, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed.

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The A6 upgrade

Green light for A6 as High Court dismisses Whooper Swan and Seamus Heaney challenge

A major road block to the ongoing A6 dualling project was removed on Tuesday after a High Court judge dismissed a legal challenge which had been lodged by bird expert and environmental campaigner Chris Murphy.

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The Coca-Cola plant at Knockmore Hill, Lisburn. Pic by Google

Investigation launched after discovery of contaminated cans at Coca-Cola plant

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of empty drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated.

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Culmore residents under siege from park vandals

Culmore residents under siege from park vandals

Culmore residents have said they feel under siege following a spate of anti-community activity - including trespassing, property damage, broken windows, noise and abusive language - at a local play park.

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