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She was our beauty: Alexandra Johnston’s dad in tribute to daughter who was ‘full of life’

Alexandra Johnston, the Londonderry teenager who won the hearts of thousands at home and abroad during her five-year battle with a rare form of cancer, passed away yesterday.

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The cold snap continues to impact on some roads. Stock image.

Treacherous conditions between Coleraine and Limavady

Police are warning motorists of treacherous driving conditions on the Dunhill Road and Craigmore Road between Coleraine and Limavady.

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David Allingham on the EHA Racing Yamaha.

MOTORCYCLING: Allingham and Twyman in unchanged line-up for EHA Racing

David Allingham is clear on his primary target this season as the Eglinton rider focuses on claiming a maiden victory in the Dickies British Supersport Championship.

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A section of the attendance, at the Gasyard Centre on Wednesday evening last, to hear details of the proposal from The Ryan McBride Foundation that Brandywell Stadium should be renamed The Ryan McBride Stadium. DER0318GS006

Ryan McBride Foundation discuss Brandywell name change plans at heated public meeting

THE RYAN McBride Foundation insists they want a quick resolution to their proposal to rename Brandywell Stadium after the former Derry City captain who died tragically in March 2017.

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The scene on Lough Erne after Lu Na McKinneys death

Man charged with murdering wife on Fermanagh boating holiday to be given bail

A man charged with murdering his wife during a family boating holiday is to be granted bail, Northern Ireland’s most senior judge ruled on Thursday.

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East Londonderry faces retirement wave

East Londonderry faces retirement wave

East Londonderry is in the top five constituencies in Northern Ireland with the most residents set to gain access to their pension pot, according to a financial services company.

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Bishop Street courthouse.

£200k drugs accused allegedly part of ‘larger criminal network’, court told

A couple have appeared in court accused of possessing £200,000 worth of ‘hard drugs’ with intent to supply.

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Suspected amphetamines

PSNI release images of £200,000 of illegal drugs seized in Limavady and Londonderry areas

Police have issued images of some of more than £200,000 worth of illegal drugs seized in the Limavady and Londonderry areas in recent days.

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The view from the new Mark Farren stand at the redeveloped Brandywell Stadium

DERRY CITY: Council pulling out all the stops to get Brandywell open

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maoliosa McHugh claims staff are "pulling out all the stops" to ensure the new Brandywell Stadium is up and running as soon as possible.

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All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Belmont Nursery School principal Jennifer Marshall

School principal: I will only close if there is no other choice

Almost 300 NI schools closed on Wednesday because of bad weather, but one school which did decide to stay open was Belmont Nursery in Londonderry, whose principal said she was mindful of the pressures faced by working parents.

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Winter driving

TRAFFIC: 'More work will continue today to keep roads clear'

Conditions on the roads "remain difficult in many areas" and salting of roads on the scheduled network badly affected by snow and ice is "ongoing" , according to the NI Executive.
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Lesley McHugh

Appeal for help to find missing woman

Police and the family of missing 69-year-old Lesley McHugh from the Strabane area are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.

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The Ballynameen Bridge at Claudy following flooding.

‘No slippage’ warning on Claudy bridge repair

The Department for Infrastructure is being pressed to progress as quickly as possible the completion of repair works in Claudy following flood damage.

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The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

We're in the grip of wintry conditions – and many drivers will wake up to a winter wonderland tomorrow.

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VIDEO: Snow blizzard in Londonderry

A snow blizzard has hit Londonderry and there was also a report of lightning and thunder over the city shortly after 3:00p.m.
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Loreto College student Susan McKendry, whose project was Highly Commended at the 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, pictured with Martina Anderson MEP, Karen Mullan MLA and Padraig Whelton of BT.

Success for Loreto at BT Young Scientists competition

It was a successful and inspiring week for six sixth form students from Loreto College Coleraine, who represented their school at the 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin.

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Winston Pinkerton RSPBANI President. Pic by John Kelly

Touch of Tartan to support BHF

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) will present the President’s charity concert - ‘A Touch of Tartan’ - in the Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn on Friday, February 16 (8pm).

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A general view of a black armband and match jersey, with the number 5 in honour of former Derry City captain Ryan McBride.

Derry City to join Brandywell Stadium name change discussions

DERRY CITY Football Club has agreed to meet members of the Ryan McBride Foundation next Monday to discuss proposals to rename the Brandywell Stadium after the club’s late, inspirational captain.

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The cold snap continues to impact on some roads. Stock image.

Up to four inches of snow expected in parts of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is expected to experience snowfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading up to some very blustery conditions by Wednesday night.

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