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Roma Downey officially opens new multi-million pound teaching centre

Ulster University Honorary Graduate Dr Roma Downey officially opened the new multi-million pound teaching centre at the University’s Magee campus on Wednesday.

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Empowering women to dress for success

Empowering women to dress for success

This month Foyleside Shopping Centre will host a unique collaborative fashion event in

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NWRC Curriculum Manager for Computing and I.T., Thomas Moore, and NWRC Limavady Campus Manager, Luke McCloskey, launch the Coding for Kids Summer Camp.  (Picture by Martin McKeown).

Summer Computing Camp for ‘code warriors’

North West Regional College will host their first ever computing camp for children at Limavady campus this July.

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Are you ready for the 'Hard as Oak' challenge?

Are you ‘Hard as Oak’?

This is third year that Oakfire Adventures are running their ‘Hard as OAK’ challenge with approximately 2,000 competitors expected to take part on The Oaks Demesne, five minutes from Derry City just off the A6.

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L-R: Eddie Breslin, Good Relations Officer with the Housing Executive, Jackie Barr, ISPS Community Liaison/Logistics/Accreditation Officer, Kenny Blair, artist, Wesley Barr , ISPS Company Secretary, Norma Buchanan of the Housing Executive , Carly King from the Housing Executive and Nigel Hagon, ISPS Training & Development Officer.

Shared history mural unveiled

A mural that commemorates the sacrifices made by those who fought in the First World

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The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers launching the business support survey with Martin Clark, Business Development Manager and Joanne Mc Laughlin, Business Engagement Officer.

Council survey...no, don’t switch off just yet!

When a survey comes in, it tends to prompt groans and rolls of the eyes but Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are carrying out a survey which, they promise, is quite different.

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Pictured with the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maol�osa McHugh are in the centre David McGarrigle (Arts Academy), l-r from Encore PAA, Zoe Stewart and Taylor McElroy, publicans' Michael Kelly, Trevor Mealiff, Charles Breslin, Gillian Moss (NWRC) and the Bollywood dancers Shaunean Cooke, Chanelle Healy, Ella Hendly, and Hannah Mulcahy.

Amazing ‘Hothouse Flowers’ to headline Strabane Summer Jamm 2018

Get ready for a family fun weekend as the Summer Jamm in Strabane returns Friday, June 22 to Sunday 24.

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Pictured at the launch of a new Digital youth programme with The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers are Mrs Clare Kelly, Dalriada Grammar, Martin Clark, Business Development Manager, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Jane Hanna, Young Enterprise, Carol Fitzsimmons MBE, Young Enterprise Chief Executive, Bridget Mc Caughan, Economic Development Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Mr John Devlin, Dalriada Grammar and Year 11 pupils from Dalriada Grammar in Ballymoney.

Council supports digital learners

A new Digital Youth programme for young entrepreneurs has been launched across the Causeway Coast and Glens.

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The Alley Theatre has a spectacular day of doggy activities planned as part of Summer Jamm in Strabane on Saturday.

‘FUR-nominal’ Pooch Day of activities planned for Strabane Summer Jamm

The Alley Theatre has a spectacular day of doggy activities planned as part of Summer Jamm in Strabane on Saturday, June 23.

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The Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Boyle pictured at the launch of the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018 at quayside on Thursday afternoon with Geraldine McFadden, Maritime Festival Press Officer and Anne-Marie Gray, Marketing Officer, DCSDC. This year's event will run from July 14-22.

One month to go until Foyle Maritime Festival

The Clipper 2017-18 Race fleet will sail into Derry-Londonderry in just one month’s time for the start of the city’s world renowned Foyle Maritime Festival.

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Shauna Taylor and Eileen Warren from Children in Crossfire, with Damien McLaughlin from Brickwork who will be taking part.

Children in Crossfire’s World Cup fundraiser

Children in Crossfire will be joining in the upcoming World Cup buzz by holding a one-day five-a-side football tournament at Bay Road Soccer in the city on Sunday, July 8.

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The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Maoliosa McHugh pictured outside the Guildhall with some of the children who were part of the 16,000 local youngsters who came up with ideas to improve their homes in Derry and Strabane through art. He is pictured with schoolchildren Ronan and Darragh Craig, Cloughcor PS, Strabane and Aoibheann and Aodhan McNickle, St. Patrick's PS, Pennyburn. Included are Rachel Craig, Strategy Business Manager, DCSDC, Mr. John Kelpie, Chief Executive Officer, DCSDC and Gavin Killeen, Co-Chair, Strategic Growth Partnership.

Children’s bright ideas

Just some of the many fantastic aspirations of children for Derry and Strabane have been captured in a special display which was unveiled by the Mayor.

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Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor John Boyle, pictured with Strategic Growth Partnership Co-Chair Gavin Killeen.

Council selected by Carnegie Trust as part of new wellbeing initiative

Derry City and Strabane District Council has been announced as one of three local Councils selected by the Carnegie UK Trust to take part in a special project aimed at supporting and promoting wellbeing through the Community Planning Process.

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Limavady man Steven McGonigal is Ireland's only professional warrener.

Steven is Ireland’s only true ‘warrener’

The job description has existed for centuries and the work has changed relatively little in that time, but today Limavady man Steven McGonigal is Ireland’s only professional warrener.

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Innovation at the heart of the Walled City Brewery

Innovation at the heart of the Walled City Brewery

Walled City Brewery, located in Derry’s exciting new cultural quarter Ebrington Square, has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to develop a new craft beer.

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Ulster University second year Nursing student David Smith receives medical attention from third year Nursing students Natasha Rice  and Elaine Colhoun after being rescued by Pat Carlin and Kieran Crawford from Foyle Search and Rescue during at Flood Disaster Simulation exercise at the University's Magee Campus at the weekend.

Mock disaster training at UU

Ulster University nursing students joined the Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Foyle Search and Rescue, PSNI and local Healthcare Trusts during a full scale disaster response training exercise at the Magee campus.

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Fancy taking part in a sea voyage between Derry-Londonderry and Belfast?

Chance for young people to find their sea legs

Local young people of all backgrounds and abilities are being offered the chance of a lifetime to take part in a sea voyage between Derry-Londonderry and Belfast as part of the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018.

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Pictured are Jean Taylor, Phyllis McLoughlin and Donna Dawson of Knit and Natter Knitting Group in Limavady Library who made the presentation to Neonatal Unit staff Lorraine Coyle and Muriel Buchanan.

Knit and Natter make kind donation to Neonatal Unit

Limavady Knit and Natter Knitting Group recently made a kind donation to Altnagelvin Hospital’s Neonatal Unit

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Included in the picture are Gillian Wilson, Patrick McLaughlin, Anne Charge, The former Major (Maoliosa McHugh), John Colhoun, Rachel Dunn enjoy the fine weather during Clanmil's Big Lunch in Somme Park.

Clanmil’s Big Lunch date with Somme Park

Clanmil Housing Association held a Big Picnic on Tuesday, May 29 at Somme Park in Londonderry as part of the Eden Project’s annual Big Lunch initiative.

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Moderator-Designate Rev. Noble McNeely pictured at Presbyterian Church in Ireland Assembly Buildings, Belfast. Moderator-Designate Rev. Noble McNeely from First Holywood Presbyterian Church in County Down will officially take up office when he is formally elected and installed as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland at it's assembly in June.

Former Ballymoney minister begins last week as Moderator

Dr. Noble McNeely, whose first congregation was First Ballymoney Presbyterian, has spent his last full week as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, ahead of the Church’s General Assembly, which openned last Monday.

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