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Volunteers needed to help Londonderry’s red squirrels survive

Ulster Wildlife is appealing for volunteers to help protect one of the last remaining strongholds of red squirrels in Londonderry.

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The A5

A5 road project facing fresh delay

A new legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s biggest roads project will be heard in June, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Crime
The former ops block at RAF Ballykelly should be preserved, aviation historian Norman Thorpe  has said

‘Historic’ RAF WWII site is at risk

An aviation historian has hit out at plans to demolish a former RAF building used during the Battle of the Atlantic in order to make way for a sewage treatment facility.

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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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Blue bin contamination checks on the way

Blue bin contamination checks on the way

Letters reminding householders of Council’s efforts to tackle the issue of contamination in Blue Recycling Bins, are being distributed across the Derry City and Strabane District Council this week.

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Picture: Michael Cooper

Local schools taking part in tree-planting

The Woodland Trust is sending out trees to schools across Londonderry as part of a UK-wide scheme to encourage local planting.

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Around the world in just nine days thanks to the Foyle Film Festival

Around the world in just nine days thanks to the Foyle Film Festival

Schools, students and young people from across the North West will be taken on a round-the-world cinematic adventure next month as Foyle Film Festival launches its annual dedicated education programme. 

Education
Fishermen land 30 million-to-one catch in Lough Foyle

Fishermen land 30 million-to-one catch in Lough Foyle

One of the rarest sea creatures in the world - a natural red lobster - has turned up in Lough Foyle.

Environment
Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

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VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

Environment
Shower head  (Ian Nicholson/PA Wire)

Automatic shower units to help flush out Legionella risk at sport centres

Automatic flushing shower units are set to be installed at local Council sports pavilions as part of Legionella risk control measures.

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Caw Roundabout. DER3115GS29

Caw Roundabout : call for traffic lights to offset ‘bottleneck’

The Department of Infrastructure has been asked to provide clarity over plans to deal with congestion at Caw Roundabout.

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The NSPCC is hoping more volunteers will help them deliver the programme to more children.

NSPCC calls for more local volunteers to deliver child safety project

Over 9,000 children in the west have been given advice on how to get help if they are living with the threat of abuse or neglect.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

Business
Foyle Search and Rescue

Dramatic rescue after boat crew get into difficulties

Volunteers from charity Foyle Search & Rescue were involved in the dramatic rescue of a boat crew from the River Foyle at the weekend.

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Linda Beckett, Manager of Glen Caring home care agency, pictured back in November 2016 as work got under way at the site of the new Changing Places toilet with hoist at Ebrington. (Pic: Lorcan Doherty)

New changing facility for people with severe disabilities to open in Londonderry

A new State-of-the-Art ‘Changing Places’ facility for people with severe mobility disabilities will officially open in Ebrington Square in Londonderry on Monday August 7.

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Under construction: Ballyarnett Country Park

New playpark projects developing in Londonderry

The first of a number of new playparks in Londonderry are expected to open within weeks.

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Mayor Maoliosa McHugh  Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council with Catherine Diggett (on right) and Eileen Ledwidge-Wilson (on left)  great nieces at the unveiling of blue plaque to Francis Ledwidge at Ebrington Square. Also included are Professor Gerard Dawe, TCD and from right, Rosemary Yore and Chris Spurr, UHC. 
 (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Blue plaque unveiled in Londonderry for Francis Ledwidge

Relatives of renowned soldier and poet, Francis Ledwidge gathered in Londonderry on Friday to witness the unveiling of a Blue Plaque dedicated to him at Ebrington Square.

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Pigs

Thousands object to pig farm plans

Over 3,000 letters of objection and 14,000 petition signatures have been submitted to oppose plans for a large scale pig farm in Limavady.

Business
Guided walk at Umbra Nature Reserve

Guided walk at Umbra Nature Reserve

Explore one of Ulster Wildlife’s hidden wildlife gems on a guided walk around Umbra Nature Reserve, near Limavady, on Sunday, July 30 at 11am.

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