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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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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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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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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 yellow warning for snow is in place until tea-time on Wednesday

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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A hardy walker makes the best of the weather in Killyleagh before a forecasted cold snap moves in on Monday

Snow and ice could last all week across NI

The Met Office has warned that ice and snow could be a feature of untreated roads and footpaths across Northern Ireland from Monday evening for the rest of the week.

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The seized motorcycle.

Motorbike seized in early-morning operation

Police have seized a motorcycle after noticing suspicious activity close to a business premises in the city this morning.

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Laurentic Bell to have permanent home in Londonderry

Laurentic Bell to have permanent home in Londonderry

One of the most significant artefacts in local maritime history, the Laurentic Bell, will make its return to the city today after it was purchased at auction by Derry City and Strabane District Council.

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WWII veterans wanted for a free trip to Normandy

WWII veterans wanted for a free trip to Normandy

The Royal British Legion is to pay for all surviving World War Two veterans from Northern Ireland to go to Normandy to pay their respects to fallen comrades.

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Urgent care.

81% of calls to under pressure service for those with serious conditions 'non-urgent'

Eighty-one per cent of calls to GP out-of-hours (OOH) services across the North this Christmas were non-urgent, it's emerged.

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Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maol�osa McHugh, at the commencement of work at the Ballymagroarty Play Park. Included are Frank Morrison, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Karen Kirkegaard, DC&SDC, Lisa Moore, Glen Development Initiative , David Gilmour, SIB, Christy Daniels Chairman, Ballymagroarty Community Association, Helen Turton, Councillor Eric McGinley, Brendan McCrossan, Quinn Automation (Contractor), Maeve McLaughlin, Ballymagroarty Community Association, Colin Kennedy, DC&SDC, Noel McCartney, SIF, and Conor Canning, DC&SDC.
(Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Work is under way at Kilfennan play park

Work is under way on the sites of two new Londonderry play parks in Kilfennan and
 Ballymagroarty.

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The scene of the attack in February 2017

Man arrested in connection with 'New IRA' attack

A man's been arrested in Creggan in connection with the attempted murder of an off-duty police officer last February, which the PSNI have blamed on the 'New IRA.'

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Police at the scene of the incident in Londonderry in February

Arrest for Londonderry ‘New IRA’ bomb attack on police officer

The PSNI has arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with a ‘New IRA’ murder bid on an off duty police officer in Londonderry last year.

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Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital and Clinic is trying to reunite this little kitten with its owner.

Stray kitten hitches a lift in tyre van

A local vets is trying to trace the owner of an adventurous kitten which clocked up hundreds of miles on the road after hitching a lift in the back of a roadside recovery vehicle.

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The A5.

New legal A5 challenge to delay start of works

The Department for Infrastructure has confirmed that a fresh legal challenge to the A5 Londonderry to Aughnacloy road upgrade will impact on plans to start the first phase of the works within weeks.

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