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Campbell and Eastwood clash on IRA playground

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has called on SDLP leader Colum Eastwood to reassure victims of IRA terrorism that his party will not allow any outcome which sees a Newry playground permanently named after IRA man.

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A computer-generated image of the plans

Almost full steam ahead for Londonderry railway station revamp

Translink has declared itself “delighted” that councillors on the Derry City and Strabane local authority have approved proposals to redevelop the train station for the city.

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DUP call for parade investigation

DUP call for parade investigation

Foyle DUP MLA Gary Middleton has called on the PSNI to investigate the Easter parade in the Creggan area of Londonderry.

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Distribution of police stations in 1999. Compiled by Adam Kula

Revealed: two-thirds of all police stations shut in two decades

The number of police stations in Northern Ireland has been cut by two-thirds over the last two decades, new figures obtained by the News Letter reveal.

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Sinn Fein ‘ignored’ Irish signs survey, says Campbell

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has accused Sinn Fein of ignoring the results of a survey on Irish language signage by Translink on Londonderry Ulsterbus routes.

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Eileen Paisley: McGuinness and I the same in eyes of God

Eileen Paisley left her first meeting with Martin McGuinness feeling she was “just the same” as the former IRA leader in the eyes of God.

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Joe Patterson says a young Martin McGuinness led a sectarian boycott which destroyed his business.

Donegal butcher forced to emigrate remembers darker side of Martin McGuinness

Former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness will be fondly remembered by his many supporters on the first anniversary of his death this Wednesday.

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A truck passes a Brexit billboard in Jonesborough, Co. Armagh, on the northern side of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Photo by Niall Carson/PA Wire

Border infrastructure not needed: Campbell

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said the report published by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster reinforces that there will not be infrastructure at the border with the Republic of Ireland when the UK leaves the EU.

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Construction at the Londonderry US naval base in the 1940s

Academic finds evidence rogue US servicemen tried to assist IRA

Members of the US Navy were sympathetic to the IRA and some even tried to enlist directly with Martin McGuinness, research carried out by a university scholar indicates.

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‘Sectarianism caused exodus’

‘Sectarianism caused exodus’

The DUP has branded the Pat Finucane Centre report into the Protestant migration from the West Bank of the Foyle in the 1970s as ‘an attempt to rewrite history’.

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Eller Girls' Choir, Estonia, winners of the City of Derry International Choir Festival 2017 (Image by Lorcan Doherty Photography)

Applications open for city’s sixth International Choir Festival

Applications are now open for the sixth City of Derry International Choir Festival, which takes place on October.

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A truck passes a Brexit billboard in Jonesborough, Co. Armagh, on the northern side of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as Prime Minister Theresa May has said keeping the common travel area between the UK and Republic of Ireland will be a priority in EU divorce talks. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 17, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

EC proposal an ‘attack on integrity of the UK’

Ulster Unionist councillor Alderman Derek Hussey says the European Commission proposals regarding their Draft Withdrawal Agreement are an attack on the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom.

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Stormont collapse a disaster for local business

The collapse of the Stormont talks yesterday represents another “body blow” for Londonderry businesses, which are facing “the greatest economic challenge of our generation”.

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Reports have suggested the government could pay �50bn to leave the EU

Zero percent rate increase in Causeway Coast & Glens

Councillors have agreed to a zero percent change to rates in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

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UUP Councillor Derek Hussey

Opportunity for non-partisan parade ‘missed’

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Derry City and Strabane District Council leader, Derek Hussey, has said that the opportunity for the council’s official St Patrick’s Day Parade in Strabane to be an inclusive celebration which was welcoming to all has been lost at the behest of local Republican elected representatives and activists.

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Strabane St Patrick’s Day parade ‘may carry tricolours’

Strabane St Patrick’s Day parade ‘may carry tricolours’

Participants in Strabane’s St Patrick’s Parade will be free to carry Irish tricolours this year despite the council saying last week they would “not be included”, a unionist councillor says.

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Sinn Fein is calling for the St Patrick's parade in Strabane to be exempted from council policy of no political emblems.

SF opposing exclusion of flags from St Patrick’s Day parade in Strabane

Sinn Fein is to formally oppose Derry City & Strabane Council’s policy of excluding political flags from the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Strabane.

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Relatives of those killed on Bloody Sunday during Sunday's march

Bloody Sunday march criticism hurtful, says victim’s sister

A march commemorating Bloody Sunday and demanding the prosecution of the soldiers responsible attracted a lower than usual turnout in Londonderry at the weekend, against a backdrop of some acrimony.

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The Queen talks to guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May last year

Council’s Royal invite snub ‘slap in teeth’ for unionists

A decision by Derry City and Strabane District Council to “snub” an invitation to a Buckingham Palace garden party has been described as a “slap in the teeth” to unionists.

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