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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 Sundays 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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Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Ken Good

NI more divided after collapse of Stormont: CoI bishop

Northern Ireland society feels more divided now than it has “for a generation” following the collapse of Stormont, a Church of Ireland bishop has said.

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Donald Trump came under fire for his stance on Jerusalem in councillor Gary Donnellys motion

DUP walkout after branding Trump motion ‘ridiculous publicity stunt’

DUP councillors have walked out of a council meeting after saying a motion condemning Donald Trump’s claim that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel was a “ridiculous publicity stunt”.

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The War Memorial in the Diamond, Londonderry. DERR3715GS099

DUP anger over IRA memorial comments

The DUP in Londonderry has reacted angrily to a suggestion that the local city council might look into the maintenance of IRA and INLA memorials.

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Arlene Foster mistakenly congratulated the wrong prince and misspelled Miss Markle's Christian name.

Arlene Foster congratulates wrong prince on engagement to Meghan Markle

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, caused a bit of a stir on social media on Monday when she mistakenly congratulated Prince William instead of Prince Harry on the news of his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle.
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Westminster General Election 2017
First ballott papers at the election count at Foyle Arena Derry for Foyle and East Londonderry.
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye.

Sinn Féin’s victory in Foyle was ‘theft of a seat’, parliament hears

Sinn Féin’s narrow general election victory in Foyle this year has been described in parliament as “a clear case of electoral fraud and the theft of a constituency”.

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Belfast City Council said it was 'deeply disappointed' with the decision

Belfast and Londonderry rocked as EU rejects UK cities as ‘cultural capitals’

A European Commission ban on UK cities being named the cultural capital of Europe has been branded “spiteful” by UUP MEP Jim Nicholson.

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Gregory Campbell (DUP) pictured at the election count at Foyle Arena Derry for Foyle and East Londonderry.
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye.

Campbell highlights electoral seat ‘theft’

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has called for action against electoral fraud to ensure the “theft” of a Parliamentary seat cannot occur. During Cabinet Office Questions in Parliament the DUP MP cited the huge rise in proxy vote applications within the Foyle Constituency.

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Shane Paul O'Doherty, the former IRA bomber who now repudiates violence.

IRA human rights violations petition

Former IRA prisoner Shane Paul O’Doherty has set up an online petition calling on Sinn Fein to “admit and condemn the IRA’s thousands of Human Rights’ violations”.

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Glen Barr OBE, Chief Executive of the International School for Peace Studies in Londonderry pictured during the Battle of Messines Centenary service. DER2317-106KM

‘Paisley gets credit but Glen Barr led strike’

An historian has described Glen Barr as a complex man who became de facto leader of the Ulster Workers’ Council strike of May 1974.

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Sinn Feins Elisha McCallion shakes hands with Glen Barr before  the annual commemoration service of the Battle of Messines at Londonderry Cenotaph in 2015. Also pictured is Sinn Feins former Assembly speaker Mitchel McLaughlin

Glen Barr: Man who led Ulster to a standstill but later devoted himself to peace

The man who led Northern Ireland to a standstill to block power-sharing but later devoted his life to reconciliation has died at the age of 75.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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John Bruton

Brexit no deal will bring ‘border chaos’

A “no-deal” Brexit would be “devastating” for the peace process in Northern Ireland, a former Irish prime minister has said.

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