Donegal TD insists A5 road upgrade has to be prioritised

BY JEROME HUGHES DONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty is demanding that the A5 road upgrade is prioritised following the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive, describing the route as “critical infrastructure”. The A5 connects Derry with Strabane, Omagh, and Aughnacloy in Tyrone. Advertisement Just south of Aughnacloy lies the border with the Republic, where the A5 […]

Antiques Roadshow returns to Derry for second instalment this Sunday

Popular BBC show the Antiques Roadshow will make a welcome return to Derry on Sunday evening for the second instalment of their visit to Ebrington Square. The show, which was filmed in July of this year, invited local people to raid their attics and bring along any heirlooms or items that helped tell the story […]

‘Despite the darkness there is a lot of good going on around us’

In his Christmas message, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Andrew James Forster said the peace of Christ is the greatest gift any of us could wish for at this time. Bishop Forster said our TVs are filled with images of carnage and bloodshed in Ukraine, Gaza and Israel. Add […]

Suspected petrol bomb used to start car fire in Derry

POLICE in Derry are investigating a car fire in the city last night, 25 September. Inspector Robb of Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team said, “This incident occurred on Drumleck Drive, and it’s believed this occurred sometime between 7pm yesterday evening and the time it was reported to police at 8.40pm. “From our enquiries to date, it’s […]

Derry Halloween announces dazzling drone display

Derry’s Halloween plans are well and truly up in the air it was confirmed at today’s Business and Culture Committee meeting – as exciting plans for a dazzling drone display were unveiled. The drone show will light up the sky over St Columb’s Park on Halloween night, with 100 drones projecting a variety of spooky […]

Two men injured in Derry city fight

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to an incident in Derry city which resulted in two men sustaining injuries. Police received a report on Saturday, May 13 of an ongoing fight involving a number of people on Rosemount Avenue in the city, which occurred at around 12.45am. One man sustained an injury to his […]

Suspected drugs worth £50,000 seized in Derry

POLICE in Derry have seized suspected drugs with an estimated street value of £50,000 in the Carnhill area of the city.  Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) officers were on patrol in the area on Sunday afternoon, September 3 shortly after 4pm when they observed a car being driven in a suspicious manner. The car came […]

Durkan calls for platform to address drug related deaths

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has called for the establishment of a community engagement platform to tackle the devastating impact of illegal and prescription drugs in Derry. It is envisioned that the project would bring together a range of stakeholders including the Department of Health, Department of Justice, the PSNI, local support organisations and […]

Suspected drugs seized in Derry

POLICE in Derry have seized suspected drugs following searches in the city today. A quantity of suspected Class B drugs was seized during a search in the Waterside, along with cash and other items. A man, aged 30, was arrested on suspicion of Possession of a Class B controlled Drug, Possession of a Class B […]

Police appeal for witnesses to sectarian hate crime on a train

Police in Derry investigating reports of incidents that occurred on a train at the weekend are appealing for witnesses. Shortly after 11.10pm on Saturday, July 29, police received reports about ongoing verbal abuse on a train travelling towards Derry. Police responded and, when they arrived at the train station, a male passenger reported he had […]