Irish government to invest £44.5m in Derry’s Magee Campus

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council and Co-Chair of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership Cllr Patricia Logue has today welcomed the announcement of significant cross border funding for Ulster University’s Magee Campus in Derry to further expand higher education on both sides of the border. The £44.5m investment from the Shared Island […]

Derry Businesses invited to Halloween engagement meeting

Local businesses are being invited to attend a Business Engagement event this week in order to find out details about Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Halloween festival and how they play their part and benefit from this hugely successful event for the City and District. The Business Engagement event is scheduled to take place […]

European Parliament Regional Development Committee Chair visits Donegal County Council to discuss Riverine Project delays

Chair of the European Parliament Regional Development Committee, Younous Omarjee MEP, recently visited Donegal at the invitation of Chris MacManus, Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest. Omarjee was visiting on a fact-finding mission to examine how the EU can play a positive role in addressing regional imbalance in Ireland. MacManus and Omarjee met with […]

Police in Derry investigating vehicle fire and creeper-style burglary

Police in Derry are investigating a vehicle fire and a creeper-style burglary, both of which occurred in the city overnight.  A vehicle on fire in a field in the Rossnagalliagh area was reported to police shortly before 3am this morning, Monday June 12. The blaze has completely destroyed the vehicle, and has been ruled as […]

Police in Derry seize firearm, silencer and a quantity of suspected ammunition during search

DETECTIVES from the Police Service’s Terrorism Investigation Unit (TIU) recovered suspected munitions during a search operation in Derry on Tuesday May 30 as part of an ongoing investigation into the New IRA. The suspected firearm, silencer and a quantity of suspected ammunition were recovered during proactive searches in Ballymagroarty. Also recovered were component parts of […]

Police issue warning over football lottery scam letter

POLICE in Derry are urging the public to be vigilant after reports of scam letters circulating in the Skeoge and Springtown areas of the city. Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector Ryan Robb said scam letters have been sent to residents this week to inform them they’ve won thousands of pounds in a football lottery. “While […]

Police appeal for witnesses to Derry bookies robbery

Detectives from Strand Road Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigating a robbery in the Waterside this morning, Thursday 25, are appealing for witnesses. At approximately 9.30am a masked man entered a bookmakers on Church Brae and confronted a staff member with what is reported to have been a firearm. The suspect left just minutes later, taking […]

Contractor appointed to deliver the Bay Road Bridge and Greenway project

Plans to deliver the Bay Road Bridge project moved a step closer today with the appointment of a contractor to deliver the £2m project.   F.P. McCann Ltd. have been tasked with delivering the major scheme which will see a 63m, single span foot and cycle bridge delivered across the Penny Burn, near Fort George, as […]