Overnight Derry fire being treated as arson

Police in Derry are appealing for information and witnesses to a fire in a derelict building in Gransha Park in the Waterside during the early hours of this morning.  The blaze was reported to police at 1.25am and has now been brought under control and extinguished. The building has sustained significant structural damage and, at […]

Derelict building on fire in Derry

 Northern Ireland Fire Rescue Service are currently dealing with a fire at a derelict building in Gransha Park this morning. Residents are urged to be aware of subsequent dust/smoke, and to please keep doors and windows closed. Motorists are advised of disruption in the area.

Long overdue date for opening of A6 Derry to Dungiven road

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has welcomed a date for the opening of the A6 road scheme after a number of delays.   The road is set to open to motorists on Thursday afternoon making the journey from Donegal to Belfast quicker.  Mr Durkan said the Department for Infrastructure must now turn their attentions […]

All-Ireland Rail Network could transform transport

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said that the establishment of an All-Ireland Rail Network has the potential to transform transport across the island. He was speaking after introducing a motion at the SDLP Conference in Derry. Foyle MLA Mr Durkan said: “The establishment of a modern rail network across Ireland has been a […]

Police investigating New IRA activity carrying out a search on the Letterkenny Road 

Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit (TIU) are conducting a search in Derry as part of an ongoing investigation into New IRA activity.   The planned search in the Letterkenny Road area is being conducted with support from District and Tactical Support Group colleagues. Detective Inspector O’Flaherty said: “We are grateful for the continued support […]

Every hour, every day the Samaritans are available

THE Samaritans are looking for listening volunteers to help it continue delivering its vital services. The charity recently issued public pleas for anyone contemplating harming themselves to get in touch. The offers of help came following a number of sudden tragedies across the north west. Advertisement James, who asked that only his first name be used for […]

McCrossan welcomes date for A5 public inquiry

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has welcomed the setting of a date for the latest stage of the public inquiry into the A5 Western Transport Corridor Road Scheme. The inquiry will reopen on Monday 15th May. Mr McCrossan said it was of the utmost importance that the project proceeds as soon as possible. Advertisement […]

Donegal Horizons gearing up for annual Inclusion Cup

DONEGAL Horizons are set to take to the pitch to compete in the annual Inclusion Cup.  After the success of last year’s event, New Horizons Partnership is hosting their second annual inclusion football cup. The competition has gained popularity with eight different disability services across the North West now entering a team, including Donegal Horizons. Advertisement […]

Cross-border trial improves care for patients prescribed multiple medicines

A cross-border trial has improved care for patients prescribed multiple medicines. The iSIMPATHY project, funded by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, worked with professionals in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to comprehensively review patient medication. Taking multiple medicines can be problematic if the increased risk of harm from interactions between drugs, […]

Police in Derry issue appeal following security alert during football match 

Detectives investigating the circumstances of a security alert on Lone Moor Road in Derry at the weekend have made a specific appeal for witnesses.  At around 8.30pm on Friday night, February 10, a suspicious object was found in the middle of the road close to the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. Police immediately implemented a public […]