Happenings

Bothy Band fiddle legend Tommy Peoples, from St. Johnston in Donegal, has died aged 70
Belfast-based Colin Davidson has painted many famous celebrities (here: Brad Pitt) and will talk at the Tower Museum on Jan 25
'Van the Man' will play in the Millennium Forum on May 6 as part of Derry Jazz Festival - tickets from this Friday 19 Jan at box office
The bell from the White Star liner Laurentic, which sank in Lough Swilly a century ago, comes to the Guildhall from 12-24 January
Work has begun on the new £1.7m play park projects in Ballymagroarty and Kilfennan
Tonight saw the launch of Derry Girls on Channel Four and the verdict was brilliant
Honours for Altnagelvin volunteer Gabrielle Deans (BEM), community worker Kenneth Hewitt (MBE), Omagh cardiac nurse Florence Harper (MBE)
Newswire wishes a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to all our readers!
Millennium Forum's panto 'Jack and the Beanstalk' continues until 31 December - tickets online millenniumforum.co.uk or ring 71264455
In this 'connected' technological age of internet and mobile phones, how come so many have a 'blue Christmas', feeling lonely and alone?
NWRC's Dylan Russell, Jordan Barlow, Declan Porter and Eoin McCloskey won medals at UK WorldSkills Automotive finals in Birmingham

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Lifebelt on Peace Bridge vandalised overnight, vandal escaped on foot - CCTV operators alerted City Warden who recovered the belt at 7.30am
Victoria Spratt joined Russell's shoe shop and entered the Apprenticeship NI Programme - now she's shortlisted for 'Apprentice of the Year'
Derry Girls saw off a strong challenge from rival comedy 'Inside No. 9' to win Radio Times Comedy Champion by a narrow margin
Bothy Band fiddle legend Tommy Peoples, from St. Johnston in Donegal, has died aged 70
This year will be the biggest in the WHM's 37-year history when up to 2,500 runners descend on Ebrington Square on 2 September