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Lyra's murder was "a pointless and futile act to destroy the progress made over the last 20 years" say SDLP leaders
Police are monitoring night activity in the Bogside following a number of reports of anti-social driving in the William Street area
As Hurricane Helene approaches, Met Office Yellow Warning of wind tonight (17/09) with gusts of 60-70mph expected and widespread heavy rain
Funding of £0.5m for new shopfronts, façade painting, signage, and residential home painting on Abercorn Road
DWP slated over letters telling 80 year olds they will need to open bank accounts to receive their pensions and benefits from now on
A bulky waste lift has been arranged for Culmore on 17 and 18 September, arranged by SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins
CoDA announces Ryanair Edinburgh service, starting five times a week from 28 October - also new Loganair service to Glasgow also in October
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
Unanimous support for Cllr Angela Dobbins' motion that Council become a 'Just a Minute Card' friendly organisation and train staff

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Lyra's murder was "a pointless and futile act to destroy the progress made over the last 20 years" say SDLP leaders
Community leaders will hold a vigil today at 2pm at Fanad Drive in Creggan for slain journalist Lyra McKee
Derry has highest rates in NI, having raised an extra £10m in recent years - a 2-year rates freeze is now needed, says Emmet Doyle
Create your own Big Lunch 2019 event to promote neighbourliness and community relations - get your starter pack at www.thebiglunch.com
Daveit Ferris is holding a fundraiser for Pet FBI on Friday May 17 upstairs in Sandino's - details on https://petfbirescue.com/ticket