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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
Decision by unelected officials to approve Mallusk incinerator is 'affront to democracy' and 'not a once-off' says PBP's Eamonn McCann
Rabbit killed with crossbow: police appeal for information after a rabbit was found with an arrow lodged in it, in Gransha Park on Tuesday
Green light for 16 new homes in Ballyarnett - 6 detached and 10 semi's on derelict schoolhouse site at Fir Road - developer Karl Hargan
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams today visited flood victims in Eglinton, Derry and Inishowen and called for a Hardship Relief Scheme in NI
Police appeal for information as woman (22) remains in hospital after serious assault on Glenbank Road near playpark on Thursday 24 August
Last year 99.9m bags were used, down from 300m in 2012, and raising £5m for community projects
FSR deployed 20 volunteers and dealt with over 20 rescues and incidents thoughout the city during flooding last night
PSNI and Fire Service reveal that 60mm of rain fell last night, compared to average rainfall in other years for whole of August of 100mm
City of Derry Airport advises passengers not to come to airport as all flights and arrivals are cancelled due to flooding
Reports state that the Derry-Belfast road is now passable again at Drumahoe and Glenshane pass, having been closed by floods earlier

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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