Strabane, Northern Ireland Newswire

Strabane, Northern Ireland Newswire

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  1. Big business' concern over Derry outpostsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Londonderry Today

    Multinationals have been inviting EU experts to their "palatial establishments" to discuss the impact of Brexit on their "outposts" in Derry and Strabane but the Northern Ireland Office and Executive have not been knocking down doors for advice. That's according to Professor Cathal McCall, who specialises in EU politics at Queen's, and who told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee's inquiry into the 'Future of the Land Border with the Republic of Ireland' he'd been surprised at the lack of phone calls from Government.

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  2. Campbell calls for 'sensible debate' on ballooning DLA figures'Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 1 | Belfast Today

    Gregory Campbell has spoken out about the ongoing rise in DLA claims, which has seen the annual bill surpass 1bn A DUP MP has called for a "rational debate" on why the number of people receiving Disability Living Allowance is still continuing to rise, long after the worst of the Troubles has subsided. Gregory Campbell said that it is a hard conversation to have in public because "siren voices" often weigh in to the issue, and some people believe that DLA recipients as individuals are being placed under fire.

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  3. Granny accused in massive stolen goods case barred from every shop in NI - court toldRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 1 | Ballymena Today

    A grandmother accused of having processed 80,000 worth of goods through a PayPal account for eBay transactions, where she had allegedly been selling vast amounts of goods she shoplifted, is barred from every shop in Northern Ireland except her local convenience store, a court heard. The details emerged as Deirdre Anne McKeown , of Skerry Road East in Newtowncrommelin, appeared via video link at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday in a failed bid to get bail.

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  4. Local NI attraction shortlisted for Best Walking FestivalRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 1 | Londonderry Today

    Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016. Derry City and Strabane District Council's Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016 - and they need your help to make it happen.

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  5. Four Tyrone men plead guilty to a 400k tiger kidnap plotRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 1 | Midulster Today

    Four Co Tyrone men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a tiger kidnapping plot to extort a 400,000 ransom from a Republic of Ireland cattle dealer. Although no details of the 2012 plot were given to Dungannon Crown Court, an earlier hearing was told that the dealer's son, originally from Co Meath, but living in Essex, was lured to Northern Ireland on the pretext of a lucrative business deal involving a meat boning plant near Ballymena, Co Antrim.

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  6. Council on course to meet A 2m efficiency targetRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 30 | Derry Today

    The city accountant Alfie Dallas reported that Derry City and Strabane District is on course to meet its 2m efficiency savings target at the Council's Governance and Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday. But he cautioned that now was not yet the time to extend Council largesse by way of reinvestment in the local authority's extensive capital programme.

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  7. Quartet plead guilty to cattle dealer a 400,000 tiger kidnap plotRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 30 | Ballymoney Today

    Four Co Tyrone men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a tiger kidnapping plot to extort a 400,000 ransom from a Republic of Ireland cattle dealer. Although no details of the 2012 plot were given to Dungannon Crown Court, an earlier hearing was told that the dealer's son, originally from Co Meath, but living in Essex, was lured to Northern Ireland on the pretext of a lucrative business deal involving a meat boning plant near Ballymena, Co Antrim.

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  8. Four men admit role in kidnap of cattle dealer near OmaghRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 30 | Newsday

    Four County Tyrone men have admitted involvement in the kidnapping of a cattle dealer who was held captive for five days as part of an extortion plot. He was tied up, hooded and bundled into a van by an armed gang near Omagh.

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  9. A 16Ok for phase four of Waterside Greenway projectRead the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | Londonderry Today

    It follows a 160,223 funding announcement from Communities Minister Paul Givan in support of the scheme, which will open up public access into the Gransha estate and will connect directly with the end of the phase three close to the Foyle Bridge. The funding has been made available to Derry City and Strabane District Council who are working in partnership with the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the department to deliver the project.

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  10. Tyrone business fined for water pollution 'harmful to fish'Read the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | Midulster Today

    A county Tyrone business has been fined 2,000 for polluting a water way with "suspended solids greater than 87 times the consented limit". Strabane Developments Limited on Leckpatrick Road in Artigarvan pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined A 2,000 plus offender levy of A 15 at Strabane Magistrates Court on November 25. On 25 February 2016 a Water Quality Inspector , acting on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency visited a housing development site at Glen Road, Strabane and observed that the discharge from the site appeared to have a high level of suspended solids.

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  11. Council demands votes for all Irish citizens in Presidential...Read the original story

    Saturday Nov 26 | Derry Today

    Derry City and Strabane District Council has voted to push for votes for all Irish citizens in future Presidential elections. A motion tabled by Sinn FA in MLA Councillor MaolA osa McHugh, recommending Council call for a Convention on the Constitution recommendation that voting rights be extended to all Irish people, regardless of residency was passed with the support of the SDLP and independent councillors, Sean Carr and Darren O'Reilly at the monthly meeting of Council on Thursday.

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  12. Trades Council Chair warns over Fujitsu impact saying Derry's been...Read the original story

    Saturday Nov 26 | Derry Today

    The Chair of the Derry Trades Union Council Liam Gallagher has expressed concern at Fujitsu's announcement that it plans to reduce 1,800 jobs across the United Kingdom, warning this could have serious implications for the firm's Derry office, which employs almost 250 people. "Fujitsu's recent announcement that it intends to cut jobs globally and that there will be an impact on the Derry office once again flags up the poor state of the North West economy," said Mr Gallagher.

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  13. Two pipe bombs made safe in town security alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 25 | The Belfast Telegraph

    Detective Inspector Jenna Fitzpatrick from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said those responsible had shown little regard for the community. The officer said: " An investigation is now under way to find those responsible for recklessly putting the lives of local people at risk by leaving these devices in a busy residential area."

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  14. County Tyrone business fined A 2,000 for polluting waterwayRead the original story

    Friday Nov 25 | Tyrone Times

    Strabane Developments Limited, Leckpatrick Road, Artigarvan, Strabane, pleaded guilty and was fined 2,000 plus offender levy of 15 at Strabane Magistrates' Court on Friday. On 25 February 2016 a Water Quality Inspector , acting on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency visited a housing development site at Glen Road, Strabane and observed that the discharge from the site appeared to have a high level of suspended solids.

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  15. PSNI and Gardai launch cross-border Christmas Drink Driving campaignRead the original story

    Friday Nov 25 | Derry Today

    As with previous years, this annual campaign reinforces the continued co-operation between both forces with regard to road safety on both sides of the border. Drivers can expect a significant increase on the mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints that are already conducted each month in Donegal.

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  16. Police fighting 100 organised crime gangs in Northern IrelandRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 24 | Belfast Today

    The 138 groups include home-grown paramilitaries plus criminals from abroad who are involved in a wide range of illegal activities such as drug dealing, sexual exploitation and fraud. Some 67 gangs are under active investigation, and in recent months 28 have been dismantled, with members put in jail, while 96 others have been frustrated or disrupted.

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  17. Video: Directors of Derry's SME export success stories hail investment that's yielding 100 jobsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 23 | Derry Today

    Sorry, we're having problems with our video player at the moment, but are working to fix it as soon as we can The directors of two local companies making products in Derry and exporting them to markets from the United States to Mongolia have hailed the InvestNI team at Timber Quay after Economy Minister Simon Hamilton today announced a 5.6million investment that will yield 100 new jobs in the North West. Ten businesses, two of which are new investors, are beneficiaries of the support, which has been provided by the local InvestNI team at Timber Quay.

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  18. - 100 new jobs for Derry and StrabaneRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 23 | Derry Today

    Ten businesses in Derry and Strabane have created 100 new jobs and have invested 5.6m in the local economy. The event was hosted by Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA to acknowledge the growth and investment of businesses in the North West.

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  19. Stormont 'must engage fully' with academics on impact of BrexitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The Belfast Telegraph

    Academics have expressed disappointment that the Stormont Executive has not called on their expertise to examine the implications of Brexit. Academics have expressed disappointment that the Stormont Executive has not called on their expertise to examine the implications of Brexit.

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  20. Major road safety event following fatalitiesRead the original story

    Monday Nov 21 | Derry Today

    A cross-border road safety meeting will be staged this week as it emerged that over a dozen people have been killed on the north west's roads so far this year. Hundreds of local schoolchildren will join the PSNI, An Garda Siochana and a range of other bodies at a public meeting in Strabane on Wednesday.

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