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2008-09-25 15:00:00

By CLARE WEIR THE strike shutdown at City of Derry airport next week - at the height of the holiday season -prompted fears of chaos for tourists today. Despite last-minute negotiations last night, no agreement could be reached between council and union representatives and services have been suspended from midnight on Tuesday until midnight on Thursday. A Derry City Council spokeswoman said that it had made a strong case to representatives from the Unite union to make council staff who...

2008-08-22 12:00:52

ENVIRONMENTAL health chiefs in the North West have warned shop owners not to ignore legislation that bans the sale of cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. A spokeswoman for Derry City Council said retailers were being offered assistance to comply with the new law, which comes into effect across Northern Ireland on September 1. Derry City Council's environmental health department will continue to be responsible for implementing the law in relation to underage sales and are offering...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By BRENDAN McDAID FALCONERS, African musicians and a hotel full of bugs will form some of the highlights of this year's Picnic in the Park at Brooke Park. The free outdoor event will be staged at the historic Derry green space on Saturday, August 2. The one-day Breathing Places festival aims to entertain children and adults, with music, arts and crafts and an array of wildlife stalls. The event has been organised by Derry City Council, the Friends of Brooke Park and the Gasyard Feile...

2008-07-08 12:00:49

By Claire Weir It is feared the facility may be forced to close on July 16 and 17 if workers walk out in a dispute over pay. Unions representing firefighters, baggage handlers and cleaners have been urged by airport operators Derry City Council to exempt their members from the UK-wide strike. DUP councillor Joe Miller, chairman of the council's Airport Committee, warned this week that if firefighters were not present, planes would not be able to take off or land. The council is...