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By WILL ELLISON; ANNA QUIGLEY A CUSTOMER helpline has been set up for passengers affected by the closure of City of Derry Airport by a strike this week.
By David Young Hundreds of air passengers were last night advised to make alternative arrangements after it was confirmed that the City of Derry Airport will close later this week due to strike action.
THE acting head of Derry City Council has warned that further strike action by council employees could put jobs at City of Derry Airport at risk. John Meehan is seeking another meeting with the Unite union to again ask for airport staff to be exempt from any further industrial action.
By ANDY CHAPMAN THE countdown is on as Londonderry prepares to host Northern Ireland's largest comedy festival tonight. The Magners Big Tickle Festival, sponsored by the North West Telegraph, promises an even bigger and better line-up of comedy when it opens its doors this evening.
By BRENDAN McDAID HUNDREDS of Ireland's finest musicians, poets, comedians, DJs and performers are set to ply their arts on the streets of Derry's city centre tomorrow as the Roaring Meg Street Performance Competition gets under way.
By VICTORIA O'HARA A NORTHERN Ireland man who cheated death after plummeting to earth when a skydive in America went wrong has revealed how messages of support have given him strength to recover.
By BRENDAN McDAID TWO people injured in a three vehicle crash in Londonderry were today described as being in a "stable" condition after being admitted overnight to Altnagelvin Hospital.
By BRENDAN McDAID NORTH west cancer campaigners have been told the Republic's government is committed to ensuring a planned radiotherapy unit at Londonderry's Altnagelvin Hospital will be developed on a cross- border basis.
By ANDY CHAPMAN AN army of teddy friends will be on emergency call thanks to the generosity of a local charity. The Friends of Altnagelvin recently presented a batch of 'Teddies for Tears' to Northern Ireland Ambulance Service personnel who are based on the Altnagelvin Area Hospital site.
By BRENDAN McDAID OVER 200,000 passengers have now travelled on Ryanair's route from City of Derry airport to Liverpool. The milestone was reached recently on the route commenced in February 2006 and now operates a daily service to the European Capital of Culture.
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