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2008-08-12 12:02:06

By BRENDAN McDAID ALTNAGELVIN Hospital bosses today revealed plans for a Pounds 14m expansion, with a new wing to cater for heart and stroke patients having now received the green light. The Western Health and Social Care Trust has been given the go- ahead for the next phase of its strategic development plan at the hospital. The approval came at the most recent meeting of the Trust's board, with the Pounds 14.1m investment marking the second phase of the South Block development....

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Kerry McKittrick One of Belfast's favourite sons, Brian Kennedy is returning to his roots tomorrow night. Kennedy began his singing career as a chorister at Clonard Monastery, and tonight he's returning there for an evening of music with special guests to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Good Friday Agreement. Kennedy will be joined by renowned harpist and songwriter Emer Kenny, and the Feile Women's Singing Group. Doors open at 8pm, tickets cost Pounds 12, contact the box office...

2008-08-04 12:00:31

By Margo Sullivan, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 4--DERRY -- Ashley Pereira, 11, of Derry doesn't sugar-coat the facts about those baked potato chips in the Boys and Girls Club vending machine. "The regular ones (potato chips) taste better," she said. But she buys the baked chips, which health experts consider the better choice -- even if it's only because she really doesn't have any choice. The healthy snacks are the only kind sold at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater...

2008-07-30 12:00:48

THE 2008 Magners Big Tickle Comedy Festival will be the biggest yet, according to the organisers. Already Northern Ireland's largest comedy festival, it promises an even bigger and better line up of comedy when the 2008 festival opens its doors on September 5. The North West Telegraph is again one of the sponsors. NW Telegraph editor, William Allen, said the festival would go on to become even bigger, and that it is setting new standards for the city. He added: "The longer we have...

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By ANDY CHAPMAN THE legendary crooner Al Martino, the man who secured the first ever number one in the UK Singles Chart, is just one of the highlights in the Millennium Forum's events schedule for September to December. The Italian-American singer hit the headlines in 1952 after his single Here In My Heart topped the charts for nine weeks, putting him in the Guinness Book of World Records. He contributes to a wide range of terrific shows, from musicals to drama and from comedy to...

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...

2008-07-27 03:00:33

By Lauren McSherry People who have been fighting a proposed power line in the High Desert may soon have a powerful ally on their side. Incoming 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry, a conservative Republican with an energy-efficient ethos, says he is ready to go toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on behalf of the voters who elected him. The municipal utility has proposed building a high-tension electrical corridor, known as Green Path North, in San Bernardino...

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...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.