Entries by Adam Goodall

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Books to transport you home this Christmas

There’s no place like home. But with many Derry and Strabane diaspora unable to travel back this Christmas, Jenni Doherty of Little Acorns Bookstore shares her pick of 2020’s local books to enjoy from wherever you are in the world. The Liar’s Daughter, by Claire Allan (£7.99) – Derry journalist and author Claire Allan is […]

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Relocation Advice

Considering a move home? Local experts share their advice Returning to the North West to live, work or invest is an enticing prospect – and perhaps more than ever in 2020. With the recent rise in remote working, the North West’s excellent broadband offering, and award-winning, homegrown and global firms located here, that long held […]

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Virtual Golden Bridges Conference Attracts Record Numbers

A transatlantic conference hosted virtually in Derry’s Guildhall has attracted a record number of global participants. The 12th Golden Bridges Conference and Awards ceremony saw political leaders, business and community representatives and education providers from the North West and Boston share their experiences of dealing with the COVID pandemic and preparing for Brexit. The conference saw more than 500 registrations […]

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Boot camp gives new businesses a kickstart

A selection of early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs have taken part in a start-up boot camp to help grow and scale their business. The one-day virtual event, delivered by Ignite NI, saw 15 participants with scalable and technology-enabled ideas learn more about the key factors involved in building a start-up, receive one-to-one support, and take part […]

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New Shop Local website has Christmas wrapped up

With December 25 fast approaching, a new website has been launched to help gift-givers shop local this Christmas. shoplocalderrystrabane.com signposts shoppers towards the best artisan and locally made gift providers and showcases the outstanding food and drink options available in the City and District. The easy-to-navigate site features video messages from business owners, daily competitions […]

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Magee researcher develops AI tech for brain injuries

An Ulster University Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert is working on pioneering new technology which could help people communicate after serious brain injuries. Professor Damien Coyle aims to develop AI technology that can be used in new forms of wearable neurotechnologies. These devices, which measure signals from the brain and allow their wearer to interact with […]

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Derry and Strabane become Zero Waste City pioneers

The Derry City and Strabane District Council area has officially become the first Zero Waste City in the UK and Ireland. The European designation sees the Council area join a network of communities across the continent sharing learning and experiences of reducing waste generation while improving recycling rates and the quality of the resources captured. […]

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US scientist donates $100,000 to medical scholarships

A US-based research scientist and biotechnology entrepreneur with Donegal roots has donated $100,000 to support three students through their four-year degrees at Ulster University’s School of Medicine. Massachusetts-based Dr Susan K Whoriskey, whose great-grandfather, John Whoriskey, was from Creeslough in Co Donegal, made the donation via the Irish American Partnership. Dr Whoriskey has worked with […]

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Destination Derry launched

A new ‘Destination Derry’ network has been developed to promote the city and county as a great place to live, work, invest and visit. The initiative, created by homebuilder Taggart Homes, aims to showcase the real people behind the businesses and brands and to collaborate with the local business community, government agencies, industries, educators and […]

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Elemental scoops Digital DNA Award

Local social prescribing firm Elemental has been named Best Small Tech Company of the Year at the 2020 Digital DNA Awards. The Derry-based ‘tech for good’ company helps connect individuals, families and their carers with community-based programmes, services and interventions to make a positive impact on their lives. Elemental Co-founders/CEOs Leeann Monk-Özgül and Jennifer Neff […]