Entries by Adam Goodall

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State-of-the-art Visitor Information Centre opens in Derry

Date: 23 Sep 2020. A world-class Visitor Information Centre has officially opened in the heart of Derry-Londonderry. Today marked the opening of Derry’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Information Centre at Waterloo Place. The new centre, located in the heart of the city centre and adjacent to the historic City Walls, will be the new hub for […]

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Ulster’s School of Medicine now recruiting future doctors for 2021

Ulster University’s new School of Medicine at Magee is now recruiting future doctors after progressing through the next steps of the General Medical Council’s rigorous quality assurance process. With support from the Executive, ring-fenced funding combined with the GMC’s recent review of the University’s readiness, allows the school to recruit staff and students for a September 2021 opening. […]

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£50K funding boost for local start-ups at North West Co-Founders programme

Five new entrepreneurs and start-ups have each received £10,000 from Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, as part of the first Catalyst North West Co-Founders programme. The funding will help the winning teams pursue their technology, engineering and science ideas and contribute to the thriving innovation ecosystem growing in the North West region. Although based […]

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Explore our LegenDerry food and drink scene

Derry and Strabane’s fantastic eateries and artisan producers are taking centre stage with the unveiling of the LegenDerry food and drink brand. The brand, launched by the local Food and Drink Network and supported by the Council, brings together our finest food-focused talent and puts the City and District firmly on the foodie map for […]

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UNESCO Celebrates the first Learning City Virtual Festival in Derry and Strabane

More than 50 online events took place in Derry and Strabane as part of the world’s first UNESCO Virtual Learning Festival. Derry City and Strabane District Council, alongside funding partners North West Regional College and Ulster University, held the world’s first Virtual Learning City  Festival on Wednesday and Thursday. Over 50 online events took place […]

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FinTrU continues to experience growth during lockdown period

A leading Derry/Londonderry-based financial services firm has enjoyed its best quarter to date, despite the global COVID-19 crisis. Since the coronavirus lockdown, FinTrU has acquired two major new clients, and made 75 new hires for its bases in the North West and Belfast. The award-winning company’s Financial Services Academies have also continued virtually, with the […]

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Allstate NI’s Continued North West success

The head of Northern Ireland’s largest IT company has paid tribute to hundreds of staff in the North West for helping ensure the firm’s continued success during the COVID-19 crisis. Allstate NI was established in 1998 to provide high quality software development services and business solutions in support of its US-based parent company, the Allstate […]

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Ulster University Magee medical school to open in Londonderry in 2021

A new medical training school in Londonderry has been given the go-ahead. Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill confirmed the graduate medical school at Ulster University’s Magee campus will open in September 2021. The only medical school in Northern Ireland at present is at Queen’s University in Belfast. The deputy first minister said the school will […]

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Hypixel Studios To Establish Headquarters In Derry~Londonderry

Hypixel Studios, the videogame developer behind upcoming title Hytale, will establish its headquarters in Derry~Londonderry as part of its acquisition by US-based developer and publisher Riot Games. Hypixel Studios was established in 2018 as a spin-off of Hypixel Inc, the creators of one of the world’s most popular independent game servers, with a leadership team including Derry~Londonderry […]