Entries by Ciaran McKane

Schoolgirl wins UK-wide Mandarin-speaking competition

A local schoolgirl has won a trip to Beijing after coming first in a nationwide Mandarin-speaking contest. Thornhill College pupil Eve Flood beat entrants from across the UK to win the beginners prize in the British Council Mandarin Speaking Competition at London’s British Museum. The 17-year-old has been learning Mandarin for a year as part […]

The curtain fell on the 31ST FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL following another successful year of premiere film screenings, discussions and special guest events.

The theme of the 31st Foyle Film Festival was VOICES, and the programme marked a number of important milestones with special screenings and events that, in one way or another, gave voice to significant world events. 100 years of Women’s suffrage was acknowledged by placing women’s voices at front and centre of the festival programme […]

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Fashion Fest puts on another dazzling designer display at sold out show to rival Belfast Fashion Week

The Guildhall underwent a dazzling makeover on Saturday as it was transformed from civic hub to catwalk spectacular as Fashion Fest made its fabulous return. The sell-out event was the fifth outing for the festival which has become the biggest showcase of fashion design in the North West, drawing a wide range of emerging and established names […]

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Airporter invests £1m in new purpose built facility and hub as company expands.

Derry-based transport firm, Airporter, has announced a £1 million investment in a new, purpose-built facility and hub as the company expands. The company’s new 14,000 sq. ft. hub on a 2.5 acre site, will regenerate the former headquarters of the old Lough Swilly Bus Company in Springtown Industrial Estate. The investment is the result of […]