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A digger which removed a World War II spitfire from a bog in Inishowen

BOG SPITFIRE

Fragments of a World War II spitfire have been dug from a peat bog in Inishowen

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Peace Bridge (impression)

HOW THE PEACE BRIDGE TOOK SHAPE

See time lapse pictures of the construction of Derry's new Peace Bridge.

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Peace Bridge (artist's impression)

JUDGEMENT OF LAURENCE

Laurence Llewellyn Bowen passes judgement on some of Derry's landmark buildings.

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Peace Bridge (artist's impression)

THE OTHER SIDE

Do people on the two banks of Derry go over to the "other" side?

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First Derry Prebyterian Church

A NEW CHAPTER

A new chapter opens for the First Derry Presbyterian Church.

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Orangeman, James Smyth

ORANGEMAN IN CANADA

An Orangeman left Plumbridge to emigrate to Canada - where he came out in support of Home Rule in Ireland. It did his career no good.

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Foyle Bridge

MOVIE COMES TO DERRY

A feature film comes to Derry - and brings an unseasonal taste of Christmas.

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Daniel O'Donnell

RECORD BREAKER

Daniel O'Donnell becomes a UK chart record-breaker.

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Iilona Neilson with her father, Robert Smyth

A GIFT OF LOVE

An Eglinton woman donates a kidney - to her father.

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Joanna Lumley

LESSONS FROM LUMLEY

Joanna Lumley says we can learn lessons from countries where children are sent out to work.

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Jane Russell

JANE RUSSELL ADOPTED A CHILD FROM DERRY

The Hollywood star, Jane Russell, adopted a child from Derry's Springtown Camp.

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White House

RELATED TO A PRESIDENT?

Castlerock woman, Renee Buchanan, is a distant relation of President James Buchanan.

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Dr Raymond McClean

TRIBUTES TO DOCTOR

Tributes are paid to the former Mayor of Derry, Dr Raymond McClean.

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Bread

BRIAN'S CHRISTMAS DINNER

Brian McDermott makes Christmas dinner in record time, and minimal waste.

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Orange soup

BRIAN'S FESTIVE SOUP

Brian McDermott makes festive soup for Christmas - with added orange.

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Bread

BRIAN'S BETTER BREAD

Brian McDermott bakes a quick and easy wholemeal bread.

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Radio Foyle presenters

NEW PROGRAMMES - THE LAUNCH!

Radio Foyle unveiled new programmes for December - and filmed the first day.

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Lundy's effigy

LUNDY'S EFFIGY

Barry Byrne meets the man who spends days building the effigy of Lundy in Derry - only for it to be burned one night in December.

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Ancient figures are being re-created with high technology at the Guildhall, Londonderry

HI TECH MASONS

Mark Patterson meets stonemasons at refurbishment of Derry's Guildhall

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Terri Hooley speaking to Sarah Brett

RADIO PIRACY

Terri Hooley on his days trying to set up a pirate radio station.

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Radio Foyle building

BOMBS, BATHTUBS, AND BOUNCING NEEDLES

Mark Patterson discusses the very earliest days of Radio Foyle.

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Gnome in search of home.

GNOMEGATE

A dozen uninvited visitors arrive on the front lawn of a Waterside listener. Gnomes.

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Liam O'Maonlai

HOTHOUSE FLOWER PERFORMS LIVE

Liam O'Maonlai of the Hothouse Flowers joins Colum Arbuckle for a chat and live performance.

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Time Capsule

TIME CAPSULE REVEALED AT GUILDHALL

Mark Patterson blows the dust off a time capsule revealed under the stones of Derry's Guildhall.

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Martin McGuinness

MARTIN MCGUINNESS MET DYING PRIEST

The Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, says he did meet the priest suspected of involvement in the Claudy bombing.

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Blitz

LUFTWAFFE BLITZ PILOT TRACKED DOWN

When parachute mines fell on homes in Messines Park in Derry, in 1941, 10-year-old Hazel McConnell was there, hiding under the stairs.

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The set of remains identified as SK007 excavated in August, 2010 with the first face of the men of Duffy’s Cut.

INVESTIGATING THE BONES OF DUFFY'S CUT

The anthropologist investigating the remains of 57 Irish railroad workers in Philadelphia reveals her findings.

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Lonely railroad

DUFFY'S CUT RAILROAD WORKERS "MURDER"

New evidence suggests railroad workers buried in a mass grave in 1832 may have been murdered.

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Rebecca Harkin performs live for the Mark Patterson Show

REBECCA HARKIN

The younger sister of the Celtic Thunder star, Keith Harkin, Rebecca Harkin, live in studio.

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Lotfi Jalloul outside his former shop

LOTFI'S KEBAB SHOP

The owner of a kebab shop on the Strand Road in Derry is picking up the pieces following a car bombing.

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Terry Wogan and Gerry Anderson

TERRY WOGAN MEETS GERRY ANDERSON

Gerry and Terry discover they share the same approach to programme preparation.

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Craigavon Bridge from the Riverside Walk

A RIVERSIDE WALK

Eve Blair investigates the state of the riverside walk along Derry's waterfront, with the help of some dog walkers and tourists.

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Herdman's Mill

A HERDMAN RETURNS

One member of the Herdman family who once operated the famous mill in Sion Mills speaks about his connection with the village.

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Man jumping

FREE RUNNING DERRY

Free runner, "Bane", on the pleasures of jumping the walls of Derry - and other urban acrobatics.

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Salmon run

SALMON TRAP

Teresa Craig investigates claims that storm damaged sluice gates have created a death trap for salmon.

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General Martin Berndt

US GENERAL

A retired US General on Vietnam, Bosnia, and what Victory In Europe Day means to Americans.

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Small dog, big fish?

BIG FISH

Small dog? Or big fish?

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Mirenda Rosenberg

WATCH LIVE SESSIONS IN FOYLE

Watch lives music performed in studio on the Mark Patterson Show.

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Guildhall Clock

UNDER THE WALLS

One early morning in early summer, 2010, a group of 30 musicians got together under the walls of Derry for an impromtu gig.

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Congos

FIONA AND JOHN TROTTER

Watch a live session with the fantastic Fiona and John Trotter on the Mark Patterson Show.

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Volcano erupting

VOLCANIC INSIGHT

A local photographer was on an expedition on the Icelandic volcano with the unpronounceable name - before it caused travel chaos.

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Blitz

BLITZ

A thousand people died in Belfast, thirteen in Derry, when the Luftwaffe bombed the cities in 1941.

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Angry sea

RAISING CANNON

An 8-tonne cannon is raised from the wreck of the Laurentic to commemorate the deaths of 354 men.

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An elephant

HOLIDAY TRAGEDY

A local man is warning about the risks of safari holidays following a tragedy in Kenya.

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Herdman's Mill

SION MILLS

Barry Byrne reports on efforts to restore the slowly decaying Herdman's Mill.

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Mike Kelly

BUNKER MAN

Derry man, Mike Kelly, built nuclear fallout shelters for the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

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West bank of Derry

HOME IN THE WEST

Methodists have a mission for homeless people on Derry's West Bank - even though their church has moved away.

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Hospital interior

HOSPITAL TROUBLES

How hospital staff dealt with the aftermath of some of Northern Ireland's worst incidents.

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Gary Linden at Todos

BIG WAVES

Mark Patterson speaks to a legend in the world of surf - 62-year-old big wave surfer, Gary Linden.

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Crucifix

LEGAL ACTION

A Derry man begins legal action over his treatment at a home in the city.

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Brian McCarthy

TUNNEL

A Derry man defends his actions in uncovering tunnels beneath the historic city centre.

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Sunny Day

TARRED AND FEATHERED

Bridget returns to the place where she was witness to a tarring and feathering in 1974.

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Richie Fearon

AGROUND

Richie Fearon speaks about the moment his yacht struck rocks in the middle of a round the world yacht race.

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Orange banner

DERRY MODEL

Could the so-called "Derry model" for resolving contentious parades help in other flashpoints?

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Squirrels

SQUIRREL WARS

Does one colour of squirrel need to die so that another can thrive?

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Hospital interior

CARING

Should older people have the right to be cared for at home, when they can't look after themselves?

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Photographer's paradise

PHOTOGRAPHER'S PARADISE

The winter's big freeze was a chance for photographers across the North West.

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Damian McGinty

CELTIC THUNDER - Damian McGinty

The youngest member of Celtic Thunder, Damian McGinty, sings live for Mark.

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Keith Harkin

CELTIC THUNDER - Keith Harkin

Surfer, guitarist, and member of Celtic Thunder, Keith Harkin chatted about his life, and music.

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