Durkan steps up effort to secure a City Deal for Derry

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Foyle MP Mark Durkan is pressing the case for a "City Deal" for Derry, saying that this would be a way of implementing the One Plan which has been agreed at local and Stormont level.

Mr Durkan had a meeting this week with Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers, and says she is supportive of the idea which aims to help a city or region boost investment, promote growth and create jobs.

Mr Durkan says the support and backing of the Executive will be vital, and he believes the success of this scheme in a number of cities in England, Scotland and Wales can be replicated in Derry..........