Derry’s ‘historic core’ named as Northern Ireland’s Best Place

Derry's "historic core" has been named the 'Best Place in Northern Ireland in a competition, organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

The competition acknowledges the places protected, carefully planned or improved by town planners for communities.

Nearly 4,000 people voted on a shortlist of 10 places, with the area spanning Guildhall Square, the Peace Bridge and Ebrington emerging as the most popular place. Rathlin Island was second and Armagh City Centre third.

The award was accepted this morning by Deputy Mayor John Boyle.......