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Henk Swiegers

Henk Swiegers

Henk Swiegers

For three weeks now the residents and businesses in Londonderry have been staring ahead to a winter of discontent but look hard enough and you can find little pockets of city centre life where hope still springs eternal.

Fears of an economic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions have been staring the city in the face, with Covid infection rates spiralling out of control. It has been among the worst affected areas in Europe.

But for every tragedy, there is a comedy, moments of light relief.


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