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  Stroke City to remain Londonderry
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Last EditedNew Jerusalem  Jan 25, 2007 11:41am
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News DateThursday, January 25, 2007 05:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe name of Northern Ireland's second city is to remain Londonderry, a High Court judge has ruled.
Mr Justice Weatherup made the decision after a judicial review on the issue brought by Derry City Council.

The council had wanted the government to accept its view that the name of the city is Derry rather than Londonderry.

The judge ruled that just because the council had changed its title to Derry, this did not mean the name specified back in the 17th century was changed.

He said only legislation or Royal prerogative could change the city's name.
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