Northern Ireland

GPCE delegation makes Derry visit

A delegation from a global pharmaceutical project will meet business leaders and politicians in Londonderry on Friday.

The Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence (GPCE) is considering a major investment in the city which could create up to 300 jobs.

The delegation will meet with various organisations including Derry City Council and the University of Ulster.

Sinn Fein MLA Martina Anderson said she felt a deal was "close".

"We are at the stage of having firm conversations with Invest NI, we are at the stage of discussing a business plan," she said.

Ms Anderson confirmed that GPCE chief executive Rory Doyle would be meeting Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in Derry on Saturday.