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Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

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Donna Fletcher, Project Manager of the Richhill Townscape Heritage Initiative, Bob Dundas from the Richhill Improvement Association and Neil Gallagher, Operations and Maintenance Manager for firmus energy.  Pictured (l-r front), are Cormac ODonnell from McNicholas, Alderman Jim Speers, Chair of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust and Dr Alan Turtle, Secretary of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust.

Firmus Energy helps bring a little warmth to Richhill community

The junction of Legacorry Road and Mullalelish Road, in Richhill, is now flourishing with new shrubs making it more inviting to those living and travelling in the area, thanks to Firmus Energy’s ‘warming communities’ initiative.

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Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

Company fined after ‘moderate fishkill’

A company has been fined £2,500 for an incident which caused a ‘moderate fishkill’ near Richhill in July 2004

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Craigavon Lakes and Civic Centre. INPT24-300.

Plea to save Craigavon City Park

A protest against plans to build at Craigavon Lakes has been organised by locals hoping to save the City Park.

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Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Upper Bann MLA Catherine Seeley has voiced concern at the lack of social housing locally.

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The Rt. Reverend Dr Frank Sellar

Presbyterian moderator defends ‘toxic bonfire’ comments

The Presbyterian moderator has said people will thank him for “speaking the truth” after he branded bonfires a health hazard and a barrier to a more inclusive society.

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Stephen McKerr at Moores Lane Car Park

Calls for free parking to help local businesses

A Lurgan trader has reported substantial losses and blamed ‘over-zealous’ traffic wardens at the Borough’s least profitable car park.

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Residents ‘sick sore and tired’ of dog poo

Residents ‘sick sore and tired’ of dog poo

Residents are ‘sick, sore and tired’ of side-stepping dog poo throughout the borough, a local councillor has claimed.

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Mountains of sand pictured on shore of Lough Neagh

Planning Appeals Commission give Lough Neagh sand traders second extension on Environmental Statement

Lough Neagh sand traders fighting an enforcement notice imposed by former Environment Minister Mark H Durkan have been given a second extension by the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) for the Environmental Assessment they must submit.

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NI Water.

Work planned on water system in Craigavon and Portadown

A watermains replacement programme is set to be carried out in Craigavon by NI Water, it has been revealed.

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Alderman Robert Smith and council workers John Farrell and David Philip. INPT43-015

Rubbish blitz nets 15 tonnes

A bed was among rubbish dumped at the Annagh on Sunday - just the day after 15 tonnes of rubbish was collected as part of a major cleaning blitz by the council.

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Thomas Gilpin with his family. Pic by Steven McAuley

Praise as Loughgall farmer wins top award

Loughgall farmer and businessman Thomas Gilpin has been congratulated on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at a top farming competition.

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Sofa dumped in Derrytrasna

Flytipping is ‘height of laziness’ says SDLP

The growing problem of flytipping has been condemned by local SDLP councillor Declan McAlinden after the latest dumping spree.

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Council apology as blue bins vanish

Council apology as blue bins vanish

Residents of Killicomaine were in for a bit of a surprise this morning (Tuesday) when they went to bring in their blue bins, only to find they had disappeared.

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Pigs

Northern Ireland home to largest pig factory in the British Isles

A Northern Ireland town is home to the largest pig processing plant in the UK and Ireland, with 1.2 million pigs processed at Cookstown’s Karro factory each year.

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Jo-Anne Dobson MLA pictured on the Scarva Tow Path with members of Scarva & District Community Association, Lennard Anderson (Secretary), Sally McAlpine, Dorothy Duffie, Hugh Grattan, Eddie Duffie and Operations Manager Eric Morton �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1639-208EB

Garden plan for towpath

Scarva and District Community Organisation has been awarded a grant that will enable them to create a garden of reflection and tales, on disused land by the towpath.

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Clifford the hedgehog was found missing a limb in Cookstown

A happy ending for tiny amputee - Clifford the hedgehog

A tiny hedgehog that was found dragging the remnants of his leg behind him by a concerned member of the public, has been put on the path to recovery by a Cookstown vets.

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One of the Pokemon monsters from Pokemon Go.

Alarm over safety of kids using ‘Pokémon Go’ App

The local NSPCC charity has raised concerns that unsuspecting children might be preyed upon while using the massively popular ‘Pokémon Go’ App.

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People shelter under umbrellas from the rain

Snow, ice and wind warnings as Storm Jake sweeps in

Temperatures are set to plunge across the UK with snow showers expected as Storm Jake sweeps in.

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Mountains of sand that have been dredged from the lough

Legal action on sand dredging at Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth has taken legal action against the Department of Environment over sand dredging in Lough Neagh.

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