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Environment

NIHE offers to meet residents living in the shadow of Dingwell flats

The NIHE has offered to meet Taghnevan residents after a litany of serious complaints about Dingwell flats in Lurgan.

Crime
The Small Blue Butterfly discovered in Co Fermanagh

Rare butterfly previously feared extinct discovered in Northern Ireland

A surveyor from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has discovered a rare butterfly previously thought to be extinct in the province.

Offbeat

Calls for ‘dangerous’ barrier in Aghagallon to be removed

A near miss at what has been described as a ‘dangerous’ chicane in Aghagallon has sparked a large protest by locals.

Environment
Wood pellets

RHI list: Officials withhold 48 claimants’ names

Although the vast majority of the names of non-domestic RHI claimants have been released, details of some major claimants have been withheld – with little explanation as to the reasons for each decision.

Environment
Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

Business
Barn owl (c) Margaret Holland

Volunteers needed to transform the fortunes of barn owls

Wildlife lovers are being urged to help safeguard one of Northern Ireland’s most endangered birds, by getting involved in Ulster Wildlife’s annual survey of barn owls this summer.

Environment
Bannfoot Road, Derrytrasna

Resurfacing Bannfoot Road is welcomed

A north Armagh road, which has become ‘atrocious’ with a collapsed verge, is to be resurfaced.

Environment
Eamon Moore, Fisherman from Glenavy demonstrating his skills at River to Lough Festival in 2014

Award winning festival axed after Tourism NI deny funding

An award winning festival that celebrates Lough Neagh has been cancelled just two months before its planned date, after being denied funding by Tourism NI.

Business
Confusion over bin collections clarified by council

Confusion over bin collections clarified by council

Rules clarifying the collection of bins have been clarified by the local council after a disparity arose due to the merger.

Environment
Driest April in 35 years; dullest in 20 years

Driest April in 35 years; dullest in 20 years

The Armagh Observatory has reported that April 2017 was much drier than average, and slightly warmer and much duller.

Offbeat
LUrgan Park

Play park ban under new dog control order

A new Council Order banning dogs from children’s play parks is to be implemented from June.

Crime
Aghagallon sign appears in Derrymacash

Confusion as Derrymacash becomes Aghagallon

Locals in a County Armagh village have been irked to find it has been renamed by the local council.

Environment
Roundabout Four at Rushmere

Wildlife concern at Rushmere

Concerns that nesting birds and wildlife may have been affected by shrub and tree clearance at a Craigavon roundabout has been voiced by local residents.

Environment
Bann Foot at Derrytrasna

Opposition to Bannfoot footbridge

Residents in the Derryinver and Charlestown village are ‘extremely strongly’ opposed to a bridge at the Bannfoot.

Environment
Bann Foot at Derrytrasna

Will there finally be a bridge over the River Bann?

Proposals to erect a bridge across the River Bann at the Bannfoot have been welcomed by the SDLP.

Environment 2
Site plan for proposed new Southern Regional College campus in Craigavon

College meets eco-groups over controversial £30m new build at Craigavon Park

The Southern Regional College has met eco-groups in a bid to quell fears over its controversial plans to build a new complex in Craigavon.

Education 2
Craigavon City Park. INLM4712-134gc

Pressure to halt SRC new build

A group opposed to the building of a new Southern Regional College at Craigavon Lakes has called on the local council to withdraw from the sale agreement.

Environment 1
Man killed in crash named

Man killed in crash named

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a road traffic collision in County Armagh on Saturday.

Transport
Silverwood filling station.

PSNI to target illegal parking at Silverwood

The PSNI is to issue fines to lorry drivers parking illegally at Silverwood Service Station in Lurgan after a spate of accidents.

Environment
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th April 2016

As a cold spell hits Northern Ireland snow falls on Moneyrea in Co. Down. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

AA urgently warns motorists to slow down

AA Ireland is warning motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in coming days, after Met Eireann advised that snow and icy conditions, as well as high winds, are expected across the country in the coming days.

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