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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hydepark Dam in Mallusk (before).

Hyde Park dam busting is labelled ‘an atrocity’

Mallusk residents are up-in-arms after what some have termed the ‘virtual destruction’ of a local beauty spot and wildlife habitat.

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Recent pollution at the Three Mile Water. Pic courtesy of Three Mile Water Conservation and Angling Association.

‘Be mindful of river pollution’

A conservation and angling association has praised the public after recent pollution incidents on a local river were reported speedily.

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MEA Mayor Audrey Wales with Emma Stevenson from W5.

W5 brings food waste workshop to town hall

Fifteen per cent of food and drink purchases are wasted, visitors to a food waste workshop at Larne Town Hall, have been told.

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Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Tourism NI has launched an exciting new marketing campaign highlighting the beauty of Northern Ireland, featuring the the Causeway Coastal Route.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

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The site of an oil drilling operation at Woodburn Forest in Carrickfergus. INCT 21-724-CON

Drill protest prompts policy review

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has launched a public consultation on the review of permitted development rights for mineral exploration.

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Litter is a major issue for residents in rural areas. INNT 49-808CON

Council ‘should make example of litter louts’

A business owner has praised the council for the work they do to clean the area – but claims more education is needed to reduce litter.

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Joining forces -  Michael McKinstry (Chief Executive, Phoenix), Ronan Larkin (Director, NI Water), Nicholas Tarrant (Managing Director, NIE Networks) and Mairead Meyer (Managing Director, BT).

Utility companies join forces for winter

NI’s main utility companies join forces to battle ‘extreme weather’

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Expect delays as work on major water pipeline project begins

A £1.4 million water improvement scheme is set to begin this month in the Ballynure area and motorists have been advised to expect some delays.

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Mossley Mill.

Pig farm objectors to continue fight

There were angry scenes outside Mossley Mill on Tuesday night after the council’s Planning Committee voted to approve planning permission for the proposed pig farm on the Reahill Road.

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Mossley Mill.

Animal rights group calls for pig farm refusal

A UK-wide animal rights group is calling on councillors to refuse planning permission for a controversial pig farm in the borough.

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Mossley Mill.

Council to make decision on pig farm

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to decide on whether a proposed pig farm on the Reahill Road gets planning approval.

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Richard Wallace (Ballynure & District Friendship Club), Kay Clarke (Ballynure & District Community Association), Mayor, Cllr John Scott, Peter Watson (Newtownabbey Rotary Club) and Heather Bell (Naomi Bridal) pictured.INNT 46-817CON

Residents help to highlight campaign

A planting event recently took place in Ballynure, all to raise awareness of a very worthy cause which is affecting people globally.

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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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9/11/16: Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard at the old railway track near Dundrum, as he launches his plan to develop 1000kms of greenways paths across the north. Picture: Michael Cooper

Greenway paths set for £8,000 development, creating traffic free space for runners and cyclists

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has allocated £8,000 to Mid and East Antrim Council to take forward plans to develop local greenway paths.

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Three Mile Water Conservation and Angling Association committee members David Thompson, Andrew Moore, David Welsh and John Webster.

Homes for Newtownabbey bats in time for Halloween

Bats close to the Three Mile Water recently received new homes, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

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