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Council contacts residents about potential oil spill

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has notified residents in Straid about a potential home heating oil spill.

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Campaigners have challenged a decision to allow the �240m waste incinerator at Mallusk to go ahead

Stormont civil servants in disarray, say waste plant opponents

Civil servants are in “disarray” over the extent of their powers in the absence of ministers at Stormont, the High Court has heard.

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IN PICTURES: 12 very cute reasons why January blues were nowhere to be seen at Belfast Zoo

The January blues were nowhere to be seen at Belfast Zoo last month.

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TV presenter Julia Bradbury. Photo: The Outdoor Guide/PA Wire

Co Antrim beauty spot makes UK top ten for Boxing Day walk

A hill walk in Co Antrim is one of 10 UK beauty spots to make the Woodland Trust’s top spots to walk off the Christmas turkey and mince pies.

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An impression of what the proposed waste incinerator at Mallusk would look like when completed

Incinerator objectors take their case to court

The fight against a controversial waste incinerator in Newtownabbey will move to the courts.

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VIDEO: NI Water pull 'wet-wipe monster' from sewer

Northern Ireland Water have published a video showing what it describes as a "wet-wipe monster" being removed from a sewer pipe in Newtownabbey.

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Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

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‘Mindless vandalism’ condemned as Manse Road trees cut down

A Newtownabbey councillor has condemned vandals who hacked down several trees in the Manse Road area.
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VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

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Pictured are Richard Rogers of Groundwork NI; Councillor Paul Hamill, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, and Niamh-Anne McNally of The Alpha Programme along with Mark Davis and Roy Millar of Monkstown Village Initiatives.  INNT 39-754-CON

Market Garden has room to grow after £10k funding boost

A Newtownabbey-based programme is set to expand its community garden following a £10k funding boost.

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SF minister under fire for ‘neutral’ stance on incinerator plan

SF minister under fire for ‘neutral’ stance on incinerator plan

A former Sinn Fein infrastructure minister has been slammed after it emerged he took a “neutral” stance over plans to build a highly contentious waste incinerator.

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An impression of what the proposed waste incinerator at Mallusk would look like when completed

Incinerator approval sparks condemnation

Planning approval for a multi-million waste incinerator on the outskirts of Belfast has sparked outrage from across the political divide.

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Members of the No-ARC21 campaign group.

Group assessing legal options

Community group NoArc21, established to oppose arc21’s waste incinerator at Mallusk, have outlined their disappointment at the decision by the Department for Infrastructure to grant planning permission for the proposal.

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A computer-generated image of the proposed energy from waste plant development at Hightown Quarry.

Planning permission granted for Arc21 waste treatment facility

Full planning permission has been granted for a Residual Waste Treatment Facility at Hightown Quarry in Newtownabbey.

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Watch: NI Water staff tackle one of the biggest blockages they have ever faced

Staff from NI Water were in Newtownabbey recently to clear one of the biggest blockages they have ever faced.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

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Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart.

Welcome for ‘greenway’ grant aid

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart has welcomed the award of a £25,000 grant for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to draw up detailed design plans to establish a dedicated cycle route between Monkstown and Greenisland on the former Black Line railway route.

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Greenway route takes step forward

Greenway route takes step forward

Funding of £25,000 has been approved by the Department of Infrastructure to develop a “Greenway” project in Greenisland.

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AES UK and Ireland has been awarded Platinum Level in the Business and Biodiversity Charter by Business in the Community, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife. Pictured receiving the Charter (from left) is: Ian Nuttall, Business in the Community with Ian Luney, President of AES UK and Ireland and Monika Wojcieszek, Ulster Wildlife.

Power provider praised for ‘exemplary approach’ to biodiversity at sites

AES UK & Ireland, operators, of Ballylumford and Kilroot Power Stations, has been awarded Platinum Level in the Business & Biodiversity Charter by Business in the Community, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife, for its outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing biodiversity at the company’s sites in Northern Ireland.

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Rose Week is in bloom at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

The world renowned Rose Week at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast began in earnest on Monday.

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