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Environment

A6 road upgrade ‘like cutting away at Rembrandt painting’

Building a new £160 million road through landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney would be like cutting away at a Rembrandt painting, the High Court has heard.

Crime
News

Man who kept 700 defunct vehicles is fined

A Co Tyrone car breaker who unlawfully stored 700 defunct vehicles on his land has been fined £15,000.

Crime
Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE joined Sandy Wilson from Broughshane and District Community Association and Dawn McKeown from Raceview Mill, Broughshane to admire some traditional Shamrock and to urge everyone to come along on Friday 17 March 2017 and enjoy this challenging hike along the slopes where the Saint reputedly tended sheep.

Tackle the trek to top of Slemish on St. Patrick’s Day

A fantastic combination of spectacular views, fun activities for all the family, a ‘super-charged market’ and even some traditional entertainment will be on offer as hundreds trek up Slemish Mountain this St Patrick’s Day.

Offbeat
A6 road scheme ‘will disrupt protected swans’

A6 road scheme ‘will disrupt protected swans’

A leading conservationist has refuted claims by the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) that its proposed route for an extension to the A6 is the best.

Environment
Alan Titchmarsh: PA photo/Jonathan Buckley/Waitrose.

Titchmarsh: ‘Respect growers and buy British produce’

Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh has said he is pleased about the temporary lettuce shortage – because it reminds people not to take food for granted.

Environment
Westminster

Investigations into UK soldiers in N. Ireland are immoral, Tory MP says

A Tory former defence minister has said historic investigations into British soldiers in Northern Ireland are "absolutely immoral", as he backed a time limit for bringing prosecutions.
News
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
Charlie Boldison building a snowman in Stirling, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK"

Cold, still weather causing pollution problems

Northern Ireland is suffering from very high levels of air pollution in the still, cold weather.

Environment
Sinn Fein's Mairtin O Muilleoir

SF’s silence on RHI vote plans

A public inquiry into the RHI scheme will leave no hiding places, Stormont’s finance minister has vowed.

Environment
Martin McGuinness

STATEMENT from Martin McGuinness on why he is not seeking reelection

Sinn Fein MLA Martin McGuinness has today announced that he is not seeking reelection to the Assembly.

News
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.

Crime
A thoroughbred horse being transported to a Boeing 747 cargo plane from Shannon airport, as seventy six thoroughbred horses have been flown to Beijing in the largest ever single export of Irish racing bloodstock to China

Chinese businessman buys 76 Irish horses

Seventy-six thoroughbred horses have been flown to Beijing in the largest ever single export of Irish racing bloodstock to China.

Environment
Lee Reynolds

RHI scandal: DUP cite sources for claim parties wanted subsidy rise

The DUP has pointed to debate records to back up its claim that other parties had believed the subsidies paid out under RHI were “too low”.

Business
Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth appeal High Court ruling on Lough Neagh sand extraction

The environmental group that took Stormont to court over a decision not to stop sand extraction on Lough Neagh has appealed a High Court ruling that the former Environment Minister did nothing wrong.

Environment
Environmentalists claim that sand dredging is damaging Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth in new Lough Neagh dredging challenge

An environmental group is renewing its legal bid to force a halt to sand dredging from Lough Neagh, it has emerged.

Crime
Arlene Foster

RHI scandal: Arlene Foster feels the heat after letter to banks revealed

The first minister is facing fresh calls to resign after it was revealed she wrote to banks encouraging support for the bugled Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

Business
Antrim town centre is being revitalised with a �114,000 scheme

Free Wi-Fi boost for Antrim town centre

Free Wi-Fi internet access in Antrim town centre is being introduced as part of a revitalisation scheme costing £114,000.

Environment
Prince Charles is shown around the fuel pellet production plant at Balcas, Co Fermanagh, in 2007

Department behind RHI scheme has stake in wood pellet firm

The Department for the Economy has acknowledged that it owns a stake in a firm which produces wood pellets – the principal fuel involved in the RHI scheme.

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