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Environment

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

Video: Derg Valley YFC annual charity tractor run

Derg Valley YFC held their annual charity tractor run on Sunday, May 21st.

Offbeat
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
A  foxhound type dog is believed to be involved in the recent sheep worrying attacks in east Tyrone. This is not the dog involved - this is merely an image of the type of dog thought to be behind the attacks.

Appeal to aid hunt for dog preying on livestock

A “foxhound type” dog that started killing lambs as far back as April is still on the prowl in Co Tyrone.

Business
Pictures: Sun shines on a bumper Balmoral Show

Pictures: Sun shines on a bumper Balmoral Show

Have you been to the Balmoral Show yet?

Environment
Looking from Aughrim Hill, which overlooks Lough Beg, in so-called Seamus Heaney country, Co Londonderry. This looks over where part of the new  A6 dual carriageway is to be built

Hysteria in defence of the A6 plan that will destroy Lough Beg wetland

The News Letter got a bit hysterical yesterday trying to justify the destruction of a 10,000 year old wetland wilderness at Lough Beg.

Opinion
The new four-day Balmoral Show got under way this morning. Photos: Presseye

IN PICTURES: 2017 Balmoral Show gets under way

The 2017 Balmoral Show is officially under way with the sun shining on what promises to be a brilliant mix of agriculture, food and drink, crafts and entertainment.
News
Cave Hill

Some interesting facts you (probably) didn’t know about Belfast’s Cave Hill

Cave Hill is a familiar sight to many in Belfast, with its visible outline stretching for miles.

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
Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Brian Kingston and Julie Harrison, NI Chair of Big Lottery Fund, untie a ribbon at the opening to the public of the final section of the Connswater Community Greenway

Final link of 'amazing' Connswater Community greenway opens

The final section of the Connswater Community Greenway opened on Tuesday.

News
Avocets at Belfast's Window on Wildlife (WOW) reserve. Picture by Ronald Surgeoner

Investigation underway to find out where rare birds spotted in Belfast came from

A pair of rare birds have been spotted at an RSPB nature reserve in Belfast

Environment
Steven Agnew MLA, leader of The Green Party, at a 2015 rally at Stormont

Ex-Green MLA warns SDLP/SF pact risks party reputation

The Green Party’s first-ever MLA has said entering an electoral pact with Sinn Fein would risk damaging the reputation of the party.

News
Steven Agnew

Green leader: We will consider pact with SF/SDLP

The Green Party leader has told the News Letter his party members will meet on Saturday to discuss whether to join any electoral deal.

Environment
Claire Sugden

Political impasse forced me to break promises, says ex-Justice minister

Former Stormont justice minister Claire Sugden has hit out at the warring political parties for forcing her to break a number of promises to crime victims.

News
Environmentalist Chris Murphy after winning the first stage of his legal action over the new A6 dual carriageway.


Thursday 24th November 2016

Picture: Press Eye

Campaigner to seek injunction in A6 legal battle

An environmentalist is to seek an injunction as he considers appealing his failed legal bid to stop a planned new £160 million dual carriageway going through landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney.

Crime
There will be a complete ban on food waste in Belfast City Council black bins

Black bins will go uncollected in Belfast if food waste is found

Black bins in Belfast will go uncollected by the council if householders neglect their recycling duties – and councils across Northern Ireland are likely to follow the capital’s lead.

Environment
Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust, said the ash is the most common tree in our hedgerows

Over £600k spent on failed bid to halt major eco threat

The battle to contain a major tree infection in Northern Ireland has so far cost well over £600,000 – and is failing.

Farming
Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan

Top judge warns of impact on justice system over Stormont collapse

Northern Ireland's top judge has raised concern over how the collapse of Stormont is impacting the justice system.

News
Breaking news

Body recovered from River Foyle

Foyle Search and Rescue have confirmed that a body has been recovered from the River Foyle.

News
Steven Agnew said Arlene Foster should 'accept the verdict of the electorate'

Green leader says Foster should give Stormont ‘breathing space’

The Green Party has said that Arlene Foster should not return to her post as first minister whilst the public is still awaiting the results of a public inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

Environment
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