Greencastle pond pollution claim dismissed by Environment Agency

Northern Ireland Environment Agency has said there was no sign of water pollution at a Greencastle pond, despite concerns raised by a walker in the area.

Around 160,000 Belfast households were affected by the changes to bin collections but 40% werent informed

Belfast bin collection change letters dumped in skip

An already contentious change to bin collections in Belfast was made all the more inflammatory when letters informing residents of the planned changes were dumped in a skip.

Dale Farm Group Operations Director, Chris McAlinden, alongside Group Chief Executive of Dale Farm Nick Whelan and Chief Executive of CES Energy, Tom Marren.   Pic: Brian Morrison

Biggest solar farm on island to power Dale Farm Cookstown

Dale Farm will soon be a green energy leader in the global dairy sector following confirmation that its new ‘private wire’ solar farm in Cookstown will be built in 2017.

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Despite being the man in charge of upholding planning laws, Mark H Durkan backed the bid to build a new factory

Unauthorised Tyrone industrial site to be removed... 10 years late

An unauthorised industrial facility in Co Tyrone is not expected to be demolished until next year – 10 years after an enforcement order was first issued.

Out of the 7,905 alleged planning violations from April 2009 until April 2015, 230 were linked to demolition, or to modification of listed buildings

Vast majority who flouted planning laws not prosecuted

The overwhelming majority of alleged planning breaches are not being prosecuted, figures obtained by the News Letter reveal.


Watch: A touching tale as recused bears find a safe haven

Hugging bears: One man and his bond with a 1400lb brown bear

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Stag shot dead by police in city – ombudsman informed

The PSNI have announced that officers opened fire on a stag in Newry, killing the animal.

Northern Ireland Water has offered to restock a County Down river with fish after pollution from a water treatment plant caused a major fish kill

NI Water sorry for leak that killed 2k fish

Northern Ireland Water has apologised for a chemical leak which killed some 2000 fish in a Newcastle river.

Man, 70, on trial over illegal Black Mountain dump

Man, 70, on trial over illegal Black Mountain dump

A 70-year-old Belfast man who has admitted having an illegal dump on his wife’s land in the Hannahstown area of the Black Mountain, has gone on trial accused of operating it in a way that could lead to pollution.

A section of the crowd from a previous Christmas Lights Switch On in Derry. (PIc Inpresspics.com.)

Derry Christmas celebrations revealed

Animations returning to Austins’ windows, a Christmas forest, robotic elfs and the return of the Sound of Light Procession will be among the highlights in Derry this festive season, it has been revealed.


Victorian Public Baths Win £5M Lottery Funding

A major new project to revitalise the last surviving Victorian public baths in Ireland has won almost £5 million lottery funding.

Templemore Baths was the last in a series of public baths to open throughout Belfast in the late 19th century.

UUP MLA Robin Swann

Average farm debt jumps by £4,110 in five years

Stormont’s Agriculture Minister has been asked to “act urgently” after “shocking” statistics revealed that borrowing by farmers had rocketed by an average £4,000 to almost £39,000 over the past five years.

‘Disgust’ at post-match attacks on Dundalk fans in Londonderry

‘Disgust’ at post-match attacks on Dundalk fans in Londonderry

Attacks on Dundalk FC supporters following their FAI sem-final replay against Derry City at the Brandywell have been branded “scandalous” and a “disgrace”.

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Carrick Castle was a popular draw during the annual Heritage Open Days event.

Mid and East Antrim is ‘happiest place in NI’

Mid and East Antrim is the happiest borough in Northern Ireland and the second happiest in the UK, according to newly-released figures.

Albert Salman, President of Green Destinations, congratulates Eimear Kearney of Lough Neagh Partnership on the destination being named one of the top 100 sustainable destinations worldwide. Ends

Lough Neagh in Top 100 sustainable world destinations

Lough Neagh is one of only 100 destinations worldwide to win a ‘sustainable destination’ award at the Global Sustainability Competition in the Castle of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The 5p carrier bag levy is to be reviewed by next April.

Carrier bag levy to be reviewed by next April

The 5p carrier bag levy is to be reviewed by next April, the Agriculture Minister has said.


Northern Ireland home to largest pig factory in the British Isles

A Northern Ireland town is home to the largest pig processing plant in the UK and Ireland, with 1.2 million pigs processed at Cookstown’s Karro factory each year.

Ballyholme beach in August 2015

Co Down beach found to have ‘poor’ water quality

New figures show that Northern Ireland enjoys some of the best bathing water quality in Europe, according to DUP Environment Minister Michelle McIlveen.

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Hacker group Anonymous attacks Dalradian Gold website over Sperrins mine

The Irish arm of the online hacker group Anonymous claims to have brought down Dalradian Gold’s Northern Ireland website in protest against the company.


VIDEO - Dolphins visit the Giant's Causeway

A pod of dolphins has been filmed surfacing at the North Coast's top tourist attraction
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