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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.

Crime
The mountain of tyres dumped over the gate at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, piled up by Ulster Wildlife staff on the roadside for collection.

Fly-tippers abandon 250 tyres at local wildlife haven

Ulster Wildlife has appealed to the public to help track down filthy fly-tippers who dumped more than 250 tyres over the gate of the Slievenacloy Nature Reserve near Stoneyford.

Environment
Firm fined over fish kill on local river

Firm fined over fish kill on local river

Draperstown firm J & A Renewables Limited has been fined £1,600 and ordered to pay compensation of £1,845 for causing a fish kill in the Altagoan River and for operating an anaerobic digestion plant without a valid Waste Management Authorisation licence.

Environment
Broughshane has made it into the final of Channel 4's 'Village of the Year' competition

NI’s ‘garden village’ in final shake-up for £10,000 TV prize

Broughshane is one step closer to being crowned Village of the Year after making it through to the finals of a Channel 4 competition.

Environment

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.

Offbeat
The A5

A5 road project facing fresh delay

A new legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s biggest roads project will be heard in June, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Crime
SDLP Cllr Declan McAlinden beside the carcas of a dead calf

Grisly carcass of calf rots outside popular tourist spot

The grisly remains of a young dead calf has been left rotting in front of one of Co Armagh’s favourite tourist attractions - often frequented by children.

Environment
The new secretary of state for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley

NI secretary says Brexit must not create different rules for the same field

Secretary of State Karen Bradley told the Lords’ European Select Committee committee on Tuesday that there were more border crossings in Ireland than there were on the EU’s eastern frontier, and acknowledged the need for complementary regulations in sectors like agri-food and energy.

Business
The QUB team studied behaviour from 44 cats

QUB study gives paws for thought over right-handed and left-handed cats

Female cats are more likely to be right-handed than males, research has indicated.

Environment
News

Monaghan man, aged 71, fined for NI waste offences

A man from the Republic of Ireland has been fined for committing waste offences in Co Armagh.

Crime
The former ops block at RAF Ballykelly should be preserved, aviation historian Norman Thorpe  has said

‘Historic’ RAF WWII site is at risk

An aviation historian has hit out at plans to demolish a former RAF building used during the Battle of the Atlantic in order to make way for a sewage treatment facility.

News
Letters to Editor

Companies need to lead on tackling plastics

More supermarkets should emulate Iceland and remove plastic packaging from their products.

Opinion
Dozens of tyres illegally dumped on a rural road on the outskirts of Lisburn.

Surveillance measures being used to catch fly-tippers

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council says it has introduced “a number of surveillance measures” in order to combat the problem of illegal dumping.

Environment
Salting the roads on the Upper Springfield Road, Co Antrim

Mix of snow, sleet and rain to hit Province

Northern Ireland has not seen the last of the current wintry spell, with more snow set to fall during the rest of the week.

Environment
Heavy snow on the A8 at Ballyboley on Tuesday

Twenty-five crashes by rush hour as NI braces for more snow

More snowy conditions are expected in the days ahead after icy flurries gripped the Province on Tuesday, with a spate of road crashes taking place amid the wintry weather.

Environment
The cold snap continues to impact on some roads. Stock image.

Up to four inches of snow expected in parts of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is expected to experience snowfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading up to some very blustery conditions by Wednesday night.

Environment
Sir David Attenborough said he 'dreads' the prospect of not being able to work

Sir David Attenborough: I’ll stop working when I can’t walk up steps any more

Sir David Attenborough has said he may stop working when he “can’t walk up and down steps any more”, but that he is fine at the moment.

News
Protestors stage a New Year's Day protest in opposition to a drag hunt taking place in a Crawfordsburn, Co Down.'''Photo by Kelvin Boyes  / Press Eye

Green Party leads protest against drag hunt

Protestors including members of The Green Party staged a New Year’s Day protest in opposition to a drag hunt taking place in a Crawfordsburn, Co Down roday.

Environment
Prize bull killed in rural blaze: MLA

Prize bull killed in rural blaze: MLA

Police say they are investigating the cause of a fire at outbuildings at the Armagh Road area of Newtownhamilton, south Armagh, that a local MLA said claimed the life of a prize bull.

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