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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.

Business
The canal at Scarva. (file photo)

Call for towpath consideration

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council is backing a new campaign aimed at people using the Portadown to Newry Canal towpath, including the always popular section at Scarva.

News
Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

The Armagh Observatory has reported that June 2017 was dull, wet and warmer than average.

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Apology as roadworks take double the time to complete

The Department of Infrastructure has apologised after roadworks near Waringstown have taken almost double the allotted time to complete.

Environment
The Small Blue Butterfly discovered in Co Fermanagh

Rare butterfly previously feared extinct discovered in Northern Ireland

A surveyor from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has discovered a rare butterfly previously thought to be extinct in the province.

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INBL

Latest issue of council magazine is released

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has produced another issue of its Borough Link magazine to keep residents and ratepayers fully informed.

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Wood pellets

RHI list: Officials withhold 48 claimants’ names

Although the vast majority of the names of non-domestic RHI claimants have been released, details of some major claimants have been withheld – with little explanation as to the reasons for each decision.

Environment
Wood pellets

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
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
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
Banbridge Leisure Centre.

New car park safety plan at leisure centre

Major improvements works are to be carried out to the car park and front plaza area of Banbridge Leisure Centre following a review of safety at the facility.

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
a person holding a small plant in the studio

Council to give away free compost to local residents

In support of this year’s Compost Awareness Week, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has teamed up with Natural World Products to give householders across the borough a free bag of nutrient-rich compost on Saturday, May 6.

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Councillor points out weeds issue

Councillor points out weeds issue

Councillor Glenn Barr has called on the relevant authorities to tackle the weed growth problem which has recently escalated in the district.

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Some disruption as Hillhead road works near completion

Residents in the Hillhead area of Banbridge say they are delighted with road resurfacing work and are looking forward to having it completed.

News
Could this be the future for Katesbridge?

Katesbridge to be focus of world climate investigation

Katesbridge’s reputation as the coldest place in Northern Ireland may have a shocking explanation which could make it the centre of a global investigation.

News
Councillor Kevin Savage highlights fly-tippinf on the Lowtown Road near Laurencetown. INBL fly-tipping

Call for action as fly-tippers target a rural road near Laurencetown

Incidents of fly-tipping on a rural road near Laurencetown have been condemned by a local councilor.

Crime
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.

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