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Environment

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 view of the new Play Park in Solitude �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1628-208EB

Council considers banning dogs from all area’s play parks

The public is to be consulted on plans to ban dogs from play parks across the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council area.

Environment
LED street lighting scheme raised again

LED street lighting scheme raised again

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has raised the issue of LED street lighting with the Minister for Infrastructure.

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Gritting of area’s roads is raised with minister after cold spell

Gritting of area’s roads is raised with minister after cold spell

Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has said she has raised numerous gritting issues with Transport NI resulting from the cold weather spell.

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

Crime
The Rt. Reverend Dr Frank Sellar

Presbyterian moderator defends ‘toxic bonfire’ comments

The Presbyterian moderator has said people will thank him for “speaking the truth” after he branded bonfires a health hazard and a barrier to a more inclusive society.

Environment
Pigs

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.

Business
Jo-Anne Dobson MLA pictured on the Scarva Tow Path with members of Scarva & District Community Association, Lennard Anderson (Secretary), Sally McAlpine, Dorothy Duffie, Hugh Grattan, Eddie Duffie and Operations Manager Eric Morton �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1639-208EB

Plans are blooming in waste land revamp

Scarva and District Community Organisation is ‘absolutely thrilled’ to have been awarded a grant that will enable them to create a garden of reflection and tales, on disused land by the towpath.

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Clifford the hedgehog was found missing a limb in Cookstown

A happy ending for tiny amputee - Clifford the hedgehog

A tiny hedgehog that was found dragging the remnants of his leg behind him by a concerned member of the public, has been put on the path to recovery by a Cookstown vets.

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Church Street Banbridge �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1637-231EB

Transport NI defends timing of Lurgan Road scheme

The decision to start roadworks near two Banbridge schools on the week term resumed has caused outrage among locals, who have criticized Transport NI for having ‘no common sense’.

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Community News

Beekeepers’ course at Dromore High

Dromore Beekeepers Association is again delivering one of three parts of the intermediate level beekeeping which builds on the knowledge gained from the Preliminary course and improves the understanding of both the scientific and practical aspects of beekeeping.

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This Collie dog was saved from the Scarva Road.

Animal ambulance saves dog from busy Scarva Road

Local animal charity, The Doghouse Sanctuary, was called into action once again last week when they had to save a dog that was ‘dodging’ traffic on the Scarva Road.

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Councillor cheers local roadworks

Councillor cheers local roadworks

There was a welcome this week for resurfacing and pothole repairs at Slievenaboley Road, Leitrim.

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Nine prestigious Green Flag awards for parks and spaces

Nine prestigious Green Flag awards for parks and spaces

Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s parks and green spaces have been awarded a fantastic nine national Green Flag awards.

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Warning on scrambler use

Warning on scrambler use

After the tragic incident where a woman was killed after being struck by a scrambler bike at Colin Glen Forest Park, the ABC Council has said the safety of the public using it’s parks and open spaces is ‘of paramount importance’.

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A view of the new Play Park in Solitude �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1628-208EB

Park upgrade hailed a swinging success

A year ago it was labelled an eyesore, but now in a dramatic turnaround Solitude play park has been described as ‘absolutely fantastic’ and the council praised for the refurbishment effort.

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One of the Pokemon monsters from Pokemon Go.

Alarm over safety of kids using ‘Pokémon Go’ App

The local NSPCC charity has raised concerns that unsuspecting children might be preyed upon while using the massively popular ‘Pokémon Go’ App.

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Paul Givan

Work in hand on Dromore town centre regeneration

With designers now at work on £0.5m public realm plans and a £100,000 ‘Revitalisation Programme’ due to begin later this year, Dromore town centre regeneration is in hand.

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Smashed glass at Lawrencetown Park

Smashed glass danger at park

Shards of broken glass that became mixed with bark chippings at a local park after vandals smashed bottles over slides ‘could cause serious injury to children’, parents have warned.

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Fun for all the family at Shanes Castle Game Fair

Fun for all the family at Shanes Castle Game Fair

It’s all systems go for the biggest and best Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival ever in the unique Shanes Castle Estate, says Fair Director Albert Titterington.

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