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.

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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Appeal against Sperrins windfarm decision rejected by PAC

Appeal against Sperrins windfarm decision rejected by PAC

The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) has rejected an application to overturn the council’s decision to refuse Mullaghturk wind farm.

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Mid Ulster planning committee deliver highest rate of approvals

Mid Ulster has had more applications decided by planning committee than any of the other 10 Councils since powers transferred from the DoE , it has emerged.

The Painted Lady butterfly appears in the area some years, it comes from North Africa when winds blow it here

Climate change on the bill at Cookstown Wildlife Trust event

Cookstown Wildlife Trust has launched its “full and interesting programme” for the season of Autumn/Winter 2016.

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.


Slurrying extension calls from Mid Ulster farmers are answered

Mid Ulster UUP councillor Mark Glasgow has said a growing number of farmers have approached him with concerns they will not get their slurry spread before the October ban comes into place.


1.2m million pigs slaughtered at Cookstown pork factory each year

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

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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.


Watch: Opposition to Sperrins gold mine intensifies as locals blockade Dalradian tour

Many in Greencastle remain strongly opposed to a gold mine 1km from its Primary School, despite Dalradian’s efforts to bring them on board.

Lapwing at Lough Neagh

50 farmers get on board with scheme to improve habitat for Lough Neagh birds

Up to 50 landowners on the shores of Lough Neagh are to work together on a project that aims to improve the habitat for protected birds.

Wild deer are found predominnently in forests in the west of the Province, according to Martin Mallone from the British Deer Society

No arrests for deer poaching at Davagh Forest since PSNI’s 2013 launch of Operation Wild Deer

Wildlife campaigners insist that a PSNI operation to tackle wild deer poaching is worthwhile, even though there have been no arrests since the initiative was launched three years ago.

Crowds gather to fill out the main auditorium at the Save Heaney Country concert at the Lyric Theatre

‘Heaney Country’ fees plea launched online

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched online to raise £7,000 for legal fees to “Save Heaney Country and reroute the A6”.

Local NI Water staff prove they are champs

Local NI Water staff prove they are champs

NI Water staff from right across the business have been transformed into environmental champions by the company in a bid to educate customers on better flushing habits and how to save water.

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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Horror as children find several dirty needles on green in Cookstown estate

Parents in a Cookstown estate were left horrified after a group of children found several dirty hypodermic needles on a green near their homes.

Scene from a Friends of the Earth NI video showing landscape around Lough Beg

Exclusive: Plans for new A6 road through ‘Heaney Country’ facing legal challenge

A legal challenge will be launched this week over the route of the new A6 dual carriageway through ‘Heaney Country’, the Mail has learned.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson was greeted by big smiles all round as he presented the Samsung tablet to Kays children James and Niamh McPeake.

Kaye’s ‘bin’ delighted with her prize win

Kay McPeake from Magherafelt was the lucky winner of the Samsung tablet up for grabs in the Mid Ulster District Council’s Bin-ovation competition!

Gerry Hagan (left) from the Rivers Agency chats with Jimmy Quinn from Derrytresk, near Dungannon, who is among those affected by the rising water levels in Lough Neagh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 7, 2016. See PA story ULSTER Floods. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Wettest year in 100 leads to fears of more Lough Neagh floods

The wettest start to a year for a century has led to fears of more flooding around Lough Neagh.


McGlone wants First Minister to explain how she can lead agriculture through £1.5billion Brexit loss

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, says the farming and fishing sectors require £1,497.7m (£1.5b) worth of answers on the full financial implications of Brexit.

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