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Spring show and sale set for Farmers’ Mart

Catalogues are available for the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s annual spring show and sale which takes place at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Friday, March 24.

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Healthy turnout for Sheep Conference

Healthy turnout for Sheep Conference

There was a healthy turnout for the 2017 Parklands Veterinary Group Sheep Conference where a wealth of knowledge was gained on health matters and production management.

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Corick House Hotel and Spa between Augher and Clogher

Tyrone hotel and spa fined for discharging untreated sewage

Clogher's Corick House Hotel and Spa has been fined £10,000, plus a £15 offenders' levy, for releasing untreated sewage into a nearby watercourse.

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Solar panels

No growth in electric from renewables between 2015-16

A quarter of all electricity consumed in Northern Ireland comes from renewable sources, with a huge 82% being generated by wind.

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'A shed full of gold ore' extracted from the Sperrins by Dalradian Gold

Dalradian ship 15,000 tonnes of Tyrone gold ore to US

Dalradian Gold has shipped 15,000 tonnes of high grade gold ore from its mine in the Sperrins to the US to be smelted down and sold.

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Paint recycling at Magherafelt recycling plant

‘No plans’ to close Mid Ulster’s smaller recycling centres

An irate ratepayer has hit out at Mid Ulster District Council’s decision to stop recycling paint at its smaller recycling centres.

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Swan and cygnet at Lough Beg

'Bird flu' prevention measures extended after third Mid Ulster death

Those keeping captive birds or poultry must now ensure they have no contact with wild birds until the end of April, following today's extension of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ).

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Young people ‘Breaking the Mould’

Young people ‘Breaking the Mould’

Galbally Youth and Community Association are leading the way with Good Relations amongst young people aged 11-14, in their current youth programme, ‘Breaking the Mould.’

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Tonnes of infill added to contentious A6 route ‘not earthworks’ say department

As a judicial review on the route of the £160m A6 continued last week at the High Court, work appeared to be well underway on earthworks along a section of the road.

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Brown bins

Missed-out Ardboe residents will finally get a brown bin

Ardboe residents who were missed when brown bins were distributed by the legacy Cookstown Council will finally be brought into line with the rest of the district.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster

RHI scandal: Foster denies official’s claim she delayed cost controls

One of Arlene Foster’s civil servants has claimed the introduction of RHI cost controls was delayed because of an instruction from Mrs Foster – but she has said that is wrong.

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Tyrone car breaker fined £15k on third waste offence conviction

A 51-year-old car breaker from south Tyrone has been £15,000 at Dungannon Crown Court for storing hundreds of vehicles on a site without a waste management licence.

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Wild swans grazing near Lough Beg

'Strict bio-security' measures needed after second 'bird flu' death at Lough Beg

A second wild swan has tested positive for the Avian flu strain H5N8' at Lough Beg, prompting calls for captive bird keepers to adhere to 'strict bio-security' measures to prevents its spread.

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Campaigner calls for planned A6 route to be abandoned on World Wetland’s Day

Campaigner calls for planned A6 route to be abandoned on World Wetland’s Day

A leading conservationist has refuted claims by the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) that its proposed route for an extension to the A6 is the best.

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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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Wood pellets used in boilers subsidised under the RHI scheme

Local Unionist MLAs with links to RHI scheme

In an effort to increase public confidence in politicians the UUP and DUP have released details of representatives with RHI links.

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Stephen Brimstone giving evidence at a Stormont committee before he resigned

DUP Spad ‘ripped off’ RHI scheme for his home

Arlene Foster’s former special adviser Stephen Brimstone removed a new wood pellet boiler from his new house in order to install a similar boiler to make himself eligible for the RHI scheme, it was alleged last night.

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DMAC sheds down after 10-year planning row

DMAC sheds down after 10-year planning row

A Coalisland-based engineering firm has finally removed two large sheds at the heart of a planning row that has spanned over 10 years.

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Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Planning Appeals Commission set Lough Neagh sand extraction hearing for March

The Planning Appeals Commission has set its informal hearing into the extraction of sand from the bed of Lough Neagh for March.

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