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Residents 'up in arms' over quarry plans for Sperrins beauty spot

An on-line petition set up to oppose plans to site a quarry near the foot of Slieve Gallion, outside Desertmartin, is growing at a rate of 500 signatures a day.

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Single council accounted for 39% of dogs destroyed by local authorities

The numbers of dogs killed by local authorities varies to an extraordinary degree across each of the Province’s 11 council areas, a breakdown of new figures indicates.

Crime
Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

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VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

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
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.

Offbeat
Brazilian scandal hits Moy Park finance rating

Brazilian scandal hits Moy Park finance rating

Dungannon’s largest employer, Moy Park, has moved to distance itself from ongoing investigations into its parent company in Brazil.

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Up to two million tonnes of sand are dredged every year from Lough Neagh

Judges quash Lough Neagh dredging verdict

A decision not to order an immediate halt to the unauthorised extraction of up to two million tonnes of sand a year from Lough Neagh is to be quashed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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An introduction to Bird Ringing

Have you ever wondered if the robin you regularly see in your garden is the same bird every time?

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Wind farms costing £41m opened near Pomeroy

Renewable energy group, Gaelectric, has officially opened the ££41m Inishative and Cregganconroe wind farms near Pomeroy.

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Bonfire site at Monrush in Cookstown

Asbestos dumped at Cookstown bonfire sparks safety alert

A warning has gone out to bonfire builders across Mid Ulster to be on the look out for hazardous materials.

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.

Offbeat
Councillor Ronan McGinley, Chair of the Councils Environment Committee believes the impressive recycling rate is a credit to the residents of Mid Ulster

Mid Ulster residents credited for raising waste food recycling rate

Mid Ulster has achieved the highest household waste recycling rate of all 11 councils for 2016-2017.

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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.

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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
Marvellolus visit for Probus Ladies

Marvellolus visit for Probus Ladies

Recently members from Dungannon Probus Club paid a very enjoyable visit to Brian Donnelly, Washingbay Garden Centre.

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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.

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Left to Right: - John Hagan NIHE Neighbourhood Manager, Emma Paul Treasurer Leckagh Neighbourhood Group, baby Oscar Paul, Alan McClenaghan Chairperson Leckagh Neighbourhood Group, Jonathan Brown (with spade), Declan McAllister NIHE Housing Manager, Shane Conlon NIHE Grounds Maintenance, Lisa Brown Secretary Leckagh Neighbourhood Group AND Raymond Love Leckagh Neighbourhood Group at the Leckagh Drive community garden.

Community welcomes Leckage Drive garden investment

The Housing Executive has invested over £17,000 for the installation of a new community garden at the Leckagh Drive area of Magherafelt.

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Mid Ulster winning at recycling

Mid Ulster tops recycling table third time in row

Mid Ulster Council has recorded the highest recycling rates in Northern Ireland for the third quarter running, it has been revealed.

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