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Sneak fly-tippers dump bathroom

Sneaky fly-tippers have dumped a bathroom, including a radiator and a sink, at the Drumhorc Road in Gilford.

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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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More than 1200 warning letters issued over dogs in just three months

More than 1278 warning letters about dogs have been issued by Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council in just three months - vastly overshadowing any other council in Northern Ireland.

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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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Kiln Lane humps welcomed

Kiln Lane humps welcomed

New traffic calming measures at a notorious Lurgan ‘rat run’ have been welcomed by the SDLP.

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Ross Marsden, James McConville and Jessica Canavan from St Francis Primary School Lurgan along with Richard Rogers from the Alpha Programme plan ahead with �22,100 from the programme. The funding will create will create growing space and include a polytunnel, raised beds, fencing, paving and an outdoor classroom area.

Almost £50k funding for local eco-projects

Almost £50k has been awarded to two Lurgan-based projects at St Francis’ Primary School and Bleary Farmers’ Hall Management Committee.

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Work to start on speed humps for notorious Lurgan ‘rat run’

A small Lurgan back road which had become a ‘rat run’ is to have traffic calming features installed.

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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

Stream of blood and gore causes horrendous stench

A probe has been launched after a stream of blood drenched a Lurgan road yesterday causing an horrendous stench.

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Woman describes cars sliding in blood in Lurgan

A woman has described how cars were slipping and sliding over a stream of blood and gore in Lurgan yesterday.

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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.

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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.

Crime
Traffic issues on Brownlow Terrace

Moves to resolve traffic mayhem welcomed by Lurgan Model PS

Traffic mayhem outside a busy Lurgan school may be alleviated if lorries adhere to a special delivery system, it has been revealed.

Environment
Digger moves in to clear the former Clendinnings factory

‘People power’ led to action on Clendinnings

Diggers have moved in to clear a major anti-social hotspot after years of turmoil.

Crime
Protest at Craigavon Civic Centre over Dingwell Park in Lurgan

NIHE offers to meet residents living in the shadow of Dingwell flats

The NIHE has offered to meet Taghnevan residents after a litany of serious complaints about Dingwell flats in Lurgan.

Crime
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

Calls for ‘dangerous’ barrier in Aghagallon to be removed

A near miss at what has been described as a ‘dangerous’ chicane in Aghagallon has sparked a large protest by locals.

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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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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.

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