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Praise for Council after charges are lifted at Moores Lane car park

A four year campaign by a Lurgan business to have charges at a car park overturned has been victorious - prompting praise for the local council.

Environment
Tullygally Road East Craigavon

Work to start on £95k resurfacing of busy Craigavon road

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced the start of a £95,000 resurfacing scheme for Tullygally East Road, Craigavon.

Environment
A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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
Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth appeal High Court ruling on Lough Neagh sand extraction

The environmental group that took Stormont to court over a decision not to stop sand extraction on Lough Neagh has appealed a High Court ruling that the former Environment Minister did nothing wrong.

Environment
Environmentalists claim that sand dredging is damaging Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth in new Lough Neagh dredging challenge

An environmental group is renewing its legal bid to force a halt to sand dredging from Lough Neagh, it has emerged.

Crime
Filthy mattresses dumped in Shankill

Shankill residents voice fury as flytippers use it as a dumping site

Furious residents have lambasted disrespectful neighbours flytipping bulky mattresses in their Lurgan estate.

Environment
Danielle Shorthall from Craigavon is congratulated by Sheila Lyons from Ulster Wildlife and Paula Smyth from Lantra

Danielle set for future wild career

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Skills for the Future Programme’, Danielle Shorthall from Craigavon is celebrating her success having completed a year-long paid nature skills traineeship with local nature conservation charity, Ulster Wildlife.

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Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

Company fined after ‘moderate fishkill’

A company has been fined £2,500 for an incident which caused a ‘moderate fishkill’ near Richhill in July 2004

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Ross Campbell (9) with his letter from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

Early Christmas gift for Ross on lights

Lisburn and Castlereagh Council has given a nine-year-old Moira boy an early Christmas present, by agreeing to upgrade the festive lights in the village.

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Craigavon Lakes and Civic Centre. INPT24-300.

Plea to save Craigavon City Park

A protest against plans to build at Craigavon Lakes has been organised by locals hoping to save the City Park.

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Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Upper Bann MLA Catherine Seeley has voiced concern at the lack of social housing locally.

Environment
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
Stephen McKerr at Moores Lane Car Park

Calls for free parking to help local businesses

A Lurgan trader has reported substantial losses and blamed ‘over-zealous’ traffic wardens at the Borough’s least profitable car park.

Environment
Residents ‘sick sore and tired’ of dog poo

Residents ‘sick sore and tired’ of dog poo

Residents are ‘sick, sore and tired’ of side-stepping dog poo throughout the borough, a local councillor has claimed.

Environment
Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Planning Appeals Commission give Lough Neagh sand traders second extension on Environmental Statement

Lough Neagh sand traders fighting an enforcement notice imposed by former Environment Minister Mark H Durkan have been given a second extension by the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) for the Environmental Assessment they must submit.

Business
NI Water.

Work planned on water system in Craigavon and Portadown

A watermains replacement programme is set to be carried out in Craigavon by NI Water, it has been revealed.

Environment
Sofa dumped in Derrytrasna

Flytipping is ‘height of laziness’ says SDLP

The growing problem of flytipping has been condemned by local SDLP councillor Declan McAlinden after the latest dumping spree.

Environment
NI Water warn of road closures

NI Water warn of road closures

NI Water is warning that road closures may be necessary in some areas of Lurgan and Magheralin as a result of ongoing sewer repair work.

Business
One of the beautiful pieces of wildlife seen in Oxford Island

Wildlife photography course returns

Award-winning photographer Danny Gibson will return to Lough Neagh Discovery Centre to continue his successful series of courses on wildlife photography.

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.

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