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Confusion as Derrymacash becomes Aghagallon

Locals in a County Armagh village have been irked to find it has been renamed by the local council.

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Roundabout Four at Rushmere

Wildlife concern at Rushmere

Concerns that nesting birds and wildlife may have been affected by shrub and tree clearance at a Craigavon roundabout has been voiced by local residents.

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Pippa Mitchell, Fusion Heating Ltd; Matthew McGaffin, McGaffin Mechanical Ltd; Michelle Coleman, Firmus Energy Advisor; and Joe Maxwell

Firms attend briefing with Firmus Energy

Gas installers from Moira, Craigavon and Lurgan attended a recent briefing at Dunsilly Hotel and heard of all the opportunities available to them from Firmus Energy.

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Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Eco-Schools were delighted to host a Teachers Conference at Stranmillis University College focusing on the importance of Outdoor Learning. During the event they were thrilled to award Eco-Teacher of the Year to Mr Coleman, St Francis Primary School, Lurgan. Pictured with the St Francis Eco-Committee who nominated their teacher are L-R: Dr Sue Christie, Vice Chair Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful; Mr Coleman, St Francis Primary; and Dr Ian Humphreys, CEO Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Go to the top of the ‘eco-class’, Mr Coleman, say St Francis pupils

Teachers from all over Northern Ireland recently gathered to find out about the benefits of Outdoor Learning with one Lurgan teacher coming away with a very special award!

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Receiving the award from past winner Kevin Dodds is Aaron Furphy (left) of Boyce Engineering.

Magheralin company awarded three-star status in IEA scheme

Magheralin-based Boyce Engineering has achieved a significant award in a prestigious recognition scheme.

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Bann Foot at Derrytrasna

Opposition to Bannfoot footbridge

Residents in the Derryinver and Charlestown village are ‘extremely strongly’ opposed to a bridge at the Bannfoot.

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Bann Foot at Derrytrasna

Will there finally be a bridge over the River Bann?

Proposals to erect a bridge across the River Bann at the Bannfoot have been welcomed by the SDLP.

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Site plan for proposed new Southern Regional College campus in Craigavon

College meets eco-groups over controversial £30m new build at Craigavon Park

The Southern Regional College has met eco-groups in a bid to quell fears over its controversial plans to build a new complex in Craigavon.

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Pressure to halt SRC new build

A group opposed to the building of a new Southern Regional College at Craigavon Lakes has called on the local council to withdraw from the sale agreement.

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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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Silverwood filling station.

PSNI to target illegal parking at Silverwood

The PSNI is to issue fines to lorry drivers parking illegally at Silverwood Service Station in Lurgan after a spate of accidents.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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