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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.

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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.

Environment
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.

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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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Children of St Patricks in Magheralin.

Travelling classroom rolls into St Patrick’s Primary School

The travelling Water NI Waterbus, recently paid a visit to St. Patrick’s Primary School in Magheralin.

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Bannfoot Road, Derrytrasna

Resurfacing Bannfoot Road is welcomed

A north Armagh road, which has become ‘atrocious’ with a collapsed verge, is to be resurfaced.

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Pictures: Sun shines on a bumper Balmoral Show

Pictures: Sun shines on a bumper Balmoral Show

Have you been to the Balmoral Show yet?

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Confusion over bin collections clarified by council

Confusion over bin collections clarified by council

Rules clarifying the collection of bins have been clarified by the local council after a disparity arose due to the merger.

Environment
Driest April in 35 years; dullest in 20 years

Driest April in 35 years; dullest in 20 years

The Armagh Observatory has reported that April 2017 was much drier than average, and slightly warmer and much duller.

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