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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.

Environment
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
Wind farms

Wind farms costing £41m opened near Pomeroy

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

Environment
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.

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.

Environment
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.

News

Video: Derg Valley YFC annual charity tractor run

Derg Valley YFC held their annual charity tractor run on Sunday, May 21st.

Offbeat
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.

Environment
The Castle Grove area of Castlecaulfield has been given a face-lift

Housing Executive help transform area of Castlecaulfield

A remarkable transformation in the Castle Grove area of Castlecaulfield has been completed, thanks to the Housing Executive.

News
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.

Environment
Breakthru quiz

Acheson and Glover is major boost for workers

Acheson and Glover (AG) has confirmed it has invested more than £1m at its Ballygawley Precast plant as sales of its innovative building materials soar across the UK and Ireland.

News
Garry Young, Castlederg.

10th Annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

The 10th annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards recognised the standard of excellence in diary farming by Aurivo suppliers in the region.

News
Eamon Moore, Fisherman from Glenavy demonstrating his skills at River to Lough Festival in 2014

Award winning festival axed after Tourism NI deny funding

An award winning festival that celebrates Lough Neagh has been cancelled just two months before its planned date, after being denied funding by Tourism NI.

Business
Gordon Cunningham CEO of Cunningham Covers Maghera pictured as he hands over a sponsorship cheque for the second annual Maghera Agri Show and Country Fayre to be held on Saturday, August 5 to James Armour Show Chairperson. Included in the picture are Carol Collier (Secretary), Raymond McNamee (Treasurer), Kevin Daily (Committee Member) and Matt Rafferty (Vice-Chairperson).INMM1917-301

Maghera Agri-show and Country Fayre 2017 set to change venues

The officers and members of Maghera Agri-Show and Country Fayre are pleased to announce a major sponsor for their second annual show this year on August 5 to be held in the Show Field on the Mullagh Road Maghera, by kind permission of the Presbyterian Church and William Paul.

News
An eight-foot statue of the Virgin Mary has appeared alongside a cross at the site of an historic penal Mass Rock on a gold mine site in Greencastle

May ‘Rosary crusade’ begins at gold mine site in Greencastle

Scores of people joined in prayer at a Greencastle Mass Rock that parishioners were last year denied access to by a Canadian gold mining firm.

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