Cherry Plastics add their support to the cause

Cherry Plastics in Dungannon has planted seeds of hope by adding their support to a new recycling initative which aims to raise money for charity.

Chris Murphy failed in a bid to stop the proposed �160m dual carriageway

Campaigner to seek injunction in A6 legal battle

An environmentalist is to seek an injunction as he considers appealing his failed legal bid to stop a planned new £160 million dual carriageway going through landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney.

News trees and shrubs have been planted

£18k Housing Executive investment in Annaghshee and Lisnahull

The £18,000 spent on landscape gardening and improvements in the Annaghshee area of Dungannon has been welcomed locally.

Transforming graffiti hotspots

Transforming graffiti hotspots

A project funded by the Housing Executive’s Community Grant Scheme has helped transform a graffiti hotspot into a bright, attractive feature in Ardstewart.

Cow with calf. Stock image

Two animal slurry tank rescues on Mid Ulster farms this week

Firefighters have been called out to rescue two cows and a calf in two separate incidents involving farm slurry tanks in the past week in Mid Ulster district.
The protected birds have been shot, poisoned and had their eggs or chicks stolen

Help PSNI combat killing of protected peregrines

Peregrine falcons are being shot, trapped, poisoned and having their offspring stolen - and the police need your help to stop the persecution of the protected species.

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Environmentalist Chris Murphy when he won the first stage in his legal action over the new A6 dual carriageway being built near Seamus Heaney's old home.
Thursday 24th November 2016
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A6 decision ‘good news for commuters’

The Department for Infrastructure has said Tuesday’s court decision allowing the Toome to Castledawson dual carriageway to go ahead will boost the construction industry.

Neill Acheson, right, Animax, discusses sponsorship of the NI Simmental Club's spring show and sale at Dungannon on 24th  March, with chairman Matthew Cunning.

Spring show and sale set for Farmers’ Mart

Catalogues are available for the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s annual spring show and sale which takes place at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Friday, March 24.

Healthy turnout for Sheep Conference

Healthy turnout for Sheep Conference

There was a healthy turnout for the 2017 Parklands Veterinary Group Sheep Conference where a wealth of knowledge was gained on health matters and production management.


‘Eagle-eyed’ pupils watch the birdie!

Local schoolchildren have been braving the winter weather to take part in the world’s biggest wildlife survey!

Corick House Hotel and Spa between Augher and Clogher

Tyrone hotel and spa fined for discharging untreated sewage

Clogher's Corick House Hotel and Spa has been fined £10,000, plus a £15 offenders' levy, for releasing untreated sewage into a nearby watercourse.

Solar panels

No growth in electric from renewables between 2015-16

A quarter of all electricity consumed in Northern Ireland comes from renewable sources, with a huge 82% being generated by wind.

'A shed full of gold ore' extracted from the Sperrins by Dalradian Gold

Dalradian ship 15,000 tonnes of Tyrone gold ore to US

Dalradian Gold has shipped 15,000 tonnes of high grade gold ore from its mine in the Sperrins to the US to be smelted down and sold.

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Paint recycling at Magherafelt recycling plant

‘No plans’ to close Mid Ulster’s smaller recycling centres

An irate ratepayer has hit out at Mid Ulster District Council’s decision to stop recycling paint at its smaller recycling centres.

Swan and cygnet at Lough Beg

'Bird flu' prevention measures extended after third Mid Ulster death

Those keeping captive birds or poultry must now ensure they have no contact with wild birds until the end of April, following today's extension of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ).

Young people ‘Breaking the Mould’

Young people ‘Breaking the Mould’

Galbally Youth and Community Association are leading the way with Good Relations amongst young people aged 11-14, in their current youth programme, ‘Breaking the Mould.’


Tonnes of infill added to contentious A6 route ‘not earthworks’ say department

As a judicial review on the route of the £160m A6 continued last week at the High Court, work appeared to be well underway on earthworks along a section of the road.

Brown bins

Missed-out Ardboe residents will finally get a brown bin

Ardboe residents who were missed when brown bins were distributed by the legacy Cookstown Council will finally be brought into line with the rest of the district.

Mid Ulster District Council paid for improvements to the Milltown area of Dungannon

Milltown gets a makeover

Improvements to the Milltown area of Dungannon which have seen new flower beds and hedges installed have been welcomed.

DUP leader Arlene Foster

RHI scandal: Foster denies official’s claim she delayed cost controls

One of Arlene Foster’s civil servants has claimed the introduction of RHI cost controls was delayed because of an instruction from Mrs Foster – but she has said that is wrong.

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