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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.

Business
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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Lagan Navigation charity expands

Lagan Navigation charity expands

The Lagan Navigation Trust is celebrating their continued growth on a number of recent community projects

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Pictured with 'The Tractor' floral display at the council stand in 'Healthy Horticulture' at Balmoral Show are: (l-r) Heather Moore, Director of Environmental Services; Mayoress Rosalind Bloomfield; Mayor Brian Bloomfield MBE; Councillor Sean McPeake, NILGA President and Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee.

‘The Tractor’ impresses visitors to council stand at Balmoral Show

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council showed off its green credentials by creating three special floral displays at its stand in the Healthy Horticulture section of this year’s Balmoral Show.

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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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Pictured at the recent May Fair in Hillsborough with Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee are (l-r) Celine Magill, New Leaf and Sarah McGeough, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Hillsborough going green in bid to capture Britain in Bloom top prize

Hillsborough is ‘going green’ in a bid to secure the top prize in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition.

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Councils are implementing a variety of measures in a bid to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Council reviewing waste collection services in bid to reduce landfill

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is undertaking “a strategic and comprehensive review” of its kerbside household waste collection services.

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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.

Offbeat
Sheep grazing on a 'solar farm' in Devon, England. (Archive photo)

Energy firm pledges support for community activities

Lightsource Renewable Energy, which has plans for a new solar farm in the Maghaberry area, has pledged financial support for a range of community activities in the village.

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Elaine Flynn, SERC Commercial Contracts Manager, SERC principal Ken Webb, tutor Paul Henry and George McCracken Head of Estates Risk and Environment, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Pioneering training at SERC

Lisburn based South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has created a unique training partnership with the Health and Social Care Trust (HSCT) to help prevent the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and improve patient safety.

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Alderman James Tinsley surveys the mess left by fly-tippers on Rushyhill Road, near Stoneyford.

Filthy fly-tippers leaving ratepayers out of pocket

Thousands of pounds of local ratepayers’ money is having to be spent every month cleaning up rubbish dumped by filthy fly-tippers.

Environment
Pupils get hooked on survival of salmon with Hills Partnership

Pupils get hooked on survival of salmon with Hills Partnership

Schools of salmon streamed into classrooms last month in refrigerated incubators! Year 9 pupils from St Colm’s High and P7’s from Oakwood Integrated Primary have been hatching fish eggs for release, into their local river with the help of the Belfast Hills Partnership.

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Local people ‘head to nature’ at Portmore

Local people ‘head to nature’ at Portmore

An innovative wellbeing project has recently taken place at RSPB Portmore Lough near Aghalee.

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Pictured surveying the species levels at the new river bed site are Trevor Ogborn and Gary Houston of the Lagan River Trust, with Geri Wright from Phoenix Natural Gas.

Successful project breathes new life into River Lagan

The River Lagan is set to be brimming with life again after the creation of a new spawning bed on the waterway near Gravelhill Road, Maze.

Environment
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th April 2016

As a cold spell hits Northern Ireland snow falls on Moneyrea in Co. Down. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

AA urgently warns motorists to slow down

AA Ireland is warning motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in coming days, after Met Eireann advised that snow and icy conditions, as well as high winds, are expected across the country in the coming days.

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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
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
Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee is pictured with the Wormery that was won by St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn along with members of the school's Eco-Committee; Mrs Fleming, Acting Principal and Mrs Nuala O'Hare,The World Around Us Co-ordinator.

St Joseph’s pupils help to launch council recycling initiative

Pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School recently helped Councillor James Baird, Chairman of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Environmental Services Committee, launch the council’s recycling campaign as part of European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

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