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Local coffee outlets to offer special deal in bid to reduce waste

Coffee chain Ground Espresso Bars has doubled-down on its ethical duties by launching a pioneering initiative - ‘Reuse at Ground’ – which aims to encourage members of the public across Northern Ireland to change their habits and reduce waste by offering an unprecedented 50p off all hot drinks when a reusable cup is used.

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Alderman Tommy Jeffers, Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee, and TV presenter Paul Clarke are pictured with the top three winners in the Junior and Senior sections of the Environmental Youth Speak competition. Pic by Philip Magowan

Young people speak out about environmental issues

A total of 26 pupils from 20 schools across the council area participated in the 2018 Environmental Youth Speak competition at Lagan Valley Island.

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Snow has affected various parts of Northern Ireland this week

Slow thaw expected as Beast from the East loosens grip

Temperatures are set to rise slightly over the coming days following a week of sub-zero conditions and snow storms which are continuing to impact across parts of Northern Ireland.

Transport
Cleaning up the coastline: Peter Kay, Michael McEntee, Philip McCollum, Mikey Munroe, Callum Munroe, Peter Crossett, Rachel Murdoch, Colin MacDonald, Cheryl Jenkins, Michael Hickland, Lewis Mulholland, Peter O'Halloran, Roisin Maguire and Stephen McFerron.

Lisburn Sub Aqua Club members help clean up the coastline

Members of Lisburn Sub Aqua Club (LSAC) carried out a beach clean-up at Ballyhenry Bay near Portaferry on Saturday, February 3.

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Alderman James Tinsley, Chair of the council's Leisure and Community Development Committee, with Biodiversity Officer Tracey Connolly and Stephen Mackle, Grounds Maintenance Officer, at the refurbished duck pond in Wallace Park, Lisburn.

Duck pond gets a makeover

The council has completed a programme of improvement works at the duck pond in Wallace Park, Lisburn.

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The mountain of tyres dumped over the gate at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, piled up by Ulster Wildlife staff on the roadside for collection.

Fly-tippers abandon 250 tyres at local wildlife haven

Ulster Wildlife has appealed to the public to help track down filthy fly-tippers who dumped more than 250 tyres over the gate of the Slievenacloy Nature Reserve near Stoneyford.

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Dozens of tyres illegally dumped on a rural road on the outskirts of Lisburn.

Surveillance measures being used to catch fly-tippers

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council says it has introduced “a number of surveillance measures” in order to combat the problem of illegal dumping.

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The cold snap continues to impact on some roads. Stock image.

Up to four inches of snow expected in parts of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is expected to experience snowfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading up to some very blustery conditions by Wednesday night.

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Lisburn volunteers sought for tree planting project

Lisburn volunteers sought for tree planting project

The Belfast Hills Partnership has secured funding to plant 6,500 trees and hedgerows and they were hoping that Lisburn people will volunteer to help with the ambitious environmental project.

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Tyres dumped at White Mountain Road, Stoneyford.

Fly-tipping incident condemned

UUP Councillor Alexander Redpath has condemned the latest incident of fly-tipping along the White Mountain Road near Stoneyford.

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The decision on sand-dredging was referred back to the Department of Infrastructure by the appeal court

Lough Neagh sand-dredging can continue, says Department of Infrastructure

Sand-dredging at Lough Neagh can continue subject to conditions, the Department of Infrastructure has determined.

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Pictured at the recent biodiversity project in Lagan Park, Dromara are representatives of Dromara Primary School, St Michael's Primary Shool and Finnis & Dromara Youth with Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council's Leisure & Community Development Committee and Councillor Uel Mackin.

Young people help enhance biodiversity in park

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council recently joined up with local young people from Dromara Primary School, St Michael’s Primary School and Finnis & Dromara Youth Group to enhance biodiversity in Lagan Park, Dromara.

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Pictured promoting the importance of recycling from home and donating to charity as part of European Waste Reduction Week are (l-r): Jenny Wilson, Chief Executive, Habitat for Humanity NI; Alderman Tommy Jeffers, Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee; Heather Moore, Director of Environmental Services and the Mayor, Councillor Tim Morrow.

‘Please keep recycling and donating to local charities’

The council is asking all local residents to maintain their recycling from home and consider a further recycling opportunity by donating suitable items to charity.

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Wallace High pupils go wild

Wallace High pupils go wild

During the summer term a group of pupils teamed up to create Wallace’s first wild flower eco garden.

Education
Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

Environment

VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

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Alderman James Tinsley surveys the mess left by fly-tippers at Ballymacward Road.

Filthy fly-tippers still blighting countryside

A local DUP councillor has hit out at the “disgusting environmental thugs” responsible for fly-tipping tyres and other rubbish along rural roads on the outskirts of Lisburn.

Environment

Rose Week is in bloom at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

The world renowned Rose Week at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast began in earnest on Monday.

Offbeat
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
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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