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Tackle the trek to top of Slemish on St. Patrick’s Day

A fantastic combination of spectacular views, fun activities for all the family, a ‘super-charged market’ and even some traditional entertainment will be on offer as hundreds trek up Slemish Mountain this St Patrick’s Day.

Offbeat
Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Tourism NI has launched an exciting new marketing campaign highlighting the beauty of Northern Ireland, featuring the the Causeway Coastal Route.

News
Prestigious Britain in Bloom contest announces 8 Ulster finalists

Prestigious Britain in Bloom contest announces 8 Ulster finalists

Ballymena, Cullybackey and Randalstown have been announced as finalists in the highly coveted Britain in Bloom competition.

Environment
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
Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth appeal High Court ruling on Lough Neagh sand extraction

The environmental group that took Stormont to court over a decision not to stop sand extraction on Lough Neagh has appealed a High Court ruling that the former Environment Minister did nothing wrong.

Environment
Help reduce the council's landfill costs.

Help to reduce the council’s £3m landfill costs

It’s been a very busy day across all of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRC) as people ‘wrap up’ their festive packaging and not only help to protect the environment, but also save ratepayers money too.

Environment
Fly tipping issue at Drumtara

Fly tipping issue at Drumtara

A massive pile of rubbish that had been dumped at the rear of housing near a path at Drumtara has been cleared by the Housing Executive.

Environment
The target of the extortion was a Republic of Ireland cattle dealer

Quartet plead guilty to cattle dealer €400,000 tiger kidnap plot

Four Co Tyrone men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a tiger kidnapping plot to extort a €400,000 ransom from a Republic of Ireland cattle dealer.

Crime
A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

Crime
This Christmas will see Translink, Northern Irelands Public Transport Provider, introduce more discounted fares than ever to ensure shoppers and commuters can make their all-important journeys over the festive period.

Translink announces discounted fares in lead-up to Christmas

Translink has announced it is introducing ‘more discounted fares than ever’ to ensure shoppers and commuters can make their all-important journeys over the festive period.

Business
Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard made the announcement

Hazzard announces local road set to benefit from a new £210K structural maintenance

The B53 Kilgad Road is set to benefit from a £210,000 structural maintenance scheme.

News
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
Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Planning Appeals Commission give Lough Neagh sand traders second extension on Environmental Statement

Lough Neagh sand traders fighting an enforcement notice imposed by former Environment Minister Mark H Durkan have been given a second extension by the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) for the Environmental Assessment they must submit.

Business
Congratulations pour in for Ahoghill team

Congratulations pour in for Ahoghill team

Ahoghill’s astounding rise to floral stardom did not happen overnight and there has been a wave of praise those who have worked so hard to reach such lofty heights.

Environment
Ahoghill was crowned Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions.

Ahoghill Crowned RHS Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions

There was cause for celebration as Ahoghill was named the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions at a ceremony last night.

News
Put wheels on ‘kerbies’ says Frew

Put wheels on ‘kerbies’ says Frew

Mid & East Antrim Council is being to consider issuing a wheeled device to assist house holders to move their recycling boxes.

Environment
A section of the crowd from a previous Christmas Lights Switch On in Derry. (PIc Inpresspics.com.)

Derry Christmas celebrations revealed

Animations returning to Austins’ windows, a Christmas forest, robotic elfs and the return of the Sound of Light Procession will be among the highlights in Derry this festive season, it has been revealed.

News
Pigs

Northern Ireland home to largest pig factory in the British Isles

A Northern Ireland town is home to the largest pig processing plant in the UK and Ireland, with 1.2 million pigs processed at Cookstown’s Karro factory each year.

Business
2020 are finalists in architectural awards

2020 are finalists in architectural awards

Ballymoney architectural firm 2020 have yet another reason to celebrate after being announced as finalists in the prestigious UK-wide ‘Construction Computing Awards’ 2016.

News
Members of the public getting first-hand experience of an archaeological investigation last year. (Submitted Picture).

Excavation Open Day in Glens for people who ‘dig’ archaeology

If you really ‘dig’ the past then why not head to Cushendall on September 17 for the Archaeological Excavation Open Day at Retreat Castle.

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