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Protecting rare wildlife species at power plants

A plan to protect and enhance the wildlife surrounding two of Northern Ireland’s largest power stations has been launched by AES UK & Ireland.

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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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Road resurfacing in East Antrim

Road resurfacing in East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council members have been updated on programmed infrastructure works for the area by the Department for Infrastructure.

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Celebrating the launch of the 2017 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competiton Awards were (from left) David Brown and Bill Pollock, Brighter Whitehead, Frank Hewitt, Translink Chairman, Cllr Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Moira Rodgers, Brighter Brighthead, Ald Freda Donnelly, NI Local Government Association Vice President, Gerard McAatarsney and Brian Goodfellow, Translink NI Railways.

East Antrim asked to celebrate ‘best blooms’

The 2017 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition was officially launched during Northern Ireland’s Bus and Train Week (June 5 – 11).

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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.

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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.

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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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Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE with Jodie- Ann McAneaney at the launch of the 2017 Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme.

Grant boost to ‘love the place you live’

Carrick residents are being urged to take a pride in their local environment through a ‘Live Here Love Here’ small grant programme.

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Mayor Cllr Audrey Wales distributes seeds for the Tallest Sunflower competition.

‘Get sowing and growing’ - who can grow the tallest sunflower?

Five thousand free packs of sunflower seeds are being distributed to schoolchildren in Mid and East Antrim Borough.

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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.

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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.

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Julia Pearson (7) demonstrates how to recycle food waste in Mid and East Antrim Borough. Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons.

Food waste must go in brown bin

Larne householders are being warned that they risk having bins left unemptied if they are found to contain food.

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Plastic bottles
dumped on shore
at Glenarm

Plastic bottles dumped on shore at Glenarm

Several hundred empty plastic milk bottles have been found dumped on the shore outside Glenarm.

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The winning Whitehead Rail Halt.

East Antrim blooms in floral competiton

East Antrim has some of the best gardening talent in Northern Ireland and that’s official.

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Larne farmer fined for pollution

A Larne farmer was convicted and fined £750 at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday).

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Scour the coast for ocean giants at Garron Point

Scour the coast for ocean giants at Garron Point

Discover more about the magnificent marine mammals found along the Antrim Coast with an illustrated talk and guided one-hour watch at Garron Point, Carnlough, on Saturday March 25, at 10.00 am.

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Speakers at a 'Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful' event

‘Nudge’ to community may stop ‘tide of litter’

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council was represented at an event held last week to tackle a “tide of litter” in Northern Ireland.

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Whitehead Wombles with Mayor Audrey Wales and other Mid and East Antrim Borough representatives, with host Joe Mahon and Live Here Love Here Manager, Jodie McAneaney.

Community award for ‘Whitehead Wombles’

Local residents have been rewarded for their commitment to the environment through the first ever ‘Live Here Love Here Community Awards’.

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MEA Mayor Audrey Wales with Emma Stevenson from W5.

W5 brings food waste workshop to town hall

Fifteen per cent of food and drink purchases are wasted, visitors to a food waste workshop at Larne Town Hall, have been told.

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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.

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