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£125,000 confiscation order imposed on man convicted of dump charges

A local man has been made the subject of a £125,000 confiscation order, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, for illegal waste offences.

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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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The Foyle Bridge.

Search resumes along the River Foyle

A major search operation resumed this morning following reports that a man entered the River Foyle yesterday.

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The clean up at the site on the Mobuoy Road could cost between �20m and �100m.

Mobuoy clean up costs could exceed £100m

Remediation strategies for the Mobuoy Road illegal waste site could cost between £20m and £100m.

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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.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Irish Wall plan scrapped

The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump’s proposed 3 km sea wall at his International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland in Doonbeg, Co Clare has been scrapped, according to Friends of the Irish Environment.

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Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016.

Local NI attraction shortlisted for Best Walking Festival

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016 – and they need your help to make it happen.

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Litter (mostly left behind by visitors) strewn across Benone Strand in Co Londonderry. Picture: Aerial Vision NI

Complete rubbish ... Northern Ireland beaches are dirtiest in UK

Beaches in Northern Ireland are strewn with more litter than anywhere else in the UK, according to conservationists.

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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.

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Danny McCartney, Derry City and Strabane District Council Ground Maintenance manager, celebrates after receiving the gold award from Jon Wheatley, RHS Council member. INLS 44-750-CON

A city which is simply blooming marvellous!

Londonderry scooped a Gold award in the Small City category at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend.

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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.

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MLA Bradley welcomes news of social farming grant scheme

MLA Bradley welcomes news of social farming grant scheme

DUP MLA Maurice Bradley has welcomed last week’s announcement by Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen to help local farmers develop their farms for social farming.

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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.

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VIDEO - Dolphins visit the Giant's Causeway

A pod of dolphins has been filmed surfacing at the North Coast's top tourist attraction
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Standard Bearer, Mr Norman Wallace, Northern Ireland Branch of the Irish Guards Regimental Association, Drummer Adrian Cathcart, His Grace The Duke of Abercorn KG, former Colonel of the Irish Guards, Dog Handler and the Irish Wolfhound Mascot, Domhnall, Patrick Cregg, Director of the Woodland Trust, Colonel Tim Purdon OBE, Regimental Adjutant Irish Guards, Piper Lance Corporal Richie Spence, RQMS John Gavin, Standard Bearer, Mr Emmet Bourke, Republic of Ireland  Branch of the Regimental Association

Irish Guards remembered at Centenary Wood

Members of the Irish Guards rallied for a tree-planting ceremony at the Woodland Trust’s Brackfield Wood, in the beautiful Faughan Valley, just outside Londonderry.

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Clifford the hedgehog was found missing a limb in Cookstown

A happy ending for tiny amputee - Clifford the hedgehog

A tiny hedgehog that was found dragging the remnants of his leg behind him by a concerned member of the public, has been put on the path to recovery by a Cookstown vets.

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Anonymous activists pictured in the Waterside area of Londonderry

Warning as group claims to have started ‘clean up’ of vast illegal dump

A government warning has been issued about the dangers of interfering at a vast illegal rubbish dump, after a group of campaigners claimed to have begun removing material.

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Faughan fish kill

Over 1,000 fish are thought to have been killed in a pollution incident on the River Faughan.

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Child stung by Britain’s most poisonous fish at Benone

Child stung by Britain’s most poisonous fish at Benone

The most poisonous fish in Britain is lurking in the shallow waters at Benone Beach thanks to this year’s particularly warm weather and has already stung one local child.

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One of the Pokemon monsters from Pokemon Go.

Alarm over safety of kids using ‘Pokémon Go’ App

The local NSPCC charity has raised concerns that unsuspecting children might be preyed upon while using the massively popular ‘Pokémon Go’ App.

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