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Guided walk at Umbra Nature Reserve

Explore one of Ulster Wildlife’s hidden wildlife gems on a guided walk around Umbra Nature Reserve, near Limavady, on Sunday, July 30 at 11am.

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World’s fastest paralympian Jason Smyth’s granda Robert to sprint 100metres in Glasgow

World’s fastest paralympian Jason Smyth’s granda Robert to sprint 100metres in Glasgow

Jason Smyth’s granda is set to lead a team of Derry renal patients to Glasgow where he’ll follow in the sprint spikes of the world’s fastest paralympian by contesting the 100 metres at the British Transplant Games.

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Undated handout file photo issued by NASA of a rift in an Antarctic ice shelf where one of the largest icebergs on record has broken away, scientists have announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 12, 2017. Researchers who have been monitoring a huge crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which had left a vast iceberg more than a quarter the size of Wales "hanging by a thread", say the rift has finally completed its path through the ice. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Ice. Photo credit should read: John Sonntag/NASA/PA Wire

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Council leading the fight against climate change

Derry City and Strabane District Council is leading on a transnational initiative to assist local authorities and communities to increase their preparedness levels against the ongoing and projected effects of climate change.

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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.

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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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Foyle SDLP MP Mark Durkan. DER1815MC134

Durkan blasts Trump over climate change

SDLP Foyle Westminster candidate Mark Durkan has said it is ‘deeply regrettable’ that US president Donald Trump has turned his back on the world and has joined only two other countries globally – Syria and Nicaragua – who have not signed up to the Paris agreement on climate change.

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Last year's  SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon getting underway at the Everglades Hotel, Prehen when more than 1,500 athletes took to the streets of Derry. DER2216MC044

On your marks for the Walled City Marathon

Thousands of spectators are expected to turn out tomorrow to line the route as runners from home and abroad get on their marks for the SSE Airtricty Walled City Marathon.

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Council consultation sessions on Mountsandel

Council consultation sessions on Mountsandel

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are currently carrying out work to assess potential development opportunities at Mountsandel Wood, Coleraine, along with the lands in the immediate vicinity on both sides of the River Bann.

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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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Pupils in community clean up

Pupils in community clean up

Pupils from four local primary schools in the Derry~Londonderry area swapped their books for bin bags recently, taking part in a community clean up as part of the Housing Executive’s Junior Warden Project.

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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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New Sustainable Village of Year awards launched

New Sustainable Village of Year awards launched

The ‘Sustainable Village of the Year’ award has been launched as part of the Housing Executive’s Rural Community Awards.

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WILD FLOWERS. . . .Pupils from St. Aidan�"s PS, Magilligan pictured on Thursday ��planting wild flower seedlings�" at the school. The seedlings were supplied by Grow Wild NI and HM Prison, Magilligan, in a joint effort to provide active and meaningful work for inmates whilst also doing something positive in communities throughout Northern Ireland. Included front from left, pupils Erin Mitchelson, Cassie Deeney, Charlie McDevitt and Matthew Ferris. At back from left are Mr. Tony Glendenning, teacher, Ms. Stephanie Baine, manager, Grow Wild NI, and Ms. Lisa Wilson, Principal, St. Aidan�"s PS.

Magilligan prisoners free wild flower seedlings for communities

Hundreds of thousands of wild flower seedlings are being planted across Northern Ireland thanks to the efforts of prisoners from HMP Magilligan.

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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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Plain sailing for Culmore

Plain sailing for Culmore

Clergy and parishioners of Christ Church, Culmore, Muff and Saint Peter’s (CCCMSP) have completed a 10-day-long cross-community project to build a fully functioning ancient Irish currach, under the expert guidance of master boat-builder Donal Mac Polin from the Traditional Boats of Ireland co-operative.

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Enagh Youth Forum with Live Here Love Here team, Derry City and Strabane District Council and Mayor Hilary McClintock

Big Spring Clean effort from Enagh Youth Forum

Enagh Youth Forum have ‘cleaned up’ when it comes to caring for their environment.

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Could you be a part of a LAG (Local Action Group)?

Could you be a part of a LAG (Local Action Group)?

Causeway Coast and Glens Local Action Group (LAG) are now seeking to recruit new members to the Wider LAG.

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SLIDESHOW - Community conference a great success

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s first ever Community Centres Conference has been hailed as a resounding success.

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Body recovered from River Foyle

Foyle Search and Rescue have confirmed that a body has been recovered from the River Foyle.

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