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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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Amy Colvin.

Do you fancy a taste of island life?

By Amy Colvin

Do you dream of escaping the rat race? Fancy living and working on Rathlin Island - Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island?

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Pictured with the Certificate of Excellence for Environmental Improvements at Portstewart Promenade are Sam Mc Elroy fromRTU, The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Maura Hickey, Gavin Morgan, from Edmond Shipway Consultants and Niall Mc Govern, from GEDA Construction. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA/CCGBC

Portstewart Prom upgrade wins award

Portstewart promenade’s £1.5 million facelift which helped restore the seaside town back to its former glory has proved to be award winning.

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One of the  Dark Hedges which fell down last summer. Pic by PressEye

Dark Hedges traffic consultation launches

A consultation has opened on the control of traffic at Game of Thrones filming location the Dark Hedges.

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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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Pictured is Ronnie Duncan making the Presentation to Pat McCambridge.

Pat retires after 35 years with the DERFRA

Local man Pat McCambridge has retired from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs after over 35 years.

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Dr Cliff Henry with the rare rough meadowsweet gall discovered at the Giants Causeway in September 2016

Great year for rare finds

Reflecting on 2016, conservation expert Dr Cliff Henry says it has been an exceptional year for rare species at the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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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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The Giants Causeway team collect their award for the UKs Best Heritage Attraction at the 2016 British Travel Awards

Causeway is UK’s ‘best heritage attraction’

The Giant’s Causeway is the UK’s Best Heritage Attraction according to voters of the nation’s largest consumer poll, the British Travel Awards.

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Patrick McClughan, Head of Corporate Affairs for Gaelectric Developments Ltd with Corina Davidson, Angus Graham, Abbie Alexander and Joel McMullan from Straidbilly PS at the Cloonty Wind Farm between Derrykeighan and Bushmills . Picture Darren Kidd (Press Eye)

Cloonty turbines are blowing in the wind

A new £13.4million wind farm near Ballymoney will make a huge contribution to both green energy production and the local community, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens has said.

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The multi-purpose site offers a variety of resources.

‘Hands off’ warning over Bushmills site

A ‘hands off’ Bushmills Outdoor Education Centre warning has been issued ahead of publication of a services review by the Education Authority.

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70k tonnes of salt for roads

More than 70,000 tonnes of salt is stockpiled and ready for deployment across the North West area should bad weather make an impact this winter.

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Windfall for Swatragh and Garvagh areas

Windfall for Swatragh and Garvagh areas

Community projects based within a seven kilometre radius of the Brockaghboy Wind Farm are set to benefit from a potential £2,250,000 windfall.

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The Housing Executive wants to hear from you... the Housing Executive team will be on Rathlin Island 26 Oct to look at housing need and give advice (energy / grants). Call the Rural Team on 03448 920 900 for more details.

Returning or moving to Rathlin?

The Housing Executive wants to hear If you want to move or return to live on Rathlin.

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Rural Roadshow success in Coleraine

Rural Roadshow success in Coleraine

Rural and farming charity, Rural Support, along with CSR partner, Simple Power, recently rolled into the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area for the ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ at the Coleraine Town Hall, to discuss the charity and the work that it does in local council areas.

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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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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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Robin Swann

Call to Minister for long-term cash plan for Dark Hedges

Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman and member of the Stormont Public Accounts Committee, has challenged the DUP Economy Minister “to urgently put in place a long-term plan which will maximize the tourism gate way opened by the Dark Hedges and other attractions in the region given that only two more series of the hit Games of Thrones is planned”.

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