Environment

Environment

Almost full steam ahead for Londonderry railway station revamp

Translink has declared itself “delighted” that councillors on the Derry City and Strabane local authority have approved proposals to redevelop the train station for the city.

Business
Snow has affected various parts of Northern Ireland this week

Slow thaw expected as Beast from the East loosens grip

Temperatures are set to rise slightly over the coming days following a week of sub-zero conditions and snow storms which are continuing to impact across parts of Northern Ireland.

Transport
Heavy snow on the A8 at Ballyboley on Tuesday

Twenty-five crashes by rush hour as NI braces for more snow

More snowy conditions are expected in the days ahead after icy flurries gripped the Province on Tuesday, with a spate of road crashes taking place amid the wintry weather.

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The cold snap continues to impact on some roads. Stock image.

Up to four inches of snow expected in parts of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is expected to experience snowfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading up to some very blustery conditions by Wednesday night.

Environment
Watch out, spiders about in Ballycastle

Watch out, spiders about in Ballycastle

A new species of spider to Northern Ireland has been discovered near Ballycastle.

Environment
Fishermen land 30 million-to-one catch in Lough Foyle

Fishermen land 30 million-to-one catch in Lough Foyle

One of the rarest sea creatures in the world - a natural red lobster - has turned up in Lough Foyle.

Environment
Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

Environment

VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

Environment
Hubbub is establishing the world's first Community Fridge network in 50 communities across the country over the next year ' the network is free to join and there to help any community.''lucyyounguk@gmail.com''www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk

NI’s first community fridge for Cloughmills

Northern Ireland’s first ever ‘Community Fridge’ is to be trialled in the north Antrim village of Cloughmills with the support of environmental charity Hubbub UK and Bosch in a growing effort to tackle food waste.

Environment
File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

Business
Pigs

Thousands object to pig farm plans

Over 3,000 letters of objection and 14,000 petition signatures have been submitted to oppose plans for a large scale pig farm in Limavady.

Business
National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores

Get your dose of ‘vitamin sea’ this National Marine Week

If you’re in need of some Vitamin Sea, National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores.

Offbeat
Guided walk at Umbra Nature Reserve

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.

News
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.

Offbeat
Tyler Sharkey, Bradley Gurney and Mckenzie Sharkey pictured at the Schools Out for Summer fun day at the Cornfield in Coleraine. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

‘Schools out for Summer’ event held by Cornfield

The Cornfield Project celebrated its first summer in full bloom with a celebration event last Friday.

News
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.

Offbeat
M&S staff help out at Coleraine Vineyard.

Coleraine M&S staff ‘make it matter’

As part of Make it Matter Day (June 1), Marks & Spencer committed to support M&S colleagues in delivering one million hours of community volunteering by 2025, to help make a difference to the projects and initiatives that really matter in the communities it serves.

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Millburn Primary School at the Waterbus.

Waterbus visits local schools

Everyone’s favourite travelling classroom, the infamous Waterbus, recently paid a visit to schools in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

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Kylemore Nursery School in Coleraine has been awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag, for the third time, by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Third Green Flag for Kylemore Nursery School

Kylemore Nursery School in Coleraine has been awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag, for the third time, by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

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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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