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Latest issue of council magazine is released

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has produced another issue of its Borough Link magazine to keep residents and ratepayers fully informed.

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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.

Business
Pictures: Sun shines on a bumper Balmoral Show

Pictures: Sun shines on a bumper Balmoral Show

Have you been to the Balmoral Show yet?

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Banbridge Leisure Centre.

New car park safety plan at leisure centre

Major improvements works are to be carried out to the car park and front plaza area of Banbridge Leisure Centre following a review of safety at the facility.

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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.

Offbeat
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Some disruption as Hillhead road works near completion

Residents in the Hillhead area of Banbridge say they are delighted with road resurfacing work and are looking forward to having it completed.

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Could this be the future for Katesbridge?

Katesbridge to be focus of world climate investigation

Katesbridge’s reputation as the coldest place in Northern Ireland may have a shocking explanation which could make it the centre of a global investigation.

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Councillor Kevin Savage highlights fly-tippinf on the Lowtown Road near Laurencetown. INBL fly-tipping

Call for action as fly-tippers target a rural road near Laurencetown

Incidents of fly-tipping on a rural road near Laurencetown have been condemned by a local councilor.

Crime
Man killed in crash named

Man killed in crash named

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a road traffic collision in County Armagh on Saturday.

Transport
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.

Crime
A view of the new Play Park in Solitude �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1628-208EB

Council considers banning dogs from all area’s play parks

The public is to be consulted on plans to ban dogs from play parks across the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council area.

Environment
LED street lighting scheme raised again

LED street lighting scheme raised again

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has raised the issue of LED street lighting with the Minister for Infrastructure.

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Gritting of area’s roads is raised with minister after cold spell

Gritting of area’s roads is raised with minister after cold spell

Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has said she has raised numerous gritting issues with Transport NI resulting from the cold weather spell.

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Pigs

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.

Business
Jo-Anne Dobson MLA pictured on the Scarva Tow Path with members of Scarva & District Community Association, Lennard Anderson (Secretary), Sally McAlpine, Dorothy Duffie, Hugh Grattan, Eddie Duffie and Operations Manager Eric Morton �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1639-208EB

Plans are blooming in waste land revamp

Scarva and District Community Organisation is ‘absolutely thrilled’ to have been awarded a grant that will enable them to create a garden of reflection and tales, on disused land by the towpath.

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Church Street Banbridge �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1637-231EB

Transport NI defends timing of Lurgan Road scheme

The decision to start roadworks near two Banbridge schools on the week term resumed has caused outrage among locals, who have criticized Transport NI for having ‘no common sense’.

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This Collie dog was saved from the Scarva Road.

Animal ambulance saves dog from busy Scarva Road

Local animal charity, The Doghouse Sanctuary, was called into action once again last week when they had to save a dog that was ‘dodging’ traffic on the Scarva Road.

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Councillor cheers local roadworks

Councillor cheers local roadworks

There was a welcome this week for resurfacing and pothole repairs at Slievenaboley Road, Leitrim.

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