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Sneak fly-tippers dump bathroom

Sneaky fly-tippers have dumped a bathroom, including a radiator and a sink, at the Drumhorc Road in Gilford.

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Winner in the Best Kept Large Town Category of the NI Best Kept Awards Banbridge. Dave Foster, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Joe Mahon, Patron of the NI Amenity Council, Michelle Hatfield, Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility Director at Belfast City Airport and Doreen Muskett, President of the NI Amenity Council, present Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon District Council representative, Barry Patience with the award. The judges loved the entrances into Banbridge, from all points, which were found to be very inviting and well maintained. The cleanliness and presentation of the town is clear for all to see.  The Best Kept City, Town, Village and Housing Area Awards is the grand finale of the Best Kept Awards initiative, and is a fantastic opportunity for schools, health and social care facilities, housing areas and towns, villages and cities across Northern Ireland to encourage local volunteering and civic pride in local areas.

‘Best Kept’ title for Banbridge

‘The welcoming and well-maintained entrances’ to Banbridge helped it clinch the Large Town Award at the Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards, sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport.

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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.

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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
The canal at Scarva. (file photo)

Call for towpath consideration

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council is backing a new campaign aimed at people using the Portadown to Newry Canal towpath, including the always popular section at Scarva.

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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.

Offbeat
INBL

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.

News
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.

Environment
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?

Environment
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.

News
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
News

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.

News
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.

News
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.

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