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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
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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Stan Woods and Noel McKee from the Whitehead Wombles pictured at a previous award ceremony with Mayor Audrey Wales.

Stan is Whitehead’s Citizen of the Year

Whitehead Community Association has presented its coveted Citizen of the Year award to local man Stan Woods.

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE with Jodie- Ann McAneaney at the launch of the 2017 Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme.

Grant boost to ‘love the place you live’

Carrick residents are being urged to take a pride in their local environment through a ‘Live Here Love Here’ small grant programme.

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Mayor Cllr Audrey Wales distributes seeds for the Tallest Sunflower competition.

‘Get sowing and growing’ - who can grow the tallest sunflower?

Five thousand free packs of sunflower seeds are being distributed to schoolchildren in Mid and East Antrim Borough.

Environment
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
Oscar Millar (4) from Carrick, gives the thumbs-up as Julia Pearson (7) also from Carrick, demonstrates how to recycle - rather than 'bin' - food waste in Mid and East Antrim Borough.  Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

‘Contaminated’ bins will not be emptied householders warned

Carrick householders are being warned that they risk having bins left unemptied if they are found to contain food.

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Plastic bottles
dumped on shore
at Glenarm

Plastic bottles dumped on shore at Glenarm

Several hundred empty plastic milk bottles have been found dumped on the shore outside Glenarm.

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Big spring beach clean at Fisherman’s Quay

Big spring beach clean at Fisherman’s Quay

Volunteers in Carrick

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The winning Whitehead Rail Halt.

East Antrim blooms in floral competiton

East Antrim has some of the best gardening talent in Northern Ireland and that’s official.

Environment
Historic walls at Joymount. INCT 32-065-tc

Study visit to Wales will aid conservation of town centre walls

The Irish Walled Towns Network has provided €10,000 funding for the Conservation Management Plan for Carrickfergus town walls.

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Speakers at a 'Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful' event

‘Nudge’ to community may stop ‘tide of litter’

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council was represented at an event held last week to tackle a “tide of litter” in Northern Ireland.

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Whitehead Wombles with Mayor Audrey Wales and other Mid and East Antrim Borough representatives, with host Joe Mahon and Live Here Love Here Manager, Jodie McAneaney.

Community award for ‘Whitehead Wombles’

Local residents have been rewarded for their commitment to the environment through the first ever ‘Live Here Love Here Community Awards’.

Environment
MEA Mayor Audrey Wales with Emma Stevenson from W5.

W5 brings food waste workshop to town hall

Fifteen per cent of food and drink purchases are wasted, visitors to a food waste workshop at Larne Town Hall, have been told.

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Streets and parks are failing to meet litter standards.

One in seven streets failing to meet standards on litter

One in seven of Northern Ireland’s streets and parks has failed to meet the accepted standard for litter during 2016, Environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has said.

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Mayor Audrey Wales pictured with volunteers, Irene Black, Rosie Irwin and Andrew Ennis.

Environmental ‘friends’ praised for turn out in Carrick

The next meeting of Friends of Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen will take place on Saturday February 11, at Oakfield Community Centre, at 10.00 am.

Environment
Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

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.

News
Marine expert at Carrick Library

Marine expert at Carrick Library

A speaker from Ulster Wildlife will be giving a talk tonight (Wednesday January 18) at Carrickfergus Library.

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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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