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01

Renewables on the Farm with David Trimble

Monday 2nd February
Limavady Rugby Club
Free

03

Rush Control with Graeme Campbell (CAFE) & Rebecca Allen (Water Catchment Partnership)

Wednesday 4th February
Mariners Bar, Waterfoot
Free

05

The Archaeology of the Ballycastle Collieries, Ireland’s Oldest Coal Fields

Friday 6th February
Pat Collins reading room at Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast
Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 7th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

08

Landscape Futures Northern Ireland: Building a United Community

Monday 9th February
The Long Gallery, Stormont, Parliament Buildings, Belfast
Free

Farming in the Hills and Uplands

Monday 9th February
Glenlough Community Centre, Carnlough
Free

Farm Nutrient Management Planning with Graeme Campbell

Tuesday 10th February
Limavady Rugby Club
Free

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Introduction to Aphis with Zara Morrison

Monday 16th February
North West Regional College – Limavady Campus
Free

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18

NI Science Festival 2015

Thursday 19th February
Various
Contact Chris McCreery for details

Beef Shorthorn for Uplands

Thursday 19th February
Glenmona House, Cushendun
Free

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Soil Nutirent Computer Session

Tuesday 24th February
Cross & Passion College, Ballycastle
Free

25

Turing Lecture

Thursday 26th February
Belfast City Hall
N/A

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Plastic bag levy from 2013 30 January 2012

A plastic bag levy will come into force in Northern Ireland from April 2013.  The levy, which applies to single use bags, will introduce a 5 pence charge, which will rise to 10 pence in April 2014.

There would be no charge for multi–use bags in 2013 – but they will cost 10 pence from 2014.

The minister said 10 civil service jobs would be relocated to Londonderry to administer the levy.

Authorities in the Republic of Ireland estimate that, following the introduction of the charge there, consumption of plastic bags fell by 90% from initial consumption on 1.2 billion bags per year or around 328 per person.  The charge has also raised over 173 million euros for the exchequer in the Republic.

Approximately 200 million bags are currently used in Northern Ireland every year.

Read the story in full here.