• European countries ban ‘bee-harming’ pesticides

    European countries ban ‘bee-harming’ pesticides0

    Campaigners have hailed a decision by European countries to bring in a near-total ban on pesticides linked to declines in bees as a “major victory”. European Union member states have decided on a ban on the outdoor use of “neonicotinoid” pesticides after an assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) confirmed in February the

  • DPC clears Orange bastion leisure scheme

    DPC clears Orange bastion leisure scheme0

    The Development and Planning Commission granted approval for the redevelopment of Orange Bastion enabling the creation of a leisure area comprising of retail, restaurants and bars on Wednesday. Outline application was granted in December last year. The retail space, restaurants and bars will be located inside the existing stone structures, as the vaults will be