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North coast dolphins and a Rathlin shark

Dolphins swimming alongside beachgoers and a thresher shark leaping out of the sea are among some of the unusual images captured along Northern Ireland's north coast this weekend. Allan Bogle was surrounded by a pod of dolphins as he swam close to the shore at Portstewart Strand in County Londonderry on Sunday.

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North coast dolphins and a Rathlin shark

Plans submitted for six more oil and gas wells to Yorkshire council months after it declares a climate emergency

Plans have been submitted to drill up to six new wells for petroleum and start production from two boreholes already drilled on farmland in East Yorkshire. Rathlin Energy wants to expand their West Newton A site in Holderness, with the new wells drilled up to 2,000m deep to hit Permian reservoirs which may hold petroleum, a combination of oil and gas.

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Plans submitted for six more oil and gas wells to Yorkshire council months after it declares a climate emergency

Rathlin Island leads the way in fight against climate change

The people of Rathlin Island are leading the way in the battle against climate change with communities on the island revealing ambitions to become carbon neutral. In 2015 many countries pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by signing the Paris Agreement and the inhabitants of Rathlin have a ten year plan in place and are focusing on renewable enery, self-sufficiency, electric transport and a hyrdrogen ferry.

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Rathlin Island leads the way in fight against climate change

Gary Law: How to make a delicious drink from a tree that walks like a triffid in the twilight, the elder

There’s an old Irish saying that the three signs for recognising a cursed place are the elder, the nettle and the corncrake. You’ll find the first two in practically any hedgerow in the country but corncrakes are something of a rarity. I recently heard one on Rathlin and there were nettles nearby, but thankfully there wasn’t an elder tree in sight so I guess the islanders can rest easy.

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Gary Law: How to make a delicious drink from a tree that walks like a triffid in the twilight, the elder

Margot McCuaig's novel Almost Then gives a strong sense of rural Scottish life – Laura Waddell

The twin protagonists of Almost Then, author Margot McCuaig’s skilful second novel, carry islands in their names: Rathlin, in reference to her namesake off the coast of Northern Ireland, visible from Islay, and her brother Breácan, named after the Coire Bhreacain, the whirlpool near Rathlin, after a tumultuous birth.

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Margot McCuaig's novel Almost Then gives a strong sense of rural Scottish life – Laura Waddell

Rathlin: the island without a single confirmed case of Covid during the pandemic

It was during his years on the run from English forces that Robert the Bruce, Scotland’s most famous king, took refuge in a sea cave hidden in the cliffs of Rathlin Island. Legend has it that during his time there, he watched a spider make six attempts to spin a web across a gap in the cave before finally succeeding on his seventh attempt, prompting Bruce to exclaim: “If this small creature has the tenacity to keep trying till it succeeds, then so can I”.

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Rathlin: the island without a single confirmed case of Covid during the pandemic

Rathlin: the island Covid forgot

It was during his years on the run from English forces that Robert the Bruce, Scotland’s most famous king, took refuge in a sea cave hidden in the cliffs of Rathlin Island. Legend has it that during his time there, he watched a spider make six attempts to spin a web across a gap in the cave before finally succeeding on his seventh attempt, prompting Bruce to exclaim: “If this small creature has the tenacity to keep trying till it succeeds, then so can I”.

belfasttelegraph.co.uk ,  1m 4
Rathlin: the island Covid forgot

Minister visits Rathlin to hear of the Island’s carbon neutral plans

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots MLA has visited Rathlin Island to see its wide variety of seabirds and hear of the Island’s ambitious plans to become carbon neutral. During his visit, Minister Poots met with representatives from The Rathlin Development and Community Association who have a strong ambition for the Island to become carbon neutral and have been exploring a number of renewable energy options.

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Minister visits Rathlin to hear of the Island’s carbon neutral plans

Initiative: E-transport scheme for Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island is to get Northern Ireland’s first community e-transport scheme. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon made the announcement as she visited the island and met with the Rathlin Development and Community Association. A community e-car scheme will benefit the wider community, while an e-bike scheme of 20 bikes will initially be available to all islanders and visitors working on the island.

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Initiative: E-transport scheme for Rathlin Island

Corncrakes making a comeback on Rathlin Island

Corncrakes could be making a comeback on Rathlin Island after four calling males were recorded there for the first time in around four decades.In recent years at least one calling male has been heard each summer, but this is the first time they have been there in such numbers since the late 1970s or early 1980s.

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Corncrakes making a comeback on Rathlin Island

Four calling corncrakes confirmed on Rathlin Island

Four calling male corncrakes have been recorded on Rathlin Island for first time since the late 70s/early 80s.The corncrake is a secretive bird known for its distinctive ‘crex-crex’ call.It is one of Northern Ireland’s rarest birds - a red-listed species (a bird of high conservation concern) – and their numbers have been in sharp decline since the 1980s.

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Four calling corncrakes confirmed on Rathlin Island

Amazing new images capture Covid vaccine rollout in Birmingham and across UK

Full extent of nationwide efforts to deliver coronavirus jab is shown in previously unseen images capturing intimate and unforgettable moments amid the monumental task Standing in a socially distanced line at your GP surgery or still waiting for your call-up to arrive, it can be difficult to grasp the full extent of the nationwide effort to deliver a Covid vaccine.

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Amazing new images capture Covid vaccine rollout in Birmingham and across UK