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Gavin James To Perform In Belfast

Gavin James is set to perform his largest headline Belfast show to date.

The Irish singer-songwriter will this time play at Custom House Square following his sold out Ulster Hall gig last year.

The concert, scheduled for Saturday 22 August, follows a successful world tour in 2019.

Tickets are priced at £27.50 and go on sale at 9am this Friday, 31 January, from Ticket master outlets nationwide.

New Slurry Spreading Rules To Take Affect

Farmers are advised to make sure they comply with the new slurry spreading rules that will take effect from 01 February.

The latest regulations have increased the buffer zones and farmers must now be 15m away from waterways and 30m from lakes. The amount of slurry that can be spread at any one time has also been reduced to 30m3/ha (2700 gallons/acre).

Introduced by the DAERA, the new restrictions will run during the month of February and 1-15 October each year.

Despite initially opposing the changes, the Ulster Farmers' Union issued a warning ahead of their implementation.
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The union's deputy president Victor Chestnutt said: "Farmers and contractors should take care to comply with these new rules to protect their area payments as any breaches could result in penalties. As the closed period finishes this week, many farmers are under pressure to spread slurry to relieve storage difficulties. The UFU have always opposed the inflexibility of farming by calendar dates and the strain this creates however, we urge farmers to make themselves familiar with the new rules to avoid penalties and protect waterways."

L'Derry Road To Close For Resurfacing

Roadworks have commenced on the Alder Road in L'Derry.

This £205,000 project will see a 1.7 km section resurfaced from the road's junction with the Culmore Road to its junction with the Beragh Hill Road.

Work will take place this week with completion expected on Sunday 02 February.

A full road closure will be in place from 8am to 6pm throughout the duration of the work. During this time a diversion will be in operation via A1002 Culmore Road and U1224 Racecourse Road. Access for residents and landowners will be maintained.

Drivers should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area.


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