One week to submit EFS applications

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.
Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

With just over a week remaining to submit Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) applications, DAERA are urging farmers who may be interested in making an application to contact the EFS Advisory team to discuss options available to them before the closing date of 31 March 2017.

With almost 1,500 applications made or in progress, a DAERA spokesperson said: “With just over a week remaining to submit EFS applications we would appeal to those who are considering doing so, to contact one of our trained advisers to discuss the options available.

“The EFS Advisory team can be contacted on 0300 200 7848 and can offer ‘one-to-one’ appointments in a local DAERA Direct Office.”

Applications to the EFS must be made online, which requires a Government gateway account to apply.

If you need a Gateway ID you can obtain one via the DAERA website at https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/how-access-daera-online-services.

More information about all the options available under the EFS is available at https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/environmental-farming-scheme-efs.