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Argos hiring 381 staff for Christmas rush in Northern Ireland

Leading digital high street retailer Argos is on the look-out for more than 381 seasonal workers in Northern Ireland to help light up Christmas for the thousands of customers who will shop with them this festive period.

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Local car buyers lose £1000’s in scam

Trading Standards has urged caution for car buyers after locals were robbed of thousands of pounds in a car buying scam.

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Asda regional buying manager Brian Conway, left, with Chris Moore, national account manager for Irwins Bakery. INPT38-005

Irwin’s in Asda muffin deal as tastes expand

An appetite for a bigger choice of breakfast products has secured Irwin’s Bakery a new contract with Asda.

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An elderly couple are glad they congtacted a benefits adviser

Are you and your partner missing out on any unclaimed benefits?

Could you be entitled to unclaimed benefits? ‘Make the Call’ to find out.

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Woman with tissue and hot drink

Sickness absence on the rise in the Northern Ireland Civil Service

Civil service staff sickness in Northern Ireland is on the increase, a report from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has revealed.

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College rugby team in flights reclaim battle

A rugby group from Portadown College has been involved in an altogether different type of scrum - as it attempts to claim compensation from easyJet after a delayed flight.

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A computer hacker

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Portadown 2000 manager Esther Baird and sub-committee chairman Bryan McLaughlin show artists impressions of the project.

£5 million plan to revitalise Portadown centre

A £5 million regeneration project is on the way for the Thomas Street area of Portadown, centred around the iconic Thornton’s building and stretching back to the Millennium Court Arts Centre in William Street.

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Tesco to slash night shift hours

Tesco to slash night shift hours

Workers in Lurgan and Portadown have voiced concern at plans to slash night shift hours at local Tesco stores.

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More parking at the hospital

More car parking spaces have been made available closer to the main Craigavon Area Hospital building while work on the new paediatric centre continues.

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‘Very limited supply’ pushes up NI house prices

‘Very limited supply’ pushes up NI house prices

House prices in Northern Ireland edged up last month, new figures show.

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Tesco has several stores in Northern Ireland.

Tesco workers facing Christmas jobs uncertainty

Thousands of Tesco workers are facing changes to working patterns and possible redundancy as the supermarket giant announces a fresh wave of cuts to its store opening hours.

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Sports Direct

Sports Direct to offer guaranteed hours and pay above minimum wage

Sports Direct has said it will offer casual retail staff guaranteed hours instead of zero-hours contracts and ensure all warehouse staff are paid above National Minimum Wage following a review into working practices at the retailer.

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Figures show rise in average earnings in Northern Ireland

People in Northern Ireland are more prosperous overall than a year ago, analysts said.

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File photo dated 23/01/13 of the logo in the Apple store in Regents Street, London

Ireland ordered to recoup 11BN Euro from Apple after EU probe rules tax deal illegal

The European Commission has ordered Ireland to recoup 13 billion euro (£11.1 billion) from tech giant Apple over a sweetheart tax deal.

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No commuting on Fridays would lead to an immediate reduction in emissions

How three-day weekends can help save the world (and us too)

Almost everyone enjoys a bank holiday. A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out and explore the world, and to relax from the pressures of working life.

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Being stuck in a dead end job by your early 40s is bad for your health, a study has found.

Dead-end jobs are bad for your health

Being stuck in a dead end job by your early 40s is bad for your health.

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Upper Bann MLA Jo-Anne Dobson with Cllr Glenn Barr at the Lakeland Dairies facility on the Rathfriland Road in Banbridge.

Call to save 70 jobs at Banbridge creamery plant

More than 70 jobs have been placed ‘at risk’ at a Banbridge milk processing plant with plans to move to seasonal production.

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Live: #GMEDAwards16

Live: #GMEDAwards16

Tonight we honour the very best artisan food and drink producers in Northern Ireland and you can keep up to date with all that’s happening at the GMED Awards via our rolling news feed.

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Pictured (l-r) are William Gilpin, partner at Gilfresh Produce, Richard Stack, corporate banking manager at Danske Bank and Thomas Gilpin, owner of Gilfresh Produce.

Gilfresh take back the power

Vegetable processor Gilfresh Produce have invested more than £2.5m in a new system which will address and tackle their rising energy costs.

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