Lurgan man spearheads group set to tackle job shortage in agri-food sector

A Lurgan man is spearheading a new collaborative network aimed at tackling the skills shortage within the food and drink sector.

Chef Chris McGowan and his wife Davina, owners of Wine and Brine, Moira.

Moira restaurant shortlisted for top award

Wine & Brine in Moira has been shortlisted for The Caterer’s Menu of the Year Award 2017, which will be announced in July.

The Giant's Causeway was the most popular place to visit in Northern Ireland for tourists in 2016.

IN FULL: NI's top tourist attractions for 2016

The Giant's Causeway has been confirmed as the most popular tourist destination in Northern Ireland in 2016, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (N.I.S.R.A.).
The dramatic scene in Banbridge town centre when a farm loader burst into flames on Wednesday afternoon. Pic by Nadine Scullion

Firefighters called to digger blaze in town centre

This was the dramatic scene in Banbridge town centre on Wednesday afternoon (May 24) after a digger went up in flames.

Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

Cattle section representatives with sponsors.

Fun day at Lurgan Show

This, the 105th Lurgan Show that runs on Saturday, June 3 promises to be a fun day out for all the whole family.

The allergy alert was published on the Food Standard Agency's website on Friday.

Burgers recalled after soya discovered

Musgrave Retail Partners NI is recalling its Gourmet Cheese & Bacon Burgers because they contain soya, which is not mentioned on the label.

The least expensive standardised price of residential property in Northern Ireland for the first quarter of 2017 was in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

IN FULL: NI property prices by local council area

A report detailing the price of residential property in Northern Ireland was published on Tuesday morning.

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David Abraham

David’s in a spin as Fidget toys fly off the shelf

It’s the latest craze to sweep the country with lorry loads of Fidget Spinners emptied within hours.

The Bank of England 5

What to do with old fivers now that they aren’t legal tender

The news probably passed you by without much fanfare but old paper Bank of England £5 notes are now no longer legal tender.
Bob and Berts is coming to Portadown.

New jobs as coffee shop to open

A new coffee shop is set to open in Portadown and is currently advertising for staff.

Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett are third on the list

Northern Ireland’s top 20 rich list revealed

The widow of the late pharmaceuticals entrepreneur Lord Ballyedmond leads a list of the province’s 20 richest individuals and families, whose combined wealth has soared by £366m since last year according to the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List.

WhatsApp was down on Wednesday evening.

WhatsApp outage cut millions off

Messaging service WhatsApp has returned after suffering an outage that cut off millions of users around the world.

EE will abolish roaming charges in much of Europe in June.

EE announce FREE roaming in much of Europe - just in time for summer

Mobile giant EE has announced it is to make roaming to lots of countries throughout Europe free for all pay monthly customers from June 15 - the same date that EU roaming charges are abolished.

The heaters that are being recalled.

B&Q recalls heaters over safety fears

Home improvement and DIY chain B&Q has recalled a pair of heaters due to safety concerns.
Pictured at the launch event at the Navan Centre and Fort are Aubrey Irwin, Head of NI at Tourism Ireland, Cllr Colin McCusker, Chair of Regeneration and Economic Development Committee, Roger Wilson, CEO (both ABC Council) and John McGrillen, Chief Executive, Tourism NI. Pic by Philip Magowan

Council unveils five-year plan for tourism growth

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has unveiled ambitious plans to bolster its standing as a heritage and cultural international tourism destination over the next five years.

A used car outlet

WARNING after local woman LOSES £4000 on fake used car sales website

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has asked people to be vigilant when considering online purchases after a Belfast woman lost money on a fake used car sales website.
Cllr Arnold Hatch

EU is urged to support our young farmers

Proposals by a local Ulster Unionist councillor aimed at attracting more young people into farming have been unanimously adopted by the European Union’s Committee of the Regions.

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