Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years

Around one in eight civil servants had at least one absence spell lasting an average of almost three months in 2016/17, new figures have revealed.


What businesses should learn from Ryanair holiday ‘mess’

Ryanair’s failure to plan for pilot holidays is a warning to employers on the risks of effectively managing staff leave, according to a leading HR specialist.

Pictured in the Elk & Clipper, a chain of barbers set up by local serial entrepreneur Dwaine Smyth, are Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson and Paul Reid, Business Development Manager, from principal sponsor Ulster Bank.

Council aims to create 7,000 jobs in nine years

The local council has set its ambition to create 7,000 new jobs in the borough over the next nine years.

McMullen Facades, Lurgan Road, Moira. Pic by Google

Moira firm secures £18m contract in London

Moira-based glass company McMullen Facades has secured an £18m contract to deliver the window system for a 30-storey residential tower that forms part of the new Southbank Place scheme in London.

Pictured are Colin Atkinson, Managing Director at AB&C Insurance; Karen Jennings, Business Manager at Danske Banks South Business Centre and Joan Mulholland Associate Director at AB&C Insurance

Lurgan-based insurance firm creates 12 new jobs

Twelve new jobs have been created in Lurgan by a local insurance firm after sustained investment from a local bank.

Marks & Spencer today (7th September) celebrate their milestone 50th anniversary of trading in Northern Ireland.

M&S to create 80 new jobs at Craigavon store

Around 80 news jobs are to be created in Craigavon with the opening of a new Marks and Spencers store.

Some of the products from Hannan Meats.

Another award for Hannan Meats

The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from Northern Ireland was presented to Hannan Meats of Moira for its ‘salty, wonderful and magnificent’ Sweet Cured Bacon Rack.

Cllr Keith Haughian who is concerned about reports of cat baiting in North Lurgan. INLM2315-404

High need for social housing in Lurgan

With north Lurgan designated with the ‘highest need’ for social housing, calls have been made for the NI Housing Executive to do more to tackle the issue.

The report was published on Wednesday morning.

REVEALED: The number of people receiving DLA in your area

The total number of people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (D.L.A.) in Northern Ireland has been published by the Department for Communities (D.f.C.)

REVEALED: Plans for NI’s first dedicated retirement village

REVEALED: Plans for NI’s first dedicated retirement village

Northern Ireland’s first dedicated retirement and assisted living village could feature 361 residential units, a medical centre, a nursing home, a spa/wellbeing centre and retail outlets the firm behind the scheme has revealed.

The sale started on Monday.

Budget airline offering £99 one-way tickets from Belfast to USA

Local jet-setters can now travel from Belfast to the USA for as little as £99 one-way, thanks to a low budget airline.

Fire engines

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service recruiting for Community Firefighters in YOUR area

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a recruitment drive for Community (Part-Time) Firefighters in 12 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
The deadline for P.P.I. compensation claims is August 29, 2019.

Majority have NOT claimed over P.P.I. mis-selling

The majority of people mis-sold payment protection insurance (P.P.I.) have not yet submitted a claim for compensation, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (F.C.A.).

Police warning over email phishing scam

POLICE ALERT: Warning over email phishing scam

Detectives from the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre are advising businesses to be on the alert for a phishing scam.
The scheme is open to UK consumers only and finishes at the end of the year.

Ford launch £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars

Ford is offering motorists thousands of pounds off the price of some its new models if they trade in a car or a van registered before 2010.
Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Lorna Robinson has won numerous accolades for her farming prowess.


Farming Life Awards: Farm to fork success story for Cloughbane’s Lorna

Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone which makes and sells gorgeous stews, pies and quality beef, chicken, lamb and pork, was awarded Woman of Excellence in Agriculture at the Farming Life/Danske Bank Awards last year and continues to fly the flag for women in the agri-food industry.

Power NI MD Stephen McCully

Price hike as Power NI confirms 5.6% increase

Businesses and households across the province are facing higher electricity bills from October 1, as supplier Power NI has announced it is to increase prices by 5.6%.

Tesco is recalling the sauce because of allergy fears.

Tesco recalls cooking sauce after allergy fears

Tesco is recalling jars of its own brand Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because of allergy fears.

The stolen tractor and fertiliser sower.

Tractor run family in appeal after machinery stolen

A family which has raised more than £200,000 for the Southern Area Hospice and the NI Children’s Hospice through its annual tractor run has had two items of machinery stolen from its farm in Armagh.

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