IN FULL: Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland

The Department for Infrastructure has published statistics on the total number of Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) issued in Northern Ireland from January to September 2017.

Ulster Bank, Main Street, Moira. Pic by Google

Ulster Bank to shut local branches

Ulster Bank has announced plans to close 11 branches, including those in Moira, Dromore and Rathfriland.

The countdown to Christmas is on

12 ways to manage your money and make savings for Christmas

Christmas is a brilliant time of year, but it can also be financially stressful.

Michael McCallion, Asda NI Buying Manager and Michael Murphy, CEO of Irwins Bakery welcome the news that the Portadown bakerys new range of batch breads will be stocked in 300 Asda stores across the UK.

Irwin’s Bakery is awarded £500k contract with Asda across the UK

Portadown firm Irwin’s Bakery has been awarded a £500,000 per annum contract with Asda.

Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Shoppers hoping to bag a pre-Christmas bargain should set their alarm clocks now - details of the Amazon Black Friday sale have been revealed.

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

picture: Darryl Mooney

The taste of Northern Ireland

In line with its priority to grow the local economy, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is hosting Enterprise Week 2017 (November 13th – 18th) with a packed programme of free events for the business community. In anticipation of the week we’re profiling four local businesses.

Bawnbua Foods Directors David, Martin and Gary White �Edward Byrne Photography 07799414130

Bawnbua gets a thicker slice of meat market

Lurgan based Bawnbua Foods has seen its business in the food ingredients sector grow by 50% following an investment of £0.5million in its production facilities.

Lurgan Train Station.

Passengers upset at being ‘packed like sardines’ on late Translink train

Train passengers travelling from Lurgan to Belfast have complained of ‘unsafe’ crush conditions on this morning’s journey.

From L-R making the presentation was Jennifer Firth from Keep NI Beautiful; who independently judge the Award; with winners, Translinks Craigavon Service Delivery Manager, Gary Mawhinney and Andy Bate, Environmental Manager.

Award for Craigavon Bus Station

Craigavon Bus Station was awarded a Platinum Award in the Spirit of Translink Awards 2017 recently.

Donaghcloney farmer Kyle Savage in the field which has been covered in sewage

Farmer’s shock at finding raw sewage bubbling onto field

A Donaghcloney farmer who discovered raw sewage bubbled up into his fields yesterday morning (Saturday, 14th) has said the scene was like something from a third world country.


RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

The round pound coin

Old pound coins: Lidl and M&S WON'T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm they will

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday 15 October.

Post Office workers in Craigavon at a 'Gate Meeting' to discuss industrial action

Craigavon postal workers are set to strike over pay and conditions

Up to 80 postal workers in Craigavon are set to go on strike after a national vote by the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

The new Lidl store at Kitchen Hill. INLM39-220.

New £5m Lidl store to open in Lurgan

A new £5m state of the art Lidl store is to open in Lurgan on Thursday creating an extra 10 new jobs for the area.

Lisburn man Nicky Reid, head chef for Sodexo at Almac, Craigavon is the company's 2017 All-Ireland Chef of the Year.He will represent Ireland in the UK and Ireland Grand Final early next year.

Almac chefs scoop top gourmet awards

Any wonder Almac is such a global success with two award-winning chefs cooking for the workforce.

Chris and Davina McGowan, owners of Wine and Brine, Moira.

Moira restaurant retains place in Michelin Guide

Moira restaurant Wine & Brine has retained its Bib Gourmand status, being named in the recently published ‘Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2018’.

Ryanair has cancelled thousands of more flights.

UPDATED: The latest list of Ryanair cancellations

Ryanair has now revealed the latest list of cancelled flights for 2017/2018.
Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years. Picture posed by model

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.

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