Concerns over speed at Plantation Road

Measures are needed to stop drivers speeding on Plantation Road, Gilford, particularly in the vicinity of Bleary village.

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As many as 130 jobs will be lost as First Trust Bank closes half of its branches in Northern Ireland in 2017.

On Wednesday, it said it was starting a "reshaping and investment programme" involving the "consolidation of First Trust Bank's branch network" with the closure of 15 of its 30 branches.

The Financial Service Union (FSU) said up to 130 jobs are at risk.

The union's Larry Broderick said he had received an assurance there would be no compulsory redundancies.

First Trust, which is owned by Dublin-based AIB, is one of the so-called "big four" banks in Northern Ireland.

Lurgan bank spared the axe

The First Trust Bank in Lurgan has been spared the axe following a review of branches.

Assembly Candidate Jo-Anne Dobson with Holly McKee, Sarah Shaw, Emma Gregson and Lauren Farrell with their company Hush Speakers from Banbridge Academy at the Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Rushmere Shopping Centre.

Dobson hails young future entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs from schools across the local area set up their stalls at the ‘Young Enterprise Trade Fair’ hosted by Rushmere shopping centre, Craigavon.


WATCH:‘Sea of yellow’ as one thousand baby chicks found abandoned in field

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire.

Mahon Road at its junction with Markethill Road. Image Google Maps.

Resurfacing for Mahon Road

A £120,000 resurfacing scheme for the A27 Mahon Road, Portadown will begin on Monday, February 27.

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File photo dated 17/01/14 of bricks as Britain's chronic brick shortage is ramping up house prices and the situation could be made worse by the Brexit vote, a new report has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 25, 2016. See PA story CITY Bricks. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

House prices in the ABC council area on the rise

House prices in the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon area have risen steadily by 4.2%, according to the latest statistics.

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Portadown firm failed to pay 143 employees proper wages

Portadown firm failed to pay 143 employees proper wages

A Portadown recruitment agency is among several Northern Ireland business ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay employees their proper wages.


Eight out of 10 feel misled by broadband adverts

The majority of UK consumers find the advertising of broadband speeds to be misleading, according to new research.

A Nokia 3310.

Nokia to re-launch the 3310

Nokia has announced it will re-launch the world’s most loved mobile phone - the Nokia 3310!

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Belfast International Airport.

Work postponed on main road to Belfast International Airport

Roadworks on a main road used to access Belfast International Airport will not be taking place this weekend.

Trading on the rise for transport firm EDS

Trading on the rise for transport firm EDS

Lurgan transport firm EDS has reported an improved trading performance, it has been revealed.

A disabled woman being interviewed

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple.

The new Liddell luxury linen range pays homage to Titanic.

Brand creates replicas of linens used on RMS Titanic

A new collection of luxury table linen commemorating the RMS Titanic has been named after the local company that made linen for the White Star Line.

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Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook users may be seeing posts from their friends warning them about “Facebook cloning”. Some concerned account holders are urging others not to accept a second friend request from accounts purporting to belong to them.

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Gender pay gap could be ‘baked into the next generation’ of workers

Despite the Equal Pay Act being introduced 47 years ago, the gender pay gap remains one of the biggest issues facing British workers.

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Night skin treatment recalled over glass danger fears

Batches of a skin treatment oil have been recalled following the discovery of glass in one batch.

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Computer giant urges users to check notebooks for fire risk batteries

Computer manufacturer HP has advised its notebook users to check or recheck batteries on their device - even if they have already done so.
The chairs are being recalled after injury reports.

Ikea chair recalled following injury reports

Ikea has recalled a folding chair following reports that injuries have caused by it.

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High levels of rain fall continue to fall over Northern Ireland causing flooding in different parts of the country.  General views of the flooding at Kinnego Marina near Lurgan on the banks of Lough Neagh where water levels have damaged local businesses and tourism. 
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Ulster Farmers Union says report on flooding ‘doesn’t go far enough’

A report into flooding around the Lough Neagh basin and across Northern Ireland does not go far enough, says the Ulster Farmers’ Union.

One of the horses found at Armagh Road, Keady. INPT05

Suspended jail term for horse owner in cruelty case

A woman who pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to 15 horses in her care has been given a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping horses for two years.

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