32 new jobs created as three new retailers open at The OUTLET

A total of 32 new jobs have been created at The OUTLET in Banbridge as the shopping destination announces the arrival of three new stores in the run-up to the festive shopping period.

Some benefits will be paid early this year.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Ryanair pilots' strike could cause Christmas travel chaos

Irish pilots employed by Ryanair have voted to go on strike on December 20, according to the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (I.A.L.P.A.).
Stuart and Barbara Hughes, owners of Hughes Craft Distillery and the award-winning range of RubyBlue liqueurs, with Derick Wilson (right), Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.

New gastropub and ‘gin school’ venture to create 15 jobs

An award-winning local drinks company is creating a new gastropub, gin school and visitor centre in Moira in a significant investment supported by Ulster Bank.

McDonald's Restaurant in Lurgan has re-opened after refurbishment.and the work involved brought two brothers together on the project. Gareth Moore, left, restaurant operations consultant and brother Michael who was the foreman for Marcon Fitout worked closely together during the refurbishment. INLM48-201.

McDonald’s creates 20 new jobs and undergoes digital makeover

Twenty new jobs have been created in Lurgan after McDonald’s underwent a ‘digital makeover’.

Some readers are accusing Amazon of 'ruining Christmas'.

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

How many parking fines were issued where you live?

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.

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