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IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland’s top 20 parking fine hotspots revealed

Over 150,000 car parking and bus lane fines were dished out across Northern Ireland in 2017 and today we reveal Northern Ireland’s top 20 hotspots.

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The B&Q site.

Marks and Spencer’s Craigavon store ‘on track’ say firm

Marks and Spencer confirmed today they are going ahead with their Craigavon Food Hall despite store closures in the UK.

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Work has started on the new park and ride facility close to Portadown Rail Station. INPT43-202.

New park and ride ‘to be ready by Autumn’

The long-awaited £3.1m Park and Ride facility close to Portadown Train Station will be open in the Autumn, vow Translink.

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A typical Nandos

Rushmere confirms Nandos and Five Guys restaurants with 100 new jobs

Around 100 new jobs are expected at Rushmere as work has begun on two new restaurants at the Craigavon shopping complex.

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Work starts at Rushmere

Work begins on new Rushmere restaurants

Work has begun at Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon on what is believed to be two new restaurants.

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Rural projects may be in jeopardy due to cuts, says Sinn Fein

Rural projects may be in jeopardy due to cuts, says Sinn Fein

Support for community and rural affairs in Upper Bann could be withdrawn if budget proposals at the Department of Agriculture get the go-ahead, warns Sinn Fein.

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Doug Beattie MC MLA. Pic by Press Eye

End of Payment Service for benefits

Claimants are being warned that the Simple Payment Service (SPs) is ending in March and a bank account will be needed in future.

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Eason confirms closure of stores in Craigavon and Newry

Eason confirms closure of stores in Craigavon and Newry

Eason in Craigavon is to close after decades based at Rushmere Shopping Centre, it is understood.

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‘Jobs at HQ secure’  says Almac

‘Jobs at HQ secure’ says Almac

Top Craigavon employer Almac says it is committed to the area after announcing a £30m investment in new premises south of the border.

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Police welcome sentencing for thefts of farm animals

Police welcome sentencing for thefts of farm animals

Police in Lurgan have welcomed the sentencing of a 22-year-old man at Downpatrick Crown Court on Friday 12th January for the theft of farm animals.

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Will you change how you manage your finances in 2018?

Seven steps to saving money in 2018

The prospect of saving money seems daunting to many but with some simple changes it can become a reality.

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Dromara farmer gored by bull

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is investigating an incident on a Dromara farm this morning in which a farmer is believed to have been gored by a bull.

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Centre Manager of The OUTLET, Chris Nelmes, announces the arrival of three new stores at the shopping destination, representing an investment of over �500,000.  Also pictured are (L-R) store managers Rachael McCann from The Beauty Outlet, Francine Mohan from Jack & Jones and Stephen Mc Cauley from Ulster Weavers. For more information on The OUTLET and its many leading brands visit www.the-outlet.co.uk, facebook.com/outletbanbridge or follow @outletbanbridge on Twitter. Picture by Press Eye.

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.

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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.
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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.).
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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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