RHI scandal: 60% of burners in areas NOT previously heated

More than 60% of applications to the non-domestic RHI scheme were for situations where there had never before been a requirement for heat, it has been revealed.

Burning wood pellets

Finance Minister to meet with parties on 'no-hiding-place inquiry' into RHI

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is to meet with political parties tomorrow to discuss the Public Inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

Michelle McIlveen

Minister tells young farmers they are 'leaders of tomorrow'

The Minister for Agriculture today told young farmers at an event in Cookstown that while prospects for agri-food are good they would be needed to help shape the sector's future.

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Minister seeks to 'make life easier' for Blue Badge holders with life-long mobility issues

A review of the renewal process for Blue Badge holders with life-long mobility issues is to be carried out at Stormont in an attempt to "make life easier" for those people.

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BT has announced price changes

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

A computer-generated image of how The Outlet will look during the daytime after redevelopment.

£4m retail park investment could create 100 new jobs

A multi-million pound investment designed to “reinvigorate” The Outlet retail park could create more than 100 new jobs, it has been claimed.

Police searching for stolen lambs

Newborn lambs, some just eight hours old, stolen from farm

Six newborn lambs have been stolen from beside their mums, some just eight hours old.

Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

The Belted Galloway spells out the message

Belted Galloway helps cattle dealer ‘pop the question’

Romance was alive and well over the Christmas period when a Co Tyrone cattle dealer drafted in a Belted Galloway to help ‘pop the question.’


IN PICTURES: Rathfriland YFC hosts annual tractor run

There was an excellent turnout of participants for Rathfriland Young Farmers’ Club’s annual tractor run.


Five really easy ways to end up with more money in 2017

January may be a tight month, but it is also one where you can take a few simple steps to have a better financial start to the year.

Streaming services such as netflix and Amazon Prime have made it easier to bingewatch than ever. Shutterstock

Half of us happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, we have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50 per cent) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.

Beauty tips

Five gadgets to modernize your beauty routine

The future of beauty is here.
Lord Mayor Garath Keating pictured promoting the council's free parking scheme in the run up to Christmas.

Council hits back over car parking complaints

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council has defended its free Christmas parking scheme following criticism from angry motorists who were hit with parking tickets on Christmas eve.

Sheep similar to these were stolen from farmer Paul Magowan

Farmer’s relief after sheep stolen on Christmas Day are returned

A Hilltown farmer who had 24 sheep stolen on Christmas morning has spoken of his relief after 20 of the ewes were mysteriously returned two days later.

Trying to get off to sleep

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.


How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

Ten jobs are created as new Outlet store opens

Ten jobs are created as new Outlet store opens

Leading fashion brand, Bench has opened a new pop-up store at The OUTLET in Banbridge, creating 10 new jobs.

These products are being recalled by Lidl.

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

Eating trendy shoots or microgreens favoured by celebrity chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal can help prevent heart disease, according to new research.

Trendy red cabbage good for the heart

Eating trendy shoots or microgreens favoured by celebrity chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal can help prevent heart disease, according to new research.

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